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HIV/AIDS Preventive Assistant Job Vacancy – Kenya Red Cross Society

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in Kenya. Its mission is to be the leading humanitarian organization in Kenya delivering excellent quality service of preventing and Alleviating Human Suffering.
The Society is looking for a qualified person to fill the following position:
Position Title: HIV/AIDS Preventive Assistant
Reporting to: Branch Coordinator
Job location: Ikutha

The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for the effective planning, budgeting, implementation and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programme aimed at combating and reducing the prevalence and impact of HIV/AIDS on vulnerable communities within the Branch. Other responsibilities include awareness creation, capacity building, and providing psycho-social support to people affected and afflicted by HIV/AIDS as well as delivering HIV/AIDS workplace training programmes.
Duties & Responsibilities
·         Develop the Branch HIV/AIDS annual plan and budget aligned to the Society’s strategic objectives as well as Government health policies and strategies aimed at combating the prevalence of HIV/AIDS
·         Conduct baseline studies using participatory approaches to identify the number of persons as well as orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) afflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS so as to determine their capacities, available resources and coping mechanisms
·         Develop and disseminate advocacy and behaviour change communication materials to increase knowledge and create awareness on HIV/AIDS transmission and prevention among the youth
·         Encourage the youth to attend voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) to decrease risk behaviours by emphasizing consent, confidentiality and counselling aimed at decreasing stigma as more people know their HIV status
·         Develop and implement social integration programmes to increase peer support by establishing youth groups and using initiatives such as structured recreation, drama and theatre, art, cultural and sports activities to raise awareness to delay sexual debut, encourage abstinence and early sexual health seeking behaviour
·         Prepare periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement
Minimum Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Health or equivalent qualifications such as epidemiology, nursing & social work
·         Three (3) years experience in planning, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention and control programmes
Key Competencies
·         Knowledge of HIV/AIDS health care, humanitarian relief issues, trends and goals aimed at preventing and alleviating human suffering
·         Strong communication and presentation skills in both English and Kiswahili, including ability to develop reports and prepare relevant publications
·         Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic and political issues
·         Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data-base, email and utilization of the internet
Applications must contain: Letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates, address and contacts of two referees.
All applications should be sent to:
The Secretary General
Kenya Red Cross Society
P. O. Box 40712-00100
Nairobi
So as to reach him not later than Friday, 25th March 2011.

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