Community Liaison Strategist

at Gold Star Kenya
Published May 18, 2022
Location Nakuru, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

About Goldstar Kenya

 

Goldstar Kenya is a National Non-Governmental Health Organization established in Kenya in 2010 under the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act (Cap 19) of 1990. It focuses on empowering communities for better health and drawing its expertise from being involved in various projects in Kenya and collaborating with diverse public and private sector partners. Goldstar Kenya aims at improving health outcomes of the communities as well as being positioned as an institution that stands for quality and results driven interventions.

 

Through Public-Private Partnerships, Goldstar Kenya is driving the path in new approaches for health care providers to offer in sustainable ways, high quality integrated HIV/TB prevention, care, treatment and support services. Goldstar Kenya is also contributing to improving the management of priority health conditions including Family Planning, Reproductive Health, Maternal and Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (FP/RMNCAH), Nutrition services as well as malaria management and addressing the growing burden of Diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.

 

Working Here

 

We value our employees and we believe our organization offers friendly working environment and a balanced work culture that inspires self-growth and professional excellence where individuals are inspired to live and driven by our core values:

 

Teamwork

Integrity

Community engagements

Quality

Innovation

Where we work

 

Driven by our mission of Empowering communities to achieve better health our current team is spread across Kenya.

 

We are seeking to fill the Position of Community Liaison Strategists (4months) forUSAID Tujenge Jamii Project to be based in Nakuru & Laikipia.

 

About USAID Tujenge Jamii Project

 

Tujenge Jamii is a five-year USAID funded project that brings about well-tailored interventions in the select high priority counties in Kenya; Baringo, Laikipia, Samburu and Nakuru to build the capacity of the county governments health departments to manage high-quality HIV care and treatment, family planning/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH), nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services and make them accessible to those in need.

 

The Community liaison strategist will be responsible for working closely with the project technical team and service providers to;

 

Improve access to Covid 19 vaccination through infrastructure improvement, referral system, community mapping, capacity building of healthcare workers and household visits.

Increase demand for Covid 19 vaccination amongst communities through activation community health networks, capacity building of community health volunteers, community engagement through opinion leaders, incentivize and monitoring of community health volunteers.

Advocate for improved Covid 19 vaccination amongst communities through establishment and participation of stakeholder networks, identification and engaging in key Covid 19 vaccination health policy issues.

To ensure improved efficiency in operations and achievement of results, use technology as an enabler.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Conduct social mobilization of community structures and population to effectively participate in the health promotion programs engaging community Catalysts, religious leaders and community own resource persons.

Provide continuous mentorship to community structures and leadership on health, development and related issues especially issues pertaining to Covid 19 vaccination.

Oversee effective networking and collaboration within and beyond communities for learning and leveraging on health and developments.

Support strengthening of Covid 19 vaccination amongst community services delivery at health facilities including mapping and referral from lower-level facilities and communities and also training of the CHEWs and the CHVs.

Work with CHS focal persons to schedule targeted demand creation services through mobilization and support supervision at the Household level.

Works with the SCHMT especially the public health officer and Deputy County Commissaries in respective sub-counties to engage the community through the NGAO Structure to improve health in areas without community units through Chiefs, village elders and the Nyumba kumi Structure to accelerate mapping of unvaccinated persons and linking them to health services.

Defaulter tracing and follow up to ensure people complete their vaccination schedule as per national guidelines

Enhance COVID-19 Update through public awareness and community mobilization

Deploy mobile vaccine delivery units that will go to markets, churches, and other places people gather.

Monitor Adverse Events Following Immunizations (AEFI) monitoring

Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualification and Experience

 

Diploma in social science or public health (Bachelors degree added advantage) with 5 years’ relevant experience in Community Health Strategies.

Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

Experience in working with multi-cultural communities is an added advantage.

Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.

Working knowledge on the Garissa context.

Excellent technical skills e.g., social mobilization.

Sensitivity of cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding Covid 19 management.

Ability to work with others and maintain compatibility among project staff, sub-contractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

Ability to work with minimum supervision, team player with drive and initiative.

Ability to travel regionally and nationally as needed.

 

How to apply

 

Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email. Please quote the Job Title provided on the subject line while sending your application & CV in one folder (pdf format) including salary requirements and availability

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