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Friday, December 17, 2010

Kenya Red Cross Project Officers (3 posts) job vacancies

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya. Its vision is to be the most effective, trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in Kenya.

The KRCS is a strategic partner in the APHIAplus Zone 4 (Eastern and Central) Project within a consortium led by Jhpiego and funded by USAID.

APHIAplus will support integrated service delivery and address the social determinants of health in the technical areas of HIV and AIDS, Malaria, Family Planning and Tuberculosis, MNCH, Water and Sanitation.

The Project seeks to recruit Kenyan nationals to fill the following position:
Position Title: Project Officers (3 posts)
Reporting to: Programme Officer
Job Location: Tharaka Nithi, Kitui and Kirinyaga

Overall Purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the effective planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating integrated and sustainable community-based Disease Prevention and Control Programme encompassing reproductive health, public health, nutrition and hygiene promotion to prevent communicable diseases, reduce mortality and improve maternal-child health among vulnerable populations affected by disasters.

Other responsibilities include strengthening volunteer networks, building their capacity for large scale reach to supplement public health services.

Duties and Responsibilities

    * Planning and coordinating the implementation of project activities targeted at the youth, women, agencies and communities within the project areas.
    * Coordinating and supporting the development of District Health Management teams responsible for demand creation.
    * Developing strategies for integrating community-based health programmes through demonstration of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) and their distribution to vulnerable groups aimed at combating the spread of malaria.
    * Developing a strategic community-based health plan and budget aligned to the Kenya Red Cross Society’s strategic objectives as well as the Government health policies and strategies.
    * Conducting technical assessment to establish critical community-based primary health care needs.
    * Networking and collaborating with Partners, FBOs and CBOs.
    * Facilitating training among the beneficiary population.
    * Conducting regular documentation of processes, challenges and lessons learnt.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have:

    * A degree or Higher National Diploma in Social Science, Public Health, Community Development or related field.
    * Minimum of 3 years hands-on experience in project work. Experience in integrated health projects including water and sanitation is required.

Key Competencies

    * Experience working in donor funded programmes, and experience in US Government funded programmes will be an added advantage.
    * Proven skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.
    * Excellent communication skills.
    * Computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.

If you meet the criteria above, please send your application letter, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees to:

The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P. O Box 40712, 00100

So as to reach him not later than Friday, 24th December 2010.

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