Communication and Advocacy Specialist, Strategic Information Specialist at Health Strat

On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Health Strat is a health systems technical support institution seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the post of Communication and Advocacy Specialist. 
This position will support the delivery of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in collaboration with the Kenya Prisons Service.
Job Title: Communication and Advocacy Specialist
Employer: Health Strat
Location: Kenya
Reporting to: Project Coordinator
 

Job Purpose: The Communication and Advocacy Specialist will lead the project communication and advocacy strategy including dissemination to internal and external stakeholders as appropriate.
 

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Facilitates strong and effective communication about the project, its purpose, its activities and results 
  • Maintains contact with stakeholders and keeps them informed of project progress and results 
  • Designs effective advocacy and communication strategies as well as appropriate products for use in patient/client education and advocacy activities 
  • Develops communications and advocacy work plans and budget including the development of a calendar of events 
  • Collaborates with the Clinical Services Specialist to assist in sharing relevant technical information, and creating communication and dissemination materials for presentations and reports 
  • Collaborates with the Monitoring and Evaluation team in order to effectively report data for decision making, best practice sharing, and required progress reports 
  • Custodian of the program’s branding strategy
Person Specifications:
 
Academic Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or Public Relations
  • Masters of Public Health (added advantage)
Professional Qualifications
  • Registration with Public Relations/Marketing Society
Experience:
  • 4 years’ experience
  • At least 1 years’ experience post-Masters (added advantage)
Skills:
  • Excellent speaking, writing and editing skills with proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrable skills in developing presentations
  • Experience working with graphic designers, printers and other communication service providers in developing communication material
  • Outstanding interpersonal relations
  • Familiarity with project communication and management, partnership and advocacy in health

How to Apply

Please forward a cover letter detailing your suitability, your Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three referees (name, email address, and telephone number), and a copy of your most recent pay slip.

State the job title that you are applying for on the subject of the cover email, to  [email protected] by 11April 2014 5.00pm. 
Incomplete applications and applications received after 5.00pm on the closing date shall not be considered. 
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days from the closing date.
Health Strat is a health systems technical support institution seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the post of Strategic Information Specialist. 
This position will support the delivery of comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services in collaboration with the Kenya Prisons Service.
Job Title: Strategic Information Specialist
Location: Kenya
 
Reporting to: Project Coordinator
 

Job Purpose: The Strategic Information Specialist will be responsible for leading the overall M&E strategy for the project, guiding the implementation of an electronic medical records system, and analyzing data and generating reports for quality improvement activities.


Primary Responsibilities
  • Develops and implements a capacity-building and systems-strengthening plan for M&E in close collaboration with key partners
  • Develops and supervises the project M&E plan, including timely reporting of project activities
  • Provides technical advice and general guidance on the SI IT architecture and framework and contributes to SI IT strategies and plans
  • Plans, coordinates and manages major projects based on SI services and business processes
  • Examines site-level and national-level M&E systems and leads the development of strategies to improve M&E process and data use for decision making and reporting
  • Oversees routine data management including data collection, cleaning, validation and compilation
  • Analyzes and presents data (in collaboration with the Communication and Advocacy Specialist) to inform project decision-making and improvement
  • Develops and revises M&E processes and related tools that support quality assurance and quality improvement for key project areas
  • Leads the implementation of training and continuous professional development systems for site-level M&E/data staff, such as on data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • Implements and supervises a data quality assessment system with strategic action plans improving data quality
  • Conducts targeted site visits to provide mentorship and carry out periodic evaluations on all issues related to Strategic Information
  • Develops and manages mobile reporting technologies as relevant for the project
  • Represents the organization in a SI technical capacity at various meetings
  • Writes SI activity reports
Person Specifications
 
Academic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Biostatistics/Health statistics
  • Masters degree (added advantage)
Professional Qualifications:
  • SPSS/STATA
Experience:
  • 4 years’ experience, 1 year at supervisory level
  • Experience on a PEPFAR/CDC grant (added advantage)
Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrable verbal and written communication skills (including report-writing)
  • Excellent data base management skills (SQL, Access, Excel)
  • Exceptional analytical skills (Stata or SPSS)
  • Advanced computer skills and experience working with HMIS
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Report writing skills
How to Apply

Please forward a cover letter detailing your suitability, your Curriculum Vitae, contact information for three referees (name, email address, and telephone number), and a copy of your most recent pay slip. State the job title that you are applying for on the subject of the cover email, to  [email protected] by11April 2014 5.00pm. 

Incomplete applications and applications received after 5.00pm on the closing date shall not be considered. 
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days from the closing date.
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