Job Title: Project Manager – CORE Polio Eradication Project (Lodwar)

Sector: Health  
Location: Kenya 
Employee Type: Regular  
Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: The project Manager – CORE Polio Eradication will lead the planning, implementation, supervision, and monitoring of IRC’s CORE polio eradication project in Turkana county. 
The CORE polio project manager will work closely with the county health team and the CORE group project team to ensure implementation of activities geared towards polio eradication by increasing population immunity and enhancing surveillance for Acute Flaccid Paralysis at the county level.

Key Responsibilities:

Technical Coordination and Support:

  • Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of routine immunization and supplemental immunization activities at the county level and provide support as guided by the project deliverables.
  • Participate and provide support as guided by the CORE polio project priorities in AFP surveillance, polio outbreak investigation, case and contact tracing.
  • Work closely with the county disease surveillance coordinator in planning and training health facility staff at the county level on polio and immunization.
  • Participate in Cross border meetings and implementation of cross border polio eradication activities.
Finance and Grant Management:
  • Manage the CORE polio project budget ensuring spending is maintained within appropriate margins.
  • Identify and respond to project needs, implement activities, and conduct follow-up to ensure project success.
  • Monitor timeliness, quality and progress of project deliverables as per the work plans and implementation plans in place.
  • Ensure timely documentation and use of information to continuously improve the quality and performance of the project.
Communication and Documentation:
  • Develop and maintain project related record-keeping system and provide accurate documentation of all reporting forms.
  • Provide material related to project progress and updates both internal and external use.
  • Assist in the development of publications and communication materials wherever possible.
Coordination, Representation and Advocacy:
  • Implement effective communication strategies to maintain strong correspondence among stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key project counterparts and stakeholder
Required Qualification / Experience & Competencies:
  • Diploma or degree certificate in nursing, clinical medicine or medicine.
  • Advanced degree in Public health is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years experience in immunization and community health programs with at least 2 years experience at project management level.
  • Experience working closely with Ministry of Health on disease surveillance and immunization programs/activities at county or national level.
  • Competent in Windows, MS office programs, email and database (HMIS, PEPFAR database, EPI-Info) experience.
  • Strong assessment, project planning, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (Written and Spoken).
  • Ability to multitask, manage pressure and flexibility.
How to Apply
CLICK HERE to apply online
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.  
International allowances are not available for this position. 
Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector. 
Please apply on or before 6th February, 2015

IRC leading the way from harm to home

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer 
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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