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Job Title: Medical & Travel Clinic Manager
Team: Medical & Travel Health Team (East Africa)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Working Hours: 9am -5pm, Monday – Friday

Position in the Organisation
Accountable to: Managing Director, InterHealth East Africa
Works in conjunction with: Clinical and leadership teams in Nairobi

Overall Purpose of Job
This role incorporates clinical and management responsibilities as part of a team providing high quality, integrated health and wellbeing services to a wide range of patients, with a particular focus on humanitarian and mission workers in the East Africa region.
The Medical and Travel Clinic Manager will be the lead clinician for our team of doctors and nurses, involved in the coordination and line management of the team, with oversight of clinical governance and a role in the development of services to meet client needs. They should embody our culture of professional, personable and excellent standards of care.

Summary of main responsibilities
• As a member of the leadership team, to be involved in and responsible for delivering the strategic goals of InterHealth East Africa.
• Lead on clinical governance for the team, ensuring evidence based practise, continuous learning and accountability throughout clinical services, with the support of the Global Clinical Services Director.
• Coordinate and provide line management for the doctors and nurses in the medical and travel medicine team.
• Carry out medical examinations and consultations for mission partners, humanitarian workers and residents in the East Africa region.
• To identify health problems, which may impact on an individual’s ability to fulfil their mission before an assignment begins.
• To empower individuals and families to manage their own health and wellbeing effectively
• To diagnose and treat illnesses arising whilst on assignment or at the end of assignment
• To provide a supportive environment in which a client can express wider psychological, emotional & spiritual concerns
• Offer GP-type consultations to Nairobi residents and staff of organisations that we partner with, including the management of chronic conditions, acute medical issues, travel related problems, including for children.
• Order and carry out appropriate tests (this will include taking blood)
• Make referrals where appropriate
• Provide clearly and timely reports to patients and client agencies, respecting the individual patient’s confidentiality.
• Respond to queries from client agencies and individual patients by phone or email
• Provide back-up and support to the nurses team who have primary responsibility for running the Travel Clinic
• Liaise effectively with Psychological Health Team, Health Supplies and support teams
• Attend and sometimes lead clinical and other regular meetings
• Keep up-to-date with respect to developments within occupational & travel medicine and other specialities relevant to the medical work at InterHealth
• Contribute to the development of health information resources, culturally appropriate clinical services and related health and wellbeing events
• Hold or be eligible for a permanent or temporary licence for clinical practice with the Kenyan Medical Board.
• Attend client agency liaison meetings when required
• If you have aptitude and interest in training, there are opportunities to be part of the training team offering field first aid and other courses across East Africa. This would involve some travel outside and within Kenya.

Medical and Travel Clinic Manager
We are looking for a medical doctor for this opportunity to be part of our innovative professional practice in a pioneering faith based setting. The following are considered essential or desirable for this post:

Essential

Skills and Knowledge
- At least 3 years post-graduate experience in Occupational Health, Travel Medicine, General Practice or other relevant speciality
- An interest in Travel and/or Tropical Medicine
- Methodical and organised approach to work and commitment to accuracy
- IT literate with a capacity to use a Patient Management System & good command of Microsoft Office software
- An understanding of the particular issues faced by individuals and families working for mission and humanitarian organisations
- An informal consultation style which enables clients to express their health concerns in an unhurried way
- Ability to work to deadlines and multi-task under pressure

Experience
- Experience of living, working or travelling internationally in resource-poor environments
- Experience assessing and advising international patients from a wide variety of backgrounds

Organisational and Management Skills
- Excellent administration and organisational skills
- Proven ability to work in multi-disciplinary team and a collaborative approach to team work and management

Communication & People Skills
- Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing and confidence liaising and communicating with colleagues, client agencies and individuals
- Ability to convey and receive complex and sensitive information
- Excellent communication skills in a way that demystifies medical jargon in a culturally appropriate way

Values and style
- Wholly identified with InterHealth’s Christian ethos
- Flexibility to cross cultural adaptations in way of working
- Friendly outgoing manner with ability to empathise with InterHealth’s wide range of clients
- Collaborative and inclusive style of working

Desirable

Skills and Knowledge
- MRCGP/family medicine qualifications are highly desirable for this role
- One or more other post-graduate qualifications – DTM&H, Dip Occ Medicine, MSc Travel Medicine, Dip Travel Medicine or MRCP
- Excellent presentation and facilitation skills using a variety of methods
- Ability to work in a second language
- A good working knowledge of clinical governance, experience in audits, patient surveys and handling issues and complaints

Experience
- Mission and/or humanitarian sector experience and understanding

Organisational and Management Skills
- Experience managing or coordinating a team
- An interest and aptitude for strategic planning

Values and style
- Commitment to mission and humanitarian sectors
- Desire to learn and work in positive health and wellbeing paradigm as well as treating illness.

The role includes opportunities to be involved in running our training courses and providing health briefings. Although not essential to the role, an aptitude and experience in training, particularly in trauma first aid and healthcare in remote settings would be an asset.

Are you interested in becoming a Medical & Travel Clinic Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 14, 2017
Regional Director, ESC Africa , Senegal

Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI has an operating budget of some $70 million and currently conducts programs in 20 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) while dealing with cross-cutting development issues such as gender equity, resilient livelihoods, and economic empowerment. The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions.

Africa Regional Overview
HKI’s programs in Africa have a long history, going back more than 30 years. We are currently implementing regional, multi-country and country specific projects in 12 countries in Africa. With about 550 staff and an annual operating budget of about $40 million, HKI’s programs in Africa are funded by a mix of government, corporate and foundation donors, including United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Affairs Canada, Irish Aid, United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, END Fund and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Funding for the programs is generated through country, regional and headquarters fundraising efforts as well as through HKI’s affiliate, HKI Europe.

The country offices are supervised and supported directly by the Africa Regional Office (AFRO) team and multi-country program managers, several of whom are based at the regional office in Dakar, Senegal. The regional office is also responsible for all regional partner relations including regional UN offices, regional economic communities, the African Union, and regional health organizations.

HKI is seeking a Regional Director to provide both oversight to four country offices in the Eastern, Southern and Central Africa (ESCA) region and leadership in new business development across the entire region..

Functional Relationships
Reporting to the Vice President, Africa, the Regional Director serves as a member of the Regional Management Team (RMT) and has a dotted line relationship to the Regional Director of Operations. The position works in close collaboration with the Regional Director for West Africa, Regional Advisors for Nutrition, NTDs, and Monitoring & Evaluation, other program and operations staff in the region, as well as the program and operations team at HKI headquarters.

The Regional Director provides technical and operational support and oversight to country offices, through line management of country directors (who lead and oversee country office programs) and one or more regional managers. This position will be the lead coordinator of new business development across the AFRO region. While many regional and HQ staff play an active role in business development for AFRO, this position will coordinate their efforts to ensure high-quality proposal development, providing support to all country programs in Africa in this regard.

HKI has a matrixed reporting structure spanning two levels, with line management and management authority at the country-office level but also accountability and oversight duties by regional directors, and subject-matter experts and multi-country program managers at the regional and headquarters levels. Strong communication skills and a spirit of teamwork among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally, are essential to thrive within this structure.

HKI’s programs require close relations with governments, partner NGOs, private industry, donors and UN agencies. The Regional Director plays a key role in nurturing and overseeing some of these cooperative relationships and representing HKI AFRO to donors and the international community, as needed.

Scope of the Position
The Regional Director will have two main areas of responsibilities:

1) Oversight of country and multi-country program managers, as assigned, through supervision and coaching of direct reports and their teams to ensure technical quality of programs in the portfolio in collaboration with the technical advisors. This includes providing guidance, input and oversight to ensure that country office programs and operations (finance, HR, IT and administration) are implemented and reported on at the highest standards to fulfill the HKI mission and the objectives.

2) Provide overall leadership on new business development for the AFRO region. This includes identification of new major opportunities and tracking and forecasting opportunities and proposals. The position will support country offices and the regional office in proposal development and contribute to writing proposals in collaboration with colleagues at country, regional and HQ level. When a major proposal is being developed, s/he will lead planning and coordination, delegating tasks to colleagues and ensuring efforts are completed on time.

This position is based at the regional office in Dakar, Senegal, with field travel to HKI country programs for oversight and support and/or business development purposes, or to attend relevant regional or international events, as needed.

Key Responsibilities

Management and Operations
•Provide leadership to designated country offices and programs, ensuring alignment with the mission, policies and guidelines of HKI.
•Through direct supervision and support of the Country Directors and Regional Managers for the assigned portfolio, ensure direct accountability for planning, implementation and evaluation of the operations, including the domains of programs, finance and budgeting, human resources, information systems, administration and safety and security.
•Ensure compliance with HKI and donor standards, policies and procedures as well as
host country laws.
•Regularly participate in regional management team meetings (in person or via teleconference).

New Business Development
In collaboration with colleagues at regional, country and HQ levels,
•Lead the identification and pursuit of new program initiatives that are consistent with HKI’s mission and strategic plan.
•Network with potential partners and donors at country, regional and global level.
•Coordinate the tracking and forecasting of opportunities and proposal development.
•Lead the planning and coordination of major proposal development processes, including major multi-party proposals on which HKI seeks to be the prime recipient.
•Together with HQ, develop tools and templates to support business development.
•Lead and contribute heavily to the development of concept notes and proposals for submission to various donors.
•Identify and implement strategies to meet longer-term funding needs, including identifying and pursuing funding opportunities with donors based in the region.

Facilitation and Control
•Serve as the link between designated country and regional programs and the regional office.
•Advocate for designated programs within HKI as a whole, including regional office, headquarters and HKI-Europe.
•Identify technical needs in designated country offices and programs and facilitate meeting them through regional and/or HQ resources (i.e. technical advisors).
•Ensure regular review and documentation of roles and responsibilities within our matrixed structure, especially as it pertains to multi-country programs and input of technical experts outside traditional line management. Facilitate dialogues, as needed.

Program Quality Assurance
•Collaborate closely with HKI’s technical leadership at regional and HQ levels to ensure that programs in assigned portfolio meet HKI programmatic performance standards (in terms of quality, impact, scale and cost-effectiveness) through appropriate planning and monitoring and evaluation.
•Identify any issues of non-compliance and ensure prompt corrective action.
•Assure the accurate and timely reporting of program results.

Strategic Planning and Vision
•Provide direction and guidance to long, medium, and short-term planning processes in designated countries and contribute to strategic development and planning within the AFRO region in accordance with the overall organizational strategic plan.
•Act as a communications bridge to designated country offices and regional programs on strategic issues, sharing information and RMT discussions to build buy-in and identify issues requiring attention.

Partnerships and Representation
•Work with colleagues to identify partnership possibilities and ensure HKI representation at key regional meetings.
•Build on and expand partnerships with regional institutions, country government officials, international and local donors, international and local NGOs, universities and other institutions and colleagues whose areas of work align with those of HKI.

Internal Capacity Development and Human Resources Management
•Ensure continuous performance management of country directors/regional managers, including regular dialogue, coaching and mentoring, and regular performance evaluation.
•Support country directors and regional managers in effective people management, as well as supervision and strengthening of their teams.
•Collaborate with relevant colleagues to establish staff training, orientation, and development plans for assigned countries within the context of available resources.
•Lead the recruitment of country directors in designated countries and assist in the recruitment of senior field positions for those countries (and regional staff, as assigned).

Qualifications
•Minimum Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field and at least ten years international public health work experience (ideally including at least five years managing complex country programs) or equivalent combination of skills and experience.
•Direct field experience in public health programming, including significant experience in Africa, preferably related to Nutrition or Neglected Tropical Diseases.
•Strong background, experience and demonstrated success with fundraising, including supporting others (e.g. country programs and regional staff) in proposal development and directly leading proposal development and writing.
•Experience as an NGO Country Director (Chief of Party/Mission) is strongly desired.
•Demonstrated experience with INGO reporting, financial management, procurement, and project management including demonstrated ability to develop and monitor budgets and collaboratively manage operational activities of complex programs with sub-grant management.
•Substantial experience with a variety of donors such as USAID, Global Affairs Canada, Irish Aid, DFID, and/or private foundations.
•Strong technical skills in one or more of HKI’s program areas and a demonstrated history of high-quality technical writing and presentations at international conferences. Passionate about ongoing learning in HKI’s technical areas. Experience with conducting or overseeing major research projects an advantage.
•Ability to forge strong working relationship with technical staff inside and outside HKI.
•Excellent capacity building, team building/management, and coordination skills. An ability to delegate responsibilities effectively and coach and mentor staff.
•An ability to work in challenging and changing environments, to find solutions to emerging challenges, and maintain balance when under stress.
•Ability and willingness to undertake extensive field travel (approx. 35%-40%), often under difficult conditions.
•Communication and language skills:
o Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, including the ability to exercise diplomacy and tact as demonstrated through previous roles that required communication with a broad and diverse set of partners, such as government, civil society, international organizations, the local community and political leaders
o Excellent oral and written French and English skills required. Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents and to summarize the information succinctly – both verbally and in writing—using an engaging style.
o Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management and the public.
•Demonstrated knowledge of the application of information technology to HKI program areas. Knowledge of software used to prepare presentations and other work documents (e.g. Microsoft Office suite).
•Respect for all persons regardless of religion, ethnicity, class or gender, comfortable working in a diverse environment, and with a demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
•Residence in or willingness to relocate to Dakar, Senegal.

To Apply
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HKI.Recruitment@hki.org noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: May 05, 2017
Regional Program Finance Manager, MMDP , Senegal

Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States. Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases. The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions.

Background
HKI is leading the implementation of Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention for Blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis (MMPD) activities, under a five year, $35 million Cooperative Agreement with USAID with over 140 staff across four continents. The project provides USAID, the Bureau for Global Health (GH), and the NTD Program with assistance to strengthen MMDP components within national NTD plans and achieve elimination goals for trachoma and lymphatic filariasis (LF), and helps countries in planning, implementing, and monitoring the scale‐up of high‐quality treatment and care services for affected individuals.

Scope of the Position
The Regional Program Finance Manager, MMDP is responsible alongside the country offices for the financial management of MMDP activities in HKI program countries within the portfolio. Working as part of the MMDP team, s/he serves as the financial liaison to country office, regional and US-based MMDP staff. The position’s main responsibilities are to work closely with the country office finance and program staff to provide support in the preparation and review of annual project and fixed obligation grant budgets and grant budget narratives; to review financial reports; ensure strong tracking of program expenditures, including all sub-awards by the country offices; ensure compliance with HKI policies and USAID rules and regulations; and provide staff training in coordination with the MMPD team, the regional office and the Finance department.

Functional Relationships
This position will report directly to the Senior Program Finance Manager, MMDP and have strong working relationships with the finance department and the MMDP Regional Program Manager. This position will, therefore, serve as a member of both the MMDP team and the Finance department, ensuring congruity and consistency of financial policies and procedures.

HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within country office and regional hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of subject matter experts and multi-country program managers at the regional and headquarters level. Regular communication and a spirit of team work among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally are essential to make this structure thrive.
Responsibilities

Financial Management
•Serve as finance liaison to country and regional offices as it relates to the management of the MMDP award.
•Provide regular updates to the Senior Program Finance Manager, MMDP on financial progress of the program and early alerts of any issues.
•Assist MMDP country offices with the preparation of proposal budgets, annual project budgets, fixed obligation grant budgets, and budget modifications. Ensure all budgets are consistent with the work plan narrative and compliant with HKI and USAID regulations.
•Prepare budget narratives for annual project budgets and fixed obligation grants.
•Prepare financial reports, accruals, and other financial deliverables. Advise on journal adjustments as needed. Working with the country offices, carefully track and report project expenses, burn rates on a monthly basis.
•Ensure budgets and other financial information are correctly represented in HKI’s financial and project management systems. Maintain the hard and electronic file for each MMDP project.
•Assist country offices in responding to audit requests from donors, developing financial management tools, and managing project’s close-out process.
•Assist country offices in ensuring strong monitoring and tracking of sub-awards.
•Work with country offices to develop useful project-specific monitoring templates, including reporting templates for sub-awardees.
•Work with country offices to maintain strong financial controls to guarantee compliance with HKI and donor regulations.

Award Management
In conjunction with Grants & Contracts staff assigned to the project,
•Review all grant agreements, contracts, and modifications for the MMDP program in HKI project countries.
•Review procurement requests, sub-agreements, and fixed obligation grants, and ensure that key processes are followed so that grant risk assessment receives consistent attention and direct support.

Training and Site Visits
•Travel to train and support MMDP colleagues, monitor financial management of the MMDP project, and conduct site visits to Ministry of Health project locations and sub-recipient offices.
•Provide expertise, advice, and training to MMDP staff to build their understanding of financial regulations and policies to ensure that programs are delivered with minimized compliance risk; and work collaboratively with Regional Office staff to train and build capacity of local national staff.

Standards and Systems Development
•Collaborate with the Senior Program Finance Manager and Grants & Contracts unit to implement guidelines, procedures, standards, work processes, manuals, metrics, and methodologies for a successful and comprehensive financial management system applicable to this specific project.
•Contribute to the development of and implement project toolkits in collaboration with the Senior Program Finance Manager and Regional Program Manager to ensure effective and efficient operations.
•In conjunction with the G&C Unit, stay abreast of new USAID financial regulations and assist in integrating new regulations into HKI policies.
•Raise red flags to management of any possible non-compliance at all levels.


Qualifications
•Master’s Degree in public administration, finance, accounting, or related field with at least 6-8 years related prior work experience with at least 5 years managing U.S government-funded projects; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is required.
•Very strong interest in public health programs as well as the synergy between the programmatic, operational, and financial components of public health initiatives.
•Experience working at country office and or regional level, supporting financial management responsibilities for a country office strongly preferred. Knowledge of the Africa region is required.
•Experience managing staff and mentoring colleagues.
•Oral and written proficiency in French
•Ability and willingness to work under pressure as a part of a global team in a collaborative and supportive manner.
•Proven ability to create and maintain effective systems for managing information, and tools for making information accessible and understandable to a broad audience.
•Ability to perform duties that require an extreme attention to detail.
•Ability to communicate effectively across cultures including:
•asking for information in a way that is very clear, specific and understanding of overall country office workloads;
•conduct effective trainings for country office staff and in-country partners; interacting with internal and external colleagues.
•Ability to prioritize workload, assume responsibility for work, and follow through to completion.
•Highly computer literate including very strong Excel skills, and solid knowledge of database management. Experience in the use of various financial software packages and accounting procedures a strong plus.
•Ability to undertake international travel (approximately 8-10 weeks of travel per year).

To Apply
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HKI.Recruitment@hki.org noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Apr 30, 2017
Behaviour Change Communication Expert - Radio , Rwanda

Mott MacDonald is shortlisted for upcoming EU Programme in Rwanda with regards to Behaviour Change Communication in Nutrition.
For this programme we are looking for a Behaviour Change Communication Expert – Radio Spots.

About the programme
The population of Rwanda is expected to increase from 11.8 million in 2013 to 16.9 million in 2032. While agricultural production and incomes have been rising and poverty has been steadily decreasing over the last two decades, hunger remains a challenge and child undernutrition is still high. The European Union supports Rwanda's National Multi-sectoral Strategy to Eliminate Malnutrition is to improve the nutrition situation in Rwanda with a view towards accelerating the positive trend in reducing the proportion of people below minimum level of dietary energy consumption, further reducing the maternal mortality ratio, and reducing child mortality. Technical Assistance is sought to support the programme to strengthen nutrition behavioural and social change communication activities that aim at reducing stunting and malnutrition among mothers and children less than 5 years old. Behaviour change is targeted in particular for care givers, mothers and men and other groups influencing decisions regarding nutrition in the households (e.g. religious leaders, mother-in-laws).

Job Description

The expert is (among others) responsible for:
- Designing, testing and producing innovative radio spots to enhance BCC for improved nutrition;
- Set up a strategy to reach the target group;
- Measuring the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the different solutions offered

Candidate Specification
Requirements:
- MsC in Education, Public Health, Nutrition, Communication Sciences or any other closely related subject;
- At least 6 years of successful working experience related to designing radio spots to enhance for improved public health, nutrition or food security outcomes in the context of developing countries, of which 3 years in social media campaigns;
- At least 1 year experience related to designing radio spots to enhance BCC aiming at reducing the malnutrition of children under 5 years old and their mothers
- Fluency in English, verbal and written;
- Previous work experience in Rwanda (beneficial);
- Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is beneficial

Note: Proof of work experience is required by a copy of employer certificates or references. Diplomas also need to be provided.
Duration of the programme will be 1 (one) year, starting in Q2 of 2017. Employment will be on freelance basis and input will be about 90%.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Feb 06, 2017
Behaviour Change Communication Expert , Rwanda

Mott MacDonald is shortlisted for upcoming EU Programme in Rwanda with regards to Behaviour Change Communication in Nutrition.
For this programme we are looking for a Behaviour Change Communication Expert - Print .

About the programme
The population of Rwanda is expected to increase from 11.8 million in 2013 to 16.9 million in 2032. While agricultural production and incomes have been rising and poverty has been steadily decreasing over the last two decades, hunger remains a challenge and child undernutrition is still high. The European Union supports Rwanda's National Multi-sectoral Strategy to Eliminate Malnutrition is to improve the nutrition situation in Rwanda with a view towards accelerating the positive trend in reducing the proportion of people below minimum level of dietary energy consumption, further reducing the maternal mortality ratio, and reducing child mortality. Technical Assistance is sought to support the programme to strengthen nutrition behavioural and social change communication activities that aim at reducing stunting and malnutrition among mothers and children less than 5 years old. Behaviour change is targeted in particular for care givers, mothers and men and other groups influencing decisions regarding nutrition in the households (e.g. religious leaders, mother-in-laws).

Job Description

The expert is (among others) responsible for:
- Designing, testing and producing innovative print tools to enhance BCC for improved nutrition;
- Set up a strategy to reach the target group;
- Measuring the effectiveness and cost efficiency of the different solutions offered

Candidate Specification
- MsC in Education, Public Health, Nutrition, Communication Sciences or any other closely related subject;
- At least 6 years of successful working experience related to designing print media to enhance BCC for improved public health, nutrition or food security outcomes in the context of developing countries, of which 3 years in social media campaigns;
- At least 3 years successful working experience in enhancing printed media material for frontline workers and community based health programmes;
- Fluency in English, verbal and written;
- Previous work experience in Rwanda (beneficial);
- Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is beneficial

Note: Proof of work experience is required by a copy of employer certificates or references. Diplomas also need to be provided.
Duration of the programme will be 1 (one) year, starting in Q2 of 2017. Employment will be on freelance basis and input will be about 90%.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Feb 06, 2017
Team Leader BCC , Rwanda

Mott MacDonald is shortlisted for upcoming EU Programme in Rwanda with regards to Behaviour Change Communication in Nutrition.
For this programme we are looking for a Team Leader.

About the programme
The population of Rwanda is expected to increase from 11.8 million in 2013 to 16.9 million in 2032. While agricultural production and incomes have been rising and poverty has been steadily decreasing over the last two decades, hunger remains a challenge and child undernutrition is still high. The European Union supports Rwanda's National Multi-sectoral Strategy to Eliminate Malnutrition is to improve the nutrition situation in Rwanda with a view towards accelerating the positive trend in reducing the proportion of people below minimum level of dietary energy consumption, further reducing the maternal mortality ratio, and reducing child mortality. Technical Assistance is sought to support the programme to strengthen nutrition behavioural and social change communication activities that aim at reducing stunting and malnutrition among mothers and children less than 5 years old. Behaviour change is targeted in particular for care givers, mothers and men and other groups influencing decisions regarding nutrition in the households (e.g. religious leaders, mother-in-laws).

Job Description
The team leader is (among others) responsible for:
- Progress management of the programme
- Stakeholder management
- Managing the team of key- and non-key experts
- Quarterly progress reporting

Candidate Specification
- MsC in Public Health, Nutrition, Communication sciences or any other closely related subject;
- At least 12 years of successful working experience in BCC in the context of developing countries, of which at least 3 years in BCC in nutrition and at least 1 year in social media marketing;
- Fluency in English, verbal and written;
- Previous work experience in Rwanda (beneficial);
- Knowledge of French and Kinyarwanda is beneficial

Note: Proof of work experience is required by a copy of employer certificates or references. Diplomas also need to be provided.
Duration of the programme will be 1 (one) year, starting in Q2 of 2017. Employment will be on freelance basis and input will be about 60%

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Feb 06, 2017
Management Partner , Sierra Leone

Interested in global health and big systems change? Up for an entrepreneurial challenge and making things happen from within Ministries of Health? Believe that management and leadership are essential for lasting impact? Eager to apply your private sector experience to social problems? Join AMP Health for an exciting two years!

Background: An emerging consensus among global health leaders is that stronger health delivery systems are required to ensure preparedness against future epidemics like Ebola, to continue the fight against the top killers of children and mothers around the world, and to handle the growing burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases in low-and-middle-income countries. To strengthen health systems, governments need not only technical expertise, but also robust managerial and leadership skills, and a strategic understanding of the interplay between private and public sector roles.

Management Partner Role: AMP Health seeks highly capable leaders to join MoHs as Management Partners. Each MP will serve as a problem-solving partner to national and regional leaders on high priority initiatives related to strengthening a country’s community health system. Based within the MoH, the MP will work closely with the head of the community health department and will report to a senior official in the MoH as well as to the AMP Health team. Specific MP work will be determined in collaboration with MoHs but could include, for example, industry analysis, program design, strategic planning, financial modeling/investment cases, operations, organizational development, marketing strategy, and/or stakeholder management.

AMP Health believes in the power of strong leadership and management for systemic change. Accordingly, the MPs will benefit from personalized best-in-class leadership development training that will help them grow as leaders and effective change-makers within MoHs. MPs and their MoH counterparts will also participate in needs-based trainings and work closely with MPs from other countries and a network of local and global mentors from the public and private sectors. These events will serve as a collaborative platform to promote dialogue and best practices in leadership, management and community health systems strengthening.

Qualifications: This role will require motivation, flexibility, patience, and a business-minded attitude. The right candidates will balance their proven business skills and results-driven approach with creativity, savvy, and humility. MPs should have an entrepreneurial spirit as well as a passionate interest in – and commitment to – the strengthening of health systems in low-and-middle-income countries. It is expected that the desired candidate will have the following qualifications:
● Advanced degree in business management (MBA) or other relevant field preferred;
● Fluency in English (speaking, reading, and writing);
● 5+ years of private sector experience, preferably with a top-tier management consulting firm;
● Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to use qualitative and quantitative data;
● Ability to work under pressure, respond to deadlines, prioritize competing deliverables, and be productive while working both independently and as part of a team;
● Demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a multi-stakeholder environment with varying levels of authority, experience in government and the NGO world would be an added advantage;
● Advanced skills in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, with experience in standard statistical or costing packages a plus;
● Positive attitude and sense of humor;
● Willingness and ability to live and work in a low-or-middle-income country for two years, with national and international travel up to 25% of the time; and
● African nationality preferred.

Benefits: The MP role offers a direct, meaningful, and high visibility path to public or private sector healthcare leadership, along with structured support from AMP Health’s partners and mentorship networks. This is an outstanding opportunity to drive dramatic health system improvements and strengthen leadership and management capacity within MoHs. The MP will be paid a competitive all-inclusive stipend.

Applications for the positions in Sierra Leone due by September 02nd, 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; applying prior to the deadline is therefore strongly encouraged. Please note that the final round of interviews may take place in the host country.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Duration of placement: Two years, with potential to extend.

Expiring: Oct 07, 2016
Design Associate , Uganda

AFRIpads (Uganda) Ltd. is a fast-growing social enterprise in Uganda that manufactures and sells reusable (washable) cloth sanitary pads as an impactful feminine hygiene solution for women and girls in East Africa and beyond. Creating social impact is paramount to AFRIpads’ business objectives. The company’s mission is to empower women and girls through business, innovation, and opportunity. Having pioneered the reusable sanitary pad market in East Africa, AFRIpads has reached nearly 1 million women and girls with its product. Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda and with a manufacturing facility in Masaka, AFRIpads currently employs 115 staff across both locations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
AFRIpads seeks a creative, engaged, open-minded and resourceful Design Associate for an initial period of 6-months (potential to extend) to take the lead in product R&D. This recruit will be responsible for innovation and design of AFRIpads’ products, such as menstrual pads and associated products, and any new services to be developed, such as educational materials and tools. The Design Associate will have extensive opportunity to engage with the different departments of the company, ranging from production to sales, as well as direct customer engagement. It is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of product design for bottom-of-the-pyramid customers who demand good value for money and innovative products that improve and ease their everyday lives. This is a chance to work in an exciting, growing social enterprise that values your ideas for innovation and wants to channel your skills and expertise to positively impact the lives of millions of women and girls.

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Engage with the Sales Department and through them with customers to understand users’ needs and desires, while looking beyond the surface at underlying factors that may be influencing these.
• Interpret and translate the above into cost-effective and practically implementable product and services innovations in cooperation with the Production, Supply Chain and Sales Departments
• Create concepts for the look and feel of products and express them in a compelling way, both visually and verbally. Create stories, sketches, mockups, models, illustrations, 2D and 3D renderings and photography.
• Contribute to companywide discussions on the development of the product line from a design point of view.
• Track a design schedule to ensure a timely completion following the predetermined product development calendar.
• Research the Menstrual Hygiene Management space and related industries for ideas and new products.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to create 2D and 3D visualisations by sketching and using appropriate software.
• Knowledge of and experience in sustainable product development.
• Strong reporting, communication, and presentation skills, both written and oral.
• Mastery of English with excellent command of the language, both written and oral.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively, with excellent time management.
• Interface well in multi-disciplinary teams.
• Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and with sensitivity amongst culturally diverse staff and customers.
• Flexibility with shifting priorities and competing demands in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. Ability to act independently and proactively, while exercising maturity, resilience and good judgment.
• Commitment to the company’s mission and objectives, with a keen interest in social enterprise and the desire to empower and enable value-conscious consumers through a high-impact, BOP-oriented business.
• Willingness to work flexible hours and to travel occasionally for work.

COMPENSATION:
AFRIpads (U) Ltd. is offering a compensation package commensurate with experience and a 6-month renewable contract.

HOW TO APPLY:
Suitably qualified candidates should submit their CV and cover letter (statement of interest, motivation), contact information, and names and contact details of three references to the undersigned no later than 22nd August, 2016. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. In case you do not hear from AFRIpads, please consider your application unsuccessful. No phone calls please.

Expiring: Sep 23, 2016

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