Save the Children NGO Community Strengthening Service Delivery Officer Kenya Jobs

Save the Children NGO Community Strengthening Service Delivery Officer Kenya Jobs


Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 250 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$16 million in 2018.

Role Purpose:

  • The Community Strengthening Service Delivery Officer (Community Strengthening SDO) takes responsibility of implementation of community health activities in Afya Halisi project.
  • Afya Halisi is a USAID funded 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.

    Reporting to the Senior Service Delivery Officer, the Community Strengthening Service Delivery Officer will work with MoH and communities to strengthen the community platform for demand creation and provision of quality RMNCAH/FP, Nutrition, and WASH services.
  • He/she will work closely with the County MOH and the project teams to strengthen community facility linkages. The post holder will also be responsible for capacity building of community health assistants, committees and volunteers.
  • He/she will ensure that the project is successfully implemented in line with approved donor work plans, budget and Save the Children strategic objectives.

    Contract Duration:

  • 1 year

    Location:

  • Kitui, Migori and Kisumu

    Experience and Skills

  • Advanced Diploma or degree in the social/ behavioural/ health sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education, Public health) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
  • Minimum three years of relevant professional
    work experience in the development, planning and management of social development programs with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programs.
  • Experience in community mobilization within the development context. Experience working with the Kenya Community Health Strategy and KQMH is an added advantage
  • Demonstrable commitment to health and development and to the right of the poorest to quality health and health services, with strong experience of health programming and advocacy activities
  • Demonstrated experience of developing effective working relationships with senior stakeholders from government agencies, international organizations, donors, NGO, academics and opinion-leaders, including successful advocacy and influencing.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in behaviour change communication.
  • Successful use of media and other communication strategies for social development.
  • Proven experience in advocacy.
  • Strong expertise and understanding of key issues in the field of health, such as health financing, health system strengthening, the right to health and health service delivery.
  • Excellent communication skills, including fluency in written and spoken English and strong inter-personal and advisory skills
  • Experience capacity building community health Assistants, Community health volunteers
    Experience strengthening community based health information system (CBHIS)
  • Knowledge of the local county context strongly preferred.

    How to apply

  • Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.
  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 11th October, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; Save the Children NGO Community Strengthening Service Delivery Officer Kenya Jobs

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