Intern, Health Program – ChildFund International Kenya

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Kenya

Child Fund

Job Title: Intern, Health Program – ChildFund International Kenya

Introduction to ChildFund International:

ChildFund International is dedicated to improving the lives of children worldwide. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to grow up healthy, safe, and with the support they need to reach their full potential. Our mission involves collaborating with local partners, governments, corporations, and individuals to create safe and nurturing environments for children.

At ChildFund International, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture. We prioritize safeguarding and protecting children, as well as preventing sexual exploitation and abuse, and ensuring the safety of our staff, partners, and program participants.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Planning and Implementation

  1. Develop Innovative Intervention Models: Collaborate with partners to create a sustainable and innovative intervention model for scaling in the health sector.
  2. Proposal Development: Assist in crafting health sector proposals for funding in conjunction with the Programs and Grants Acquisition & Management team.
  3. Technical Support: Provide technical support to implementing partner organizations for the implementation of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) information and services in alignment with national policies.
  4. Community Engagement: Support community-based peer networks, adolescents, and young people’s groups in delivering maternal, newborn child health and sexual reproductive health (MNCH&SRH) information and services.
  5. Goal Achievement: Ensure efficient and effective attainment of health-related goals and milestones in accordance with budgets and work plans.

Project Monitoring, Documentation, and Reporting

  1. Research and Information Gathering: Conduct health-related research and gather information on topics relevant to ChildFund’s mission.
  2. Reporting: Generate quality monthly and quarterly reports following ChildFund’s reporting guidelines.
  3. Data Collection: Collect gender and age-disaggregated data for MNCH/SRH to support reporting and decision-making.
  4. Documentation of Success: Document success stories and best practices to showcase the impact of ChildFund Kenya’s initiatives.
  5. Monitoring Data Analysis: Analyze monitoring data and disseminate it to key stakeholders for informed decision-making.

Capacity Development

  1. Support Capacity Building: Assist in capacity building activities for Ministry of Health (MOH) staff and community health volunteers on ASRH, SGBV, and other gender-related topics.
  2. Education and Training: Conduct group education sessions and individual counseling on sexual reproductive health services, including ASRH.
  3. Training: Train staff and community members in gender-equitable and responsive health, SRHR information, and basic service delivery.
  4. Frontline Health Workers: Ensure that frontline health workers are trained to provide gender-equitable, responsive, and compassionate health screening, treatment, and referral services.

Engagement, Networking, and Advocacy

  1. Stakeholder Representation: Represent ChildFund Kenya in MNCH/SRH stakeholder and Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings.
  2. Training Facilitation: Develop or adapt training materials and facilitate training for health-related programs and interventions.
  3. Advocacy: Engage in advocacy activities to secure resource allocation for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, and Nutrition (RHMNCH/SRH + Nutrition).
  4. Resource Identification: Identify potential areas for fundraising and provide information to inform fundraising initiatives for health and nutrition, gender, child protection, and disability.

Knowledge & Qualifications for the Role:

  1. Educational Background: Hold a degree in Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Community Health, or Public Health with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in RMNCAH.
  2. Health Systems Experience: Have experience working within the health systems in Kenya, preferably as a service provider.
  3. Regulatory Registration: Must be registered with the relevant regulatory body in Kenya.
  4. Public and Private Sector Engagement: Demonstrated experience in engaging with both public and private health sectors.
  5. Training Expertise: Strong experience in facilitating training, material development, and providing institutional support and technical assistance in ASRH service provision.
  6. RH/Maternal Newborn and Child Health: Experience in RH/maternal newborn and child health programming.
  7. Policy Understanding: Understand national policies on RH/MNCH issues and the ability to contribute to their development.
  8. Communication Skills: Possess excellent report writing and presentation skills with proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  9. Proposal Writing: Experience in writing concept notes and proposals, including log frames, budgets, and M&E plans.
  10. NGO Experience: Significant experience working within an NGO environment, community and people’s groups, state institutions, etc.


  • Flexibility to undertake any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
  • Commitment to ChildFund Kenya’s child safeguarding principles.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates meeting the above qualifications should send their applications to: no later than 31st October 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Disclaimer and Notification:

Beware of scams – ChildFund Kenya does not request payment during or after the recruitment process. Please use the English language for communication.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant:

  1. Tailor Your Resume: Customize your resume to highlight your relevant experience in RMNCAH and health system engagement, showcasing your suitability for the role.
  2. Showcase Training Skills: Provide examples of your experience in facilitating training and developing materials, emphasizing your role in capacity building.
  3. Policy Knowledge: Demonstrate your understanding of national health policies and how you can contribute to their development.
  4. Communication Skills: Highlight your proficiency in written and verbal communication, as it’s vital for reporting and advocacy.
  5. Proposal Writing: Share samples of concept notes and proposals you’ve written, emphasizing your ability to create compelling proposals.
  6. NGO Experience: Emphasize your background in working within an NGO, especially in community and state engagement.
  7. Adolescent Health: Discuss your experience in adolescent reproductive health programs, showcasing your expertise.
  8. Gender Inclusion: Describe your familiarity with including gender aspects in community interventions.
  9. Analytical Skills: Stress your analytical abilities, showing attention to detail and a quality-focused mindset.
  10. Multicultural Collaboration: Illustrate your capacity to work in multicultural, values-driven teams, emphasizing the value of diversity in your work.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1: What is the application deadline for this position? A1: The application deadline is 31st October 2023.

Q2: How should I submit my application? A2: Please send your application to

Q3: What language should I use for communication? A3: Please use the English language for all communications.

Q4: Are there any fees associated with the recruitment process? A4: No, ChildFund Kenya does not request any payment during or after the recruitment process. Be cautious of scams.

Q5: How will I be notified if I’m shortlisted? A5: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further steps in the recruitment process.

Q6: Can I apply if I don’t have a background in health or public health? A6: While a health-related background is preferred, you can still apply and emphasize any transferable skills and relevant experience in your application.

Q7: Are international applicants eligible for this position? A7: The job description does not specify, so it’s advisable to inquire directly with ChildFund Kenya regarding international applications.

Q8: Is ChildFund Kenya involved in any other programs apart from health? A8: Yes, ChildFund Kenya is involved in various programs, including nutrition, child protection, and disability. You can inquire about these programs during the recruitment process.

Q9: Can I apply if I’m a recent graduate with no prior work experience? A9: The job description mentions a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, but if you believe you have the necessary skills, you can still apply and highlight your academic achievements and any related internships or volunteer work.

Q10: What should I include in my application? A10: Your application should include a cover letter, resume, and any relevant supporting documents. Make sure your application clearly demonstrates how you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned in the job description.

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