Nov 2017 Job Vacancy Save the Children For Delivery Officer NGO in Kenya

 

Job Career: Save the Children For Delivery Officer NGO in Kenya

Career Vacancy: Save the Children For Delivery Officer NGO in Kenya

 

GRADE: TBC
CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year with possibility of extension
Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose:

The Child Survival Service Delivery Officer (CS SDO) takes responsibility of implementation of child survival (child health and immunization) activities in Afya Halisi project.

Afya Halisi is a USAID funded 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.

Reporting to the Senior Service Delivery Officer, the Child Survival Service Delivery Officer will provide Child Survival technical guidance to the project.

While he/she must have strengths in child survival, he/she will work in close collaboration with the project team and sub county MoH to contribute to continuity across program implementation areas and service delivery with emphasis on integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Family Planning health services; supervision and quality improvement systems and training and orientation systems.

The post holder will ensure that the project is successfully implemented in line with approved donor work plans, budget and Save the Children strategic objectives.

Scope Of Role:

Reports to: Senior Service Delivery Advisor, Afya Halisi
Indirect Report : Child Survival and Nutrition Technical Advisor, Afya Halisi

Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. In total, we employ around 250 staff and had an operating annual budget in 2016 of approximately US$17.5million.

Roles for the Delivery Officer Job

Programme quality and capacity building

  • Provide support for the implementation of child survival activities
  • Ensure Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement measures in child survival
  • Contribute to the capacity building of Afya Halisi, MoH staff and CHVs competences in child survival for quality service provision
  • Support the dissemination and use of policies, tools and strategies to improve access to child survival interventions
  • Review and analyze data for performance monitoring and utilize the data to take corrective actions

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Provide support in the design, implementation and follow up of routine monitoring and supervision plan in liaison with the CHMTs; including joint monitoring plans and mentoring plans and ensure action points are followed and actioned.
  • Ensure systems put in place to ensure child survival information required to monitor progress and impact are implemented
  • Ensure all Save the Children and external monthly/quarterly and donor monitoring requirements are complied with.
  • Contribute to quarterly meetings to review progress of community health program against set targets
  • Participate in the design of baseline, mid-term and end of project evaluations for the child survival component in collaboration with other project staff
  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of project findings and lessons learned through the production of high quality materials and their effective dissemination to key stakeholders.
  • In coordination with MER team, maintain child survival information data base with all the relevant project data readily available.

Advocacy, coordination and representation

  • Regularly undertake liaison and advocacy with Government partners and officials in your County on project activities and related child survival health issues.
  • To advocate with all partners at county (including communities) on improving access to quality child survival for vulnerable populations through multi-sectoral and interagency coordination
  • Develop policy briefs and position papers as and when required related to the child survival programme in coordination with county health actors and disseminate these to relevant audiences including County decision makers.
  • In liaison with the Advocacy Technical Specialist and other project partners, support the County to prioritize child survival needs for the county to be funded by county governments and other actors and ensure these are provided for in relevant County plans strategies.
  • Together with County/ sub county health management teams, and other health stakeholders, ensure proper communication, coordination and harmonization of tools with the different stakeholders involved in community health programmes and activities.
  • Actively participate in and strengthen the county and sub county community health coordination mechanisms
  • Internally liaise and coordinate with other sector SDOs (within Save the Children and beyond) to ensure coordination and holistic service delivery to targeted locations.

Other

  • Ensure that programme strategies support and demonstrate good practice in child safeguarding.
  • Participate actively in project and Save the Children’s meetings, planning and review activities, providing enhanced insight into community health programming.
  • Actively participate in key relevant internal meetings such as Programme Review Meetings, as required.
  • Participate in any donor visit to project(s) within the country office portfolio, as required.

Delivery Officer Job Qualifications

  • A registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or Diploma in a related field (Nursing, Midwifery) with experience in RMNCAH.
  • At least 5 years’ experience implementing community and facility child survival programs
  • Experience implementing community strategy and KQMH.
  • Up-to-date knowledge on child survival, including IMNCI, ETAT+, iCCM, SIAs, routine immunization, REC approach, supportive supervision and quality improvement systems.
  • Experience capacity building health workers, community health assistants, community health volunteers
  • Knowledge of the local county context strongly preferred.
    Competent in development and implementation of work plans, monitoring and evaluation activities and reports
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS Office
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

How to Apply

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs







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