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Project Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya - NGO

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), a non profit organization, is the world leader in the fight to eliminate Pediatric AIDS. 

Our mission is to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eliminate Pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs.
 
In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV prevention, Care and Treatment. 

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - Kenya seeks to fill the following position:

Project Officer – Key and Priority Populations
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job Code: 1260
 
# of openings: 1

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Project Director, TIMIZA 90, the Program Officer-KP serves as the Key Populations’ Specialist and organizes, implements, coordinate, and supervises HIV/AIDS activities of various programs addressing at-risk populations (Fisher folks, Female Sex workers, MSMs, and other vulnerable populations including discordant couples). 

The incumbent works closely with the Care and Treatment Technical Advisor to ensure alignment of key populations activities and interventions across the project to the 90:90:90 Strategy. 

He /She will also coordinate closely with other TIMIZA90 staffs to ensure all project sites have the capacity to deliver evidence-based, high quality bio-behavioural interventions offer KPs friendly services and establish integrated DICs as appropriate. 

As Key Populations point of contact, the incumbent will provide leadership to EGPAF-Kenya’s efforts towards reaching these populations and represent the foundation in national, regional and international forums that focus on Key Populations.

Scope: This is a project-wide role with the mandate to serve as the key populations’ point of contact. 

The role involves organizing, implementing, coordinating, and supervising HIV/AIDS activities of various programs addressing at-risk populations (Fisher folks, sex workers, MSMs, and discordant couples. 

The role ensures alignment of key populations activities and interventions across the project as well as ensuring all project sites have the capacity to deliver evidence-based, high quality bio-behavioural interventions by offering KPs friendly services and establish integrated DICs as appropriate. 

The position’s deliverables includes providing technical leadership in developing strategies and interventions to improve the quality and responsiveness of HIV prevention programming and service delivery and mentorship to other project team members and facilitate technical capacity assessments in efficacious, evidence-based HIV prevention for key populations. 

As a HIV Prevention portfolio, the position roles include expanded mandate to provide comprehensive HIV prevention services to adolescents, as well as provision of holistic spectrum of HIV prevention cascade including reaching the target populations with specific EBIs, targeted HTS/STI/TB screening and treatment among other interventions.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical leadership in developing strategies and interventions to improve the quality and responsiveness of HIV prevention programming and service delivery for KPs.
  • Provide technical assistance and mentorship to other project team members and facilitate technical capacity assessments in efficacious, evidence-based HIV prevention for key populations.
  • Identify and map different categories of KPs in the targeted geographic areas in the county and work with SPOs to set-up integrated DICs as guided by annual plans and the donor.
  • Provide comprehensive community-based HIV prevention services through Peer education and outreach for behavioral HIV prevention among KPs.
  • Provide prevention package of services at facility and community level for HIV negative KPs.
  • Provide information and training on the use and promotion of male/female condoms and lubricants (demonstration, skills building in negotiating condoms with sex partners, and ensure easy access to uninterrupted supply of condoms and lubricants).
  • Provide VMMC messaging and a minimum package of VMMC services for male fisher folks and MSMs where appropriate.
  • Expand and improve testing services for Key Populations using targeted outreach strategies as per the national guidelines
  • Implement Test and Treat model as per the national KP guidelines
  • Support early enrollment into Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) for KPs and monitor viral load (VL) suppression in the established cohorts in collaboration with health facilities (Support initiation and retention of KPs on ART under the new National guidelines of Treatment as Prevention (TasP)).
  • Provide and facilitate access to Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to KPs in need in all health facilities.
  • Provide comprehensive positive health dignity and prevention (PHDP) interventions for KPs.
  • Develop a system to link and track KPs enrolled in care and treatment program (i.e. unique identifiers, document mobility trends of KP’s work location, etc.)
  • Establish routine monitoring and surveillance system in KPs to demonstrate program effectiveness and inform program improvement over time.
  • Provide other identified evidence based prevention intervention (sister-to-sister, RESPECT SHUGA and EBAN) for KPs as appropriate.
  • Facilitate problem solving and action planning within the project to address critical challenges and barriers to improving HIV prevention programming and service delivery to key populations.
  • Prepares all required reports related to Key Population activities, including periodic progress reports, and donor reports, as appropriate.
  • Participates and represents TIMIZA90 project in national, regional and county prevention technical working groups
  • Maintain collaboration with donor and other organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention for key population
  • Any other duties assigned.
Skills and Competence:

Qualifications:
  • Degree in social sciences /Public health/from a recognized University (Minimum of 5 years’ experience in providing technical leadership in HIV Prevention at national or regional level or
  • MA in social studies/Community Health or MPH will be an added advantage.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Human Relations, Public relations and Communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer packages
  • Working knowledge of USG funded programs particularly through CDC mechanisms
  • Familiar with and experience working with Government bodies particularlyNASCOP , NACC and other MOH departments
  • Must understand PEPFAR /CDC/NASCOP/NACC Technical guidance requirements for HIV Programming for Key Populations
  • Dedicated team player with excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, report writing and analytical skills details oriented
  • Takes initiative and able to work without supervision in a dynamic multi-cultural environment
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online
 
Closing Date: 09 June 2017

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