Save the Children International
Job Title: Community Development Intern (CDI) – GSK Signature Programme
Team / Programmes: Programmes
Contract Length: 3 Months
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
Role Purpose: SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a world class Signature Program (BORESHA) for health that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets.
The CDO Intern will support the CDO to ensure effective implementation of the GSK supported MNH program in Bungoma County while working closely with County Governments, Department of Health.
The role involves working closely with other MNH stakeholders in creating demand for the Uptake of quality MNH services and information.
Scope of Role:
The CDI will work with the Community Development Officer to support the implementation process of the GSK maternal and newborn signature programme.
Reports to: Community Development Officer
Staff directly reporting to this post: None
Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.
Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH.
In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya.
In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own.
Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country.
We employ nearly 300 staff and will have an operating annual budget in 2016 of approximately US$18 million.
SCI Kenya is in the process of implementing a signature maternal and new born health (MNH) programme that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets.
The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and new born health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change.
Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya at both national and county levels and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for women and children by December, 2017.
Key Areas of Accountability
- Learn skills in supporting community units to be functional and sustainable for improved service delivery at the household
- Learn how to conduct social mobilization of community structures and population to effectively participate in their own health programs through M2MSGs and F2FSGs.
- Learn how to facilitate capacity building and linkages of community units on viable livelihood support initiatives through Village Savings and Loaning Associations.
- Build skills in linking between Save the children – Boresha Project, the health facilities (CHEW) and the community (Community Units).
- To learn skills in programme documentation for accountability through processing participant lists, payment lists and developing beneficiary file.
- Learn skill in development and dissemination of BCC messages through relevant community structures.
- To improve team work skills by performing any other relevant duties assigned to him/her by the CDO
- To build his/her skills in networking by attending external meetings/forums with partners, other NGOs and other agencies as required
Monitoring, Learning and Reporting
- To build his capacity in Compiling field monitoring reports as per the requirements
- To improve skills in identification and compilation of case studies from project beneficiaries
- To learn from the CDO the processes involved in demand creation for MNH services at the community level.
- To build skills in conducting joint supportive supervision with MoH staff
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree / Diploma in Social sciences / public health
- Possession of report writing skills
- Understanding of community health structures
- Basic message development skills
- Computer skills, in particular MS Word, Excel and
- Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and values.
How to Apply
The system allows CV & Cover letter as One (1) document.