Job Title: Associate Technical Officer, Community Strategy
Req ID: 2624
Job Title: Associate Technical Officer Community Strategy
Reports To: Technical Officer Community Strategy
Location: APHIAplus NAL Project (Lodwar)
S/he will facilitate the functionality and sustainability of Community Units in the project coverage areas including documentation and review of records and ensuring that the referral systems to increase access to integrated services at the community level is functioning.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Social Worker, Community Strategy will conduct social mobilization of community structures and population to effectively participate in their own health programs.
Provide continuous mentorship to community structures and leadership on health, development and related issues.
Oversee effective networking & collaboration within and beyond communities for learning and leveraging on health and developments.
Support the establishment of Community units in identified locations.
Ensure that community units achieve quality data through community base health management information system tools MoH 513, 514 and referral booklet.
Facilitate community level data use initiatives i.e. Dialogue Days, Health Action Days and Integrated Health Outreaches.
Oversee both technical and structural capacity building processes of the community units and key level 1 personnel.
Provide timely and quality project progress reports as per donor requirements.
Facilitate capacity building and linkages of community units on viable livelihood support initiatives.
Acts as link between APHIAplus NAL Project and the health facilities (CHEW) and the community (Community Units).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY:
Working knowledge of MOH Community Strategy protocols.
Resourceful and creative thinker with the ability to develop simple and efficient solutions and recommendations.
Excellent community mobilization skills
Attention to detail.
Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly diplomacy.
Good in spoken Swahili, and written and spoken English and report writing.
Experience in community extension work will be an added advantage.
MINUMUM REQUIREMENT STANDARDS:
A diploma in Community Development or Diploma in Nutrition and Food Sciences working with 5-7 years’ experience or Bachelors degree in same field with 3-5 years relevant working experience.
Seven (7) years’ experience working at the community level.
Experience and skills in community health programming and implementing various social determinants programs.
Hands on experience in implementing MoPHS Community Strategy will be an added advantage.
Experience in community mobilization, networking, training and networking.
How to Apply:
Deadline: 24th April 2012