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Senior Program Officer / Program Manager Job in Kenya

Background: OGRA Foundation is a tax-exempt Kenyan Non-governmental Organization registered in 2004. It is one of Western Kenya’s leading Non-Governmental Organizations active in 4 counties, namely Kisumu, Vihiga, Siaya and Homa-bay.  

OGRA Foundation, in partnership with Ministry of Health and ICAP of Colombia University is currently implementing a comprehensive HIV Care and Treatment Project in Muhoroni Sub-County, Kisumu County. 

This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

In addition, in partnership with Kenya Red Cross Society, the Foundation is implementing the Global Fund for HIV round 10 project targeting communities in Kisumu and Vihiga Counties.
OGRA Foundation is currently looking for able professional to fill the following position in the organization:
Senior Program Officer / Program Manager- HIV/AID
The position is based in Kisumu with frequent travels to Muhoroni Sub-County and Vihiga County.

Overall Job Function:
 The Senior Program Officer is a member of the Senior Management team and oversees field programmatic activities and site support for efficient delivery of quality services both in the ICAP supported and the KRCS/Global Fund supported projects.

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To oversee the planning, initiation and implementation of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services at OGRA Foundation-supported facilities
  • To provide technical support for the planning and implementation of TB/HIV activities at OGRA Foundation- supported facilities
  • To provide technical support for the planning and implementation of provider-initiated counseling and testing activities at OGRA Foundation-supported facilities
  • To provide on-going supervision of OGRA Foundation-supported HIV related programs
  • To participate in training and mentorship of site facility staff
  • To participate in designing programs to assist in monitoring and evaluation and ensuring quality assurance of HIV care and treatment as well as community programs
  • To liaise with Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in coordinating implementation of the program
  • To prepare and/or review budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers related to the project
  • To offer additional leadership and technical support to the OGRA Foundation program team as may be assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or related degree
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), MBA, Masters in Project Planning and Management or an equivalent advanced relevant degree
  • 5 years of experience managing donor-funded health and/or HIV programs in the public sector
  • Understanding and knowledge of working with relevant Government Ministries and departments.
  • Computer literate
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to community health and development
  • Be a good team player with leadership skills
Application Procedure

Interested applicants are invited to send their applications detailing current and expected salary and a CV with contact details of three referees to the:

Human Resource Manager
OGRA Foundation
P.O. Box 3050-40100
Kisumu (clearly marking the application with position applied for.)

Applications can also be emailed to with the position applied for as the subject line by Tuesday 10th February 2015 latest 12 noon.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

OGRA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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