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NOPE Program Officers Jobs in Kenya

The National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) is a Non-governmental organization that provides a range of professional services and technical assistance to companies, NGOs and other organizations to establish and manage comprehensive and integrated HIV/AIDS/TB/Malaria/RH/FP programs, using peer-centered approaches.

In addition to implementing donor-funded programs, NOPE also provides consultancy services to private sector, public sector and civil society organizations.

For more information please visit our website
 www.nope.or.ke

NOPE is a strategic partner in the APHIAplus Zone 4 (Eastern and Central) project within a consortium led by Jhpiego and funded by USAID.

APHIAplus will support integrated service delivery and address the social determinants of health in the technical areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, family planning and tuberculosis, and MNCH, and to a lesser extent water and sanitation. The project is seeking to recruit Kenyan Nationals to fill the following positions;

Program Officers - Behavioral Interventions (3)
Ref: -
 HR/2010/12/6

Stationed in Nyeri, Embu and Machakos and reporting to the Technical Advisor (BI), the incumbents will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of project activities.

S/he will ensure timely and efficient achievement of the project’s objectives through strengthening district level Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) committees in Eastern/Central.

Specific areas of responsibility will include;

  • Providing leadership in the program through, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating program activities including writing technical reports for donors
  • Managing activity budgets including processing relevant financial transactions
  • Providing technical assistance to Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) on comprehensive, program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Representing the program in technical committees at provincial, district/county level
  • Providing leadership to program staff in documentation and dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt
Qualifications, experience and skills;

The ideal candidate should have a degree in Social Science, Public Health or a related field with at least 5 years experi
ence in project management, monitoring and evaluation preferably in health programs with significant exposure and understanding of key issues within the field of HIV and AIDS prevention.

Hands on experience managing and leading technical and administrative teams for USG funded programs strongly desired.

In addition, the candidate should have a proven track-record of building effective partnerships and strategic alliances. S/he must have strong analytical, problem solving, team dynamic skills, strong communication and networking skills and should be able to work with minimal supervision.

Associate Program Officers - Behavioral Interventions (4) 
Ref: -
 HR/2010/12/7

Stationed in Murang’a, Thika, Makueni and Machakos and reporting to the Program Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for delivering the project outputs through the implementation of project activities including mobilizing youth, women and communities for health seeking and healthier behaviors using participatory and peer centered approaches geared towards increasing home-based health practices popularizing preventive and curative protocols.

Specific areas of responsibility will include;
  • Planning and coordinating the implementation of BCC activities targeted at the youth, women, agencies and communities within the project areas.
  • Coordinating and supporting the development of District BCC Committees responsible for demand creation
  • Networking and collaborating with Partners, FBOs and CBOs
  • Facilitating training of Peer Educators and Trainers of Peer Educators amongst the beneficiary population
  • Conducting regular documentation of processes, challenges and lessons learnt
Qualifications, experience and skills;

The ideal candidates should have a Degree/Higher National Diploma in Social Science, Community Development or related field with a minimum of 3 years hands on experience in project work. Experience in Behaviour Change Communication ( BCC) in HIV/AIDS is required.

Experience working in donor funded programs, working within USG funded programs will be an added advantage. S/he should have proven skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation, excellent communication skills – both written and spoken should be computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.

Please visit our website
 www.nope.or.ke for a more detailed Job description.

If you meet the criteria above, please send your application, CV specifying preferred workstation including remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to The Human Resource & Admin. Manager, National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) to HR@nope.or.ke.

No phone calls please.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: December 15, 2010

Please quote the position and reference number provided in the email subject matter

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