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Project Driver

JOB PURPOSE

Under the Transcend Project, the Project Driver will support project activities at community and county level. The Project Driver will be based at the County level and will support logistical support for the project.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
KEY AREA ACTIVITIES
Ensuring that Amref staff and deliveries are taken to their destinations in a timely, safe and secure manner

  •  Have the vehicle for the trip ready in advance
  •  Be punctual in the pick-up and drop off of people as required
  •  Ensure that all tools required for the trip are in the vehicle
  •  Ensure that the trip is smooth
  •  Ensure that all documentation regarding the trip is done and all authorizations have been obtained
  •  Ensure that the delivery book is signed for all deliveries

Ensuring that the allocated vehicle is always kept clean

  •  Wash the car regularly and ensure that it is kept tidy at all times

Keeping the car in a good working condition

  •  Check the tyre pressure, oil tank before each trip
  •  Keep to service schedules
  •  Stay alert on any possible mechanical problems
  •  Ensure that necessary repairs are carried out economically and timely
  •  Maintain up to date and accurate reports of work tickets including kilometres travelled, fuel consumed and dates of oil changes

Ensuring the safety of passengers at all times

  •  Ensure that the assigned vehicle has all required registrations/licensing and inspections and that necessary document is retained with the vehicle
  •  Ensure that car seat belts are functional and that all passengers have fastened their safety belts at all times
  •  Adhere to traffic rules at all times, including no over-speeding
  •  Avoid and report any accidents

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Professional Qualifications

  •  Minimum “O” (Form 4) level of education
  •  Certificate in basic computer applications
  •  Valid clean driving license
  •  Basic First Aid training is an added advantage

Required Qualifications and Experience

  •  At least three (3) years’ driving experience with a good track record in a busy office, preferably in an NGO
  •  No major accidents in the past three years
  •  Previous experience working in Turkana County
  •  Good understanding of the routes regularly used by Amref Health Africa
  •  Experience working in hard to reach areas with minimal supervision

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  •  Working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation of automotive equipment
  •  Good general understanding of the different vehicle parts
  •  Knowledge of basic automotive maintenance procedures
  •  Oral and written English, Kiswahili and local language fluency with ability to follow instructions
  •  Excellent time management and organization skills
  •  Ability to understand what precautions and preventive measures are required for proper vehicle maintenance
  •  Ability to work after office hours on some occasions while maintaining a positive enthusiastic attitude
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills and able to show respect to those being served
  •  Flexibility and adaptability

Community Engagement Officer

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JOB PURPOSE

Under the Transcend Project, the Community Engagement Officer will strengthen community health at the county level to facilitate acceptance for health services among the community members, including adolescent and youth. The Community Engagement Officer will be based at the County level and will support demand creation activities around targeted health facilities.

KEY AREA ACTIVITIES
Community Engagement for FP/RMNCAH & NCD Services

  •  Work with the County Government to ensure that community health services are strengthened
  •  Cascade community health strengthening activities in Turkana county based on national community health strategy and guidelines
  •  Offer leadership to county community health TWG and stakeholders’ meetings to implement community health strategies and policies
  •  Work with CHMT, SCHMT and the Quality Improvement (QI) committee to identify QI gaps and develop and deploy innovative approaches to advance quality improvement at community level
  •  Support the deployment and operationalization of electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) and enhance quality of data at community level, DHIS as well as into project reports
  •  Organize targeted community mobilization and awareness sessions to ensure uptake of targeted health services and ensure program reproductive maternal neonatal and child health (RMNCAH) and FP and NCD targets are met in the targeted facilities
  •  Engage community members, adolescents and youths and ensure their health service delivery gaps/challenges are identified and addressed to increase uptake including dialogues, health action daysand community scorecards deployment
  •   Develop and deploy social behaviour change interventions using CHPs, radio programmes and other specialized delivery channels for health promotion and prevention initiatives
  •  Work with identified community resource persons to promote RMNCAH/ FP services uptake among the youth using peer led approaches
  •  Coordinate with and facilitate targeted health facilities and multidisciplinary teams to provide quality integrated health services
  •  Organize and facilitate trainings for various community groups

Partnership and Networking  

  • Strengthen networks and linkages with public, faith-based and private sectors involved in community health programming
  •  Position Amref Health Africa as a leader nationally and at county level as regards community programming through meaningful engagement with the county and partners
  •  Maintain a good working relationship between Amref, Ministry of Health and other partners/stakeholders

Monitoring and Evaluation  

  • Prepare and submit project activity reports as required, including monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  •  Support in health data monitoring and audit as required by ensuring reporting in the eCHIS, Kenya Health Information System (KHIS) and project-based tools
  •  Update the community health workers registry and analyse the data for CHP career progression
  •  Identify areas for operation research in Community Based Health Care, responsive to Country and Global knowledge needs, working closely with other relevant departments
  •  Support/document successes, lesson learnt and challenges in implementation

Advocacy

  •  Advocate for community interest in programs and resource allocation at the county level
  •  Conduct assessments to identify the needs and priorities of the community and advocate for their inclusion into programs and county priorities
  •  Support advocacy for community health services Act implementation

Admin and Financial Management

  •  Support in day-to-day management of activity budgets including processing field imprests and other financial transactions
  •  Ensure timely accounting for the use of project resources by stakeholders and communities in liaison with finance teams

Program Development  

  • Participate in concepts development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Professional Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Community Health, Sociology or any other relevant field. Master’s degree is an added advantage.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  •  Minimum of five (5) years’ in the implementation of public health, community development programmes or behaviour change programmes at community level
  •  Experience in demand creation activities for donor-funded health programmes is desirable

Skills

  •  Target oriented
  •  Strong organization, planning and problem-solving skills
  •  ICT proficient
  •  Good communications skills, oral and written
  •  Negotiation skills
  •  Presentation skills
  •  Good interpersonal skills

Competences

  •  Proactive
  •  High level of integrity and honesty
  •  Detailed oriented
  •  Team player
  •  Flexible
  •  Ability to work under minimal supervision
  •  Ability to work long hours

Primary Health Care (PHC) Technical Officer

JOB PURPOSE

The Technical Officer will provide technical support to the implementation of health service delivery interventions, and ensure integration of NCDs to PHC interventions. Based in Turkana County, the Technical Officer will provide hands on technical support to County and Sub County Health Management Teams (C/SCHMT) to use a contextualized Primary Health Care approach to strengthen the demand and utilization of quality health services by implementing sustainable and evidence-based high impact interventions. The Technical Officer will also strengthen the county capacity to deliver quality health services for the host community.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
KEY AREA ACTIVITIES
RMNCAH and NCDs Service Delivery

  •  Provide technical expertise, coordination and supervision of the Transcend programme activities
  •  Participate in strategic programme discussions on the implementation of Inclusive Refugee Response Plan (IRRP) health programme
  •  Support the C/SCHMT to establish and operationalize the contextualized Turkana Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
  •  Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of Transcend programme processes to ensure integration, coherence and harmonization of the project to other Amref and IRRP programs
  •  Work with C/SCHMTs to institute continuous quality improvement initiatives to enhance quality service delivery
  •  Support capacity development for healthcare workers through trainings, one-on-one mentorship and on-the-job training, and supportive supervision
  •  Provide technical support to C/SCHMT on supply chain management to ensure availability of essential commodities, including immunization commodities
  •  Work with the CHMT/SCHMT to disseminate up-to-date health related guidelines, protocols and standards and relevant job aids among others
  •  Strengthen inter-facility and community-facility referral for health services
  •  Work with C/SCHMTs in the development of joint work plan and ensure its implementation

Demand Creation  

  • Support the development and deployment of community led SBCC interventions for the programme, in collaboration with the CHMT and other stakeholders
  •  Lead in the design of community engagement interventions to promote community acceptance of health services.
  •  Support the deployment and utilization of electronic Community Health Information System
  •  Provide support in the identification of key gaps/challenges/ barriers to health services uptake among target beneficiaries and identify strategies for addressing them
  •  Support peer led approaches, including technological innovations with youth champions to promote youth-friendly services uptake among the youth

Research and Advocacy

  •  Keep abreast and conduct research to provide evidence for implementation of best and cutting-edge practices in health
  •  Support advocacy for increased health budgetary allocation and utilization
  •  Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of sustainable programmes and projects

Monitoring and Evaluation and Documentation

  •  Support monitoring and evaluation of programmes in order to assessprogress, ensure accountability, determine impact and report significant achievements to ensure organizational learning
  •  Support in health data monitoring and audit as required by ensuring reporting in the eCHIS, Kenya Health Information System (KHIS) and project-based tools
  •  Lead in documentation, institutionalization and dissemination of achievements, best practices and lessons learnt in implementation of health activities

Partnership and Networking

  •  Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with health sector, government counterparts, and county stakeholders
  •  Working with other Amref Projects, represent the project at County and Sub County technical meetings, conferences and workshops to support co-design and institutionalization of project interventions
  •  Represent Transcend programme in relevant partners and collaborators consultative meetings at the county level as delegated by the supervisor

Admin and Financial Management

  •  Support in day-to-day management of activity budgets including processing field imprests and other financial transactions
  •  Ensure timely accounting for the use of project resources by stakeholders and communities in liaison with finance teams

Program Development

  •  Participate in concepts development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Professional Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree in the Health Sciences, and related RMNCAH/ FP clinical training. Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  •  Training, knowledge and experience in the implementation of RMNCAH/FP and NCDs service delivery programs.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  •  Minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience in RMNCAH and NCDs service delivery
  •  Up-to-date knowledge in PHC, RMNCAH and NCDs, including EmONC, essential newborn care, MPDSR, IMNCI, ANC, MIP, PNC, immunization, supportive supervision and quality improvement systems
  •  Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at County and Sub County levels, preferably including demonstrated experience in building service delivery quality and utilization
  •  Experience in working both with health care workers at health facilities, and community levels
  •  Experience in working with project funded by large donors

Skills and Competencies

  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Good coordination, problem solving and networking skills
  •  Excellent report writing skills
  •  Ability to work independently and in isolation
  •  Decision making and problem-solving skills
  •  Ability to work under pressure, and within strict time limits
  •  The ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

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