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FP/RMNCAH Technical Advisor
Fp/rmncah technical advisor
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Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.
Qualification Level: Bachelor
Experience Level: Senior level
Experience Length: 10 years
At Chemonics, we believe our mission of helping people live healthier, more productive, and more independent lives is driven by our commitment to service—service to our mission, to our beneficiaries, to our clients, and to our staff. From our founding in 1975, we have worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries face difficult challenges, from political instability to limited healthcare to a lack of market infrastructure. We have helped them overcome those challenges by working together to find and implement innovative projects that achieve development impact. We are entirely employee-owned, giving us both the freedom and the responsibility to pursue our mission with single-minded focus. Holding ourselves to the highest quality standards, we are also committed to living our values of caring, excellence, innovation, integrity, and opportunity to implement efficient and effective programs that build a better future for those we serve.
General Summary and Background: The purpose of 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
Support DRH with logistics coordination through the FP logistics TWG to ensure monthly commodity distribution planning to ensure health facilities have sufficient stock to meet client needs
Coordinate and provide technical support to MOH in national forecasting and quantification of FP commodities to prepare supply plans to donors.
Support DRH in monthly pipeline monitoring of FP commodities. Additionally, generate monthly PPMRs and upload them into the PPMR database.
Contribute to the quantification and forecasting of FP commodities; development of supply plans, and the ongoing monitoring of the supply plans and pipelines.
Assist the MOH with drafting and submitting commodity procurement requests for USAID-funded commodities.
Coordinate county level FP/RMNCAH activities in selected counties in Kenya and provide technical leadership for the county based technical staff
Regularly report on stock status of commodities, as well as health facility performance in security related to contraceptive and family planning commodities. Generate abd share the 2-pager commodity stock status report for sharing with MOH, USAID and other stakeholders Assist with End Use Verification (EUV) exercises, ensuring that MOH staff is cognizant of data collection methodologies.
Provide technical assistance to MOH in conducting and measuring performance monitoring and supervision activities at the health facility level.
Inform leadership of potential short-term technical assistance needs as required.
Assist with preparing annual work plans, quarterly and annual reports, activity reports, and other related communications.
Provide technical leadership for all the FP/RMNCAH program areas.
Perform other duties as required and assigned.
An advanced clinical degree, pharmacy or Public Health. Knowledge of public health supply chains management is desired.
10 years’ professional experience in health programs, preferably in health care supply chain management
Proven experience in managing public health programs or projects in Kenya or similar developing country context
Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service program
Extensive knowledge of the Kenyan public health sector.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired
A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Ability and willingness to travel in the counties
Level of Effort and Location
This long-term position will be based out of Nairobi, Kenya with intermittent local travel
The FP /RMNCAH Technical Advisor, will report to the Supply Chain Director
How to apply:
Interested applicants are encouraged to send a Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae by April 3, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and so qualified candidates are encouraged to apply prior to the deadline.
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