Kenya: Prevention Officer – Key Populations: (03/CHS/PO/2018) 2 Positions

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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 high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the position of Prevention Officer – Key Population in its Key Populations 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.

Overall Job Function

Reporting to the Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Population) Program, the Prevention Officers will be responsible for planning, coordinating and providing technical assistance to outreach workers and peer educators to help them implement efficient and effective HIV prevention programs targeting KPs.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Plan and coordinate the implementation of HIV prevention programs among key populations within their area of coverage.
  2. Establish, strengthen and coordinate key populations outreach team for optimum coverage and reach with HIV prevention services.
  3. Collaborate with HTS counsellors to ensure 100% linkage and retention in care for KPLWHIV.
  4. Network and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs, CBOs, FBOs) involved in key populations programming.
  5. Disseminate information, education and communication materials on advocacy for key populations
  6. Regularly document processes of key populations programming activities, highlighting challenges and lessons learned.
  7. Maintain contact directories for NGOs, FBOs and CBOs involved with key populations programs, including key activities undertaken by each for complete linked – referrals.
  8. Prepare monthly work plans for clinical outreach activities to mapped KP hotspots and prepare summary reports after every planned outreach.
  9. Ensure HIV prevention commodities stock is adequate at all times.
  10. Prepare and submit monthly reports to the government and the program.
  11. Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications

  • Degree in social sciences, public health, community development or a related field.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in key populations in Kenya with two years’ experience in HIV prevention activities in community settings with skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programs among key populations is desirable.
  • Computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently but also as a team member.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, facilitation and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication.

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 Prevention Officer – Key Population: (03/CHS/PO/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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