Omega Foundation Health Coordinator Jobs career in Kisumu Kenya 2013

Organization: Omega Foundation
Title: Health Coordinator
Reports To: Head of Programs
Location: Kisumu
Closing Date: 26th March, 2013

Main Purpose and Scope

The position is responsible for facilitating efficient and effective implementation of programs and projects under the Health function in accordance with Omega Foundation’s strategic focus..
S/he is responsible for providing technical support to all the Health initiatives to ensure that health services offered to target communities follow the national guidelines within the local context.
The position forms part of the core implementation team responsible for delivery of projects strategies, routine support supervision, and health data quality assessment.
S/he will promote an integrated approach to sustainable health service delivery to targeted populations and will network closely with partners in the health sector to develop work plans, prepare periodic reports, hold technical meetings and work closely with other staff in ensuring that health project targets are met.
The holder of the position will collaborate with the county and national MoH team members’ to advance OF’s desire to integrate and mainstream key health indicators in the implementation processes of all community health programs.

Main duties and responsibilities

Management of Programs/Projects
  • Provide technical guidance, training and tools to RH related staff at facility level and field sites.
  • Ensure documentation of best practices, innovation and experience and dissemination, knowledge, and use by Omega Foundation and partners
  • Work closely with M&E to aggregate data, analyze data and present in user-friendly format for distribution to PPFA and MoH
  • To assess the training needs of SRH staff and develop a training programme to meet these needs
  • Ensure the establishment and strengthening or RH monitoring activities and train health staff
  • Work closely with the Head of Programs in developing implementation activities for supervised programs/projects.
  • Spearhead advocacy for improved access to health services and increased water and sanitation facilities in the target communities.
  • Manage preventive and curative health services, and support referral in the target communities.
  • Facilitate awareness creation and promotion of reproductive health services in the target communities.
  • Support maternal and child health services (immunization, nutrition, etc.) in the target communities.
  • Facilitate HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support activities in the target communities.
  • Establish awareness creation programs to promote hygiene in the target communities.
  • Facilitate establishment of community owned water projects in the target communities.
  • Play lead role in managing relationships with target beneficiaries, communities and other key stakeholders on health projects.
  • Facilitate needs assessments and other surveys within the programs/projects and provide appropriate technical support and feedback for decision making.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of supervised projects and use outcomes to inform the implementation process.
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting in line with guidelines for respective programs and projects.
  • Synthesize lessons and experiences for continuous improvement of health, interventions within Omega Foundation and affiliates, and for sharing both within the organization and externally.
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the management from time to time.
Job Requirement (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Level of education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or any related fields.
Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Training in project management is essential.
  • Proven writing and editing skills, including the ability to write grant proposals and reports
  • Experience in designing and implementing trainings and TOTs and conducting M&E activities
Other competencies:
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong community mobilization skills.
  • Strong team orientation.
  • Strong communications skills
Job experience:
  • At least five (5) years in a similar position.
Terms & Conditions:
  • Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
  • One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to;

Human Resources Officer,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Application deadline is 26th March, 2013.

E-mail applications should be addressed to  and must be copied to

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