Kenya Medical Association Jobs in Kenya

1. Kenya Medical Association Documentation Consultancy


Introduction: Kenya Medical Association (KMA) is the professional body for all medical practitioners registered in the Republic of Kenya and was founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1973 under the companies Act Cap 486 as a company limited by guarantee.

KMA objectives include; to promote the practice of medicine in Kenya as well as to advise the Government, other medical bodies and the general public on matters related to health.

In line with its objectives, KMA, through the Reproductive Health Standing Committee (RHC) and under the auspices of the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (RHRA) is implementing a project titled Advocacy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Kenya.

Since 2012, the RHC has been implementing a project in major peri-urban settlements in Nairobi County specifically aimed at increasing the levels of knowledge on the law and policy framework on SRHR in Kenya among community and healthcare providers in operating within these settlements; as well as increasing referrals for safe abortion, post abortion care and contraceptive services among community members living in within these settlements.

KMA is seeking to recruit a consultant to document best practices and lessons learnt during the implementation of this project to be used in advocacy and for dissemination to the wider public to guide future similar projects

Purpose of the Consultancy: KMA would like to document best practices realized in implementing this project in a structured manner, focusing on identifying the specific factors of success, summarizing the actual actions being undertaken on the ground and describing the impact of interventions on the lives of those for whom it is being implemented.

The documentation will also attempt to propose some promising practices that can be maintained and replicated or scaled up in the future.

The documentation will include the voices of beneficiaries.

Specific objectives

The specific objectives of the assignment are as follows;
  • Document best practices and lessons learnt from the implementation of the KMA project in regard to improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights status of community members living in peri-urban settlements in Nairobi County.
  • Create an information pack for dissemination to KMA partners

    Main Tasks

    The consultant will be expected to undertake the following tasks, among others:
  • Participate in an inception meeting: Prepare an inception report detailing the approach, work plan and budget to carry out the assignment. This will be developed and finalized in consultation with KMA Project staff.
  • Carry out a desk-review of relevant KMA/RHRA documents relating to the project, including study and activity reports.
  • Prepare tools that will be used for documenting the KMA/RHRA project.
  • Conduct field work in select peri-urban settlements with KMA/RHRA project staff. This will include focus group discussions, interviews, observations and visits to beneficiaries to elicit their views in regard to the project
  • Highlight best practices by analyzing and presenting relevant information about project implementation
  • Produce the text, photographs and infographics for an information pack (8-10 pages) highlighting best practices and including voices of beneficiaries and other stakeholders.

    Deliverables
  • Inception report, prepared after an inception meeting, detailing the general understanding of the assignment, approach, work plan, budget and deliverables. The agreed upon budget, after submission of the inception report is what will inform preparation of the contract.
  • Draft of content to be included in the final information pack
  • Time Frame: The assignment is expected to be completed in 25 consultancy days within a period of two months after signing of the contract.

    Role of KMA: KMA Project Staff will be responsible for linking the consultant with the community and other partners, and provision of guidance and support to the process, including clarification of KMA/RHRA’s goal, objectives and interventions.

    KMA Project Staff will provide documents for review by the consultant, and participate in consultation meetings/interviews.

    The roles will be further defined at an inception meeting

    Profile of the Consultant
  • The proposed consultants should have master’s level university degree from recognized institutions, with a mix of expertise in Communications and Public Health;
  • At least five years of professional experience in investigative, public health interest and human impact story writing, preferably on sexual and reproductive health issues;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize relevant information and develop highly analytical reports;
  • Excellent editing skills and ability to integrate human interest with statistics and technical reports to present credible content;
  • A demonstrated ability to write concise consultancy reports;
  • Photography skills and experience will be an added advantage.
  • Able to meet deadlines and work efficiently in complex and changing circumstances

    Proposal Specifications

    Interested consultants must submit an application with the following components:

    Technical
  • Understanding and interpretation of the TOR
  • Methodology to be used in undertaking the assignment
  • Work plan with activities and timelines

    Financial
  • Detailed budget including daily consultancy rate(s) in Kenya Shillings

    Note: Include all anticipated costs in the proposal since KMA will not cover costs not included in the approved budget, and will not separately handle payments for any item.

    Capability statement
  • Contacts of organizations previously worked for
  • Relevant experience related to the assignment
  • Curriculum vitae and Biodata of key staff
  • Samples of recent and relevant similar work (at least three samples)

    Note: The individuals whose CVs are submitted in the proposal will undertake the assignment and work directly with KMA staff; any attempt at replacement or substitution of the consultants will be treated as breach of agreement.

    Payment Terms
  • KMA will pay 30% of the total consultancy payment upon submission of final inception report
  • KMA will pay 70% upon submission and acceptance of all final deliverables. Acceptance by KMA will be made in writing.

    Proposal Submission
    Please submit complete proposal by email with the title ‘KMA/RHRA Documentation Consultancy’ no later than February 20th, 2017 to nec@kma.co.ke with a copy to julia.kosgei@kma.co.ke and ikg1@cdc.gov

    Evaluation and Award of the Consultancy

    KMA will evaluate the proposals and award the assignment based on technical and financial soundness and feasibility.

    Pre-award and/or post award interview and/or negotiation may be held prior to final assignment.

    KMA reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received without giving reasons and is not bound to accept the lowest, the highest or any bidder.

    2. Kenya Medical Association RHRA Project Intern Career Opportunity

    KMA seeks to recruit an enthusiastic, resourceful and highly organized Intern with a commitment to reproductive rights issues to engage in the KMA/RHRA Advocacy Project.

    This internship will provide the individual with experience in many aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as insight into the inner working of organizational management.

    The position is available to individuals below the age of 30 years from October 1 2015.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the implementation of the KMA/RHRA project work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations
  • Facilitate and develop reports for trainings and workshops conducted by KMA/RHRA
  • Provide logistical support during trainings, workshops, conferences and other meetings he/she will be assigned to.
  • Assist in the development of reports, briefs, position papers and newsletters detailing KMA/RHRA project successes
  • Actively participate in RHRA partner activities
  • Identify, coordinate and document publicity strategies for KMA/RHRA events and activities
  • Build and maintain KMA/RHRA’s online presence through KMA’s social platforms
  • Build and maintain ongoing relationships and partnerships with the relevant national and county government agencies, partner NGOs and the media.
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisors.

    Qualifications
  • University degree in social sciences, bio-medical sciences, public health or related disciplines from a recognized university, preferably with a focus in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Higher qualification will be an added advantage

    Relevant skills and experience
  • Demonstrated interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Good research skills and knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Advocacy experience preferably on sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal, written, and verbal presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a growing group.
  • Outgoing, personable, approachable, enthusiastic, resourceful, and highly organized.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential matters appropriately.
  • Have the capability to multitask and adjust priorities as needed.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong command of English and Swahili language
  • Non-judgmental attitude and respectful to diversity and different needs and views of others.

    Interested applicants should be willing to commit to the internship for six months full time.

    Please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae that includes three references to nec@kma.co.ke with a copy to julia.kosgei@kma.co.ke no later than 20th Feb 2017, with the email subject: Application for Internship – KMA/RHRA Project.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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