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We are seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to join CHAK as an NCD Program Officer, based in Embu for the Upper Eastern/Mt. Kenya Region. This position reports to the NCD Programs Coordinator.
Key duties and responsibilities include:
Advancing and supporting CHAK’s NCD Strategic direction and priorities.
Preparing program implementation plans and offering technical guidance to the implementing health facilities and counties.
Organizing county level review meetings and orientation workshops.
Coordinating health promotion activities on lifestyle changes to prevent and reduce the risk factors for NCDs in the community and create demand for screening.
Organizing training programs for health care providers such as medical officers, clinical officers, nurses, pharmacists and pharmaceutical technologists.
Training and supporting community health workers and health care providers in implementation of NCD projects activities such as health promotion activities, screening for NCDs, management of NCDs at primary health care level, data collection and reporting.
Reviewing program implementation at county and sub-county levels.
Collaborating with the County NCD Focal Point persons and County community strategy focal point persons and conduct joint support supervision for NCD programs with county teams.
Preparing and submitting quarterly progress reports to CHAK and relevant stakeholders.
Representing CHAK in conferences / workshops/ meetings, at county and sub county level.
Supporting the health facilities and their NCDs Focal Point Persons in supervising CHWs working on the NCD projects.
Qualifications for the position
University Degree in Public Health or Health Sciences from a recognized institution. Post graduate qualification in Public Health is an added advantage.
At least two years of public health experience working in public health programmes.
Working knowledge of NCD programmes is an added advantage.
Knowledge of county health services structures, MoH data collection systems, data analysis, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
Proven effective organizational and report writing skills.
Ability to develop innovative approaches and solutions to problems and with excellent skills on instructional, supervisory role to inspire scale up of community mobilization and education and to promote healthy lifestyles to prevent NCDs.
Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills by working harmoniously as a member of a team, adapting to diverse educational, socio-political and cultural backgrounds and maintaining a high standard of personal conduct.
Experience working with county government MHTs and other partners in a culturally competent manner.
Computer proficiency in MS tools, managing database using different software is an added advantage.
Excellent training and facilitation skills.
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.
More information on each of the positions is included in the respective sections on this page.
If you have the stated qualities and wish to join a highly motivated team at CHAK, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae and certificates, specifying the position you are applying for and a list of three references by July 22, 2017 to email@example.com and/or addressed to:
The General Secretary,
Christian Health Association of Kenya,
P.O. Box 30690 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi
(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)