"... and on the either side of the river was there the tree of life, which bore twelve kinds of fruit, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations." ... Rev 22.2

CHAK’s NCDs Program has grown significantly over the last five years and its impact on the health of the Kenyan communities is evident. The goal of CHAK NCD program is to create awareness and education, improve access to prevention, screening, and care and treatment for NCDs, with special emphasis on Diabetes, Hypertension, and Breast Cancer, Asthma, Mental Health, Eye Diseases and health for the elderly.

CHAK is seeking qualified and highly motivated individuals to fill the following positions:  

  • NCD Programme Officer 
  • Assistant Program Officer – NCD
  • NCD M&E Officer 
  • NCD data officer: (2 positions)
More information on each of the positions is included in the respective sections on this page. 

If you have the stated qualities and wish to join a highly motivated team at CHAK, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae and certificates, specifying the position you are applying for and a list of three references  by July 22, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or addressed to:

The General Secretary,
Christian Health Association of Kenya,
P.O. Box 30690 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi

(Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted)

NCD Programme Officer 

We are seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to join CHAK as an NCD Program Officer, based in Embu for the Upper Eastern/Mt. Kenya Region. This position reports to the NCD Programs Coordinator.

Key duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Advancing and supporting CHAK’s NCD Strategic direction and priorities.
  • Preparing program implementation plans and offering technical guidance to the implementing health facilities and counties.
  • Organizing county level review meetings and orientation workshops.
  • Coordinating health promotion activities on lifestyle changes to prevent and reduce the risk factors for NCDs in the community and create demand for screening.
  • Organizing training programs for health care providers such as medical officers, clinical officers, nurses, pharmacists and pharmaceutical technologists.
  • Training and supporting community health workers and health care providers in implementation of NCD projects activities such as health promotion activities, screening for NCDs, management of NCDs at primary health care level, data collection and reporting.
  • Reviewing program implementation at county and sub-county levels.
  • Collaborating with the County NCD Focal Point persons and County community strategy focal point persons and conduct joint support supervision for NCD programs with county teams.
  • Preparing and submitting quarterly progress reports to CHAK and relevant stakeholders.
  • Representing CHAK in conferences / workshops/ meetings, at county and sub county level.
  • Supporting the health facilities and their NCDs Focal Point Persons in supervising CHWs working on the NCD projects.

Qualifications for the position

  • University Degree in Public Health or Health Sciences from a recognized institution. Post graduate qualification in Public Health is an added advantage.
  • At least two years of public health experience working in public health programmes.
  • Working knowledge of NCD programmes is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of county health services structures, MoH data collection systems, data analysis, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven effective organizational and report writing skills.
  • Ability to develop innovative approaches and solutions to problems and with excellent skills on instructional, supervisory role to inspire scale up of community mobilization and education and to promote   healthy lifestyles to prevent NCDs.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills by working harmoniously as a member of a team, adapting to diverse educational, socio-political and cultural backgrounds and maintaining a high standard of personal conduct.
  • Experience working with county government MHTs and other partners in a culturally competent manner.
  • Computer proficiency in MS tools, managing database using different software is an added advantage.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills. 

Assistant Program Officer – NCD

CHAK is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Assistant Program Officer - NCD. The position is based in Kisii and will serve the Kisii-Nyamira-Kericho NCD program region.

Key duties and responsibilities

The officer will be directly supervised by the Regional NCD Program Officer and will also report to the NCD Programs Coordinator and other partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Advancing and supporting CHAK’s NCD strategy.
  • Organizing NCD trainings for community health volunteers in collaboration with the regional NCD program officer and the county community health strategy focal point person.
  • Training and supporting community health volunteers, community health extension workers (CHEWs) and public health officers in implementation of CHAK NCD projects such as health promotion activities – behaviour change communication, screening for NCDs – especially Hypertension and Diabetes, referral and linkage of persons with NCDs to health facilities.
  • Train CHVs, CHEWs on data collection & reporting using the NCD tool-kits and conduct data quality audits to assure collection & reporting of quality data.
  • Conduct joint support supervision with county teams on NCD program implementation at county and sub-county levels.
  • Preparing and submitting quarterly progress report to CHAK and relevant stakeholders.
  • Representing CHAK in conferences and workshops, if required. 
  • Supporting the health facility and NCDs Focal Point Persons at health facility level in supervising CHVs working on the NCD projects.

Qualifications 

  • University Degree in Public Health or Health/Social Sciences from a recognized institution with at least two years of public health experience working in public health programs or Diploma in Health/Social Sciences with at least 5 years experience in public health programs.
  • Working knowledge of NCD programs is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of county health services structures, MoH data collection systems.
  • Proven effective organizational and report writing skills.
  • Ability to develop innovative approaches and solutions, and solve problems including inspiring and mobilizing communities on adapting health lifestyles to prevent NCDs.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills by working harmoniously as a member of a team, adapting to diverse educational, socio-political and cultural backgrounds and maintaining a high standard of personal conduct.
  • Capacity to work strategically and under tight deadlines on a results-oriented basis.
  • Experience and proficiency in working with government and other partners in an effective and culturally competent manner.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft tools.
  • Training and facilitation skills for community health personnel is an added advantage
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills. Good written and spoken English.

NCD M&E Officer 

CHAK is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual for the position of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, NCD. The position is based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the CHAK NCD project implementing health facilities throughout Kenya.

Key duties and responsibilities

The position of M&E Officer will be part of larger CHAK M&E team and will be responsible for all M&E activities including work planning, staff training, analyzing data, and compiling regular monthly and quarterly reports for CHAK NCD projects. S/he will be reporting/working with the NCDs Programs Coordinator for the day-to-day project activities but under the overall direction of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Research (MELR) Advisor.

The primary responsibilities of the position will include: 

  • Support the CHAK NCD strategy and strengthening of the M&E Unit at the CHAK Secretariat.
  • Develop, support and implement the M&E work plan for the NCD projects.
  • Refine the NCD data management system to improve data collection and reporting.
  • Provide training and supportive supervision to the field data officers, CHAK staff and other M&E partners in consortia with CHAK.
  • Supervise data collection process within the NCDs projects, assure quality of data through routine data quality assessments at CHAK health facilities implementing NCD projects.
  • Analyze program data on a monthly basis for performance monitoring and data-driven decision making.
  • Prepare and support accurate quarterly, semi-annual and annual project and programme reports for submission to CHAK management and donors and ensure they are submitted on time.
  • Support the NCD unit to undertake planned operations research activities within the project implementation sites to build evidence that displays the impact of the programme to our partners and the rest of the world.
  • Support writing of new project proposals by developing  M&E log frames, work plans, and targets.
  • Perform any other relevant duties assigned NCD project coordinator.

Qualifications for the position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management, Public Health or other relevant academic background (essential), with demonstrable preference and strength in M&E
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in health programs (essential) and with demonstrable knowledge of data quality improvement.
  • Experience in Non-Communicable Diseases M&E work is an added advantage
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, and spreadsheets, with advanced skills in at least one of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and MS Access
  • Excellent training & facilitation skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrates strong team spirit and leadership.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.

NCD data officer: (2 positions)

CHAK is seeking two qualified and highly motivated individuals to join CHAK as NCD data officers, based in Western/Nyanza region and Nairobi/Central region. This position requires the job holder to undertake frequent visits to the implementing sites within his/her region.

Key duties and responsibilities:

The data officer will ensure that NCD data  is collected, cleaned  and reported accurately and on time to support the NCD programs. Working closely with the NCD Program Officer in the region, the officer will also be required to ensure that data entry into the primary registers and health management information system (HMIS) is complete, consistent and accurate.

The data officer will be required to regularly assess and provide feedback on the HMIS and recommend areas of improvement for optimal NCD patient care. S/he will report to the regional Program Officer NCD for day-to-day program work, and the program officer NCD – M&E in Nairobi.

The specific duties include: 

  • NCD data entry into the central HMIS, oversee NCD data entry from NCD clinics and ensure that all data is captured in registers, all clinical forms are completed and are entered into the HMIS or registers.
  • Undertake scheduled site visits to health facilities to ensure that data is entered appropriately in the registers and HMIS and cover any backlog.
  • Provide feedback to the clinical teams regarding data capture, completeness, observed data gaps and provide solutions therein.
  • Generate reports as requested by M&E officer or clinical management.
  • Send weekly status updates to the NCD M&E Officer.
  • Work closely with the NCD Program Officer on ensuring data quality, reporting, and efficient use of HMIS for NCD programs.
  • Report data entry and HMIS challenges, identify data-related areas of improvement for the NCD programs and work with the NCD Team in finding solutions.
  • Function as the first-line technical support and contact for NCD system software trouble-shooting.
  • Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the M&E officer or Program Manager.

Qualifications for the position

  • Diploma in Information Technology (IT) and at least two years experience working with EMR or HMIS software.
  • Exposure to working with county and sub county HMTs is an added advantage.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office tools especially MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point
  • Experience with data analysis, report writing and report presentation
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as working individually with minimal direction.