Helen Keller International Program Officer - Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) programs Jobs in Kenya

Helen Keller International Program Officer - Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) programs Jobs in Kenya

Program Officer - Vitamin A Supplementation (VAS) programs

Scope of Position

The Program Officer – VAS (PO-VAS) position consists in implementing HKI VAS programs in Kenya.

The PO-VAS will report to HKI’s National Coordinator for Health & Nutrition (NCHN). The PO-VAS will also work closely with the regional VAS manager in charge of HKI VAS programs in Africa.

The position will require regular travel to various counties of Kenya.

The position will be located in Nairobi, Kenya.

The key objectives of the VAS program are:

  • Develop ownership of VAS within the health system of targeted counties.

    The key objectives of the PO-VAS position are:

  • Provide technical support to select counties of Kenya implement VAS programs through Malezi Bora campaigns and routine service delivery
  • Ensure coordination of VAS activities at national and county level
  • Document HKI VAS programs performance and achievements

    Specific Responsibilities

    The PO-VAS will:

  • Provide technical support to select counties of Kenya implement VAS programs through Malezi Bora campaigns and routine services.
  • Provide technical support to counties health Management Teams to design and implement VAS activities within Malezi Bora campaigns
  • Provide technical support to counties health Management Teams in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the integration of VAS in routine service delivery
  • Support the design and implementation of post campaigns coverage surveys when required
  • Ensure coordination of VAS activities at national and county level.
  • Ensure coordination of VAS activities at national level through relevant
    forum and through individual meetings with key stakeholders
  • Participate in Global Alliance for Vitamin A coordination meetings in Nairobi
  • Ensure coordination of VAS activities in select counties of Kenya with Ministry of Health and stakeholders
  • Document HKI VAS programs performance and achievements.
  • Ensure the monitoring of HKI VAS program achievements and performance
  • Ensure the implementation of HKI VAS programs and the analysis of implementation and burn rates.
  • Provide support to HKI Health & nutrition program when required

    Requirements
  • Holder of Bachelor in Public health or equivalent but Masters in public health (Mph) preferred.
  • At least five years experience in humanitarian programs and in VAS programs
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Experience in design and implementation of cross sectional surveys
  • Ability to analyze data and produce reports
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated experience in preparation of donors proposals, budgets and reports

    How To Apply:
  • Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to ddoledec@hki.org by 1st June 2019 noting the job title in the subject line.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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