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Christian Aid Programme Development Advisor Job in Kenya

Programme Development Advisor – HIV & Community Health (Open Contract)

With local partners working on community HIV and health issues in 17 Africa countries, Christian Aid is well placed to support the development of sustainable, community based solutions to health issues that contribute to the eradication of poverty.

This is an exciting time in Christian Aid as we bring to together our expertise on HIV, malaria and other health issues into a community health systems approach.

For you that means the chance to use your existing knowledge and experience of HIV, Malaria and other community health issues to make a significant contribution to eradicating poverty in Africa as well as informing the development of new thinking and new directions in Christian Aid.

About the Role

This role will support the development of community health initiatives (including malaria and HIV) implemented by partner organisations across Christian Aid’s Africa programme.

It will involve:
  • the provision of technical support to country programme teams to enable them to develop community health programmes that integrate malaria, TB and HIV;
  • support to effective monitoring and evaluation of health programmes;
  • the development of fundraising proposals to institutional donors;
  • networking to ensure that Christian Aid is linked into key community health networks across Africa;
  • support to the development of learning and best practise across the Africa Division of Christian Aid, ensuring that this is fed into global positioning;
  • support to the development of Christian Aid Africa and global policy and positioning on malaria, HIV and community health.
The post will involve a significant amount of travel within Africa but will also include remote work with teams in other countries.

About You
  • You will have substantive experience of community health interventions in Africa with a particular focus on malaria and HIV.
  • You will have significant experience of working with donors, programme development, monitoring and evaluation and the capacity development of local organisations.
  • You will have experience of supporting others including partner organisations to develop programmes.
  • You will have demonstrated the ability to secure funding from institutional donors and to support the implementation of donor funded projects.
  • You will have good knowledge of the links between health and gender and rights based programming.
  • You will have excellent written and spoken English and preferably knowledge of French.
  • You will have excellent Word processing, Excel and other relevant computer skills.
  • To fulfil this post you will have a Masters degree in Public or Community Health.
About Christian Aid

More than half the world lives in poverty. We aim to put a stop to that. So we campaign against the structures and rules that keep people poor.

And we work with local organizations to give people strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion. If you are as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice across the world, work with us to make change happen.

About the Rewards

We value the input of everyone who works for us. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards that helps you enjoy a good work/life balance.

To apply for this position you need to access the full advertisement on Christian Aid website on and follow the links to download the international application form and role profile.

Please email your completed application forms to: (quoting the reference number)

You will require current and valid permission to work in Kenya.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted and that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job reference: AFD/040/JG

Closing Date for applications: 5pm Friday 11th February 2011.

Interview date: 7th – 11th March 2011

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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