Amref Kenya Community Engagement Officer Job

Job Purpose

Under the Transcend Project, the Community Engagement Officer will strengthen community health at the county level to facilitate acceptance of health services among community members, including adolescents and youth. The Community Engagement Officer will be based at the County level and will support demand-creation activities around targeted health facilities.

Primary Responsibilities

Community Engagement for FP/RMNCAH & NCD Services

  •  Work with the County Government to ensure that community health services are strengthened
  •  Cascade community health strengthening activities in Turkana County based on national community health strategy and guidelines
  •  Offer leadership to county community health TWG and stakeholders’ meetings to implement community health strategies and policies
  •  Work with CHMT, SCHMT, and the Quality Improvement (QI) committee to identify QI gaps and develop and deploy innovative approaches to advance quality improvement at the community level
  •  Support the deployment and operationalization of the electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) and enhance the quality of data at the community level, DHIS as well as into project reports
  •  Organize targeted community mobilization and awareness sessions to ensure uptake of targeted health services and ensure program reproductive maternal neonatal and child health (RMNCAH) and FP and NCD targets are met in the targeted facilities
  •  Engage community members, adolescents, and youths and ensure their health service delivery gaps/challenges are identified and addressed to increase uptake including dialogues, health action days community scorecards deployment
  •   Develop and deploy social behavior change interventions using CHPs, radio programs, and other specialized delivery channels for health promotion and prevention initiatives
  •  Work with identified community resource persons to promote RMNCAH/ FP services uptake among the youth using peer-led approaches
  •  Coordinate with and facilitate targeted health facilities and multidisciplinary teams to provide quality integrated health services
  •  Organize and facilitate training for various community groups

Partnership and Networking  

  • Strengthen networks and linkages with public, faith-based, and private sectors involved in community health programming
  •  Position Amref Health Africa as a leader nationally and at the county level as regards community programming through meaningful engagement with the county and partners
  •  Maintain a good working relationship between Amref, the Ministry of Health, and other partners/stakeholders

Monitoring and Evaluation  

  • Prepare and submit project activity reports as required, including monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  •  Support in health data monitoring and audit as required by ensuring reporting in the eCHIS, Kenya Health Information System (KHIS), and project-based tools
  •  Update the community health workers registry and analyze the data for CHP career progression
  •  Identify areas for operation research in Community Based Health Care, responsive to Country and Global knowledge needs, working closely with other relevant departments
  •  Support/document successes, lessons learned, and challenges in implementation


  •  Advocate for community interest in programs and resource allocation at the county level
  •  Conduct assessments to identify the needs and priorities of the community and advocate for their inclusion into programs and county priorities
  •  Support advocacy for Community Health Services Act implementation

Admin and Financial Management

  •  Support in day-to-day management of activity budgets including processing field interests and other financial transactions
  •  Ensure timely accounting for the use of project resources by stakeholders and communities in liaison with finance teams

Program Development  

  • Participate in concept development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

Required Qualifications

Education and Professional Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Community Health, Sociology, or any other relevant field. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  •  Minimum of five (5) years in the implementation of public health, community development programs, or behavior change programs at the community level
  •  Experience in demand-creation activities for donor-funded health programs is desirable


  •  Target oriented
  •  Strong organization, planning, and problem-solving skills
  •  ICT proficient
  •  Good communication skills, oral and written
  •  Negotiation skills
  •  Presentation skills
  •  Good interpersonal skills


  •  Proactive
  •  High level of integrity and honesty
  •  Detailed oriented
  •  Team player
  •  Flexible
  •  Ability to work under minimal supervision
  •  Ability to work long hours

How To Apply

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Apply before or on 5th Feb 2024