We are hiring a Research Nurse as Project Coordinator!
Organization: Wa-Wa Kenya
Duty Station/Location: Mbita/Kendu Bay
Duration: 1 year
Salary: 30k KES/month
Employment type: Full-time, 40h/week
Start Date: October, 1st 2023
Join our team as Research Nurse/Project Coordinator
We are seeking an enthusiastic research nurse as a project coordinator to join our team at Wa-Wa Kenya to coordinate an exciting project on cervical cancer prevention and the economic empowerment of women along the Lake Victoria Region (Mbita & Kendu Bay). The project is implemented in partnership with Together Women Can, an international non-profit organization with support from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Together we can impact the lives of women and girls in Mbita and Kendu Bay! We look forward to receiving your applications.
About Wa-Wa Kenya
WA-WA Kenya is a registered Non-Governmental Organization, and founded with an aim to stop ’sex for fish’ practices by empowering women and girls around Lake Victoria regions to establish an opportunity for them to improve their livelihoods. Wa-Wa seeks to establish a strategic partnership with organizations to improve access to basic, quality education and adolescent development by working towards transformed institutions, laws and communities that respect the rights of children, especially the vulnerable girls in fisher communities in Homa Bay County.
1.Coordination of communication activities and organization of stakeholder meetings with County/Sub-County officials to contribute towards strengthening Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), cervical health screening, and HPV vaccination programs.
2.Responsible for coordinating and organizing h ealthcare worker and community health volunteer training (identifying venue, communication with stakeholders involved, agenda drafting, coordinating the design and printing of communication material)
3.Close collaboration and interaction with Clinical Officers, h ealthcare workers, and community health volunteers and assist in strengthening communication, reporting, referrals, and patient follow-up
4.Responsible for procurement of project material (equipment and supplies for cervical cancer screening)
5.Coordinate and support community outreach screenings and vaccination campaigns
6.Assist in screening and vaccination data monitoring and collection to ensure accurate data collection for impact reporting and publication services
7.Support in developing technical and program implementation guidelines related to SRHR and cervical health screening and prevention program
8.Assist in developing and initiating the standard operating procedures for cervical health screening (VIA/VILI) and HPV testing for screening of cervical cancer.
9.Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the management. This includes duty travel or duty-station reassignment on short notice as per the program requirements.
10.Support in capacity building (juniors, interns, women, youth) to improve access to SRHR and cervical health screening and prevention services.
11.Provide technical support to develop monthly reports on project status
12.Assist in collecting and organizing data for clinical research publication
13.Budgeting and maintaining accurate financial records
1.Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or Clinical medicine
2.At least 3 years of demonstrable experience working in a sexual reproductive health program
3.Previous experience with cervical cancer prevention programs is an advantage
4.Good understanding of service delivery structures for reproductive health services and related guidelines
5.A driving license is an advantage
6.Excellent knowledge of public health systems and procedures required to work at the County and Sub- County levels
7.Ability to work closely with the County government/sub-counties and other key stakeholders
8.Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences
9.Excellent written and oral communication skills: expert knowledge of English and Luo is essential
10.Excellent problem-solving skills and flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances
11.Comfortable in working and reporting project progress to an international team of partners
12.Proven ability to work under pressure and multitask
13.Good computer skills including office software applications, email communication, and Zoom
14.Enthusiasm, alignment with Wa-Wa Kenya’s values, and passion for social impact.
Qualified and interested candidates should send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 20th September 2023. Ladies are encouraged to apply.
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