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VSO International Job Vacancy in Kenya - Health Promotion Policy Development Consultant

VSO International Job Vacancy in Kenya - Health Promotion Policy Development Consultant

About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

The Ministry of Health through the support of partners has started the process of developing the health promotion policy. A task force has been appointed with membership from various departments within the Ministry and partners who support health promotion work in the country. VSO is a member of this task force leading on community engagement and monitoring of service provision. The policy development process will require that we do some desk review of other policies across sectors in order to identify additional gaps that would require to be filled through the policy. There is also need to review similar policies that have been done by other countries and do analysis of data from different sectors in order to understand the status in implementing activities that promote health by other sectors and within the Ministry of health. A consultant is therefore required to carry out these activities and to do final editing and presentation of a final Policy.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The consultant should be a highly knowledgeable person on volunteerism policy development. In addition, the consultant should possess the following skills and competencies:
• Health Education: Minimum of a master’s degree
• Minimum of 8 years’ experience in research and policy development in the area of health promotion
• Evidence of working in volunteer for development and community engagement strategies in the health sector
• Solid understanding of monitoring of health services provision using community approaches
• Good analytical and report writing skills
• Good communication and facilitation skills
• Good interpersonal skills and computer literacy

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:
• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Type of role: Advocacy policy and research
Location: Kenya
Salary: To be negotiated
Contract type: Consultant Agreement
Contract length: 12 weeks
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 05 Dec 2021

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VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

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