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Jhpiego


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Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGQ that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings.
To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for Afya Halisi, a USAID’s five-year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP)/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.
We are seeking experienced individuals who have excellent organizational and technical skills, are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multi tasking abilities.
Child Survival Specialist
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Based in Nairobi with 50% Travel to the Counties
The Child Survival Specialist will take overall responsibility of Afya Halisi’s implementation of child health and immunization interventions ¡n the project.
S/he will also provide technical support to the Division of Neonatal and Child Health (DNCH) and the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) to fulfil their mandate of neonatal) child, adolescent and school health policy review and formulation, and building the capacity of county governments ¡n the delivery of quality health interventions.
Responsibilities:
·         Provide overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of activities within the Child Survival technical area.
·         Contribute to the capacity building of the project staff and MOH competence in Child Survival.
·         Work with the Division of Neonatal and Child Health (DNCH) and the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) to develop and review policies, tools and strategies to improve access to quality child health interventions.
·         Coordinate discussions with county government leadership for commitment and capacity building and represent Afya Halisi in county and sub-county-level stakeholder meetings.
·         Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation and communication systems.
·         Document successes, lessons learnt and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting  requirements as requested.
Qualifications:
·         Masters degree in Pediatrics and Child Health, Public Health or related field.
·         Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Clinical Medicine or Nursing.
·         At least 7 years of professional, progressive experience and responsibility in managing public health programs.
·         Strong clinical experience in child health/immunization and nutrition.
·         Experience in FP/RMNAH is desired.
·         Proven experience in managing a public or private field office.
·         Experience working with donor funding agencies and/or private sector foundations.
·         Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
NB: Previous applicants need not re-apply for the position of Child Survival Specialist.

WASH Specialist / County Manager
Based in Migori
The WASH Specialist will take overall responsibility of Afya Halisi’s implementation of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions at facility and community level in the project.
S/he will also act at the Migori County Manager, providing overall oversight of program implementation ¡n the county while supervising both the technical and program staff based in that county.
Responsibilities:
·         Provide overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of activities within the WASH technical area.
·         Contribute to the capacity building of the project staff and MOH on WASH knowledge and skills.
·         Review and analyze data for performance monitoring of the WASH program and utilize the data to take corrective actions.
·         Represent the project in national and county technical committees including TWGs and stakeholders’ meetings related to WASH programming.
·         Provide technical and programmatic leadership/backstop, coordination and supervision of all RMNCAH activities in Migori County, and to ensure maximum integration of project activities across and within technical areas and counties.
·         Provide technical and programmatic leadership in development and implementation of annual work plans.
·         Promote coordination and support for the implementation of all key project activities, with emphasis on ensuring high-quality program implementation at the facility and community levels.
Qualifications:
·         Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.
·         Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health/Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
·         At least 7 years of professional, progressive experience and responsibility in implementing WASH programs.
·         At least 5 years’ experience managing health programs.
·         Experience in FP/RMNCAH and community health programming is desired.
·         Experience working with donor funding agencies and/or private sector foundations.
·         Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
Interested applicants should send an application letter and detailed CV, with 3 professional referees, to the following email address: HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org by 2nd October 2019.
Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.
Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity.
Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.
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