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Project officer – Antimicrobial resistance with One Health approach

Kenya Red Cross Society

Kajiado County, Uasin Gishu County

Overview


Vacancy Description

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Kenya Red Cross Society is a leading humanitarian organization sustainably promoting the wellbeing, health and resilience of communities in Kenya. Our mission is to timely, effectively and innovatively deliver humanitarian services with respect, in solidarity and accountability to our stakeholders our communities and affected populations.

Programme: Antimicrobial resistance with One Health approach
Job Title: – Project officer
Location: Kajiado & Uasin Gishu
Reports toRegional Programme Coordinator
Type: Full Time Position

JOB SUMMARY:

The Project Officers will coordinate and implement efforts to tackle the growing challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) challenges. This position involves designing, implementing, and monitoring strategies aimed at promoting responsible antimicrobial use, raising awareness about antimicrobial resistance, and facilitating behaviour change among community members, healthcare providers, and relevant stakeholders. The officer will collaborate with local health authorities, healthcare facilities, community organizations, and other stakeholders to combat antimicrobial resistance effectively.

SCOPE OF THE ROLE:

  • Project Implementation
  • Community Engagement
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Reporting
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Budget monitoring

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive community engagement strategies to raise awareness, educate, and advocate for responsible antibiotic use and infection prevention practices.
  • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders including community leaders, schools, healthcare professionals, educators, and policymakers to build partnerships and drive collective action against AMR.
  • Collect, analyse, and interpret data on AMR prevalence and antibiotic use patterns within the community to identify areas of need and inform program interventions.
  • Support the implementation of local and national AMR action plans.
  • Collaborate with other AMR program staff and partners to ensure effective program implementation.
  • Advocate for policy changes and resource allocation to support sustainable AMR prevention and control efforts at the local level
  • Facilitate and participate in educational workshops and trainings for community members and healthcare workers.
  • Stay abreast of current research and best practices in AMR, and continuously seek opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess the effectiveness of community-based AMR interventions.
  • Prepare regular reports on the implementation progress, challenges, and outcomes of antimicrobial resistance initiatives
  • Maintain accurate records of activities, expenditures, and outcomes for reporting purposes

DESIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Community mobilization and engagement.
  • Advocacy and communication skills for influencing policy and behavior change.
  • Ability to work in challenging environments and adapt to changing situations.
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Project management skills.
  • Stakeholder Management.
  • Financial Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Expertise

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary, medicine, Microbiology, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in public health programming or community engagement, preferably with a focus on antimicrobial resistance.
  • Strong understanding of antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, and infectious diseases.
  • Demonstrated experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation, preferably in community health settings.
  • Good knowledge of One Health Programming
  • Experience working with communities and diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in data collection and analysis.
  • Strong writing and reporting skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the general work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job as well as guides to priority performance areas. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities, competencies etc required of the position.)


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Application Guidelines

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly ONLINE to reach us not later than 12th March 2024; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 Job disclaimer and notification:

Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

Kenya Red Cross Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this


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