Health Officers

Employer: Malteser
Location: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Mar 2017

Health Officers (national position)

Main purpose of the role:
The position holder will be responsible for the planning and coordination of the 2017 Election Preparedness Project, this role will be pivotal in increasing to strengthen the resilience of the population in Nairobi and Kisumu Counties to prepare for possible tension and violence during the electioneering period in Kenya.


Ø Ensure that MOUs are signed between the County/sub-counties and local Implementing Partners (LIPs), and the Malteser International

Ø Organize start up meeting with the County Rapid Response Teams

Ø Organize and coordinate trainings in collaboration with the Ministry of Health as per the National curriculum for the selected project sites for following cadres:

· County Rapid Response teams (including County Health management team and hospital teams)

· Health Care workers & Community Health Assistants (CHAs)

· Community Health Volunteers (CHVs)

· Community leaders

Ø Work closely with Community structures to ensure they provide community awareness on pre-hospital care and emergency preparedness

Ø Ensure stockpiling of supported health facilities with drugs, consumables and equipment

Ø Provide technical assistance at specified health facilities in areas that are relevant to the project including management of ICT component

Ø Collaborate with LIPs and relevant stakeholders for improved health outcomes

Ø Provide scheduled support supervision of activities in projects sites and catchment area to ensure quality service is provided that is responsive to needs on the ground

Ø Support necessary linkage between the supported facilities, Community, HMTs and other stakeholders to ensure successful implementation of the project

Ø Represent Malteser International emergency/cluster coordination meetings, workshops and stakeholder forums

Ø The Project Officer prepares accurate and timely technical reports on a monthly and quarterly basis for all project related activities showing achievements against targets


Ø 3-5 years of field experience in health preferably emergency health

Ø Bachelor Degree / Higher National Diploma in Public Health, Nursing, Clinical Medicine or other health related course

Ø Additional training in Emergency preparedness will be an added advantage

Ø Familiarity with Nairobi and Kisumu MOH setup

Ø Training of Trainer skills are essential for this role

Ø Demonstrated collaborative approach including working with Government officials and with good negotiation skills, patience, diplomacy and tact

Ø Valid driving license

Ø Fluent English and Swahili oral and written language skills

Personal Qualities

Ø Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities

Ø Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle

Ø Ability to prioritize work according to importance while multitasking and meeting tight deadlines

Ø Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others

Ø Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required

Ø Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment

Ø Compliance with Malteser International security procedures and protocols

Ø Respectful and appropriate attitude towards the local communities

Ø Politeness and helpfulness in dealing with all stakeholders

Ø Ability and willingness to work in physically challenging field conditions


Ø Starting date: as soon as possible, preferably: 03/2017

Ø Duty Station: Kisumu County, Kenya with frequent travels to Nairobi

Ø Duration of contract: 6-7 months

Ø Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package

Ø Please note that this is a national position with a local contract and an unaccompanied position

Please note, these positions are subject to final approval by the donor.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online at .

Kindly submit your application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of diplomas and three professional references) until March 7th, 2017.