Overview

Public Health Officer

Reporting to: Community Health Coordinator

Purpose

The Health Information System officer will be responsible for providing leadership for the data management and improving data quality and ensure the same is reported into the County and National HIS while collecting information, to optimize the use of that data for decision-making.

Key Responsibilities

Programme Support

Coordinate and plan for program activities within a community unit
Work with community health committee members and ensure active participation of the community in preventive activities
Contribute to program reporting
In liaison with community health coordinator supervise mass immunization campaigns, social mobilization and sensitization exercises in response to outbreaks
Carry out health assessments and provide feedback
Lead weekly meeting with the CHWs within the respective community unit

Leadership

Contribute to the maintenance of a high quality and motivated team of Community Health
Workers through on the job trainings, coaching, mentoring, performance management and continuous feedback.
Attend various internal coordination meetings and community forums on behalf of the department, gather and share information, develop and nurture a working relationship with the refugee community and other implementing agencies.
Minimum Qualifications 

A Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health or Environmental Health.
Experience in working in a refuge set up or complex emergency situations.
Experience in implementing the Community Health Strategy approach will be an added advantage.
Key Competencies 

Strong communication skills: oral, written and presentation skills.
Have insight into various public health issues
Should be a team player and culturally sensitive.
Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and utilization of the internet.
Demonstrate ability of proposal/budget making and grant management.
Excellent report writing skills.
Strong leadership, team building, conflict resolution and ability to deliver the Society’s strategic objectives.
Extremely flexible, and have the ability to cope with stressful situations

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya Red Cross is one of the many International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement societies around the world. The Kenya organisation was established in 1965, The Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects whilst raising awareness to the Kenyan public about the current issues or problems which may affect them.