Tuesday, 31 January 2012

HIV Prevention Lead Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: HIV Prevention Lead

Project: WRP Mil-Mil PEPFAR Program

Location: Nairobi

Job Purpose:

To support Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) activities aimed at increasing technical capacity for comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention programming and implementation of Evidence-informed Behavioural Interventions (EBIs).

To provide technical, coordination and hands on support to KDF in implementation & roll-out of evidenced-informed combination prevention including adaptation, packaging, capacity building/TA, and especially sustainability to the WRP HIV/AIDS prevention partners within the Keya Army, Kenya Airforce, Kenya Navy and civilian dependents.

Scope:

The primary mandate is to expand access to and increase use of high quality comprehensive HIV prevention services in the areas of PMTCT, HTC, ABY OP, VMMC and OVC.

The position’s strategic objectives include increasing capacity of KDF to manage, implement and sustain provision of high quality evidence-informed HIV prevention, care and treatment services, increase availability of high quality HIV prevention care and treatment services, policy development and systems strengthening for implementation of evidence-informed interventions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop a framework to ensure all HIV prevention behavioural interventions are supported by evidence and support prevention outcomes in KNASP III,
  • develop a health education assessment tool that can be used to systematically assess existing behavioural interventions in use in the WRP Mil-Mil PEPFAR program,
  • develop an unbiased process for using the tool to assess existing behavioural interventions currently used in KDF and determine whether the interventions should be continued to be implemented, should be retired, or need further revisions,
  • develop a systematic selection and adaptation process to select and adapt EBIs,
  • develop an annual review process for EBIs to ensure they are up-to-date and effective,
  • provide guidance on operational research to improve the functioning and effectiveness of EBIs within the program,
  • determine the minimum package of services for different target groups and periodically review these and disseminate,
  • develop a framework and tools for M and E on EBIs including incorporate EBI indicators in the KDF HIV M&E tools, represent the Project at stakeholder’s forums and Technical Working Group meetings as may be detailed by the Director,
  • generate monthly reports for the prevention program and interact and coordinate daily activities and generate reports and data needed to inform the program among others.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in social sciences /Public health/from a recognized University (Minimum of 2 years experience in providing technical leadership in HIV Prevention at national or regional level or MA in social studies/community health or MPH will be an added advantage.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Human relations, public relations and communication skills,
  • ability to work as a team player and to focus on the needs of the program,
  • proficiency in computer packages, and working knowledge of USG funded programs,
  • excellent facilitation skills and knowledge of adult learning techniques.
  • Must understand PEPFAR Technical guidance requirements,
  • dedicated team player with excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, report writing and analytical skills,
  • details oriented, takes initiative and able to work without supervision.
How to apply:

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their applications to:

The Director,
Walter Reed Project
Mil-Mil PEPFAR Program,
P.O Box 29893 – 00202,
Nairobi

before 17th February 2012

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