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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Jobs in Kenya

Employment Opportunities
Stronger health systems. Greater health impact
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact.
We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
For more information please visit our website www.msh.org.
MSH seeks to recruit highly motivated and result oriented individuals for a five-year program, to improve health outcomes for all Kenyans in Baringo and Nakuru Counties.
The purpose of the program is to enhance access to and utilization of quality family planning, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services in selected counties and sub-counties in Kenya.
Human Resources for Health (HRH) Senior Advisor – ID:13-9254
The HRH Management Advisor will provide strategic direction and technical oversight for the planning and implementation of interventions and mechanisms required for effective management of HRH systems in the focus counties and sub-counties.
This will include: evidence-based human resource planning; development and management include recruitment, deployment, and retention; and health education and health workforce regulation.
The Senior Advisor is expected to strengthen human resource directorates in the focus counties and provide training in HRM to selected staff.
S/he will contribute to HRM program learning and research.
S/he will be responsible for achieving required project results through effective project planning and management, technical assistance, administration and oversight, monitoring and evaluation.
S/he ensures a comprehensive approach to workforce capacity development and provides programmatic leadership to ensure seamless planning, implementation of activities, and technical support, in close collaboration with USAID funded HRH Kenya Project.
S/he should have technical expertise and prior experience in HRH program implementation, and more specifically HRM, and experience networking with Ministry of Health and other key stakeholders.
Previous USAID experience will be an added advantage.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have a graduate degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration, Management, social sciences or a related discipline.
A minimum of 7 years’ experience in the following areas;
  • Designing and implementing HRH quality improvement programs.
  • Providing technical leadership to district health offices on HRH quality improvement activities.
  • Guiding and providing technical assistance to host county government staff working on HRH.
  • Interacting with donors, implementing partners, and host county government in HRH quality improvement issues.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, ability to build synergies across technical disciplines and nurture innovative alliances.
Fluency in written and spoken English required and fluency in Kiswahili.
Willingness to relocate to Baringo and to travel within Kenya required.
Quality Assurance / Improvement (QA/QI) Advisor – ID-13-9450
The QA/QI Advisor will provide Technical Assistance to MOH and health facilities to institutionalize quality improvement standards for improved maternal, newborn, adolescent and child health (MNCAH) service delivery.
The QA/QI Advisor will also support the development/adaptation and application of QA/QI management systems to track implementation of health facility quality improvement plans and other MNCAH service quality improvement activities.
Under the guidance of the STA Child and Newborn Health Advisor; and in close collaboration with prime partner, the QA/QI advisor will deliver integrated Technical Assistance to the MOH and health facilities to;
  • Provide technical assistance and develop health facility quality improvement plans to ensure quality MNCAH service delivery;
  • Develop cross-cutting quality improvement training programs and materials in coordination with stakeholders to help ensure quality standards;
  • Contribute to the development of a common platform for QA/QI efforts across health interventions, specifically, Maternal Neonatal and Child health programs.
  • Strengthen MOH capacity to include implementation science (operational research) of QA/QI activities;
  • Oversee training of staff on utilization of QA/QI measures;
  • Develop QA/QI tools and instruction guides to improve monitoring, standard of care, and quality of MNCAH care practice;
  • Participate in technical working group (quality management) and other relevant fora
  • Develop a system for monitoring and evaluation of health facility QA/QI implementation plan and ensure linkages with appropriate national data management systems such as DHIS2.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have a minimum of degree in medicine, pharmacy, public health, social science or other relevant qualifications.
Minimum of 6 years of experience providing technical assistance to government agencies in developing and strengthening QA/QI in Kenya including assessment of MNCAH care practices at health facilities, development of quality improvement plans, and QA/QI capacity building programs.
Experience developing or implementing quality improvement data management systems
Knowledge of the Kenya health systems and structures for the provision of MNCAH services.
Knowledge of the Kenya MNCAH quality improvement standards and the health facility framework.
S/he should have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications, teamwork and partnering abilities.
Demonstrated computer skills in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and Access.
Willingness to relocate to Baringo and to travel within Kenya required.
How to Apply
For further detail and to apply for the position, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of our website at www.jobs-msh.icims.com by March 8, 2017. If you cannot apply online, or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to iRecruiterproblem@msh.org. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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