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AMREF Project Officers - APHIAplus Project Jobs in Rift Valley Kenya

AMREF is one of the partners of APHIAplus projects in Eastern & Central provinces and Rift Valley province.

APHIAplus, is a five-year project funded by USAID for comprehensive health service delivery to improve the health of Kenyans.

It focuses on two result areas – service delivery and social determinants of health. The four (4) positions report to the Project Manager and are based in various offices in the Rift Valley.

Purpose of the Job

To provide technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical expertise and support project in roll out of the community strategy, including strengthening the existing CHUs
  • Develops and or participates in community strategy and WATSAN programs concepts and strategies
  • Review implementation work plans budgets including processing relevant financial transactions
  • Assist to develop relevant materials and systems to support CHUs and WATSAN project design, implementation and management
  • Assist in building the capacity of CSOs, LIPs, and CHUs through the provision of Technical Assistance (TA) to CHWs, CHEWs, CHCs and other Level 1
  • Build the capacity of CHUs in community based health management information system
  • Monitor implementation, programming, data quality and maintain records on field activities, progress and report for field cluster
  • Participate in the development of health promotion related materials (IEC) for water and sanitation and hygiene
  • Assist strengthen social mobilisation through networks with relevant partners, stakeholders, collaborators and partnership on implementation
  • Participates in operations research within the project, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidates should have a first degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or its equivalent; At least three years hands on experience in HIV /AIDS related work especially in community strategy (KEPH), health promotion education, WATSAN and organisational capacity building.

Must have skills in organising and conducting participatory learning approaches for CHWs and TOTs; Conversant with health promotion school initiatives - PHASE/PHAST, community mobilisation and networking skills, training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.

They should be team players and good communicators. Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS office.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please send your detailed application letter and up-dated CV to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya by email to recruitment@amref.org.

Please quote the position and reference number (KCO/HR-AP006/2011) in the subject matter. The closing date for submitting applications is February 15, 2011.

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

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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