CMMB - Community Health Officer - Jobs in Kenya

CMMB - Community Health Officer - Jobs in Kenya


Location:
  • Mutomo, Kitui

    We believe in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all.

    We believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right.

    For more than 100 years, we have worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children and their communities.

    Department Summary

    The Programs Department plays a critical role in achieving CMMB’s strategy around improving the lives of women and children, by leading the provision of high quality programs focused on children’s and mothers’
    health, and particularly in the development and implementation of our CHAMPS model.

    Overview

    Under the leadership of the Project Coordinator, the Community Health Officer will ensure the community-based delivery of MNCH services in CHAMPS through effective coordination and function of the community health volunteer system inter-phasing with the link health facilities.

    Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and hands-on support for implementation of Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement of WASH, MNCH and livelihoods interventions within the community.
  • Provide technical support and supervision for implementation of quality community WASH and MNCH activities.
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of systems and structures to enhance community-facility linkages in project area for improved outcomes among project beneficiaries
  • Monitor the performance and reporting by community health volunteers (CHVs), community units and community focused activities towards realization of program outcomes.
  • Support implementation, at community level, of evidence-based techniques and strategies to ensure quality programming in WASH, MNCH and livelihoods.
  • Support the identification training needs among CHVs and other community groups, plan trainings and facilitate training sessions on the various program focus areas.
  • Ensure project activities within the community is compliant with national guidelines and policies
  • Develop and distribute appropriate job aids and education materials relevant to the program focus areas for community health volunteers and other targeted community groups
  • Facilitate partnership meetings between facility and community health volunteers to
    review performance on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis at facility level.
  • In liaison with the community strategy focal person and Community Health Extension Workers, provide technical support and supervision to CHVs and Community Health Committees in discharge of their mandate.
  • Represent CMMB at county, sub-county and facility meetings as may be called upon.

    Key Qualifications
  • Minimum Qualification of a Degree in Community Development, Social Work, Social sciences, Nursing or Clinical Medicine. A Bachelor’s degree in health sciences is desirable.
  • Hands on community experience in HIV service delivery and technical coordination.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ hands-on experience in Community Health Strategy, MNCH clinical and programming in the rural context, working with Ministry of Health.
  • Excellent social mobilization skills
  • Excellent coordination and networking skills including liaison with stakeholders.
  • Technical expertise in critical components of integrated RMNCH and WASH.
  • Must have good analytical and report writing skills.
  • Experience working with an NGO is a plus.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Proven experience and familiarity with MOH/GOK health systems and motivating community staff and partners to achieve results,
  • Proposal writing will be an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested applicants should submit their application together with resume/CV to hrkenya@cmmb.org indicating position applied for on the subject line by 19th June 2019.
  • Include telephone and email contacts of 3 references and your daytime telephone/cell phone contact.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; CMMB - Community Health Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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