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HIV/AIDS Consultant Job in Kenya

Office of the UNHCR, Regional Support Hub in Kenya

Job Description

Functional Title:
HIV/AIDS Consultant
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Date of Entry of Duty:
 As soon as possible
 Maximum 11 months
Closing Date:
 18 May 2012

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Regional HIV/AIDS Officer and working closely with Public Health Experts at the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Assist UNHCR country offices and implementing partners to design and implement comprehensive HIV/ADS programmes that respond to the needs of their beneficiaries
  • Support UNHCR country offices and implementing partners to monitor and report on PEPFAR, IGAD, GLIA, OFID and other performance based HIV/AIDS programmes in the region.
  • Ensure a sound output and process monitoring system is put in place. In consultation with partners, adapt a PEPFAR, GLIA and IGAD M&E tools to the refugee context and ensure that IPs periodically submit timely reports. Compile and submit a summary report as per the donor requirements.
  • Build the capacity of UNHCR health, HIV as well as community services unit and IPs to design, implement and monitor evidence based interventions that respond to the needs of beneficiaries.
  • Support UNHCR and implementing partners to conduct Sentinel, behavioural surveillance systems that link behavoral and biological data;
  • Undertake periodic missions to countries in the region
  • Any other responsibility that may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualification and experience
  • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a health or social science discipline and five years’ relevant work experience.
  • Experience in facilitating a participatory planning process for an activity involving multiple implementing partners and stakeholders is an added advantage.
  • Experience in establishing HIV M&E systems for National AIDS Commissions and or International Non Governmental Organizations and or working in US Government funded HIV project will be a strong advantage.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • A high level of computer proficiency particularly in the use of Word, internet and e-mail. 
  • Knowledge of Power point, Excel, Access and Epidemiological statistical packages (epi-info), is an added advantage.
  • Past working experience among conflict affected populations (refugees and internally displaced persons) in the HIV/AIDS sector, is desirable.
Working Relationship
  • He/She will receive periodic technical guidance from DOS HQ-HIV/AIDS unit.
Application procedures:

Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter outlining why they are qualified for the position, and attach their curriculum vitae and a UN personal History Form (P.11) including the numbers of at least two referees who have supervised the applicant’s professional work. 

They should also attach or mail examples of operational research and M&E reports they have participated in preparing or prepared, indicating their specific contribution to the product.

Applications may be submitted by fax to 020 4222080 or e-mail
 or to the 

Snr. Admin/Finance Officer, 
P. O. Box 43801-00100

Please quote Reference: ENV/RSH/12/001

 Short listed candidates will be invited for a written and oral interview. Late applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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