Youth SRHR Technical Officer

Recruiter / Employer: Amref Kenya
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

The Youth SRHR Technical Officer will provide technical support in the implementation of youth SRHR interventions in collaboration with the other technical officers. The jobholderwill provide hands on technical support to County and Sub-CountyHealth Management Team (CHMT) to increase utilization of FP/RMNCAH and Nutrition services targeting youth and adolescents in Kwale county. The role holder will work under the overall direction and supervision of the County coordinator and the Adolescent & Youth Health Technical Advisor, and, close coordination with relevant line ministries and other Implementing Partners within the county.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education

• Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, public health, social communication and related discipline.

• Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in adolescent/youth programming necessary for strengthening adolescent/youth service delivery at the facility and community levels

Experience

• At least three (3) years relevant experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance in adolescent/youth FP/RH programming.

• Experience working with government or donor funded programs.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub national level, preferably including demonstrated experience in building service delivery quality and utilization.

• Experience in implementing projects involving diverse partners, consortiums and operations

• Knowledge of participatory research methods, participatory action and learning

Skills

• Exceptional and demonstrated ability to influence and build consensus across diverse groups

perspectives.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Able to work with a multi-talented project team across cultural diversities

• Good coordination, problem solving and networking skills

• Excellent reporting and computer skills and ICT competencies a must

• Ability to work independently and in isolation

• Decision making and problem solving skills

• Ability to work under pressure and within strict time limits

• The ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Competences

• High level of integrity and honesty

• Flexible

• Ability to work under minimal supervision

• Ability to work long hours

Responsibilities Technical

 

• Support formulation and Implementation of innovative approaches to ensure that youth targets

are met in the county.

• Work with SBCC Technical Officer to support the County to develop SBCC strategy that includes AYSRH approaches.

• Ensure youth FP/RH plans are properly developed, coordinated and timely implemented.

• Ensure youth champions are identified and trained to facilitate peer sessions in the counties.

• Participate in FP/RH technical Working Groups network in the county, maintaining

communication and feedback loops on all substantive work.

• Conduct Inception and other meetings with key program stakeholders (including Government

Agencies) to secure buy in and support for project implementation from key stakeholders

• Lead the development, roll out and implementation of AfRika online platform in the county.

• Ensure AfRika online platform is utilized to support mobilization and increase demand for youth friendly services

• With the support of county project implementation teams and C/SCHMTS, coordinate youth

engagements, dialogues and youth forums

• Contribute to development of youth centered FP/RH messages and other materials for use by

young people.

• Provide technical oversight and capacity building through training, mentorship and on-the-job

support for peer providers on Youth FP/RH awarenessraising, and referrals where necessary.

Project Management

• Support the development of concept notes, work plans, budgets and other related activities

within the program

• Support monitoring and evaluation of activities including preparation of monitoring reports,

documents and lessons learned.

• Contribute actively to the preparation of internal and donor reporting requirements.

• Work with the team in budgeting for project activities and ensure compliance to the Finance

policy and other organizations policies.

• Ensure project activities budget expenditures for youth FP/RH activities are allowable according to program and donor regulations.

Stakeholder engagement and partnerships

• Participate in / represent the project in relevant forums, explore and nurture new and existing

youth partnershipsthat contribute to meeting project objectives.

• Develop partnerships with various youth groups, religious groups, young mother’s women’s

groups, health care providers, community health units, youth groups and other organized

groups in the community to orient them on the Program goals and to solicit their involvement

in the implementation of the Program

• Develop close collaboration with various non-governmental organizations implementing the

program to facilitate cross organizational learning

• Represent the program in county fora to share good practices and ensure the achievement of

advocacy and policy objectives

Knowledge management

• Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for adolescent and

youth-sensitive FR/RH services.

• Assist in developing and preparing business plans, briefings, and public relations material

related to new business within the RMNCAH programme.

• Support program’s visibility through participation in technical meetings and conferences,

development and delivery of presentations, and engagement in technical conversations and/or

working groups with partners and donors.

 

Admin and financial management

 

• Support in day to day management of activity budgets including processing field imprests and

other financial transactions.

• Ensure timely accounting for the use of project resources by stakeholders and communities in

liaison with finance teams.

Program Development

 

 

• Contribute to writing proposals and concept notes and designing new programmatic

interventions focusing on Adolescents and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health.

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