IRC HIV Prevention Officer Job in Kakuma, Kenya
The International Rescue Committee – Kenya Program with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implements the Partnership on AIDS (POA Project), a HIV & AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment Project in Turkana County in the North – Rift region of Kenya.
Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the HIV Prevention Officer will ensure the successful implementation of Evidence Based Interventions in
Technical Support – Program Planning, Design & Implementation.
- Provide technical and administrative support to field based program staff to ensure the successful implementation of community based HIV prevention interventions.
- Provide appropriate Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) and Community Mobilization approaches that increase the success rates of EBI implementation.
- Ensure the efficient and timely delivery of EBI Program supplies to field sites
- Generate and implement project procurement plans, training plans, field staff capacity building plans, and other relevant program implementation plans.
- Work closely with BCC Assistant to develop culturally appropriate and relevant IEC/BCC materials.
- Actively participate in the generation of quarterly, semi – annual and annual program performance reports.
- Create linkages of EBI’s and Key population interventions to biomedical services
- Work closely with other health programs in the spirit of integration for maximum output
- Plan, organize and conduct regular supervisory field visits to check the status of implementation of the HIV interventions.
- Ensure the strict adherence to the HIV program core intervention elements, implementation guidelines and principles.
- Ensure the strict adherence to National HIV Prevention Guidelines
- Ensure program data is captured, collected, verified, collated, anlayzed and monthly reports generated.
- Directly supervise EBI and Key Population field based staff
- Identify staffing/capacity gaps and recommend to the Program Manager for action
- Provide mentorship to field based program staff.
- Participate planning and commemoration of World Calendar events e.g. World AIDS day
- Liaise with other implementing partners in providing holistic services for the target population through referral and linkage
- Participate in the HIV stakeholders meeting
- Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in the Social Sciences / Community Development / Community Health or other relevant discipline.
- Training in EBIs, Peer Education and Key Population Implementation / Project Management / Community Mobilization.
- Training of Trainers (ToT) Course in EBI’s is an added advantage
- Excellent computer skills especially word processing, power point, and spreadsheets.
- A minimum of two years working experience in an NGO setting.
- Demonstrated experience in, Training, facilitation and Report writing
- Demonstrate experience in EBI and Key Population program implementation.
- Willingness to work in a challenging and demanding environment.