Palladium International Careers in Kenya
9. CMLAP Knowledge Management/Communications Advisor
Will be responsible for ensuring project results are collected, disseminated and communicated appropriately for different audiences.
S/he will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party and other key technical staff on supporting inter and intra county learning platforms.
The KM/Communications Advisor will provide technical assistance and support across the project activities to support the CMLAP counties to improve the MLA framework and to help strengthen communications mechanisms and networks.
S/he will provide specific support to project activities to communicate learning around MLA strengthening.
The Advisor will coordinate and support and planning, development, and implementation of project communications strategy that clearly identifies the main audiences for CMLAP, appropriate dissemination activities to reach the audiences, and the tools/products required.
S/he will report to the Chief of Party and will supervise one position, the Project M&E Specialist.
The position is based in Kisumu, Kenya. No expatriate or relocation benefits are associated with the position.Duties and ResponsibilitiesGuides the design of a CMLAP communication and dissemination strategy and the production of innovative communication tools, products and platforms for CMLAP. These include but are not limited to reports, briefs, presentations, and special background papers.
Provides communication guidance and capacity building to CMLAP staff and project partners through training and mentoring to help partners apply communication in their contexts.
Organizes and supports communication strategies, messages and materials for project trainings, conferences, workshops, and meetings.
Develops and manages innovative mechanisms and tools to capture and share CMLAP ideas, achievements and impact.
Supervises the Project M&E Specialist to ensure the project M&E plan is implemented on time and to high quality standards, including timely submission of all USAID- and PEPFAR-required reports. This will include ensuring that the Specialist works closely with all staff on tracking project implementation, identifying gaps, and supporting teams in identifying opportunities for improvement.
Coordinates CMLAP participation in national, regional, and local conferences and workshops by helping to identify appropriate meetings, plan presentations, prepare and finalize materials, and provide on-site communication support as required.
Actively participates in the development of annual work plans and any specialized technical planning or reporting.
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Educational Background and Experience
A university degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations or a relevant field.
8 years experience in KM/Communications.Preference will be given to candidates with experience in public health; information systems strengthening and USAID development projects.
Strong writing skills. Samples may be requested.
Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communications skills.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Swahili.
Solid computer skills, including photo editing and desktop publishing.
Please follow this link to apply: CMLAP Knowledge Management/Communications Advisor
10. Field Coordinator
Under the leadership of the CMLAP Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), the Field Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring that all approaches implemented by the County Learning and Planning Specialists are in-line with the technical direction of the Senior Data Use and Learning Specialist, Senior Governance Specialist, the Capacity Building Specialist, and the M&E Data Systems Advisor.
S/he will also ensure that county technical approaches are standardized across the counties where possible and are expanded to incorporate county specific activities for counties with differentiated needs.
She will also ensure county activities are implemented on-time and within budget.
S/he will bridge the project sub-purposes, namely increasing leadership and management capacity of county governments for effective outcome MLA systems and increasing
availability, analysis and use of quality data, through working with the Sr.
Governance Specialist to engage the county Health Management team and stakeholders during routine meetings where data is disseminated and lessons are shared.
The position is based in Kisumu, Kenya. No expatriate or relocation benefits are associated with the position.
Key Responsibilities Provide day to day management of and technical assistance to eight County Learning and Planning Specialists.
Facilitate the coordination of all project activities across the eight counties ensuring that technical support is provided as needed.
Conduct routine meetings to ensure lessons learned are shared among counties and support project M&E. Speciically s/he will:
Directly supervise county learning and planning specialists specifically, ensure their orientation, work planning, objective setting and performance management.
Coordinate the development and implementation of county MLA strengthening plans.
Develop stakeholder engagement plans for MLA strengthening and tracking partner coordination.
Identify and coordinate with existing forums for shared learning and evidence-informed planning among counties and between the county and national levels.
Facilitate the development of county leadership development groups in collaboration with sub-contractor Kenyan School of Government.
Coordinate the implementation of county annual pulse assessments, maturity assessments and all other project learning efforts.
Coordinate technical support from CMLA technical staff to counties.
Work with counties and CMLAP staff to establish and/or strengthen stakeholder MLA and M&E TWGs for data collection, management, quality improvement, dissemination and use. Coordinate MLA strengthening and data use activities with county planning and budgeting activities.
Coordinate with the CMLAP master trainer to plan and implement capacity building activities in the counties.
Assist the County Learning and Planning Specialists overcome MLA strengthening plan implementation challenges.
Facilitate the identification of sub county data use and learning champions, and support a mentorship and networking program.
Identify project success stories
Educational background and Experience
Masters Level of Education in related field, e.g. MPH, or a Medical Doctor degree
5+ years' experience in a leadership position for a USAID project, a large hospital or other medical facility, or the Kenya Ministry of Health
Demonstrated experience working at the county-level, preferably on a CHMT.
Experience implementing M&E or health information systems improvement projects including data quality audits and data review meetings
Experience using data to inform interventions/strategies for improved clinical/public health services
Demonstrated ability to manage cohesive team and proven record in effectively managing multidisciplinary partnerships.
Demonstrated leadership, ethics, and sound judgement, both independently and as part of a team.
Experience managing work plans and budgets
Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)
Excellent coordination, and information management skills
The ability to work well under pressure and skilled in change management, crisis management, and problem solving
Ability and willingness to travel frequently within Kenya and work under field conditions
Written and oral fluency in English and Swahili is required.
Kenyan nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please follow this link to apply: Field Coordinator
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