Tuesday, 17 April 2012

FHI - Technical Officers, Finance, HR, Nutrition and Education Jobs in Kenya

FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach.

Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research.

FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world.

FHI360 is seeking to fill the following positions for the APHIA plus Northern Arid Lands Project funded by USAID.

The project supports integrated service delivery and addresses the social determinants of health.

The programmatic intervention areas for the project focus primarily on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, MNCH, Nutrition, WASH, and a number of interventions related to the social determinants of health (household

Technical Officer, Nurse /Midwife

(2 positions)

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar and Wajir)

Requisition ID: NAL-001

Job Summary:

S/he will mentor health service providers on the high impact integrated maternal, neonatal and newborn care nursing interventions including documentation and review of records.

In addition s/he will provide policy updates and facilitate effective referral systems to increase access to integrated services.

The position holder will report to the Senior Technical Officer.

Minimum Requirement Standards:
  • The Nurse /Midwife should preferably be a KRCHN –Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse with 7-9 years’ work experience or MPH with 3-5 relevant years of experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in clinical training skills with knowledge and skills on the following basic approaches: Focused Antenatal care, EONC, FP, Targeted Postpartum care, Comprehensive Post Rape Care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in common cross cutting principles such as: infection prevention practices, support supervision, QA/QI approaches.
Technical Officer, Care and Treatment Mentors

(3 positions)

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar, Wajir and Mandera)

Requisition ID: NAL-002

Job Summary:

The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing mentorship, coaching and regular updates to service providers in the area of both pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment.

They will be responsible for working closely with the service providers to ensure that the quality of care is sustained across the program as defined by the MOH quality standards.

The position holder will report to the Senior Technical Officer.

Minimum Requirement Standards:
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution and registered with the Clinical Officers Council with 7-9 years’ work experience or a degree in the related field with 5-7 years relevant experience or Master’s degree with 3-5 years relevant experience.
  • Trained in HIV management, care and treatment. Additional training in both pediatric and adult rational ART use is an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ experience working in a busy health facility offering HIV Comprehensive care and treatment. Experience in supervision and mentorship is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of HIV knowledge and the various interventions being offered to prevent and control the morbidity and mortality arising from the infection will be an added advantage.
Technical Officer, Behavior Change Communication

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar)

Requisition ID: NAL-003

Job Summary:

To provide technical support to implement high quality Health Communication strategies and testing for prevention of public health diseases including HIV transmission among the general population and key target groups who may engage in high-risk sexual activities in APHIAplus NAL supported districts.

The position holder will report to the Senior Technical Officer.

Minimum Requirements Standards:
  • BS/BA in public health or related field, and 7-9 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS or family planning with international development programs or
  • Advanced degree with 5-7 years relevant experience in public health, communication, marketing, social science or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing behavior change communication and/or social marketing projects, with responsibility for providing strategic direction and managing staff/funds.
Associate Technical Officer, Community Strategy

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar)

Requisition ID: NAL-004

Job Summary:

S/he will facilitate the functionality and sustainability of Community Units in the project coverage areas including documentation and review of records and ensuring that the referral systems to increase access to integrated services at the community level is functioning.

The position holder will report to the Technical Officer, Community Strategy.

Minimum Requirement Standards:
  • A diploma in Community Development or Diploma in Nutrition and Food Sciences working with 5-7 years’ experience or Bachelor’s degree in same field with 3-5 years relevant working experience.
  • Seven (7) years’ experience working at the community level.
  • Experience and skills in community health programming and implementing various social determinants programs.
  • Hands on experience in implementing MoPHS Community Strategy will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in community mobilization, networking, training and networking.
Associate Director, Clinical Services

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Wajir)

Requisition ID: NAL-005

Job Summary:

To ensure effective implementation of an integrated package of quality high-impact interventions at community and facility levels in Garissa, Wajir and Mandera Counties.

Provide technical direction to implementing partners and other agencies in the implementation of MCH/RH HIV/AIDS/ TB interventions. Provide direction in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of MCH/RH HIV/AIDS/ TB/Malaria interventions.

The position holder will report to the Director Clinical Care.

Minimum Requirements Standards:
  • Medical doctor with MPH preferable with 7-9 years of working experience with at least three years treating patients with HIV/AIDS.
  • Experience in the use of ARV drugs is an added advantage.
  • CH/HIV/AIDS/RH program management experience.
  • Familiarity with decentralized public health systems.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.
Technical Officer, Laboratory Technologist

(2 positions)

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar and Wajir)

Requisition ID: NAL-006

Job Summary:

Provides laboratory mentorship with technical assistance, capacity building, training, and quality assurance services. In addition, prepares laboratory procedures and manuals and trains staff in their use.

Prepares reports and supports the follow-up of technical assistance and assessment visits to include corrective actions and capacity building initiatives to medical laboratories serving APHIA plus NAL region.

The position holder will report to the Senior Technical Officer.

Minimum Requirement Standards:
  • Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with at least 5-7 years related work experience within a clinical or research laboratory including experience with laboratory quality control and quality assurance systems and implementation; OR Diploma in Medical laboratory technology with 7-9 years of experience, supervisory experience is an added advantage or Master’s degree with 3-5 years or relevant work experience.
  • Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory accreditation mentorship services and to perform quality assurance assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.
Technical Officer, Pharmaceutical Technologist

(2 positions)

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar and Wajir)

Requisition ID: NAL-007

Job Summary:

Works as a member of the regional mentorship team under the guidance of the Senior Technical Officer (Care and Treatment).

S/He will mentor health service providers on the pharmaceutical management information system, pharmacovigilance tools and provide policy updates on HIV management including ART.

The position holder will report to the Senior Technical Officer.

Minimum Requirement Standards:
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized Medical Training College with 7-9 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in the same field with 5-7 years of relevant work experience.
  • Basic training on ART, Commodity Management (and preferably TOT).
  • Experience in mentoring and supervision of other pharmacy staff on inventory management, rational use and quantification.
  • The use of the ARV Dispensing tool (ADT) is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing support for a busy ART program.
Technical Officer, Nutrition

(2 positions)

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar and Wajir)

Job Summary:

The Technical Officer, Nutrition, will be responsible for providing mentorship, coaching and regular updates to service providers in the area of nutrition.

He /she will be responsible for working closely with the service providers to ensure that the quality of nutrition care services are assured implemented and sustained across the program as defined by the MOH standards.

The position holder will report to the Senior Technical Officer.

Minimum Requirement Standards:
  • Diploma in Nutrition with at least 7-9 years relevant work experience or Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years or Master’s degree with 3-5 years relevant work experience.
  • Experience in supervision and mentorship is essential.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and skills in nutrition programming will be an essential requirement.
  • Nursing/Clinical Medicine background with post-basic Diploma in Nutrition or a BSc in Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics or Food Science and Technology with 5 years relevant work experience and 3 years’ experience in Nutrition services working in a busy health facility/nutrition program preferably in the public sector.
  • Registered by the Kenya Nutrition and Dietetic Institute.
Finance Manager

Location: FHI 360/Kenya (Nairobi)

Requisition ID: NAL-009

Job Summary:

The Finance Manager will provide the financial management support to the Kenya Country Office and Regional Offices, coordinate with FHI 360 HQ on financial information, provide financial technical assistance and develop the capacity of FHI 360 partner organizations within the region.

And will ensure the achievement of all financial control and performance objectives in accordance with requirement of FHI 360 and its funding agencies under coordination with the Director - Finance.

The position holder will report to the Director - Finance.

Minimum Requirement Standards:
  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance or related field, and 7 - 9 years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management;
  • Or MS/MA/MBA with 5 - 7 years combined experience in accounting/budgeting management.
  • Strong working knowledge of computer programs: Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
Human Resources Coordinator

Location: FHI 360/Kenya (Nairobi)

Requisition ID: NAL-010

Job Summary:

Provide administrative and technical or program support to Human Resources (HR) Team in functional areas including recruitment and selection, orientation, employee relations, HRIS, benefits and compensation surveys, training and staff development.

Assist in coordinating the HR activities for the department.

The position holder will report to the Associate Director, Shared Services.

Minimum Requirements
  • A Higher National Diploma in Human Resources Management or Business Administration or related field with at least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position or Bachelor’s degree in the same filed with 1-3 years relevant experience.
Technical Officer, Education

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Garissa)

Requisition ID: NAL-011

Job Summary:

To ensure effective implementation of strategies that increase universal access to education and school health interventions in the APHIA Plus North Arid Lands region.

The position holder will report to the Senior Technical Officer, Education.

Minimum Requirements Standards:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education with 5-7 years work experience in design and evaluation of education interventions including adult education or Masters’ degree with 3-5 years’ experience in the same field.
  • Experience in working at community level is an added advantage.
  • Working experience within the Northern Arid Lands.
  • Familiarity with decentralized education systems.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.
Senior Technical Officer, Education

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Isiolo)

Requisition ID: NAL-012

Job Summary:

To ensure effective implementation of strategies that increase universal access to education and school health interventions in the APHIA Plus North Arid Lands region.

The position holder will report to the Associate Director.

Minimum Requirements Standards:
  • Master’s Degree with 5-7 years experiences in design, management and evaluation of education interventions or Bachelor of Education from a recognized university with 7-9 years’ experience.
  • Experience in adult training.
  • Experience in vocational training is an added advantage.
  • Working experience within the Northern Arid Lands is an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with decentralized education systems.
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including report writing.
Technical Officer, Community Strategy

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar)

Requisition ID: NAL-013

Job Summary:

S/he will ensure effective implementation of the Community Strategy in Turkana County of the APHIA Plus North Arid Lands.

The position holder will report to the Senior Technical Officer.

Minimum Requirement Standards:
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or KRCHN or Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences with 7-9 years’ relevant experience of Bachelor’s degree in same field with 5-7 years’ relevant working experience.
  • A Master’s degree in same field with 3-5 years relevant experience will be an added advantage.
  • Experience and skills in implementing Community strategy at district level.
  • Worked within the DHMT will be an advantage.
  • Hands on experience in implementing MoPHS Community Strategy will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in community mobilization, networking, training and networking.
Senior Technical Officer, Quality Improvement

Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar)

Requisition ID: NAL-014

Job Summary:

The Senior Technical Officer, QI will be responsible for providing capacity building and mentoring activities to supported health facilities.

The primary function of this position is to assist participating health facilities in developing continuous quality improvement teams and implementing quality improvement plans.

The Senior Technical Officer will work with the facility quality improvement teams to collect initial indicators, facilitate facility teams to develop implementation plans collect monthly reports and provide feedback and recommendations to health facility quality teams.

The position holder will report to the Associate Director, Clinical Services.

Minimum Requirement Standards:
  • MD/MB ChB registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board with 7-9 work experience or Master’s degree in same field with 5-7 years relevant work experience.
  • At least 3 years of clinical current hands-on experience of providing integrated HIV/AIDS services to diverse patients in a large program-linked facility or very busy clinical practice.
  • Completed advanced-level in service training on the current management of HIV disease.
  • Completed training in Quality Improvement models and participated in quality improvement projects for clinical interventions.
  • Computer literate and competent in the use of ICT resources.
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter where a detailed Job description will be available.

Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements to be received not later than April 27, 2012.

Those who are not able to access the career center can apply via email to: Kenya-HR@fhi360.org

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

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