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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Millennium Promise Community Jobs: Development Facilitator, Education Facilitator, Community Health Worker Manager and Health Facility Nurse

About Millennium Promise And Millennium Villages Project

Millennium Promise is the leading international non-profit organization solely committed
to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to halve extreme
poverty by 2015.

Its flagship initiative is the Millennium Villages Project. In collaboration with the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Millennium Promise has the administrative and operations responsibility of the Millennium Villages Project, which supports integrated social and business development services for more than 500,000 people in rural communities across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda). Millennium Villages Project reflects Millennium Promise’s focus on simultaneously addressing the interconnected challenges of poverty – which include hunger and malnutrition, disease and lack of access to health care, poor education, water and sanitation and insufficient infrastructure, among others. The organization engages partners from the private and public sectors, national governments and individuals.

Community Development Facilitator

Reports to: Cluster Team Leader
Duty Station: Dertu
Contract Period: One year, renewable

Duties And Responsibilities

The Community Development Facilitator will be responsible to the Team Leader and will supervise the implementation of all community development interventions and programs in the village.

More specifically he/she will perform the following:
  • Liaise with sector specific facilitators to facilitate community trainings, Coordination, sensitization and mobilization of parents/community to participate in development activities while enhancing community contributions,
  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of development interventions through capacity building of various structure of the community already established,
  • Promote participatory monitoring and evaluation processes within the community,
  • Supervise enumerators on carrying out socio economic surveys,
  • Promote collaboration, communication and cooperation with government ministries and other stakeholders and actors in the community,
  • Ensure accurate and timely production of monthly, quarterly and annual planning and budgeting for planned project activities with the community,
  • Facilitate development of community action in liaison with various sectors,
  • Facilitate conflict resolutions among the communities and ensure peace and coexistence structures are reinforced,
  • Oversee promotion and adoption of community learning resource centers in the
  • villages.
  • Facilitate registration of the community recognized institutions through the DSDO
Skills and Credentials
  • Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsibility in, Community Development, NGO experience preferred,
  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in social studies (Preferably in Community
  • Development, Social Work, Gender & Development Studies),
  • Very good spoken and written communication skills in English; ( understanding of Somali language preferred)
  • Very good knowledge of basic computer skills, knowledge in MS Excel is an added advantage
  • Excellent and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate people and have a proactive approach to ensure that systems and information flows are effective. A high level of initiative, creativity, judgment and service orientation
  • Willingness to work and live in Dertu
  • Experience working in diverse/ multi-cultural communities
Education Facilitator

Reports to: Cluster Team Leader
Duty Station: Dertu
Contract Period: One year, renewable

Duties and Responsibilities

The Education Facilitator will be responsible to the Team Leader and will supervise
the implementation of all education interventions and programs in the village. More
specifically he/she will perform the following:
  • Sensitization and mobilization of parents/community to participate in education development.
  • Organize and facilitate appropriate training programs for the community and the School Management Committees in participating in the program,
  • Facilitate the planning and implementation of education interventions including formal and alternative basic education e.g. mobile schools,
  • Facilitate monitoring and evaluation of education activities, in conjunction with ministry of education and other stakeholders,
  • Provide the necessary technical support to community based committees so as to strengthen the overall educational performance of the project,
  • Identify relevant educational interventions with the community and facilitate their full participation towards project ownership,
  • Promote high level collaboration, communication and co-operation with government ministries and other stakeholders and actors in the community,
  • Document activity progress on regular basis,
  • Make timely monthly planning and budgeting for activities.
Skills And Credentials
  • Minimum of 3 years of increasingly responsibility in implementing education interventions in arid areas, NGO experience preferred,
  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in education,
  • Very good spoken and written communication skills in English; ( understanding of Somali language preferred)
  • Very good knowledge of basic computer skills, knowledge in MS Excel is an added advantage
  • Excellent and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate people and have a proactive approach to ensure that systems and information flows are effective.
  • A high level of initiative, creativity, judgment and service orientation
  • Willingness to work and live in Dertu
  • Experience working in diverse/ multi-cultural communities
Community Health Worker Manager

Reports to: Cluster Team Leader
Duty Station: Dertu
Contract Period: One year, renewable

Duties and Responsibilities

The community health worker manager is responsible to the team leader and will supervisor the implementation of the community health programs in the village. More specifically he/she will perform the following:
  • Hold weekly meetingswith Community Health Workers (CHW), weekly and monthly reports compiling public health data and work closely with the Database Manager.
  • Identify actionable items on weekly reports and design timely interventions to improve the health of the community, based on incoming data. If death is reported, perform verbal autopsy.
  • Fill out monthly reports compiling public health data received from Community Health
  • Workers to send to Health Coordinator, CHW East Africa Coordinator.
  • Ensure operations tools evolve with the needs of the Dertu site.
  • Collect data monthly from CHV-Community Health Veterinary, Coordinators.
  • Lead CHW manual revisions by providing feedback to the health coordinator.
  • Liaise with the m-Health team on CHW trainings on mobile phone usage.
  • Community Health Worker Evaluations and Certifications; Conduct regular field evaluations of CHWs
  • Lead and maintain an on-going certification process for Community Health Workers.
  • Lead Community Focus Groups every quarter to evaluate specific Community Health Workers.
  • CHW Program Management; Organize and supervise the work of CHVs
  • Maintain and update the CHW Register.
  • Monitor and supervise CHW use of data/operations tools and Provide general support for health team initiatives.
Skills and Credentials
  • A registered nurse or public health technician or clinical officer or related subject, and or advanced management qualifications or equivalent experience in public health and health administration.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology an added advantage
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience in supervisory role or in health care with a development-oriented NGO
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate people and have a proactive approach to ensure that systems and information flows are effective. A high level of initiative, creativity, judgment and service orientation
  • Excellent skills in computer packages. High proficiency in oral and written English and Somali language.
  • Willingness to work and live in Dertu
Health Facility Nurse

Reports to: Health Coordinator
Duty Station: Dertu
Contract Period: One year, renewable

Duties and Responsibilities

Health Facility Nurse will be responsible to the project health coordinator and will be in charge of a health post. More specifically he/she will perform the following:
  • Provision of focused antenatal care to pregnant mothers,
  • Provision of PMTC services in accordance with ministry of health guidelines,
  • Practice of integrated management of childhood illness including conduction of routine and campaign immunization and education of families on IMCI,
  • Provision of primary care services for the older children and adults,
  • Conducting mobile clinics into the community,
  • Conducting normal delivery including taking night calls,
  • Participate in all relevant clinical research,
  • Prepare comprehensive summaries and reports of the facilities and mobile clinic activities.
  • VCT Counselling
  • Patient and community education
  • Follow up on the health cases such as patients on ARV and their nutrition
Skills and Credentials
  • Minimum of 3 years of increasingly responsibility in implementing health interventions in arid areas, NGO experience preferred,
  • Diploma in Nursing,
  • Very good spoken and written communication skills in English; ( understanding of Somali language preferred)
  • Excellent and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate people and have a proactive approach to ensure that systems and information flows are effective. A high level of initiative, creativity, judgment and service orientation
  • Willingness to work and live in Dertu
  • Experience working in diverse/ multi-cultural communities
Terms of Offer

Millennium Promise is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above positions against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone and fax numbers and email address).

Applications should indicate on the envelope position applied for and addressed to the Cluster Team Leader,
Dertu-Millennium Villages Project,
P.O. Box 958 - 70100,
Garissa.

Applications will be considered until 30th March, 2012.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

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