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Community Health Worker Job in Nairobi Kenya

Postpartum Family Planning (PFP) Study

Position: Community Health Worker 

1 Position

Location: Nairobi

Reporting to: Study Coordinator

Position Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Present basic education about HIV testing and prevention
  • Convey the importance of PMTCT, family planning and exclusive breastfeeding
  • Recruit clients interested in family planning from the immunization area
  • Locate patients’ homes and call and trace clients as needed
  • Assist the study nurse as needed to deliver family planning
  • Assist the clients in study follow up
  • Prepare field reports and progress reports for the study coordinator

Qualifications:
  • Minimum of an O-Level Certificate Mean Grade C (Plain)
  • Certificate in VCT and Family Planning Counseling
  • Experience with couple counseling and HIV testing
  • Training in research ethics
  • Minimum of 6 months previous experience with field research activities
  • Experience with community mobilization and home visits
  • Basic computer skills particularly for Word-processing, spreadsheets and e-mail
  • Familiarity with the Nairobi area
  • Strong communication skills in English and Kiswahili

Desirable qualities, skills and abilities:
  • Experience in research, health and development
  • Minimum of one year work experience in VCT or PMTCT service provision
  • Diploma in Psychology, Sociology, Social Sciences, Community Work, Public Health, or Nursing
  • Attention to detail and good work ethic
  • Flexible and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Respectful, punctual, hardworking, conscientious
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a collaborative team

Expectations:
  1. Full-time position
  2. Position length is 12 months, provided good performance
  3. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
  4. Based in Nairobi

Interested individuals who meet the above qualifications should submit their written applications attaching copies of their updated CVs, Certificates and Testimonials to the address given below or hand deliver to the office of the addressee in UNES which is at Kolobot Road off Aboretum drive latest by March 6, 2014.

Head HR and Administration
University of Nairobi Enterprises and Service Ltd
P.O. Box 68214-00200

Nairobi

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