KMET anticipates funding to implement an Integrated Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health Services Program that aims at increasing access to Quality Sexual and Reproductive Health services and information by taking a Human-Centered Design approach in Bungoma, Busia, Vihiga, Homabay, and Marsabit Counties. The program builds on previous successful initiatives supported by KMET to expand sexual and reproductive health care services for Adolescent girls and young women. The program is expected to ensure that adolescents and young women are able to safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual and reproductive health, particularly the young and marginalized.
The incumbent(s) will be reporting to the Program Associate – RHMNCAH. This position is responsible for identifying, developing, compiling and disseminating innovative strategies and tools through which the project can reach a larger number of girls with quality ASRH services. This position provides technical oversight, direction, and capacity building to service providers, pharmacist technologists, and community health strategies to support the development and implementation of approaches that center on the delivery of girls’ self-care in ASRH.
The incumbents will also be responsible for ensuring these approaches are undertaken under strict adherence to the highest safeguarding standards, prioritizing the reduction of unsafe abortion practices and girls’ best interests. Additionally, the office holders will assist the Program Associate in coordinating work with implementation partners and stakeholders to develop a robust and innovative intervention model that can be progressively taken to scale in a sustainable fashion.
- Provide high-level technical expertise and credibility for the delivery of PAC services for adolescents in the focal county.
- Stay up to date with evidence and trends in the global sexual and reproductive health field, with an emphasis on the latest clinical evidence regarding comprehensive abortion care, and use this knowledge and expertise to support the delivery of the project.
- Together with team members oversee the development and quality assurance of - technical guidelines, protocols, informational materials, and all other relevant resources required to support increased access to quality SRH services by adolescent girls.
- Serve as a technical lead in clinical quality assurance of sexual and reproductive health services, and provide guidance and support to the service providers.
- Assist the Coordinator in facilitating training across the program, reviewing curricula, and tools, conducting field visits, addressing identified gaps, and promoting systematic use of data to improve the quality of the project’s approaches and interventions.
- Work with the lead mobilizer to strengthen the capacity of local CHVs/YPPs and Community Based Organizations and private vendors to provide services for girls.
- Work closely with the project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officer to systematically conduct data analysis at the program levels, producing data dashboards and learning briefs that can be used to inform interactive program design and implementation and to share results with consortium partners and funders routinely.
- Promote technical learning across the project, by hosting and facilitating innovative exchange sessions between participating providers.
- Ensure that the program, while driving innovation, promotes an approach that minimizes the risk of potential harm to girls and other stakeholders.
- To deliver evidence-informed interventions that achieve expected results while adopting a robust safeguarding approach across the program cycle.
- Collaborate with the program’s M&E team to ensure that system produces quality and timely data required to inform and improve the delivery of results.
- Support the Project Coordinator to identify, monitor and manage any risks to the attainment of program results, particularly those related to quality service provision and safeguarding.
- Support fundraising and resource mobilization initiatives including the generation of innovative ideas, and provision of appropriate data and information needed to develop concepts and proposals.
- Represent the project in appropriate stakeholder engagements and meetings at the County level.
- Minimum Qualification in Nursing/Clinical/Pharmacy/Public Health is preferred. Must be dully registered with requisite bodies.
- The technical expertise of 5 years in the field of quality of care, community health strategy in sexual and reproductive health, and rights projects will be an added advantage.
- Experience of engagement with both public & private health sectors and coordination.
- Ability to work and hold planning sessions with technical working groups and stakeholders at the County level.
- Strong experience in facilitating training and development of materials including VCAT, mentorship, support supervision tools, and providing institutional support and technical assistance on issues related to ASRH service provision.
- Experience in RH/maternal newborn and child health programming including facility and community-based health service improvement is essential.
- Understanding national policies on RH/MNCH issues and how to contribute to their development with political analysis skills, sensitivity, and diplomacy.
- Should possess excellent report writing and presentation skills.
If you meet the above requirements, please send a Copy of your recent CV with a Cover Letter to email@example.com. So as to reach us by January 5, 2023. Quote the ‘Position and Desired Location’ in the Email as subject. For the Project Officer position, one MUST indicate the preferred Location.