MSH seeks to recruit a highly-motivated and result-oriented Senior Technical Officer, Child and Newborn Health Senior Specialist for a five-year program (2016-2021), implemented in selected sub-counties in Baringo and Nakuru Counties. The purpose of the program is to enhance access to and utilization of quality family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH) services in the target areas. The position will be based in Kuresoi, Nakuru County.
The Senior Technical Officer will oversee the strengthening of provider skills in newborn healthcare services by scaling up high impact interventions and reinforcing widely accepted standard care practices.
S/he will also be responsible for guiding the scale-up of the use of ORS/zinc in the management of diarrhoea in private facilities as well as addressing inequities in immunization coverage through the Reaching Every Community (REC) approach. The officer will utilize the national Harmonized Competency Based Training Curriculum for Obstetrics and Neonatal Care to ensure appropriate care at various levels as well as a reinforced referral system through continuous trainings and training of trainers.
Under the guidance of the Senior Technical Advisor, the officer will undertake the following activities;
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in public health or other related field with atleast 5 years demonstrated experience implementing new born and child healthcare interventions.
The candidate should have proven experience training healthcare workers in high volume settings. S/he should have strong written and oral presentation skills. In addition, s/he should have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities. Willingness to relocate to Kuresoi and to travel within Kenya required.