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Project Officer - Training & Media – Behavioural Intervention Job in Kenya - I Choose Life - Africa

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 to fill in the position of a Project Officer - Training & Media – Behavioural Intervention within our ABC Project.

The details of the vacancy are as follows:

Job Title: Project Officer - Training & Media – Behavioural Intervention

Reporting to: Project Manager

Location: Nairobi

No. of Positions: 1

Job Purpose

To contribute towards a sustained change in sexual behavior of students at University of Nairobi (UoN) and United States International University -Africa (USIU-A), and out of school youth by increasing their understanding and practice of Abstinence, Being Faithful, Correct and Consistent Condom use (ABC) as well as Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) through peer education training and supportive supervision of behavior change communication, peer advocacy and outreach thematic events.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and evaluate projects with an aspect of resource mobilization.
  • 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 target population.
  • Provide leadership in the development, management, delivery and review of media strategies for projects and organizational activities.
  • Liaise with the media bodies for accurate and consistent coverage of ICL activities within the project.
  • Assist the Projects officers and Manager in the development of new project proposals.
  • 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.
  • Create partnerships within the project sites for the attainment of project goals.
  • Plan and implement Community mobilization activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • A minimum of a degree in Bachelors of Arts / Education or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years training experience in a youth setting on aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention or behavior change in a project setting Experience in working with tertiary institutions an added advantage.
  • Experience with data collection for M&E and strategic information as well as writing donor funded proposals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, a keen eye for details, good presentation and interpersonal skills and excellent report writing skills.
  • People management skills as well as mentorship capability.
  • History of working effectively and respectfully with government, NGOs, contractors and other partners.
  • Ability to effectively convey programmatic goals, en list partnerships, and work with a range of program and external stakeholders.
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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