Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager - Global Fund, The Project Officer – Malaria will generally oversee the day to day implementation of the Global Fund Supported community malaria interventions as well as reporting in Nyamira County. Further, s/he will be the focal person for the project’s stakeholder engagements in the county with overall support and guidance of the Program Manager.
Technical Support & Management
• Providing support to the planning, implementation, management, and monitoring of community malaria activities within the supported community health units
• Assisting in providing technical expertise and support during training of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs).
• Ensuring that activities geared towards community level management of malaria activities are effectively supervised.
• Planning for regular opportunities to identify lessons learnt and opportunities for documentation of the project’s work.
Coordination and representation
• Providing overall planning and coordination in training, reporting and supervision visits
• Liaising with key partners including County Sub County Health Management Teams, local leaders, other NGO partners, and other stakeholders (as necessary) to provide synergy for project activities
• Attending malaria and community health services related technical working groups and stakeholder meetings at the county, sub county and community.
Administrative and Other Duties
• Providing monthly written reports to the Program Manager on the progress towards the project’s annual objectives; identifying areas for improvement and those requiring follow-up.
• Working with the finance department to prepare financial requests and ensure the timely liquidation and reporting of expenditure
• Any other duties as required by the line manager
• Compilation of activity reports and success stories for inclusion in the qualitative and quantitative reports submitted to Country Office, and contributing to the other reports as required.
• You have a Bachelor’s degree in Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, Social Sciences or Community Health.
• You have a minimum of at least 4 years’ experience in an NGO set up implementing community malaria programs.
• You have experience working with health service delivery professionals (e.g. Community Health Workers, health care workers)
• You have experience with planning, implementing, managing, and/or monitoring and reporting of malaria initiativesYou have strong project management skills, as evidenced by impressive academic or professional results
• You are highly organized, flexible, and adaptable to changing priorities and able to work well under deadlines with minimum supervision
• You have excellent computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook—You must have demonstrable ability to format documents, prepare charts and manipulate data
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills to include conflict resolution, priority management, and managing expectations of multiple clients
• Experience in the implementation of Global Fund Malaria grants is an added advantage
• You are comfortable working for a faith-based organization.
• You believe in CMMB, where we’re going, and what we can do together to achieve Healthier Lives Worldwide.