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Senior HIV Prevention Expert Job Re-Advertisment: National Aids Control Council (NACC)

The National Aids Control Council (NACC) is mandated to provide a strategic framework to coordinate stakeholders in the implementation of the national multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS in Kenya.

In order to strengthen capacity to accomplish its mandate, NACC in conjunction with USAID supported Capacity Kenya Project is seeking to recruit a suitable and motivated individual to fill the following key position.

Senior HIV Prevention Expert 
Ref:
 NACC/SHPE/03/2010
(Re-advertised)

Reporting to the Director at NACC, this position will


provide strategic and technical leadership, advice and support to define and implement the HIV prevention agenda in Kenya.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide technical advise and direction in respect to the KNASP strategic priority 'to prevent new infections: reducing the number of new HIV infections in both vulnerable groups and the general population'
  • Provide leadership and guidance to NACC in the development, refinement, and execution of the HIV prevention agenda.
  • Provide assistance to NACC in planning and implementation of prevention programs, including establishment of new programs, resource allocation, and expansion of the national prevention programs.
  • Provide strategic advice to the HIV Prevention Task Force and NACC management on emerging and strategic issues to scale up HIV prevention as well as impact alleviation;
  • Facilitate the development of a detailed work programme for the national HIV Prevention agenda through the national Prevention Task Force.
  • Facilitate the development and revision of the national HIV prevention strategy to be incorporated into the Kenya National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (KNASP).
  • Closely monitor implementation of the HIV prevention framework with focus on early detection and communication of problem areas.
  • Provide technical input and participate in national HIV prevention summits and Joint HIV and AIDS program reviews (JAPR).
  • Provide periodic status reports on the Kenya HIV prevention agenda.
  • Propose and manage development of innovative modalities and tools to strengthen national HIV prevention programs.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with relevant entities and stakeholders involved in HIV prevention.
  • Recommend areas of operational research through the national research mechanism recommend best possible methodologies for HIV incidence estimation and trend monitoring for Kenya.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of high-quality bio-behavioral surveillance protocols.
Qualifications, experience and competencies

Applicants to this position must have a Masters degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or Epidemiology with a focus on research. A Doctorate degree will be an added advantage.

In addition, they should have over 10 years working experience in project management and strategy development, with at least 5 years managing HIV programs in low-income countries.

In-depth knowledge and understanding of HIV prevention programs and research as well as excellent ability in fostering collaborative relationships with external institutions are requisite.

Candidates must demonstrate exceptional computer skills, writing, communication, organization and interpersonal skills. In addition, the candidates must be self-motivated, have the ability to work independently and possess strong team playing skills.

If your background, experience and competencies match the above specifications please send your detailed CV indicating daytime telephone numbers, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contact, address and names of three referees to the address below not later than 9th April 2010, quoting the position reference on both the application letter and envelope:

IntraHealth International Inc.
Unga House, Muthithi Road, 7th Floor
P.O. Box 66726-00800
Nairobi.

Email: jobskenya @ intrahearth.org

Those who previously applied for this position need not re-apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

This position is funded by USAID/Kenya

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