Monday, 23 January 2012

AMREF Western School Health Project - Project Assistants Jobs in Kakamega and Kisumu Kenya (2 Positions)

Western School Health Project is funded by GIZ and will be implementing the Comprehensive School Health Programme in four districts: Bondo and Gucha in Nyanza province, Vihiga and Butere in Western province.

The goal of the project is to enhance the quality of health in schools and communities by creating a healthy and child friendly environment for teaching, learning and development.

Purpose of Job:-

To provide technical / operations support in project activity implementation.

Key Responsibilities:-
  • Working in conjunction with the Government and other partners to plan and supervise the implementation of the project activities
  • Assist to organize and conduct field visits and meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders to strengthen networks and partnerships
  • Facilitating the formation, networking and coordination of the district project implementation team. Building the capacity of Health Workers, teachers, Peer Educators and SMCs to implement project activities.
  • Participate in the development of schools health IEC/BCC related materials. Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project. Assist in control and management of project resources and assets.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation of project activities and processes in order to achieve desired project outputs and results within the allotted timeframe.
  • Participate in conducting operations research, documenting and sharing new experiences and best practices from the project for influencing policies and practices.
  • Assist in the development of new concepts and proposals for fund raising
  • Ensure visibility of AMREF’s and donor visibility work at local levels.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate should be a team player.

He/she must have at least a degree in Environmental Health/Public Health or related field.

Hands-on skills in planning and coordination of project activities.

Good practical knowledge in the following computer programmes - Ms Office, Ms Word and Excel.

Good knowledge and experience in school health promotion and research.

Demonstrated success in financial planning and budgeting, project monitoring, documentation and reporting.

These are challenging opportunities for dedicated and development-oriented professionals.

If you meet the qualifications specified above, send your application letter that includes remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees and a detailed CV to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya, by email -

Please quote the position in the subject matter.

The closing date for submitting applications is February 3rd, 2012.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy



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