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NGO Jobs in Kenya - EGPAF


The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS. 

We are working in 15 countries around the world to provide HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for children, women, and families—with a mission to eliminate pediatric AIDS.
 
EGPAF in Kenya is currently looking to recruit for the following 2 positions:
 

1. Program Officer, Laboratory - Lodwar
 
Reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor, you will support establishment and expansion of quality laboratory services especially improved access to laboratory diagnosis and monitoring through CD4 testing, TB testing and Early Infant Diagnosis to support provision of quality integrated HIV prevention, HIV counselling and testing, care and treatment services within the Ministry of Health, Private and Faith Based Sector health facilities in Turkana County.
 
You will provide day to day contact with DMLT, DHMT, point of care laboratory technicians and technologists and Field officers based in districts and facility level – providing technical assistance and capacity building to establish, strengthen and expand a laboratory network. 

You will provide oversight to ensure that access to laboratory services is improved and maintained.
 
To be successful in this role
  • You will be a holder of degree in Medical Laboratory and Higher National Diploma in Laboratory training
  • You will have a minimum of 5 years proven experience in HIV laboratory work
  • Be registered with KMLTTB.
  • In addition, demonstrated supervisory skills and program management experience will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in working with USAID/CDC will also be a requirement.
2. Project Officer, Communication and outreach - Nyanza
 
Reporting to the Project Director, you will support the Maisha project in communication and education initiatives that build awareness towards elimination of pediatric HIV and keeping mothers alive as well as advocacy with key partners and stakeholders.
 
You will design, implement and evaluate communication, advocacy and outreach initiatives to support elimination of pediatric HIV, increase public awareness of and demand for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and paediatric HIV/AIDS care and treatment services and create awareness among policy makers opinion leaders, the media, civil society organizations and the public about pediatric AIDS issues.
 
You will advocate for adoption of the eMTCT framework at various MOH level and among partners as well as for sustainability of actions towards elimination of pediatric HIV.
 
You will monitor the implementation of the policies and guidelines with a view tracking policy implementation around elimination of pediatric HIV, document and disseminate progress toward elimination of new pediatric HIV infections, and document eMTCT programme success stories and share these with partners at the local and national levels through various mediums

To be successful in this role
  • You will be a holder of bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as humanities or social sciences with 4 years’ experience in communication, outreach and advocacy programs.
  • You will have experience in public health policy and technical activities at the district and community levels.
  • Experience in working with government, opinion leaders and civil society in addition to managing people driven processes and advocacy cycle will be added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical, research and writing skills are a requirement.
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application attaching current resume’ to: kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org .
 
The closing date is 14 September, 2012
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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