Reproductive Health Services Project Coordinator Job in Kenya

Reproductive Health Services seeks to contribute to the reduction of the high maternal morbidity and mortality in Kenya through promoting the prevention of unintended pregnancies and by advocating for repeal or reform of laws and policies that restrict access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Project Coordinator will work closely with the Finance and Administrative Officer. 
This is a one-year contract with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funds. 
The position is available immediately.
Scope of Work
  • Hold regular meetings with the RHS team who include the board of directors
  • Coordinate and monitor implementation of activities
  • Provide programmatic and logistical support for project activities including convening meetings, following up attendance by key persons, developing agenda and objectives, draft minutes and reports
  • Act as one of the communication liaisons between RHS and external actors
  • Identify, initiate, formulate, design relevant projects, in consultation with the RHS team, for improvement of SRHR in Kenya
  • Identify funding opportunities through networking, reviews and literature searches for SRHR
  • Formulate and develop concepts proposals (literature searches and documentation)
  • Provide technical support including advocacy, training, M&E to projects within RHS
  • Identify key local, regional and international SRH forums/conferences for the RHS team to attend and participate
  • Prepare reports and updates on the implementation status of project activities
  • Work closely with the Finance and Administrative Officer to monitor project expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are adhered to and prepare quarterly progress and financial reports as needed.
  • Any other duties assigned by the RHS team
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in sociology, public health or related field is required. 
  • At least two years experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and working with programs to identify and address training and technical assistance needs, preferably with a reproductive health and rights focus.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with NGO experience and working in multi-sector programs.
Skills or Related Knowledge: 
  • Knowledge of reproductive health issues. 
  • Demonstrate analytical, project conceptual and planning skills. 
  • Must demonstrate good inter-personal skills in addition to the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to synthesize information and generate clear verbal and written communications. 
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with keen attention to detail.  
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Email.
Salary: A competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications will be offered.
Please send your application letter and curriculum vitae that include three references and salary history to no later than COB 14 June 2013, with the email subject: Project Coordinator Application.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.