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Centre for Global Public Health Field Officer (Eastern) Job in Kenya

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Jan 31, 2014


University of Manitoba

Centre for Global Public Health (UoM-CGPH)

The University of Manitoba – Centre for Global Public Health (UoM-CGPH), with funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the World Bank, has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the National STI & AIDS Control Programme (NASCOP) and the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) to strengthen HIV prevention programmes among Key Populations in Kenya.

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to a reduction in HIV incidence in Kenya by improving the scale, quality and impact of HIV prevention programmes among Key Population.

A key strategy of the project is the establishment of a Technical Support Unit (TSU) within NASCOP to coordinate, support and develop technical strategies and guidelines, build capacity, and provide implementation and monitoring & evaluation support for the scaling up of HIV prevention programmes for Key Population in Kenya.
Applications are invited from qualified Kenyan nationals for the position described below.
Field Officer – Eastern position will be placed regionally.

Field Officers will be responsible for planning and coordinating the implementation of effective HIV prevention programmes among key populations by local NGOs and CBOs within their region/ counties.

Key Responsibilities
  • Establish and strengthen Key Populations outreach through routine field visits to partners.
  • Facilitate capacity building activities.
  • Support CBOs and NGOs in monitoring and evaluation of Key Populations programmes.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with local NGOs, FBOs and CSOs.
  • Disseminate information, education and communication materials on advocacy for Key Populations programming.
Required experience and qualifications
  • Degree in social sciences, public health, community development or a related health field.
  • Two years experience in HIV prevention activities in community settings.
  • Skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programmes among Key Populations is desirable.
How to Apply:
The position will report to Head – Technical Support Unit.
All positions will require extensive field travel, strong interpersonal communication skills, computer literacy with good analytical and presentation skills.
All positions will be closely supervised by NASCOP. Applications from qualified and interested candidates should be sent by e-mail to [email protected]
If email is not possible, a hard copy can be sent via post to the following address:
Head: Technical Support Unit,
P.O 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 expected salary.
All applications must be received no later than February 4th, 2014.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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