Sunday, February 05, 2012

Christian Aid job in Nairobi Kenya

Programme Officer - Health

Based: Nairobi, Kenya

Terms: 2 years Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: 15th February 2012

Job reference: EAP/051/JG


With 140 partners working on Health in 40 countries, we are brilliantly placed to tackle the broad ranging challenges of Community Health and HIV impacting vulnerable groups and communities in these countries.

We are a vibrant team, carrying out highly innovative work on HIV and Community health. For you that means the chance to build on your existing knowledge of Community Health, HIV, Malaria and other poverty related health issues, and really get to grips with the issues.

About the Role

The role will be responsible to support the effective delivery of a newly initiated health intervention within Community Health and HIV programme in Kenya.

This will entail advancement of a comprehensive and integrated community health strategy and ensuring harmonization of different projects including HIV, TB, Malaria, Maternal health and primary health care for collective accountability of targets and outcomes delivery.

The role will bring particular strengths and experiences in health advocacy to help CA accomplish our health advocacy objectives.

To qualify for this position you will need to demonstrate knowledge and experience in community health work.

A good understanding of poverty related diseases and community participation and involvement processes in promoting health are critical to this role.

Experience in HIV and TB programming, and work on issues of Maternal and Child Health will be of utmost value.

About You

The role requires motivated, dynamic and innovative person able to deliver results from a wide spectrum of projects.

Team working and coordination skills will therefore be pertinent to this position.

You will demonstrate high levels of reliability and ability to deliver program reports on time.

You will accompany implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation of the health intervention and ensure they have relevant capacity to deliver results.

Ability to monitor budget implementation and ensuring programme-budget compliance is paramount to this role.

Experience working in international development organizations and managing partnerships and integrated health projects will be an added advantage.

To be able to execute this role effectively you will have a degree in Public Health, Community Development, Social Work or another relevant field.

About Christian Aid

More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the structures and rules that keep people poor. And we work with local organizations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion.

If you are as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to
make change happen.

About the Rewards

We value the input of everyone who works for us. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards that helps you enjoy a good work/life balance.

To apply for this position you need to access the full advertisement on Christian Aid website on www.christianaid.org.uk/jobs and follow the links to download the international application form and role profile.

Please email your completed application forms to: nairobi@christian-aid.org; (quoting the reference number)

You will require current and valid permission to work in Kenya.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted and that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.

We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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