mothers2mothers Senior Advisor: Kenya Mentor Mother Program Job Vacancy Nigeria 2013

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international non-governmental organisation headquartered in Cape Town, SA, dedicated to providing education and support to pregnant women and mothers living with HIV, and preventing mother-to-child transmission.
m2m empowers HIV-positive pregnant women and new mothers to become role models in their communities by promoting AIDS awareness, testing and services.
m2m currently operates in 7 countries in Africa and receives funding from a diverse set of funders.
For further information please visit www.m2m.org.
Senior Advisor: Kenya Mentor Mother Program
Purpose: To facilitate the provision of technical assistance to GOK/MOH at the national and sub-national levels to scale-up the Kenya Mentor Mother Program (KMMP).
The position is based in Nairobi.
 
Key Areas of Responsibility:
  • Facilitate m2m’s provision of technical assistance to GOK/MOH at the national level, consistent with the joint strategic plan for scale-up and joint annual workplans
  • Support the MOH to co-chair the activities of the national PMTCT TWG sub-committee dedicated to KMMP scale-up, M&E, training & education and/or other program components
  • Promote the national ratification of KMMP materials produced by the GOK/MOH
  • Provide technical assistance to GOK/MOH to develop systems for quality verification of KMMP activities throughout the country
  • Build effective partnerships between m2m, MOH and key stakeholders, such as USG agencies, UN agencies, partner organizations and civil society, including effective partnerships between key stakeholders/across groups
  • Ensure the timely submission of donor reports, record-keeping, and compliance to donor requirements
  • Perform other related activities as necessary to support the functioning of m2m Kenya under the guidance of the Country Representative
Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Master’s degree in medicine, health sciences, social science, international development, management, or a related field
  • Experience providing technical assistance to national government, preferably in the context of national scale-up
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in the field of public health and/or NGO sector including at least 3 years in PMTCT/HIV/SRH/MCH (experience in peer education approaches a distinct advantage)
  • Exposure to national government structures and processes in Kenya, as well as the public health donor and partner landscape
Competencies Required:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including expertise in facilitation, public speaking and partnership liaison
  • Strong negotiation and representation skills
  • Ability to conceptualize complex strategic scenarios and facilitate buy-in and implementation
  • Technical knowledge in areas of program design, program quality verification and M&E
  • Dynamism, creativity and flexibility
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili essential
  • Cultural sensitivity to effectively engage participants of all levels and backgrounds
  • Excellent writing and researching skills (gathering, using, and succinctly capturing information)
  • High level of computer literacy (MS Office) and presentation skills
  • Enthusiasm to work on behalf of m2m’s mother and infant clients
To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to the mothers2mothers Human Resource Department via email to kmmprecruitment@m2m.org by February 22, 2013.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
If you do not hear from us by March 31, 2013, please consider your application unsuccessful.



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