County Coordinator at Chemonics International

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Project: Afya Ugavi Activity

General Summary and Background

The purpose of the Afya Ugavi Project under the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management project is to address the supply chain and health commodity systems strengthening needs of the family health, malaria and HIV∕ AIDS programs within Kenya. This will be directed through technical assistance (TA) at both national and county level. The task order will support the Ministry of Health (MOH) Department of Family Health (DFH), National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

To support the county health department to implement field level malaria program activities and ensure appropriate management and accountability for ITNs and other field level Malaria program activities. This position will also provide strategic input in the development of on-the-ground activities that support the malaria program.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Training, mentorships and on job training (OJT) of health facility staff and sub-county and county staff on ITNs management.
  • Establishing and maintaining the county relations on behalf of the organization by supporting and participating in the relevant malaria program meetings
  • Support in development of distribution, mentorship, reporting and supervision tools.
  • Coordinating collection and compilation of periodic ITN program reports
  • Work with County Health Managers to ensure ITN distribution is captured in the source & summary tools and ultimately on KHIS.
  • Periodic coordination of distribution of nets to the general public through mass net campaigns.
  • Maintain an up to date reporting records of all the health facilities within the officer’s jurisdiction.
  • Ensure product availability and proper recording of all nets issued at all enlisted health facilities and relisting of health facilities after blacklisting
  • As the Malaria program focal person, represent, articulate and ensure organization’s interests are protected in key stakeholder’s forums and other MOH meetings;
  • Maintain good relations with CHMTs, SCHMTs and other stakeholders in the region, particularly for Malaria program related interventions;
  • Properly manage and ensure accountability of all resources including financial advances for work related purposes
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisor or the Activity

Desirable qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological or Social Sciences, Public Health or equivalent
  • At least 4 years’ relevant experience
  • Strong communications skills
  • Reporting and presentation skills;
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Team player

Supervision and Evaluation

The County Coordinator is supervised and evaluated by the Activity’s Technical Officer.

Level of Effort and Location

This long-term position and will be based in the Counties of operation

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