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Marie Stopes External Relations Advisor Job in Kenya

Sheer Logic is seeking to engage a dynamic individual for the External Relations Advisor position for our client Marie Stopes Kenya.

Key Responsibilities

Lead MSK’s county strategy and engagement

Identify counties for piloting initiatives based on defined criteria
Develop and implement a strategy to enable MSK to influence at least two counties to commit and utilise resources for family planning
Develop and implement a strategy to enable MSK to influence at least four counties to commit and utilise funds for HISP
Support on-going budget advocacy on the creation of FP budget lines at County level
Work with like-minded organisations and advocates to raise demand for local policy makers to prioritise FP and SRHR in County budgets
Document the processes used to engage counties

Develop and implement MSK’s national advocacy strategy

Engage in joint advocacy through national and County level stakeholder forums and Technical Working Groups (TWGs)
Coordinate and implement all of MSK’s advocacy efforts across key subject areas such as health financing, safe abortion, adolescents, family planning and task-sharing

Establish relationships with external funding mechanisms

Explore opportunities to capitalise on the Bill and Melinda Gate’s funded ‘The Challenge Initiative’ (TCI) and the World Bank’s Global Fund Financing (GFF) to encourage counties to commit resources to MSK
Work with, and engage, NHIF and other like-minded stakeholders to successfully have LARCs included as fee-for-service in NHIF service package

Skills and Experience

Qualifications:

Degree in Health Finance, Health or Social Sciences or related area from a recognized university
Possession of MPH, M Sc. Development studies, MA. Project Management and any relevant course is an added advantage
Preferred to have more than 5 years’ experience providing technical assistance in the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of health finance and economics programmes

Experience:

Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of healthcare finance and health economic policies and projects
Experience and skills in financial analysis of health programmes
Experience with government allocation, budgeting and financial management systems.
Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of healthcare finance and health economic policies and projects
Experience and skills in financial analysis of health programmes
Experience with government allocation, budgeting and financial management systems.
Experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of healthcare finance and health economic policies and projects
Experience and skills in financial analysis of health programmes

Skills:

Good interpersonal and relationship-building competencies, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical skills and technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint
Energetic, forward thinking, creative person with intellectual depth and high ethical standards
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and MUST possess a high level of integrity and responsibility
Must be computer literate and have strong report writing skills
Ability to travel for 70% of the time
Good interpersonal and relationship-building competencies, coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills

Attitude / Motivation:

Demonstrates MSK team member behaviors
Prochoice

How to Apply

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be submitted to: sheerlogictalentsourcing6@gmail.com on or before 23rd June, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

NB: Please clearly indicate in the subject line as “External Relations Advisor”

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