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Nov 10, 2017

AAH-I Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) 

Kenya programme

Job Vacancy: Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights Specialist

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Department: Programme
Reports to: Country Programme Manager
Staff reporting to this post: Project staff
Technical Dotted-Line link to: None
Matrix manages: None
Liaises with: Project Managers, Finance and Administration Manager
Duty Station: Nairobi, with travel to field project locations
Purpose of the role: Responsible for overseeing the success of the Mara Kenya Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) project through ensuring that all activities are implemented as required and deliverables are met. 

S/he will coordinate, supervise and monitor progress of the project team to ensure quality work is delivered. 

S/he will participate in resource mobilisation for further development of SRHR opportunities and projects across all Action Africa Help International (AAH-I) country programmes.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinate planning and implementation of the SRHR project including logistics, staffing and overall execution of the study.
  • Secure the required approvals for the project from relevant institutions and government ministries and facilities selected to participate in the study.
  • Participate in the recruitment of required field staff and carry out, in collaboration with Advancing Health Alliance, their training.
  • Supervise and manage field staff; ensure activities are planned, implemented and coordinated within the overall Country programme strategy and partner guidelines.
  • Coordinate communication with facilities and other institutions during the course of the project to foster a supportive environment and to ensure the project proceeds as planned.
  • Ensure the prudent management of resources to achieve the desired results.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all necessary progress and other project reports including contributing to presentation and publication of findings.
  • Participate in proposal development and other resource mobilization activities to further grow the Action Africa Help (AAH) Kenya research program and expand its funding sources.
  • Carry out other duties as delegated by the Country Program Manager.
Expected Outcomes
  • A well prepared implementation plan for the SRHR project.
  • Study approvals secured.
  • All Research Assistants/field staff recruited and trained.
  • Ongoing supervision and management of field staff, activities and resources.
  • Smooth coordination and cooperation with various stakeholders.
  • All necessary reports and publications produced in a timely manner.
  • A value proposition for expanding the SRHR programme across Kenya and potentially other AAH-I countries as well.
  • Increased funding base for AAH Kenya research projects.
Professional qualifications
  • A first degree in Social Sciences/Development studies or equivalent.
  • Masters’ degree in Public Health or other relevant qualification.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in health project management.
Minimum relevant experience required
  • Experience in women’s health research, and sexual reproductive health & rights.
  • Experience with preparing a proof-of-concept document and value proposition for scaling up projects
Additional Skills & Competences
  • Excellent understanding of health research principles, methods and tools – preferably related to sexual reproductive health and rights, plus women’s health.
  • Strong health analytics and M&E skills and experience.
  • Well-developed training skills in data collection, data control and analysis.
  • Strong planning and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to lead a team and to work with minimal supervision.
  •  Ability to work effectively and calmly in a high-pressure environment and to prioritize and effectively manage assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Good relationship building skills with government officials, stakeholders and communities.
  • Excellent computer, report and proposal writing skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Innovation and ability to identify and pursue funding sources.
Application Instructions
Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to [email protected] to be received by 26th November 2017. 

The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. 

AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. 

We thank candidates for their high interest in the opportunities we publish on our website. 

Due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only get back to shortlisted candidates.

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