Monday, April 28, 2014

Technical MNCH Officer - Maternal and Child Health

Vacancy: Technical MNCH Officer - Maternal and Child Health 
Improving maternal and Child Health project (GPAF project funded by the DFID) is recruiting a technical MNCH Officer in Mandera. 

Reporting to: Program coordinator.                                  

Location: Mandera, Kenya

Job Summary: The principal function of the post holder is to provide technical leadership to the field level day-to-day implementation of maternal and child health GPAF project in Mandera, Kenya. 

The Post holder will oversee the implementation of the GPAF Project initiatives by the partners, i.e. EPAG and the MOH to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of maternal and child health services.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the GPAF program work plan in Mandera. 
  • Coordinate ambulance referral for mother with obstetric complication within Mandera County.
  • Prepare and implement monthly, quarterly and annual work plans for the team, share and implement these in a timely fashion.
  • Provide technical support to the delivery of EOC&NC, Quality Improvement, and IMCI
  • Take the lead in planning, coordination and execution of M&E activities such as baseline surveys, monthly and quarterly follow up, QI and maternal and perinatal death surveillance and review (MPDSR).
  • Provide technical support in data management; data collection, data entry, data cleaning, processing and analysis.
  • Support the formation and strengthening of partnerships with MOH and other relevant agencies.
  • Compile reports as per program schedule and participate in documentation of activities within a stipulated deadline.
Qualifications and Person’s Specifications

The candidate MUST be a Medical professional with excellent clinical skills especially on MNCH and good working knowledge of the Kenyan health system. 

S/he should have a strong background in community health. 

S/he should have excellent oral and written communication skills, should have demonstrable computer skills (should be knowledgeable in MS Office packages MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and should be able to use the internet. 

S/he should be fluent in English and Kiswahili and should be able to work in isolated hard to reach remote locations. 

Previous working experience with an international organization in a Somali speaking region is an added advantage.

Submission of applications:    

Drop your CV, copies of certificates and names of 3 references at the EPAG (K) offices in Mandera Town) 

Or email your application to

Closing date for applications: 5th May 2014