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Maisha+ Focal Point & Regional Deputy Job in Nairobi Kenya

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.

It also runs regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC’s delegations in East Africa, the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.

Maisha+ Focal Point & Regional Deputy

The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is seeking an experienced and highly motivated person to fill the above-mentioned position to be based in Nairobi.

The incumbent will coordinate all Work place Health and safety program activities for the Nairobi Regional Delegation in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.

S/he will also provide support to ICRC Delegations and Sub-delegations in East and Southern Africa in their implementation of HIV program policy

The responsibilities:

As a Maisha+ responsible:

As a focal point for HIV Workplace program, s/he will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the peer educators’ activities and fully participate in these activities;
  • Briefing of new national staff and expatriates about Maisha+ program and organise refresher courses for the peer educators according to identified needs;
  • Supervise the uptake of VCT services at the workplace and during social events;
  • Facilitate in health talks and sensitisation sessions for Peer Educators, Family members and general sensitisation sessions;
  • Networking: collaboration with local partners/enterprises and national Red Cross/Crescent having similar workplace health and safety HIV program in sensitisation / screening / social marketing;
  • Organize Maisha+ program events (ie annual family fun day, World AIDS day etc…);
  • Draft and follow up the annual workplace program budget;
  • Coordinate the publication of the Maisha+ newsletter including collecting articles, photos and HIV/AIDS information;
  • Responsible for collection and production of Maisha+ promotional materials;
  • Keep in touch with HIV issues locally and internationally and advise the management accordingly;
  • Propose and coordinate community outreaches/ activities;
  • Production of various internal and external reports including quarterly reports from insurance and annual reports;
  • Participate in the bi-yearly HIV Health committee meeting.
  • As a Deputy for East and Southern African countries:
On visiting ICRC delegations abroad, s/he will be responsible for:
  • Evaluate medical centres and hospital services with the Health Focal Point in order to guarantee good access to healthcare for delegation employees and expatriates;
  • Evaluation of the HIV program and main public health problems;
  • Implementation of the workplace policy;
  • Support / Training of the Health Focal Point and Peer Educators;
  • Identification of the main stakeholders and organisations in the working place health and safety HIV field
  • Benchmarking to private and public enterprise / organisation for research of best practice and proper monitoring and evaluation of the program
  • Maintain, through the Health Focal Point, a good network of health partners, Health ministry official, NGO or enterprises involved in Work place health and safety / HIV programs;
  • Regular Monitoring and Evaluation reports according to formats decided with Coordinator;
  • Be part of the organisation of annual Health Focal Point workshop.
The requirements:
  • Diploma in Nursing or Degree in Medicine;
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in Clinical Management of STIs and AIDS;
  • Professional experience in Peer Educator Training;
  • Public Health experience / master is an asset;
  • Excellent knowledge of English (oral and written). Knowledge of French is an advantage;
  • Excellent computer skills (particularly Ms Excel, Ms Word).
The profile:
  • Total respect of confidentiality ;
  • High level of creativity and initiative;
  • Proven analytical skills (in health problem analysis and proposals);
  • Able to work autonomously and in a team;
  • Good leadership and management abilities;
  • Excellent interpersonal, report writing and communication skills.
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to the Head of Human Resources on the below address or e-mail, on or before 18 November 2011. Please include detailed curriculum vitae, current remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

International Committee of the Red Cross,
Nairobi Regional Delegation, Denis Pritt Road,
P.O.Box 73226, Nairobi, 00200, Kenya:

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