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UoM-CGPH Policy and Advocacy Technical Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya


The University of Manitoba – Centre for Global Public Health (UoM-CGPH), with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the World Bank has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the National STI & AIDS Control Programme (NASCOP) and the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) to strengthen HIV prevention programmes among most-at-risk populations (MARPs) in Kenya.

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to a reduction in HIV incidence in Kenya by improving the scale, quality and impact of HIV prevention programmes among MARPs.
 

Applications are invited from qualified Kenyan nationals for the position described below. 

The position will be based at NACC office in Nairobi.

Technical Officer – Policy and Advocacy
 
This position will coordinate and support NACC to develop a policy that is supportive of MARPS programming in Kenya.
 
Key responsibilities
  • Review existing policy documents related to MARPS programming.
  • Organise consultations and meetings with various stakeholders to understand concerns and build consensus on policy development.
  • Support UoM staff and consultants by organising and facilitating meetings and discussions with NACC officials.
  • Support NACC officials in organising meetings with various government departments to build a common understanding and consensus on policy development.
  • Document the process of policy development.
  • Support NACC in implementing the policy
Required experience, abilities and qualifications
  • University degree at Bachelors level with specialisation in the field of social science or health or a related field.
  • Three years experience in policy, advocacy or a related field
  • Proven skills in communication, networking and ability to relate these skills to policy and advocacy
  • Familiarity with the country’s policy environment in the areas of Health, Justice, Governance, Human Rights and Macro Economics is an added advantage
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programmes among MARPs is desirable.
How to apply:
 
This position will report to the Senior Strategic Advisor and will require extensive field travel, strong interpersonal communication skills, computer literacy with good analytical and presentation skills. 

All positions will be closely supervised by NACC.
 
Applications from qualified and interested candidates should be sent by e-mail to hivpolicykenya@gmail.com. 

If email is not possible, a hard copy can be sent via post to the following address: 

Senior Strategic Advisor, 
PO Box 16885 – 00620, 
Nairobi, Kenya.
 
Application should consist of an updated CV with current daytime telephone contact and a cover letter indicating the reference number of the position applied for in the subject header and stating the expected salary.

All applications must be received no later than January 7th, 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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