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1. Save the Children Project Officer (Clinical Services) Job in Turkana, Kenya

Team / Programme:
Programme Development and Quality

Location: Turkana

Grade: 4

Post Type:National (1year contract with possibility of renewal)

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: This role will be responsible for HIV care and treatment interventions. He/she will work with service providers through on-job training and systematic mentorship at the facilities in the intervention areas.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Sub-County Health management Team to plan and provide onsite clinical mentorship, supportive supervision and technical assistance to ensure adolescent and young women have access to appropriate HIV services covering testing and linkage to care and treatment.
  • Work with health facility management committee to establish youth corner to create a trusting environment for adolescents and young women to access HIV services and supporting an open and judgment-free space, as well as creating a youth corner.
  • Participate in health care facilities service provision assessment, identifying gaps and jointly develop plans with the project and Sub-County Health Management Team for service improvements.
  • Support MEAL Coordinator in health facility data collection, compiling, and reporting. Build capacity of the facility teams and providers to use service delivery data for decision making.
  • Collaborate with Sub-County Health Management Team and other partners to ensure effective multi-sectoral linkages are established and maintained between health facilities and community services.
  • Prepare a comprehensive monthly and quarterly reports of all activities carried out as per the work plan.
  • Work with health care workers and youth mentors to establish and maintain support groups for adolescent and young women living with HIV.
  • Analyze and report on the progress of all interventions in terms of achieving results using existing M&E tools and identify constraints and recommend corrective action.
  • Analyze and address quality of care and access issues for adolescent and young women.
  • Refer adolescents and young women who request help to FP and GBV services to health care facilities and safe spaces.
  • Promote knowledge management through documentation of case studies, human interest stories s, and photos.
  • Ensure that SC approaches and practices comply with SC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and where possible promotes effective child participation.

    Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically

  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks

    Honest, encourages openness and transparency

    Qualifications and Experience:
  • Clinical Officer or Nursing officer, Bachelor of Nursing preferred, with at least 3 year experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, Care and Treatment with a focus on adolescent and young women.
  • Experience of managing the programme cycle, including assessments, project design, proposal and report writing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong, demonstrable, financial management skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting;
  • Experience in, and a commitment to, the implementation of robust Performance Management and staff capacity building and development;
  • Good experience with the standard NASCOP reporting tools
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English,
  • Willingness to work and travel in often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Strong representational and communication skills;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and to Save the Children’s vision, mission and values.
  • Understanding of child rights programming.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter as one document to indicating the position on the subject line by 27th February 2017.

    Hand delivery applications indicating the position can also be addressed to the HR Officer – Lodwar and dropped at the Save the Children offices.

    Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.

    2. Save the Children Technical Specialist - Nutrition (Maternity Cover) Jobs in Kenya

    The Technical Specialist - Nutrition, will lead the planning and implementation of the nutrition programme including development of high quality proposals and provision of high quality and timely technical support to the filed team with particular focus on SNS programme and current drought response.

    Working under the supervision of the Senior TS, h/she will work closely with the programme implementation team and ensure high quality programme implementation.

    S/he plays a leading role in capacity building of programme teams, partners and other local actors in Somalia/Somaliland in nutrition. The TS will also play a pivotal role in providing adequate technical and monitoring support to the programme teams to ensure technical quality throughout the project implementation cycle.

    Contract Duration: 6 months

    Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to the filed

    Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Nutrition, social sciences or a related field. Additional training in child and maternal nutrition will be highly desirable.
  • Recommended a minimum of five years of relevant technical experience
  • WASH background and exposure will have a competitive advantage.
  • MPH is a huge plus
  • Proven experience of developing and managing nutrition programmes in both development and emergency settings
  • Proven skills and experience in undertaking assessments and designing/writing quality technical proposals in the sector
  • Proven experience in programme development, project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation related to the sector including writing up high quality project/donor reports.
  • Work experience in consortium is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective nutrition projects in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in Somalia context and with International NGOs
  • Solid experience and excellent skills in capacity building of systems, staff, partners and other actors in nutrition
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

    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

    How to Apply:
    Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ''

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