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3. Save the Children Project Officer (Community Health Services) Job in Turkana, Kenya


Team / Programme:
Programme Development and Quality

Grade: 4

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

Role Purpose: This role will be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of the Adolescent and Young Women HIV prevention programme implemented within Turkana County.

The Project Officer will be responsible for Community-Facility Linkages.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the work of youth mentors and community health volunteers to conduct HIV prevention activities, referrals, follow ups and defaulter tracing.
  • Coordinate all community based demand creation activities for HIV diagnosis to identify HIV positive adolescent and young women and link them to social support (peer) groups and platforms to access HIV care and treatment services.
  • Organize and coordinate trainings for community health volunteers, and youth volunteers as per national curriculums in consultation on sub-county health management teams.
  • Work closely with community health volunteers and youth volunteers to strengthen knowledge and awareness on HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Prepare 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 adolescent and young women support groups to promote retention.
  • 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.
  • Develop work plans for the implementation of community related project interventions.
  • Host a range of community events, including dialogue days, and men’s only meeting, to teach and advocate on adolescent and young women SRHR.
  • Conduct intensive community mobilisation through both in-school and out-of-school activities to engage
    adolescent girls, informing them of their sexual and RH rights, and encouraging them to access services through youth friendly spaces at the health care facilities.
  • Contribute to knowledge management by documenting case studies, human interest stories, photos and lesson learnt.
  • Ensure that SC partnership approaches and practices comply with SC’s Child Safeguarding Policy and where possible promotes effective child participation.

    Qualifications and Experience:
  • A graduate degree in Community Public health, Community Development, Nursing or a related field is required.
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in community health in HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Good experience with the community health strategy
  • Good experience with the standard NASCOP reporting tools.
  • 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;
  • 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 turkana.jobapplications@savethechildren.org 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.


    4. Save the Children Logistics Assistant Job in Turkana, Kenya

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

    Scope of Role: The Logistics Assistant is required to provide assistance and support to the Logistics Officer in providing excellent service delivery to the programme in regards to procurement, fleet management, warehousing and asset management in line with Save the Children policies and SOPS.

    Reports to Logistics Officer

    Staff reporting to this role: None

    Key Areas of Accountability:

    a) Procurement
  • Assist the Logistics Officer to ensure that programme purchases are made in a timely and transparent manner, that Save the Children procurement policies and procedures are followed at an optimal quality/price, and that all procurement procedures are properly implemented;
  • With the guidance of the Logistics Officer, prepare the procurement plans in consultation with the programmes and operations teams
  • Provide assistance in the annual prequalification exercise by compiling a list of applicants, inputting the technical aspects and short listing the successful applicants.
  • Ensure that suppliers are managed professionally, impartially and with no appearance of impropriety.
  • Assists in the procurement of routine and non routine procurements which includes but not limited to-:
  • Obtaining quotations in accordance to SCI procurement policy.

    Transport and fleet
  • Ensure vehicle fleet management complies with SCI standards through appropriate allocation and safe use of vehicles.
  • Assist the Logistics Officer in processing car hire requests based on approved movement plans in the most cost effective and efficient manner as per the stipulated policies and any applicable regulations.
  • Ensuring that the requested car hire services are provided satisfactorily.
  • In conjunction with the driver compile the monthly reports on vehicle mileage, fuel consumption, repairs and maintenance and submit in a timely manner to the Logistics Officer.
  • Support the driver in drafting movement plans and submit it to the Logistics Officer by Thursday morning on a weekly basis.

    Asset Management
  • Assist the Logistics Officer in maintaining the asset register including updating on acquisitions, maintenance management, transfers, valuations, current user, status and location.
  • Plan and execute the asset verification on a quarterly basis and update the register. Report on any variances.
  • Reports any damages or loss of equipment or assets in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all assets are tagged accordingly.
  • Execute the stock take quarterly.

    Warehousing
  • With the assistance of the Logistics Officer implement effective stock management and administration systems, thoroughly monitoring stock levels and advising on appropriate stocking and replenishment to meet project demands
  • Ensure that the items in the warehouse are properly stored and all records are up to date.
  • Ensure all incoming and outgoing stock is managed according to the warehousing and stock management standards as per SCI policies and regulations.
  • Custodian of all logistic documentation. Ensure that all paper work is completed and filed correctly. These include GRNs, Stock release, waybills, bin cards, stock cards and distribution lists.
  • Check and inspect goods received and ensure they are of accurate quantity, specifications and acceptable quality.

    Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supplies management (CIPS) or relevant area
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience of logistics support, including procurement, warehousing and stock control, goods distribution, and transportation and vehicle fleet management in large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body;
  • Experience of setting up office equipment, including communications and particularly with HF/VHF/Codan radio systems, satellite phones and communications procedures;
  • Ability to support the development of personal security and evacuation procedures;
  • Track record of training, managing and developing staff in logistics and administrative systems;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • 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 turkana.jobapplications@savethechildren.org 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.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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