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Project Coordinator – NOA at World Health Organization

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Job Description

1.            Background

The purpose of this assignment is to provide support for the implementation of Mass Drug Administration (MDA) in five (5) selected counties (Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Makueni and Machakos) to contribute to elimination of SCH and STH.

Specific objectives of the MDA activity are to:

1.            Administer praziquantel tablets to at least 75% of all eligible persons aged five years and above, residing in the five (5) selected counties in Kenya.

2.            Administer mebendazole tablets to at least 75% of all eligible persons aged one year and above, residing in the five (5) selected counties in Kenya.

3.            Provide a coverage evaluation report, including documentation of the effectiveness and consistency of MDA rounds delivered in these areas, over the years.

The Assistant Project Coordinator will assist the Programme Coordinator in facilitating coordination and operations for the effective and timely implementation of MDA activities in line with WHO’s policies and practices.


2.            Deliverable/Activities

The Assistant Project Coordinator will undertake the following activities:

1.            Assist the Project Coordinator in ensuring timely and effective implementation of the project.

2.            Assist in operations and day-to-day monitoring of the project, including maintaining the project calendar.

3.            Assist in planning of meetings, appointments with stakeholders, logistical arrangements and reporting.

4.            Compile operations and project reports.

5.            Assist in organizing logistics, transport, and events of the Project.

6.            Assist in the development of presentations to highlight progress of the project.

7.            Participate in other activities as assigned by the Project Coordinator.


Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Academic Qualifications

The suitable candidate should hold at least a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Business Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other relevant discipline including public health related disciplines;



1.            At least 3 years of relevant experience in the management and implementation of public health or other development projects/

2.            Proven ability to coordinate and manage complex project work.

3.            Experience in implementing and managing a public health project

4.            Experience in programme planning, design, follow-up, report writing, of projects.

5.            Experience in working with various partners, working with MOH, counties and partners to implement project activities.

Skills and competencies required:

1.            Organization and Planning Skills.

2.            Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

3.            Strong analytical and evaluating skills with the ability to generate reports.

4.            Well-developed Interpersonal Skills – Team working skills.

5.            Leadership skills.

6.            Problem solving skills.

7.            Well-developed Interpersonal Skills Creativity/Innovation skills.

8.            Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Visio, Excel, Word, Project and Power Point.

9.            Ability to multi-task and perform well under pressure.

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