National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) Embu Kenya
Posted: Sep 9, 2013
National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) Senior Program Officer Job in Embu Kenya
Job Opportunity: Senior Program Officer
National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) is a Kenyan NGO that provides highly customized sexual and reproductive health and social services using innovative Peer-Centered and community-driven behavioral interventions.
NOPE is a strategic partner in the APHIAPLUS KAMILI (Eastern and Central) project within a consortium led by JHPIEGO and funded by USAID.
NOPE is seeking to recruit a Senior Program Officer to be stationed in Embu.
H/she will play the role of NOPE Regional Team Leader (APHIAPLUS KAMILI) providing technical expertise and support in program strategy development and implementation.
Specific areas of responsibility will include;
- Provide leadership in the program through co-ordination and supervision of program activities and supervision of staff in the program
- Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate program activities including writing technical reports for donors
- Manage activity budgets including processing relevant financial transactions
- Develop and promote partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders including and not limited to local authorities, relevant government of Kenya ministries and NGOs
- Participate in needs assessments to identify capacity gaps among implementing partners
- Facilitate capacity building activities for the program implementation team, community structures, DHMT and other stakeholders.
- Representing the program in technical committees, district and municipal level in relation to program technical areas
- Conduct sensitization workshops and advocacy sessions for community leader and other stakeholders in collaboration with APHIA Plus partners
- Provide technical assistance to partner organizations on comprehensive, program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation
- Review the routine monitoring and evaluation data of the implementing partners in priority communities
- Develop/adopt relevant materials to support field activities
- Working with program staff to document and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt
- Provide regular follow-up and supervisory support to ensure quality of program in priority communities
- Participate in the relevant APHIA Plus technical team meetings within the region
- Ensures programme integration and growth by participating in NOPE Program and staff meetings and developing new program initiatives.
Competencies, Abilities and Attributes
- Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills
- Strong programming, management and technical skills
- Dynamic personality and a team player
- Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS word, Excel and PowerPoint
- First degree in Social Science, Community Development, Public Health or related field with a minimum 5 years relevant working experience
- Experience working in donor funded programs, MOH systems and personnel and private sector foundations
- Experience in Behaviour Change and Communications (BCC) in HIV/AIDS
- Understanding of and experience in implementing the Kenya Community Health Strategy(CHS)
Applicants should submit their CV and covering letter setting out their experience as described above and details of at least 3 referees.
Applications to be emailed to [email protected] by 20th September 2013.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted