Jhpiego Child Survival Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Jhpiego Child Survival Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Job Details

Jhpiego is a nonprofit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings.

To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world's most vulnerable populations.

Jhpiego is the lead implementing partner for Afya Halisi, a USAID's five-year project which aims to deliver quality, integrated services in the areas of family planning (FP)/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the focus counties of Kitui, Migori, Kakamega and Kisumu.

We are seeking experienced individuals who have excellent organizational and technical skills, are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multitasking abilities.

  • Child Survival Specialist

    The Child Survival Specialist will take overall responsibility of Afya Halisi's implementation of child health and immunization interventions in the project.

    S/he will also provide technical support to the Division of Neonatal and Child Health (DNCH) and the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) to fulfil their mandate of neonatal, child, adolescent and school health policy review and formulation, and building the capacity of county governments in the delivery of quality health interventions.


  • Provide overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of activities within the Child Survival technical area.
  • Contribute to the capacity building of the project staff and MOH competence in Child Survival.
  • Work with the Division of Neonatal and Child Health (DNCH) and the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) to develop and review policies, tools and strategies to improve access to quality child health interventions
  • Coordinate discussions with county government leadership for commitment and capacity building
    and represent Afya Halisi in county and sub-county-level stakeholder meetings.
  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation and communication systems.
  • Document successes, lessons learnt and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested

  • Master's degree in Pediatrics and Child Health, Public Health or related field. Bachelor's degree in Medicine, Clinical Medicine or Nursing.
  • At least 7 years of professional, progressive experience and responsibility in managing public health programs.
  • Strong clinical experience in child health/immunization and nutrition.
  • Experience in FP/RMNAH is desired.
  • Proven experience in managing a public or private field office.
  • Experience working with donor funding agencies and/or private sector foundations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Job Education Requirements: Master’s degree in Pediatrics and Child Health
  • Job Experience Requirements: 7 years

    How to Apply
  • Interested applicants should send an application letter and detailed CV, with 3 professional referees, to the following email address: HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org by 2nd October 2019.
  • Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.
  • Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
  • Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity.
  • Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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