IT / mHealth Assistants – Indoor Residual Spraying Project 2021
Career Employment Kenya: IT / mHealth Assistants – Indoor Residual Spraying Project 2021
Job Description: Today Recruitment Kenya

Job Vacancies: IT / mHealth Assistants

In 2021, USAID Kenya awarded Abt Associates, the Kenya Vector Control Activity. It seeks to build on PMI investments under PMI AIRS and VectorLink.

The purpose of the project is to plan, implement, provide technical assistance for, monitor and evaluate critical malaria vector control activities.

This includes indoor residual spraying (IRS) and insecticide treated net (ITN) activities for prevention of malaria in Kenya.

The project has six objectives:

(1) indoor residual spraying and other proven vector control interventions,

(2) entomological monitoring and surveillance,

(3) ITN durability monitoring

(4) data driven decision making to inform strategic deployment of ITNs and IRS,

(5) capacity building of Kenya national malaria program and selected counties and

(6) continuous net distribution system in the community through multiple channels.

In 2022, Abt Associates shall implement IRS in Homa Bay and Migori Counties and in other counties thereafter as determined by USAID Kenya.

In close collaboration with the Division of National Malaria Program (DNMP), Migori and Homa Bay and Migori County governments, The Kenya Vector Control Activity seeks to recruit professionals in different fields to support in implementation of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in all the Eight sub-counties in Homa Bay county namely; Homa Bay
Township, Rangwe, Suba South, Suba North, Rachuonyo South, Rachuonyo East, Ndhiwa and Rachuonyo North and
Six sub-counties in Migori county namely; Rongo, Awendo, Uriri, Suna East, Suna West and Nyatike.

The positions being sought include:

Vacant Positions: IT / mHealth Assistants

Supervisor: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor

Location: Migori and Homa Bay Counties, Kenya

No. Required: 2 (1 Migori and 1 Homa Bay)

Overall Purpose: To provide real time IT and mHealth support to the county office and county field staff as well as ensuring mHealth services and reporting across project sites. He/She will work in close collaboration with the county
M&E team, County coordinator and IT Manager.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Setup of computers and peripherals in data centers
  • Computer maintenance and troubleshooting at the county data centers and offices
  • LAN support and troubleshooting
  • Monitoring electricity supply and engaging generator backup as needed
  • Monitoring internet connectivity across the two counties and providing the support needed
  • mHealth phones setup and support both in the office and at the operationssites
  • mHealth phone issuance within the county of operation
  • Maintenance of IT issuance forms for the county
  • Tracking phone usage among supervisors within the county
  • Maintaining an inventory of all IT equipment as needed
  • Adhere to VL Kenya M&E COVID19 guidelines

Required qualifications and experience:

  • IT graduate with 1 year experience in IT related role
  • 1 year experience in IRS data and coordination /IT will be an added advantage
  • Additional professional training in IT will be an added advantage
  • Applications Installation and trouble shooting

Desirable

  • Willingness to reside within the County of jurisdiction
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work for 6 days in a week (Monday to Saturday)
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting
  • Strong computer and LAN skills: Microsoft Office

NB: All positions that involves a worker coming in contact or close contact with insecticides on daily basis will require a medical examination including general body examination and pregnancy tests. Those with certain medical conditions like chest problems, asthmatic, expectant etc. may be excluded or considered for other relevant roles they qualify for.

To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and updated CV to Kenyajobs@abtassoc.com with the title of the position being applied for in the e-mail subject line specifying the work location preferred i.e. county and ward e.g. ‘Store keeper-Migori county – North Kamagambo’ by COB, Monday, November 8, 2021.

Equal Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Abt Associates is committed to fostering a diverse, multicultural work environment where our employees respect one another and share a commitment to our firm’s values, mission, and strategies.

Abt Associates Inc. provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to age, race, color, sex, creed, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, or veteran status.

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