Jhpiego Malaria Technical Advisor Jobs in Kisumu, Kenya

Jhpiego Malaria Technical Advisor Jobs in Kisumu, Kenya


Jhpiego is a nonprofit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions for the developing world. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, we build health providers’ skills and we develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families. Our aim is revolutionizing health care for the planet’s most disadvantaged people.

The Impact Malaria Project awarded to PSI and managed by a consortium of partners and funded by PMI / USAID, aims to reduce malaria associated morbidity and mortality.

In Kenya the project is led by Jhpiego. Impact Malaria supports malaria diagnosis, case management and prevention of malaria in pregnancy in 8 priority counties: Bungoma, Busia, Kakamega, Vihiga, Migori, Homa Bay, Siaya and Kisumu.

We are seeking experienced individuals with excellent management and technical skills, who are team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work ¡n a high-pressure environment requiring multi-tasking abilities to fill the following positions:

  • Malaria Technical Advisor (MIP)
  • Based in Kisumu

    Reporting to Sr. Malaria Technical Advisor, the Malaria Advisor (MIP) will provide technical oversight and program management for implementation of the scope of work outlined in the work plan and annual Task Order for IMPACT MALARIA.

    S/he will work in close collaboration with the Program Management team, including other Senior Technical staff to contribute to continuity across program implementation areas and service delivery with emphasis on prevention of malaria in pregnancy services, supervision and quality improvement systems and training and orientation systems.

    The Malaria Advisor will also work closely with the Jhpiego international technical and program staff to ensure comprehensive technical and programmatic support in project and consequently the National program.

    S/he will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the project work plan.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    Technical

  • Provide overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of MIP activities at county, sub county, facility and community level;
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement measures in MIP including community-based activities;
  • Compile and analyze data for performance monitoring and evaluation of the project and utilize data to take corrective actions;
  • Strengthen support supervision by being part the team at the county/sub county and community levels.

    Leadership

  • Represent Impact Malaria in County and sub-county level stakeholder meetings;
  • Provide programmatic direction for
    Impact Malaria in key MIP service areas;
  • Forge partnership with other partner organizations that have the potential to work on interventions supported by Impact Malaria

    Management

  • Program management and field staff, ensure timely program implementation, planning, development and management activities function smoothly and efficiently;
  • Provide guidance and support to the all-County staff to coordinate and link the initiatives by other partners to the health facilities;
  • Oversee the work of Impact Malaria consultants in the county;
  • In collaboration with Impact Malaria staff, prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets;
  • Identify health service provider gaps ¡n knowledge and skills and opportunities for strengthening Impact Malaria support to the county, sub-county and community.

    Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in relevant functional/technical area, preferably in Public Health, Medicine, or Nursing.
  • At least 8 years of professional, progressively more responsible management experience in public, private health programs.
  • Proven experience in managing a field office/ working experience with the County Governments will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent understanding and management of USAID programs
  • Ability to manage projects, set priorities, and plans for the successful implementation of programs
    Clinical and community training skills; strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated managerial skills and familiarity with budget management and program management
    Serve as county or sub-county Impact Malaria team leader
  • Track record of innovative and creative thinking in technical and management approaches
    Excellent communications skills – both verbal, written and presentation.
  • Computer skills including demonstrated hands on-experience with MS Suite-Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    How to Apply

  • Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org by 28th September 2018.
  • 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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