Country: Kenya
Organization: Fred Hollows Foundation
Closing date: 23 Mar 2022

Help us end avoidable blindness in Kenya
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International Development Organization
Position based at The Fred Hollows Foundation Kenya, Nairobi office

The Fred Hollows Foundation is one of the world’s largest and most innovative eye health international development organizations, having restored sight to more than 3 million people around the world. We are an ambitious organization, committed to making a difference and end avoidable blindness, however, we recognize that we cannot do this alone.

Founded in 1992 in honor of late Professor Fred Hollows, world-renowned eye surgeon and social activist from Australia, The Foundation has been one of the fastest-growing international NGOs in healthcare. It’s not just what we do that’s important, it’s the way that we do it that matters. We work hand in hand with our communities and partners who together, share the same goals and determination. We focus on results and are passionate about making affordable and accessible eye care a reality for everyone so that no one person is needlessly blind. Working together we deepen our impact.

We are currently seeking a Program Coordinator to support our work in Kenya. The Project Coordinator will provide technical support for a collaborative project between FHF Kenya and Novartis. The Project born of a shared vision for eye health between the two organizations aims to achieve integrated eye health in Kenya by testing and scaling creative approaches to delivering comprehensive and integrated eye health in underserved communities. At a global level, the vision for the partnership is to find new and cost-effective solutions to enable access to specialized eye health services, even for the most marginalized people in low-income countries.

Specific responsibilities include (not limited to)

Lead the implementation of the integrated eye health and advocacy activities related to increasing equitable access to eye health services, so as to reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment in Kenya.
Contribute to the design development, of the Project development document (PDD) for effective implementation of the project.
Negotiation, and implementation of operational plans and analytical tools to drive service delivery efficiencies in public health financing and related fields (WHO building blocks), ensuring timely achievement and successful completion of project deliverables per set quarter and annual milestones and log frame indicators
Stay abreast of key developments in the areas of Cataract, DR and Glaucoma and resource allocation innovations and interventions in Kenya and more broadly in East Africa, in order to inform technical support activities. This includes frequent interaction with governments and stakeholders at the national and county levels relevant to these areas of eye diseases.
Participate in the appreciation, dissemination and implementation of technical support activities related to NCD in collaboration with national organizations and associations on one hand and the service providers on the other hand.
Lead in the synergistic implementation of project activities in the two locations of Uasin Gishu and Kisumu towards the realization of the following outcomes; Improved diagnostic capacity at primary and secondary level and strengthened effective eye health referral pathways, Increased access to specialized eye care for treatment and management of cataract, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and Increased availability of eye health supplies and commodities through the implementation of enabling policy and stronger supply chain management.
Periodically evaluate progress towards the completion of project deliverables to verify alignment with strategic directions and defined targets. Ensure excellence within budget and on-time delivery of activity and financial results and reports.
Working with the M&E TA ensure an effective MEAL framework is in place and supports the use of the tools for cross-learning and evidence (qualitative and quantitative) that guides the next phases of the project.
Support Partners capacity assessments and capacity building and documentation.
Any other duties as assigned by your supervisor

About You.

Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Public Health, Social Sciences, Health Systems or related field.
Minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar role with reputable international NGO’s
Experience in community-based health programming and Organisations
Knowledge of project design, project management, budget development and monitoring
Experience in strengthening public health service delivery programs, Innovation in health service delivery, partner technical Support and capacity building, advocacy, health systems performance and eye health programming
Experience with a mix of practical technical skills necessary for strengthening health systems at the county, national, and community levels.
Excellent knowledge of; national/county/community-level issues impacting health services
Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders and have above-average networking skills, with experience in a busy health development organization.
Financial Management skills especially development & management of budgets and budget reports.

Fluency in written and spoken English as well as the ability to travel domestically including travel to remote locations will also be essential.

How to apply:

Applications should be made via our website: https://www.hollows.org/au/careers/current-vacancies and should include your resume and cover letter addressing all areas expressed in the ‘experience, skills & attributes’ section of the Role Purpose as well as details of your current and expected salary.

Alternatively, if you would like further information please contact our Talent Acquisition Specialist team via email at employment@hollows.org Applications sent to this email shall be automatically disqualified.

Closing Date: Wednesday 23rdMarch 2022

*The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child-safe environment.*

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