Saturday, December 21, 2013

mothers2mothers Project Design Consultant (Community Health Strategy) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Scope of Work: Project Design Consultant (Community Health Strategy) 

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international non-governmental organization headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa dedicated to providing education and support to pregnant women and mothers living with HIV, and preventing mother-to-child transmission. 

m2m empowers HIV- positive pregnant women and new mothers to become role models in their communities by promoting AIDS awareness, testing and services.  
In Kenya, m2m is working with the MOH to develop and scale this approach nationally through the Kenya Mentor Mother Program (KMMP).

Through the provision of technical assistance, m2m has supported the MOH to develop national guidelines for the KMMP, along with a national curriculum package. 

The guidelines and curriculum are being rolled out through the provision of implementation support services to partner organizations and their MOH counterparts at the sub-national level. 

The overarching objective of the KMMP is to support EMTCT and improved maternal & child health, aligned to the national EMTCT framework. 

Aligned to m2m’s vision and mission, the organization seeks to expand its scope and impact in Kenya through implementation of and support for the Community Health Strategy (CHS) as a new programming area, with a strong technical focus on RMNCH. 

m2m is therefore seeking technical support to assist in the design of this programmatic approach, jointly aligned to the country’s existing CHS framework and tools, and to m2m’s organizational objectives and guiding principles. 

Purpose of the Consultancy:
The purpose of the consultancy is to lead the design of m2m Kenya’s programmatic approach to CHS implementation, resulting in:
  • A well conceptualized project approach/design aligned to the CHS
  • Organizational consensus on m2m’s value added to CHS implementation, and project alignment to m2m’s organizational objectives and guiding principles
  • Documented project components and tools to feed into proposal development and project implementation (e.g. project results framework, program tools, budget template, etc.)
Key Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Develop and manage a consultancy work plan detailing key milestones and deliverables
  • Report progress to the Liaison Officer on a bi-weekly basis
Detailed Responsibilities: 
  • Liaise with key stakeholders across the organization to create and manage an effective process for participatory project design, including formation and leadership of a project design team
  • Advise members of the project team on key aspects of CHS implementation, including requirements according to existing GOK policies, existing CHS tools and resources, challenges / pitfalls, lessons learnt in CHS projects, and best practices / innovative approaches
  • Develop a generic project framework (e.g. results framework and activity plan for CHS implementation in 1 county over 3-5 years), with a  focus on building sustainability through MOH capacity to integrate and lead CHS implementation over time
  • Gather and organize existing GOK implementation tools (e.g. CHS guidelines, CHW/CHEW curricula, CHW data collection tools, etc.) 
  • Map existing GOK tools against m2m project design and identify gaps (e.g. need for augmented curriculum content on RMNCH, etc.)
  • Develop key project tools to support implementation and/or to address key gaps (e.g. county/district CHS needs assessment, baseline evaluation tool, augmented curriculum content, budget template, etc.)
Timeline: January & February, 2014  
Based in Nairobi 

Scope of Work / Expected Deliverables: 

Consultant payments will be made monthly upon the production of invoices approved by m2m’s Liaison Officer, aligned to the following deliverables:   
1) Management-approved CHS results framework and activity plan
2) Existing GOK implementation tools and gap analysis
3) Complete set of agreed project support tools

Required Competencies & Experience:
  • Masters degree in health sciences or a related field, or commensurate experience
  • Demonstrated experience and evidence of ability to lead public health project design processes in resource limited settings
  • Practical knowledge and experience with Community Health Strategy / RMNCH community  programming implementation and/or evaluation in Kenya 
  • Strong design and conceptualization skills – able to think creatively and systematically at all project levels (goal, objectives, activities, inputs)
  • Ability to develop and lead effective processes for consultation and meaningful participation of stakeholders at multiple levels
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to effectively engage participants of different cultures and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to create program tools (e.g. budgets, templates, etc.); expertise in instructional systems design a distinct advantage
To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit their consultancy proposals to mothers2mothers via email to by January 5, 2014.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

If you do not hear from us within one month of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.