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Kenya: Project Officer – Community Training/Capacity Strengthening – 3 Positions Nakuru – (Ref.2017/073) Narok – (Ref.2017/074) Turkana –…

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Jan 2018

Department: Programing (PQ)

Band: 6

Reports To: Training/Capacity Development Coordinator

Country/Location: Kenya/As above

Job Summary:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods

The HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Support Activity (HSDSA) is a five-year USAID- funded project located in the Rift Valley led by FHI360. As a member of the HSDSA project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. Your main role will be to coordinate, organize and manage all aspects related to community HIV trainings as well as take lead in designing participatory training materials including curriculums and IEC materials undertakes training needs assessments as well as recruitment of training facilitators where necessary. Support NASCOP/Nakuru County MoH, and LIPs in reviewing/or developing HIV/AIDS policy issues to establish and or strengthen focusing on community HIV/AIDS and health services to offer high quality services to target population. You will coordinate closely with other HSDSA Project Officers/technical team to assure consistent messaging, coordination, and implementation with key stakeholders

Job Responsibilities:

· Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

· Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

· Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.

· Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.

· Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.

· Represent CRS in meetings at county level, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.

· Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Medical Education, Community Health, Health Education, International Development or a related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of work experience as a Community Based Health Care trainer TOT/TOF in addition to documented experience in development of adult/participatory learning materials.
  • Experience working in an NGO set up, and with community structures is desired.
  • Good understanding of NASCOP HIV training manuals/guidelines.

· In–depth understanding of donor expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.

· Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.

· Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.

· Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

· Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment

· Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members

  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language: Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required: 50% of the time to the field

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Training/Capacity Development Coordinator

External: LIPs, field agents, other stakeholders, GOK and other stakeholders

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

· Trusting Relationships

· Professional Growth

· Partnership

· Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday, January 19, 2018.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail : hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Kenya: Head- Technical Support Unit-Key Populations

Organization: Partners for Health and Development in Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Jun 2016

Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is an international NGO working to increase access to health for the disadvantaged communities in Africa through systems strengthening, research, program development and partnerships.

PHDA is sponsored by the University of Manitoba, Canada and is currently implementing the University programs in HIV Key populations programming and Research in Kenya mainly funded by the US Govt (USAID), CDC-PEPFAR, and Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. PHDA is also implementing some EU and DFID funded projects

The University of Manitoba – Centre for Global Public Health (UoM-CGPH), with funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and through Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA), has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the National STI & AIDS Control Programme (NASCOP) to support the Key Population Programme which includes programming with Female Sex Workers, Male sex workers, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID).Technical Support Unit was set up within NASCOP (National AIDS and STI Control Program) with the following objectives

· To increase policy and programmatic focus on key populations in the national HIV prevention and care program

· To improve effectiveness and efficiency of prevention and care programmes with KPs being implemented by NGOs/ CBOs.

· Government of Kenya and other funders and implementers are influenced to adopt and utilize a comprehensive strategy for HIV prevention and care programming among KPs.

· To improve enabling environment to facilitate the implementation of HIV prevention and care programming among KPs.

The project commenced on November 2012 and would continue till December 2017.

Applications are invited from qualified Kenyan nationals for the position described below.

Position profile and purpose

Head – Technical Support Unit for Key Populations. The overall purpose of this position is to support NASCOP and build its technical and management expertise to plan, implement, monitor and evaluatekey population interventions for HIV prevention, care and support in Kenya,through a technical support unit embedded within NASCOP, Ministry of Health, Kenya. This project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by the University of Manitoba through its local partner, Partners for Health and Development in Africa.

Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Implement and manage a Technical Support Unit (TSU) for NASCOP to support key population programming for HIV prevention, care and support.

· Develop work plans for the TSU and support the development of a strategy and work plan for the Key Populations division of NASCOP.

· Recruit, train and manage a multi-disciplinary team at the TSU. Provide guidance to the team to provide need-based strategic technical support to NASCOP and its partners.

· Provide ongoing technical support to NASCOP to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the national key populations programme.

  1. Develop and implement a program management and implementation support system for service providers in key population programs for HIV prevention, care and support.

· Develop and implement a system of supportive supervision, including field management support and participatory review.

· Develop and implement a system for technical assistance and capacity building for key population programme managers and implementers.

  1. Maintain a close working relationship with the Government of Kenya, key donors and implementing partners to ensure key population programmes remain a priority.

  2. Provide strategic leadership in adapting good practices from other countries to the Kenyan setting, and disseminating learnings from Kenya to other countries and globally.

  3. Represent the TSU at relevant technical working groups, donor forums and other strategic planning avenues for the national HIV response.

  4. Provide overall management for the TSU, including managing a team of Technical Officers and Regional Field Officers, financial planning and reporting, and fulfilment of donor reporting requirements.

  5. Represent the TSU at senior level meetings and decision making structures within the parent Ministries, among donors and other key partners.

  6. Forge strategic linkages with other programmes in Kenya to leverage resources for key population HIV prevention, care and support activities.

  7. Report to the donor and the government on a regular basis.

  8. Required experience and qualifications

    Experience and abilities

    · Minimum of ten years’ progressive experience in senior management positions in HIV prevention programmes.

    · Strong familiarity and experience with key population programmes in Kenya.

    · Familiarity with the policy framework for the HIV response in Kenya.

    · Proven skills in strategic planning and leadership, organisational development and change management.

    · Strong leadership, facilitation and decision-making skills.

    · Excellent interpersonal communication.

    Qualifications

    · Advanced university degree (at least at Masters level) with specialisation in the field of management, public health, or related social sciences, or equivalent experience.

How to apply:

Applications from qualified and interested candidates should be sent by e-mail to: recruitment@phdaf.org. If email is not possible, a hard copy can be sent via post to the following address: HR: Technical Support Unit, PO Box 3737 – 00506, Nairobi, Kenya.

Applications should consist of an updated CV with current daytime telephone contact and a cover letter indicating the position applied for in the subject header and stating the current salary and expected salary. All applications must be received no later than June 11th, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: VMMC Regional Capacity Building officer (Ref. TSU 06/16): One Position

Organization: Partners for Health and Development in Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 09 May 2016

Key responsibilities

· Support the process of establishing two centers of excellence for VMMC programs in Kenya.

· Work closely with the regional field coordinators to ensure that the trainings happen as per plan.

· Support the development of training manuals, guidance documents, participants’ manuals and conduct direct trainings.

· Support NASCOP in documenting best practices on VMMC programs.

Required experience and qualifications

· Degree in social sciences, public health, clinical sciences, community development or a related health field.

· One- year experience in VMMC program activities in community settings is essential.

· Proven skills in programmatic capacity building materials and experience of facilitation, training, coaching and mentoring.

· Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of VMMC programmes.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Successful candidates will report to the Program Coordinator – VMMC Technical Support Unit and closely supervised by NASCOP.

Extensive field travel, strong interpersonal communication skills, computer literacy with good analytical and presentation skills will be required for the two positions.

Applications from qualified and interested candidates should be sent by e-mail to recruitment@phdaf.org consisting of an updated CV with current daytime telephone contact and a cover letter indicating the reference number of the position applied for in the subject header. State the current and expected salary.

All applications must be received not later than May 09, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KCCB NASCOP Program Officer and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – General Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which KCCB undertakes all those responsibilities which express the KCCB mission in Kenya. 

KCCB is the prime recipient of a grant entitled Kenya AIDS Response Program (KARP) awarded by Centers of Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). 

In collaboration with National AIDS and STI control program (NASCOP) and to provide the much needed support for the 90:90:90 strategy, the KCCB program is seeking candidates for the following positions:-

 

1. Program Officer and
 

2. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 

on a One year renewable contract basis who will work under NASCOP to support the implementation of the national plan for accelerating HIV Care and Treatment in Kenya.

NASCOP is a unit within the Ministry of Health and is mainly involved with technical co-ordination of HIV and AIDS programs in Kenya. The key mandate of NASCOP is to lead the health sector response to HIV/AIDS and STIs. 

This involves Policy and guidelines formulation, procurement and supply chain management coordination, capacity building and Monitoring and Evaluation of the HIV response.  

In addition to providing technical assistance and knowledge transfer to County health teams in order to strengthen and support County governments to offer comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services at County and Sub County Health facilities. 


Kenya continues to scale up HIV Prevention, care, treatment and support services making good progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections and reducing AIDs related mortality over the years. Over 1.6 million adults and 190,000 children are estimated to be HIV infected in Kenya. 

Despite the much progress made towards reaching HIV prevention and treatment targets, gaps still remain. 

Hence Kenya AIDs Strategic Framework (KASF) 2014/15-2018/19 has sets ambitious targets for HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment to be achieved by 2019. 

These are; 90% of people living with HIV know their status, 90% of those diagnosed with HIV access antiretroviral therapy and at least 90% of those on ART achieve viral suppression by the year 2019. 

In order to meet these ambitious targets, the Ministry of Health has recently launched guidelines including the HIV Testing Services guidelines and national ACT plan which will provide impetus to the acceleration agenda.

Program Officer – HIV Care and Treatment 

 
S/he will provide the much needed support for the 90:90:90 strategy, the KCCB program plans to recruit a Program Officer on contract basis who will work under NASCOP to support the implementation of the national plan for accelerating HIV Care and Treatment in Kenya. 

The officer will work under the direct supervision of the HIV Care and Treatment Manager at NASCOP.  


Duties and Responsibilities

  • On a day to day basis, in consultation with Program Manager, He/she will coordinate ACT activities at national level including
  1. scheduling the ACT technical working group meetings
  2. timely invitation of TWG members or co-opted county members to meetings
  3. Provide logistical support to ACT TWG meetings
  4. ensure proceedings of ACT TWG meetings are well documented and disseminated
  5. follow up on various action points from the TWG meetings
  6. coordinate all county meetings related to ACT
  • Work in close collaboration with county health management teams including implementing partners in planning for and implementation of activities to accelerate HIV care and treatment
  • Ensuring national work plan and budgets for acceleration of HIV care and treatment are adhered to and implemented in a timely manner
  • Support review of routine indicators at national and county level and use of quality improvement approaches to strengthen data use and reporting in collaboration with the M & E officer. Work with counties to support development of county specific acceleration plans, develop and monitor implementation priorities
  • Prepare regular reports to the NASCOP Acceleration technical working group on the progress of implementation
  • Support capacity building of County Health management teams to implement, monitor and report on progress on a regular basis.
  • Document best practices from program implementation as a results of the acceleration  efforts
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Head NASCOP or HIV care and treatment Program Manager from time to time.

Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Medicine or clinical medicine is required
  • A master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, global health or other health related degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 7 years working in management of Clinical programs preferably in a HIV program setting.
  • Must have extensive experience in HIV Care and treatment in the Kenyan context and preferably have been involved in program management at various levels
  • Basic Computer and analytical skills desirable

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
 

S/he will provide the much needed support for the 90:90:90 strategy, the KCCB program plans to recruit an M&E Officer who will support planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities within HIV Care and Treatment program at NASCOP. 

The appointee will report to the Strategic Information Team lead at NASCOP and work closely with HIV Care and Treatment Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities in collaboration with NASCOP SI Team Lead
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of ACT monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Audit and troubleshoot M & E systems within the HIV Care and Treatment programs at NASCOP
  • Monitor County performance towards acceleration of HIV prevention, care and treatment and achievement of County specific targets
  • Liaise with county records officers as well as data management assistants in counties that require additional M and E support
  • Build capacity through training and mentorship programs for monitoring and evaluation activities at County level
  • Participate in stakeholders activities to support, strengthen and monitor activities towards acceleration of HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
  • Contribute to targeted public health evaluation and research including proposal writing, training, monitoring, analysis and dissemination of findings
  • Serve as a resource in the evaluation of ongoing HIV/AIDS programs and in the subsequent development of new and/or expanded programs for HIV prevention, care and treatment.

Requirements:

  • A Degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, international health, or related discipline
  • At least 5 years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation systems, with at least 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of HIV care and treatment programs
  • Excellent data management , analytical and information management skills, with advanced proficiency in relational databases

How to Apply: 

 
Send your application CV and cover letter only to :

The General Secretary
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops General Secretariat,
P.O. Box 13475-00800, 

Nairobi.
 

email: hr@catholicchurch.or.ke or  hrkccb2016@gmail.com

To reach him on or before 29th April 2016
   
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

For more details about the above positions see at KCCB Website: www.kccb.or.ke