Reporting to the Program Manager – HIV Prevention (Key Population) Program, the Prevention Officers will be responsible for planning, coordinating and providing technical assistance to outreach workers and peer educators to help them implement efficient and effective HIV prevention programs targeting KPs.
Plan and coordinate the implementation of HIV prevention programs among key populations within their area of coverage.
Establish, strengthen and coordinate key populations outreach team for optimum coverage and reach with HIV prevention services.
Collaborate with HTS counsellors to ensure 100% linkage and retention in care for KPLWHIV.
Network and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs, CBOs, FBOs) involved in key populations programming.
Disseminate information, education and communication materials on advocacy for key populations
Regularly document processes of key populations programming activities, highlighting challenges and lessons learned.
Maintain contact directories for NGOs, FBOs and CBOs involved with key populations programs, including key activities undertaken by each for complete linked – referrals.
Prepare monthly work plans for clinical outreach activities to mapped KP hotspots and prepare summary reports after every planned outreach.
Ensure HIV prevention commodities stock is adequate at all times.
Prepare and submit monthly reports to the government and the program.
Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Degree in social sciences, public health, community development or a related field.
At least three (3) years working experience in key populations in Kenya with two years’ experience in HIV prevention activities in community settings with skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.
Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programs among key populations is desirable.
Computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.
Strong analytical and presentation skills.
Ability to work independently but also as a team member.
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong leadership, facilitation and decision-making skills.
Excellent interpersonal communication.
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to [email protected] clearly indicating the subject title as Prevention Officer – Key Population: (03/CHS/PO/2018), by Thursday, August 16, 2018by 5.00PM
Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.