Project Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

HealthRight International


Job Title: Project Officer

Reports To: Mental Health
Project Manager

Direct Reports: N/A

Based In: Nairobi (field
position)

Classification: Full Time
Employee

Organizational
Overview: 
HealthRight International is a global health and human rights
organization empowering marginalized communities to live healthy lives. Since
its founding in 1990 by the late Dr. Jonathan Mann, HealthRight has worked in
over 30 countries with current projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin
America, and the United States.

Our goal is to build lasting access to health, helping to
realize the right to health for excluded communities. We focus on 4 priority
populations: migrants, adolescents, sexual minorities, and women and children.

In Kenya, HealthRight is working in several North Rift Valley,
ASAL, Nairobi and Kilifi counties to address issues of mental health, maternal
and child health, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and other communicable
diseases of high burden such as malaria and TB.

Primary Role: The Project Officer is
responsible for the overall implementation and coordination of the Mental
Health project and all activities related to it, including working closely with
the link health facilities and communities in the project site.

The Project Officer is responsible for supporting the mental
health Project manager and the team in improving mental health services in
Nairobi urban slums.

The Project Officer directly report to Mental health Project
Manager.

Responsibilities and
Duties

·        
Work closely with the Project Manager and the entire project
team to develop mental health project plans and budget aligned to the
Government health policies and plans for scaling up mental health services.

·        
Lead project’s community health components aimed at providing
equitable and culturally effective access to health information, commodities
and services to scale up mental health services goals.

·        
Work with communities to identify and reach perinatal women for
inclusion in mental health services.

·        
Mentor Community Health Volunteers and healthcare workers on
mental health to support perinatal women service uptake.

·        
Oversee the routine collection of quality project’s data,
providing timely reviews and analysis, and using data to guide/inform shifts in
program activities.

·        
Prepare periodic progress timely and quality project reports and
annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as
providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement

·        
Facilitate Quarterly Data Quality Audits for the Project

·        
Ensure high levels of integrity and accountability for all
allocated financial and other resources in accordance with donor and
HealthRight policies and procedures.


·        
Represent HealthRight at meetings, conferences and workshops and
other fora to promote and articulate issues related to mental health
programming.

·        
Document lessons learnt and success stories from the field and
share with Project Manager.

·        
Ensure improved individual and community knowledge, attitudes
and practices around mental health.

·        
Support community mental case finding and facilitate referral

·        
Implement a stepped care model for the integration of mental
health services at the primary level of care and strengthen facility health
management information systems (HMIS) with emphasis on mental health.

·        
Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances
with implementing partners and other key stakeholders in the Sub-county.

·        
Perform any other duties as may be allocated by supervisor
and/or management.

Qualifications:

·        
Degree in Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Mental health, Public
Health, Psychology or Health related Degree.

Other Requirements:

·        
Knowledge and experience in implementing integrated mental
health programs.

·        
Minimum 3 years of working experience in implementing and
coordinating health related projects.

·        
Experience in implementing the Community Health Strategy

·        
Experience of working with MoH at the County levels.

·        
Knowledge of World Health Organization’s mental health Gap
Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP IG) and interpersonal therapy groups
(IPT-G).

·        
Experienced in administration of the Patient Health
Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9).

·        
Excellent ability to work in a team and to mediate.

·        
Experience working in urban informal settlements.

·        
Possesses initiative and is able to work with minimum
supervision.

·        
Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of
responsibility.

·        
Good report writing skills

·        
Ability to multi-task and teamwork.

·        
Ability to pay attention to details.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover
letter and CV to the following address clearly stating the position you are
applying so as to reach the undersigned on or before July 21st 2020.

The Human Resources Manager

HealthRight Kenya

P.O.Box 1019-00502

Karen- Nairobi, Kenya

Applications will be accepted will be considered on a rolling
basis and only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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