Kenya: 1. Program Manager (Reference Number: 01/CHS/PM/2018 (1 Position)

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Organization: Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Aug 2018

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Populations) in its Key Population Project. This project will support the provision of high quality HIV prevention and treatment services targeting sex workers, Men who have sex with men (MSM) and Female Sex Workers (FSW) in Machakos and Kitui Counties.

Purpose

Reporting to the Program Director – Naishi Project the Program Manager will provide overall strategy for CHS-Naishi’s support for HIV prevention activities to ensure that the goals and objectives of the program’s prevention activities are achieved with a special focus on Key Populations. The position will provide oversight, technical assistance and capacity building. The position holder will be the in-house expert for mainstreaming and integrating key population needs in all HIV/AIDS services across most health facilities supported by the program through mentorship of prevention officers on the implementation of an efficient and effective program.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Provide strategy for the provision of HIV prevention messaging and counselling services to key populations including HIV testing services as per the national guidelines coordinate assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision of integrated HIV prevention and treatment services for key, priority and other at-risk populations
  2. Establish systems to ensure KP programs function as per the national guidelines, periodically monitor KP risk behaviour patterns and provide feedback for programmatic adjustments where necessary.
  3. Supervise the work of prevention officers in KP targeted peer-led and hotspot based outreach, providing technical and managerial guidance for conducting their work efficiently.
  4. Conduct monthly reflection and review meetings with the field officers
  5. Undertake specific capacity building initiatives for prevention officers.
  6. Oversee data review and DDIU activities for HTS and services to KPs, monitor the core KPs program indicators and provide feedback to respective County Health Management Team, NASCOP KP program and funding agency.
  7. Organize and coordinate journal review meetings and CMES for technical staff. Provide regular updates to the line manager on KP programs
  8. Represent the organization in various technical and other working groups established.
  9. Contribute to the program executive management team.
  10. Lead KP program stakeholders’ engagement initiatives on behalf of the organization
  11. Perform any other relevant duties/assignments that may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications

  1. A degree in public health, nursing, social science, behavioural sciences or other related fields required. A clinical credential such as MD, nursing degree, and/or experience working in clinical settings will be an added advantage.
  2. Minimum five (5) years working experience in HIV&AIDS programs with at least three (3) years working in combination prevention of HIV and STI transmission
  3. Minimum of four (4) years working experience on issues relating to HIV programming for Key Populations (SW, MSM, and PWID) within developing country settings required.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of gender inequalities, stigma, economic barriers, discrimination and the legal rights and status of key populations in Kenya
  5. Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff.
  6. Strong public health and strategic thinking background showing resourcefulness, initiative, leadership qualities, skills to deal with difficult situations and sensitive areas
  7. Demonstrated ability to identify, assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendations on key political and technical issues.
  8. Strong writing skills.
  9. Experience and competence in public health evaluation, including working with data sets and more than average data analysis capabilities.

Other Qualifications

  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  2. Ability to handle multiple priorities and a team leader.
  3. Excellent analytical and presentation skills
  4. Innovative with a high degree of initiative

How to apply:

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title as Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Population): 01/CHS/PM/2018, by Thursday, August 16, 2018 by 5.00PM

Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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