Kenya: Technical Assistant-DREAMS

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Organization: IMA World Health
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 May 2018

The Program Assistant – DREAMS will be responsible for oversight and to coordinate implementation of DREAMS activities within Mukuru Kwa Njenga Ward. The Officer will report to the Youth and Gender Advisor Afya Jijini, and will work closely with the Director Programs, NOPE. She/he will oversee the overall planning, implementation and monitoring of DREAMS activities and innovatively advise and lead approaches aiming at improving health and socio-economic wellbeing of Adolescents Girls and Young Women (10-24) in Nairobi region. She/he will be responsible for representing Afya Jijini in relevant stakeholder meetings and DREAMS planning meetings. In order to be successful in this role, the incumbent will be required on 100% LoE for effective implementation of DREAMS in Mukuru Kwa Njenga

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Providing leadership in the program through co-ordination and supervision of program activities and staff in the program

  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating program activities including writing technical reports for donors

  • Managing activity budgets including processing relevant financial transactions

  • Developing and promoting partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including and not limited to County government, relevant government of Kenya ministries and NGOs

  • Facilitating capacity building activities for the program implementation team, community structures, CHMT/SCHMT and other stakeholders.

  • Representing the program in technical committees at provincial, district/county level in relation to program technical areas.

  • Coordinating sensitization workshops and advocacy sessions for community leaders and other stakeholders in collaboration with partners

  • Reviewing the routine monitoring and evaluation data of the implementing partners in priority communities

  • Conducting hot spot mapping and size estimation of Adolescents Girls and young Women in Mukuru Kwa Njenga

  • Leading the development/adoption of relevant SBC materials to support DREAMS field activities

  • Providing leadership to program staff in documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt

  • Providing regular follow-up and supervisory support to ensure quality of program in priority communities

  • Participating in the relevant Afya Jijini technical team meetings within Nairobi

  • Any other duty as assigned by supervisor.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND WORK –RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences.

  • Five Years of experience working in HIV/AIDS programs with focus on Adolescent sexual reproductive health and youth programs

  • Proven project management experience in; community mobilization, Trainer of Trainers/Facilitators-ToT/F, program administration, management and implementation of HIV Prevention and related Programs including supervision and reporting

  • Thorough knowledge and experience in operational activities in local and County government structures

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of HIV prevention, adolescent sexual reproductive health, gender mainstreaming into HV and AIDS programming

  • High degree of resilience to accommodate rapidly changing expectations, plans and deliverables

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

  • Can work independently and self-motivated

  • Good knowledge of basic IT skills (power point, e-mail, Internet, Word, etc.)

  • Fluent in both Kiswahili and English.

How to apply:

Please submit application to jijinihr@imaworldhealth.org

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