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Assistant Project Officer - Most at Risk Populations - Biomedical Intervention Jobs in Kenya - I Choose Life

I Choose Life - Africa (ICL) is one of the leading NGOs in the country working with the youth and has programs in over 30 institutions (tertiary institutions and high schools) across six provinces in Kenya.

Its goal is to contribute to the Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan to reduce HIV, improve the quality of life of those infected and affected and mitigate the socio-economic impact of HIV and AIDS. ICL’s vision is “An AIDS Free Africa”.

Its mission is “to create a movement of caring communities among youth that make responsible and informed choices with regard to life and HIV and AIDS through prevention, care and support and mitigation of socio-economic impact”.

We are seeking a suitable person (preferably nurses or clinical officers) to fill in the position of an Assistant Project Officer (APO)-MARP’S Biomedical Intervention within our Walter Reed Project with the aim of scaling up HIV/AIDS Prevention and Counseling and Testing (CT) Services for Most-at-Risk- Populations (MARPS).

The details of the vacancy are as follows:

Job Title: Assistant Project Officer (APO) - MARPS - Biomedical Intervention

Reporting to: Project Manager

Location: Rift Valley

No. of Positions: 2

Job Purpose

The Assistant Projects Officer will take assist in Improvement and expansion of biomedical HIV prevention interventions among the Most at Risk Population and will offer overall implementation assistance in establishing and managing a comprehensive HIV prevention program targeting Most at Risk Populations including Sex workers, Truckers and Men who have sex with Men using the Minimum Package of MARPS component.

The APO will work directly with the Program Manager and Project Officers for coordination of the overall ICL MARPS project.

The position has an inclination towards Training and Outreach and as such the successful candidate must have some experience and also demonstrate a passion for this aspect.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate of all project activities including preparation of work plans
  • Plan and conduct regular outreach and other thematic activities to reach the target population.
  • Design training schedules for different activities targeting implementing partners and identified organizations working with the MARPS.
  • Assist the Projects officers and Manager in the development of new project proposals.
  • Oversee linkages and referrals between MARPS and health facilities.
  • Compile accurate narrative and data reports (including best practices) and submit them to the Program Manager and the M & E officer according to the set deadlines.
  • Plan and facilitate implementation of HIV Counseling and Testing activities.
  • Create partnerships within the project sites for the attainment of project goals.
  • Plan and implement Community mobilization activities.
Application and contact details:

Please send your CV and cover letter quoting your current and expected salary to to reach us on or before 23rd March, 2011.

The subject line of your application should be ‘PO –Training and Media – Behavioural Intervention’ only

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