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USAID TUJITEGEMEE Program is a five-year program targeting OVC, Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) implemented by AMURT in the coastal region of Kenya. The program seeks to increase use of quality county-led health and social services in the target counties working closely with national and county government structures. USAID -Tujitegemee is implementing America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to support accelerated widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations and reduce morbidity and mortality from COVID19, mitigate transmission, and strengthen health systems, including preventing, detecting, and responding to pandemic threats.

Applications are invited for the following vacant positions in the USAID Tujitegemee program.

REF NO: PO/ARPA/07/2022 

JOB PROFILE:

Reporting to the Project Coordinator the ARPA Project Officer will be responsible for assisting the Project coordinator in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on the ARPA project. He/she will ensure efficient/ effective implementation, M&E and reporting of ARPA USAID Tujitegemee 19 interventions. S/he will be responsible for Assisting the project coordinator in  providing coordination and leadership in developing strategies, interventions to strengthen collaboration with stakeholders in COVID-19 response in Mombasa County.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES.

  •  support the implementation of ARPA project activities in Mombasa County, ensure strong linkages with respective County Department of Health and other key stakeholders.
  • Support the project coordinator to Provide timely inputs to ARPA USAID Tujitegemee project planning, monitoring, reporting, and budgeting processes.
  • Support project staff and partners in developing project work plans and technical guidance and procedure documents as necessary.
  • Monitor populations reached from vaccine demand creation activities, provide guidance in increasing vaccine reach to wider populations.
  • Assess project implementation progress and map accelerated activities.
  • Support in identification, adaptation, and implementation of the various social behavior change and communication strategies towards COVID 19 vaccination uptake
  • Support regular meetings and the development of products to increase COVID-19 demand creation.
  • Support the roll out and dissemination of updated guidance, standard operating procedures, and other IEC materials to facilitate COVID 19 awareness and vaccine uptake.
  • Strengthen relationship and coordination with county departments of health.
  • Ensure a culture of accountability and learning through regular monitoring to project sites, support studies, assessments and proper documentation of tools and to contribute to learning, contribute to better the existing platform for monitoring, information management, and reporting systems that provide information for reporting and project improvement.

ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION.

  • Bachelors’ degree in relevant health-related discipline or Social Sciences.
  • At least 4 years of direct experience providing technical assistance on routine immunization at the national or sub-national level in Kenya.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple stakeholders to advance vaccine related policy, programming, and decision-making
  • Proven experience in management of donor funds and implementation of activities.
  • Experience working with USG rules and regulations is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Autonomy, sense of initiative and anticipation, good ability to solve problems.
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize issues.
  • Have a global knowledge of donor rules and particularly the knowledge and operation of USAID.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Having a perfect knowledge of English and Kiswahili is an asset.
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Digital/IT competencies required, e.g., MS office suite, internet-based collaboration tools, social media.

Terms of Employment.

The successful candidate will be employed on a short-term basis with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and need for the service. Current Police Clearance Certificate or evidence of application will be required during interviews. Candidates who meet these requirements and are interested should submit their applications, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed Curriculum Vitae giving details of their current remuneration, names and contact of three referees on or before 14th July 2022 to the following email : jobs@amurtafrica.org and indicate the reference number as PO/ARPA/07/2022  on the subject line. Interview will be done on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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