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Technical Officer Job in Kenya


Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation

Kenya’s National HIV prevention goal is to reduce the number of new HIV infections by at least 50% by the year 2013 (KNASP III). 

As the National program gears to promote implementing and scale up of evidence-informed behavioral interventions (EBIs), a key challenge is the limited number of proven behavioral interventions that are evidence informed, packaged, standardized and adopted as National interventions for specific priority populations.

National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) under the department of disease prevention and control in the ministry of public health & sanitation is working towards identifying evidence – informed behavioral interventions (EBIs), to promote implementation and scale up of the same by recruiting a core team of three (3) technical reviewers.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS foundation (EGPAF) for National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCOP) through the ministry of public health & sanitation invites applications from qualified candidates for the positions below to be submitted on or before 1st June, 2012 to the Ministry Headquarters – Afya House HRM Department Room 314.

Interested candidates should apply using PSC2 forms which can be downloaded from the PSC website and attach copies of the following documents:
  • National Identity Card
  • Academic Certificates and testimonials
  • Detailed CVs.
HIV Prevention Technical Officer

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Under the leadership and guidance of NASCOP and the Evidence Based Interventions (EBI) Technical
  • Working Group the team will:
  • Implement assessment of Behavioral HIV prevention interventions as per the nationally approved
  • Assessment Tool (KHPIAT).
  • Support GOK and partners on assessment issues.
  • Provide support in capacity building to implementing partners on assessment related issues.
  • Support in administrative duties relating to assessment. This will include documentation, managing website, scheduling assessment panel meetings, handling all assessment related enquiries e.t.c.
  • Support regular and necessary review of assessment tool and process based on prevailing evidence
  • Conduct assessment related site visit as agreed by TWG and approved by NASCOP.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Head NASCOP.
Qualifications
  • A Master’s degree in Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Public Health or related fields.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in HIV prevention programs, with emphasis on the development, adaptation, and evaluation of HIV prevention behavioral interventions for HIV prevention.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the Government of Kenya structures and a wide range of stakeholders and understanding of NASCOP and other key Government of Kenya structures.
  • Comprehensive computer skills, writing skills and communication skills.
Remuneration:  
A consolidated salary of Kshs. 143,000 per month is offered.

Note:

All the applicants who had earlier submitted their applications vide the Standard and Nation daily
advert both will have to re-apply.

Mark Bor
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Public Health & Sanitation

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