I am an Enrolled Community Health Nurse trained for three years and a MPH student on hold, with over 17 years’ experience in conflict, post conflict and remote marginalized stable settings in developing countries- North and north Eastern Kenya , South and North Sudan and Ethiopia. I have been managing primary or /and secondary health care. Previously, I have held the posts of Reproductive health manager, reproductive health coordinator, Field manager, Primary health care trainer advisor, health officer, maternal and child health trainer & advisor, departmental nurse in-charge and acting hospital matron.
I am currently with save the Children UK- Kenya programme, implementing the Safe motherhood- Maternal Neonatal Child Health funded by European Commission in Wajir County of North Eastern province as a Community Health field Coordinator. The main goal of the project is accelerating reduction in maternal neonatal and under five mortality and morbidity in the Wajir county. In this position, I ensure strong partnership and quality in implementing the Ministry of health (MOH) Community Health Strategy and health system strengthening .The project is implemented in partnership with national Ministry of health, national organizations (INGOs) for capacity building, resource support and sustainability purpose and in coordination with other partners.
I have experience in integrating HIV/AIDS awareness, reproductive health, gender and development issues into health and non health sectors. I have skills in community dialoguing on health related issues researching on knowledge and attitudes and practices, barriers to service acceptance and utilization. I have good communication skills in English both verbal and written, networking with community stakeholders, counterparts and other partners. I have vast experience in training monitoring and supervision of national staffs at both community and different health facility with high, medium, little and no literacy levels in health related issues; project management, computer skills and data entry and analysis that led to many resume other local, national and expatriate responsibilities for human resource availability, competence and sustainability at community and national level.
In any type of emergencies, reproductive health is an area left unattended to at the onset of humanitarian relief. I always advocate for and initiate the Minimum Initial service package in reproductive health that reduces excess maternal mortality and morbidities during emergencies followed by comprehensive services when situation stabilizes. Reproductive and Maternal neonatal child health are areas in health sector that has not been met well as per the millennium development Goals. . Since this post demands a lot o the same issues as mentioned in the advert, I am a staff that has addressed these issues at all levels of the programming as a team and multi sectoral and interagency collaboration that led to increased utilization of the quality services.
I am flexible and easily adjust to changing needs and environment and willing to relocate to remote poor resourced settings serving the disadvantaged- refugees, internally displaced persons and marginalized communities in stable seetings. I have excellent representation and coordination skills with Other NGOs government, UN agencies , government and national and community based organization for information sharing and enhanced organizational learning in serving better in all mission. I am committed to addressing health needs forpopulations under your umbrella. I am conversant in community, involvement and participation at all level of the project for ownership and sustained development. I am competent in financial management, projection, allocation, re- alignment, spending plan, and commitment and reporting plus logistic management.
Due to my passion for maternal neonatal health, and the slowness in achieving the millennium development goal number 5, am always willing to work in organizations with maternal neonatal child health being part of the health interventions or programming.
My value as part of the Mission is that what gets measured must get done in aiming higher in meeting the millennium development goals. I value teamwork and integrity in program cycle management.