Kenya: Project Officer- Health – Global Fund HIV/TB (Turkana)

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Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Jul 2018

Purpose of the Position:

Ensure successful implementation of Global Fund HIV programme through a cash plus project to reduce the risk of HIV among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 10-24 years in Turkana County.

The service package for the Adolescents & Young Persons (AYP), in this project will include comprehensive health education on Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH), information, risk assessment and counselling on safe behaviour as a minimum package of services to promote the adoption of HIV prevention behaviors and service uptake. Additional services to the beneficiaries includes Family Planning, Emergency Contraception, HIV Testing Services (HTS), STI screening and treatment, TB screening and treatment, ART services, PAC, Cervical cancer screening and treatment etc. The program will utilize an integrated model to ensure maximum realization of results

The Project Officer must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethics and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Implementation 40%

  • Implementation of the Global Fund HIV project by working with the county team to ensure proper planning and implementation of HIV, Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health interventions.
  • Engage with county teams to ensure successful implementation of AYP package and enhance prevention of HIV among AYP
  • Work with the county, health facilities and local structures to ensure that community awareness on HIV.
  • Work with local structures to foster positive knowledge, attitudes & practices by community members on up take of HIV prevention among Adolescents Girls and Young Persons.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) 30%

  • Utilize Global Fund HIV Project, national and county M&E tools and follow on set targets and timelines of reporting and documentation.
  • Participate in the project assessments, designs, and monthly Planning and review meetings.
  • Ensure that the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning framework is in place and fully functional. This will include ensuring that all the project sites have Activity and Indicator tracking trackers that are being adhered to
  • Prepare and submit timely and quality weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and other relevant reports as per the requirements of Global Fund HIV Project.
  • Disseminate the relevant HIV information to the community members and relevant stakeholders for necessary action.
  • With accountability team, maintain a functional feedback mechanism

Engagement, Networking and Coordination 25%

  • Work with the County Technical working group, HIV networks and MOH for technical direction and leveraging of resources to strengthen the health systems to achieve HIV eradication at the County level.
  • Work with other NGOs, CBOs , FBOs, Units, Committees and Groups in Turkana County who are implementing HIV interventions for synergy and achievement of bigger impact and sustainability
  • Facilitate community members to identify issues related to HIV and support community advocacy to enable the relevant stakeholders to take appropriate action towards the attainment of better health and protection status among Adolescents Girls and Young Persons.
  • Support and attend stakeholder’s forum related to interventions.

Others 5%

  • Participate in daily devotions and other organizational meetings as required
  • Effectively manage other assignments as may be delegated to you by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

· A degree in Nursing Sciences , Clinical Medicine, Public health and Environmental health, Social Work or their equivalent.

· Diploma in Clinical medicine, Nursing and Public Health but with specific four years’ experience in HIV&AIDs programming could be considered

· A minimum of 3 years working experience in HIV community programs with BIAS on Adolescents and Young Persons

· Experience in HIV & AIDS prevention, Advocacy and strong partnership with GoK ministries

· Familiarity with the Global Fund HIV Programming and implementation guidelines will be an added advantage.

· The holder of this position must be a results orientated who can handle a heavy work load as well as manage and satisfy multiple and at times conflicting organizational, donor and other stakeholder demands.

· Experience of working with National and County government structures

· Experience in dealing with international donors, international organizations, the corporate sector and/or large multi-mandate development NGOs

· Computer proficiency in use of MS Office ((Excel, word, PowerPoint etc)

· Training, facilitation, mobilization skills and Good relational, analytical and problem solving skills

Key Competencies/Attributes:

· Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision

· Ability to work closely and establish positive relationships with local community leaders, Health sector leaders, vulnerable youth and the community.

· Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform

· Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups

· Energetic and positive attitude with strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills

· Excellent program communications skills and thorough understanding of knowledge management approaches and mechanisms

· Excellent presentation skills, verbal and written communications skills

· Flexibility and team approach to programmatic work

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV, current and expected salary, with names of three referees. Application deadline is July 11, 2018 at midnight. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

World Vision does not use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks. More information about vacancies can be found on our official careers page https://careers.wvi.org/.

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