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Health Educator

Living Goods

Community & Social Services

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1 week ago

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Position: Health Educator
Department: Health & Impact
Location: Kenya

About Us
Living Goods (LG) is a leading non-profit organization innovatively transforming the health of vulnerable communities. Living Goods leverages a powerful combination of catalytic technology, high-impact training, and quality treatments that empower government community health workers (CHWs) to deliver quality care to their neighbours’ doorsteps. These CHWs also earn meaningful compensation and enhance their stature in the process, reinforcing a virtuous cycle of trust.
The organization prides itself on its agile and quick-footed approach and has embedded experimentation, innovation, and research into its DNA. Additionally, Living Goods pushes itself to account for quantifiable and aggressive targets designed to drive health impact. It is this high performance and innovative culture that has pushed LG to learn, adapt, and optimize its approaches in cases where targets aren’t achieved or when local circumstances change. Consequently, the organization and its impact on the lives of the most vulnerable and underprivileged groups has attracted incredible talent from a multiplicity of backgrounds, expertise, race, and cultures as it grows and expands its footprint.

Purpose of role
To build the capacity (content development, training, periodic refresher trainings) of CHVs and LG Staff to deliver high quality healthcare in the community.

Key Responsibilities
Assessment and Evaluation: Conduct regular assessments of changes in the health system, evaluate emerging training gaps, and promptly respond to and address the specific educational needs of Community Health Promoters. Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs by employment of various evaluation methods and feedback mechanisms. Conduct routine field checks and supportive supervision after training and conduct capacity gap analysis. Refine training content and delivery based on evaluation results to continuously improve effectiveness. Training and Content Development: Proficiency in designing training curricula, modules, and materials based on learning objectives and needs assessments. Prepare, review and enhance workflow content for the development of the smart health app. Design, model, and evaluate diverse training methodologies and approaches. Develop and review technical module content on ICCM, EMNCH, FP, HIVST, and Immunization. Develop appropriate training resources, job aids, diagnostic and treatment tools tailored to the specific target group. Prepare training curricula and modules as it may be necessary. Training Planning and Execution: Plan and execute high-quality training on ICCM, EMNCH, FP, HIVST, and Immunization. Plan and deliver high-quality regular training to LG staff and monthly in-service training to CHPs. Implement strategies to reach the target audience effectively. Budgeting and Resource Management: Prepare training and activity budgets, requisition and accountability of training resources. Reporting and Documentation: Maintain accurate records of program activities, training calendars and schedules, participant outcomes, and evaluations. Prepare training reports and summaries for internal and external stakeholders. Professional Development and Collaboration: Participate in MoH and partner meetings, workshops, and seminars to plan and influence decision-making processes. Stay informed on the latest developments in public health, health education, and relevant research. Commitment to continuous learning and professional development in healthcare education Participate in human resources for health (HRH) meetings and workshops. Ethical Conduct Adherence to ethical principles and standards in healthcare training, including confidentiality, integrity, and respect for autonomy. Awareness of ethical considerations related to training content, interactions with trainees, and evaluation methods. Ability to model ethical behavior and uphold professional standards in all aspects of training delivery. Cultural Competence and Sensitivity: Understand and respect cultural diversity among trainees. Create inclusive learning environments that accommodate diverse cultural backgrounds and perspectives. Skill in addressing cultural barriers and sensitivities in healthcare training.
Qualification & Experience A degree or diploma in clinical medicine Public Health, Community Health, Nursing, nutrition or a related field. At least 3 years of experience in the field of public health or community health, with a focus on capacity building, training, service delivery and community engagement. Extensive demonstratable experience in developing and delivering training modules, workshops, and educational materials for diverse audiences. Strong knowledge of maternal and child health, nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, public health principles and disease prevention, Excellent verbal and written communication skills ; Ability to effectively communicate complex health concepts to individuals with varying levels of education and literacy Proficiency in computer packages such as excel, PowerPoint and word Possess high ethical and professional standards   SKILLS SET COMPETENCIES Effective Communication skills (written and verbal) Collaboration and Adaptability Problem solving Critical thinking Organization and prioritization Cultural and diversity awareness Planning Patience and empathy Public speaking Active listening skills Training/ Teaching, pedagogic skills Time management Computer skills (internet, database, and relevant software) Leadership interpersonal skills & teamwork HCD-Human centered design Data analysis skills Health and clinical literacy disciplines (Clinical, Public Health/Community Health, Nutrition, Pharmaceutical) Training development and Evaluation Project Management Capacity building Research Ability to work under minimal supervision. Service design Data analysis Stakeholders Management Professional development Cultural competence and sensitivity Ethical conduct

To apply please submit your resume. The deadline for submissions is end of day 18th July 2024 , East Africa Time. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the potential for interviews to be called before the end of the submission period.

Living Goods is an equal opportunity employer and will consider every qualified applicant for employment. Living Goods does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Our current job openings are displayed on our website, where you can search for open positions and apply directly. Living Goods does not offer any positions without an interview and never asks candidates for money. If you are asked for money, we strongly recommend that you do not respond and do not send money or personal information.

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