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AMREF Project Officers - APHIAplus Jobs in Embu and Nyeri Kenya

AMREF is one of the partners of APHIAplus projects in Eastern & Central provinces and Rift Valley province.

APHIAplus, is a five-year project funded by USAID for comprehensive health service delivery to improve the health of Kenyans.

It focuses on two result areas – service delivery and social determinants of health. The positions report to the Project Manager and are based Nyeri and Embu.

Purpose of the Job

To provide technical expertise and support project activities and implementation of the project strategy.

Key Responsibilities
  • Co-ordinate and participate in planning and implementation of project activities.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project
  • Design and undertake operations research, documentation and dissemination of new lessons and experiences
  • Provide technical support in development and writing of new concepts and proposals for fundraising
  • Participate in capacity building activities of the Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) and other community structures such as CHCs, CHEWs, CHEWs to enhance provision of quality services/support to the OVC
  • Team up with other APHIAplus implementing partners in zone 4 (Central and Eastern) in undertaking activities geared towards promoting food security, eradicating poverty, promoting rights of children, enhancing safe water, sanitation and hygiene practices
  • Organise and conduct field visits and meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders to strengthen networks and partnerships
  • Participate in the development of health promotion related BCC materials for OVC, water, sanitation and hygiene and other issues pertaining to health determinants
  • Control and account for the use of project resources and assets by stakeholders and communities
  • Manage project assets, work-plans and budgets including processing relevant financial transactions.
Qualifications and Competencies

The ideal candidates should have a first degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or its equivalent.

Professional training in control and management of HIV/AIDS and Training of Facilitators (TOF) will be an added advantage.

They should have at least three years hands on experience in health promotion field especially in HIV/AIDS program; should be well versed with the MOPHS community strategy, skilled in provision of OVC services and addressing food security, poverty alleviation, promoting child right issues.

They must be skilled in organising and conducting participatory learning approaches and conversant with health promoting school initiatives, community mobilisation and networking.

They should be team player and good communicator. Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS office.

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring better health for Africa, please send your detailed application letter and up-dated CV to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF in Kenya by email to

Please quote the position and reference number (KCO/HR-AP007/2011) in the subject matter.

The closing date for submitting applications is February 15, 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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