23 Mar 2020

Ongoing Recruitment at Islamic Relief Kenya (March, 2020 Recommended Jobs)

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Islamic Relief Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation that provides development programs and humanitarian relief around the globe, regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.

1. Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

Main Purpose of the role:

Options Consultancy seeks a Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Advisor to work closely with the Project Lead to embed sustainability mechanisms for stronger county health systems in the project.

Responsibilities:

The position has a combined technical and managerial role. She/he will oversee the implementation of HSS activities across all 4 project counties while capacity building the HSS officers based in the regions. She/he will work with the County Management Health Teams (CMHT’s), and other counterparts and partners at county level while maintaining National MOH level linkages to entrench sustainability measures and coordinate the county performance reviews, planning and budgeting.

The Health Systems Strengthening Advisor will perform the following tasks:

Technical Leadership and Advisory Services

Provide Technical Leadership and Advisory Services on Health Systems Strengthening.

In close liaison with county HSS officers, support the County Health Management Teams (CHMTs) to strengthen capacity and systems for efficient delivery of essential health services, including planning and budgeting and implementation of the MTEF Cycle.

  • Capacity Development
  • Promote the development of HSS officer’s capacity and CHMT through a broad range of approaches such as training, one-on-one mentorship and on-the-job training, supportive supervision, etc.
  • Project Management
  • Ensure implementation of HSS work plans and achievement of results across all the counties
  • Manage performance of the Health Systems Strengthening milestones to the donor
  • Manage the HSS officers, performance management including providing regular feedback etc
  • Partnerships and Teamwork
  • Work closely with other project staff to ensure that project strategies and approaches are delivered in a coherent and coordinated way and in line with log frame targets.
  • Build strong partnerships with the government and other key stakeholder to ensure the project is in line with government priorities and the successful implementation of the project

See the Job Description for more details: https://options.co.uk/jobs/health-systems-strengthening-advisor

Other information

Options is an equal opportunities employer.

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment

We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.

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2. Advocacy Advisor

Main Purpose of the role:

Options Consultancy Services seeks an Advocacy Advisor based in Nairobi to contribute and work within a dynamic five (5) year UKAID funded programme titled Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Increases in Family Planning in Kenya (DESIP)

Responsibilities:

The DESIP programme aims to ensure greater and more equitable access and uptake of family planning services in 19 priority counties through sustainable involvement of the private and public sector

The Advocacy Advisor will perform the following tasks:

  • Oversee implementation of advocacy and evidence strategy

Oversee and give direction to the implementation of the advocacy and evidence strategy by County based partners and other DESIP consortium partners, CSOs, in a way that effectively merges evidence, accountability and advocacy interventions for Family Planning by ensuring more sustainable involvement of the private and public sector.

  • Quality assurance

Oversee and quality assure processes as performed under Options’ led programme indicators, and make sure interventions are sustained beyond the life of the programme.

  • Strengthen Family Planning accountability structures and Capacity Strengthening

Support the mapping and capacity building of CSOs for effective engagement in county level advocacy to enhance FP uptake. In liaison with the team, prioritise areas for capacity strengthening working together with DESIP implementing partners to implement identified gaps and ensure continuity of advocacy efforts.

See the Job Description for more details: https://options.co.uk/jobs/advocacy-advisor

Person specification:

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • At least 10 years’ experience of working on large international development programmes in the area of accountability, governance and advocacy in the health sector
  • Experience with the development of accountability and advocacy strategies, and in having a leading role in the implementation of these strategies
  • Experience of working in complex political environments, and a sound knowledge of the Kenyan context in terms of MNCH and FP data generation, and use of MNCH/FP data for advocacy and planning processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including reporting concisely in a range of formats (reports, briefings, etc)

Other information:

Options is an equal opportunities employer

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment

We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision

Click Here to » Method of Application

3. Technical Officer

Main Purpose of the role:

Options Consultancy Services seeks a Technical Officer to work within the Evidence for Action-MamaYe programme in Bungoma County in Kenya. The post holder will provide programmatic and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support for the successful delivery of the programme.

Evidence for Action–MamaYe (E4A–MamaYe) is a programme managed by Options Consultancy Services and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (the foundation) to improve reproductive, maternal, new born, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) outcomes through a combined focus on evidence, advocacy and accountability in several sub-Saharan African countries.

In Kenya, we support coalitions, maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR) committees, County Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Working Groups, Mid-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEFs) Technical Working Groups to have the capacity to advocate for progress on for reproductive, maternal, new born, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) nationally and through focused work in Bungoma and Nairobi counties. The focus of the current investment from the foundation is to build the sustainability of our approaches so that coalitions are empowered with the knowledge and tools to operate independently, and are supported to identify priorities and to develop strategies to achieve them.

The role is intended to provide support to the Bungoma County Advisor programmatically and administratively. S/he will work closely with the Bungoma County Advisor reporting to them. The role will be based at Options’ office in Bungoma.

The Technical Officer will provide support in civil society organisation (CSO) capacity building initiatives, monitoring and documentation of E4A Bungoma activities, help in keeping track of milestones and deliverables, help gather supporting evidence and documenting learnings.

You will:

  • Support in the delivery of quality E4A activities in Bungoma in a quality and timely manner
  • Contribute to the reporting on programme progress, tracking results, documenting lessons, and monitoring and evaluation

Person specification

To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in health sciences, social sciences, M&E, or similar discipline
  • Experience of supporting a health programme for at least two years, particularly in the field of advocacy and evidence-based policy and/or capacity building
  • Experience in producing and/or contributing to external reports and/or research papers
  • Experience of working in Kenya in a relevant capacity and with governments; international agencies and local NGOs
  • Excellent skills in communication, written and verbal, including strong writing ability (reports, learning briefs, etc.)
  • Ability to organise logistics for programme activities and workshops, including communicating with multiple stakeholders and managing administrative tasks, and technical assistance to CSOs in the area of data analysis and packaging
  • Right to live and work in Kenya

See the Job Description for more details: https://options.co.uk/jobs/technical-officer-11

Other information

· Options is an equal opportunities employer.

· Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment

· We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.



      Method of Application

To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to at [email protected]. Candidates should state the role Health Systems Strengthening Advisor - MANI QC in the subject header Closing date: Friday 27 March 2020. Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is for guidance only. Applications will be screened upon receipt and this vacancy may be closed as soon as sufficient applicants have been received






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