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Regional HIV & AIDS Programme Coordinator (National Position) Job in Kenya - HelpAge International

HelpAge International (HelpAge) is a global network of not-for-profit organisations with a vision of a world where older people fulfill their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives

Location: Kenya - Nairobi

HelpAge International, Africa Regional Development Centre

Reporting to: HIV and AIDS Portfolio Manager

Overall Purpose of the Job

To work with the Portfolio Manager of BIG Lottery Fund supported programme in ensuring the effective implementation of BLF projects in at least two countries.

Provide information on best practice for HelpAge International and others to support and contribute to HelpAge’s strategy of enabling older men and women receive quality health HIV and care services; and specifically support the HIV and AIDS advocacy strategy.

Job Activities
  • Provide on-going daily support to partners in AFR 600 projects for Ethiopia and Uganda for effective and timely implementation of the nine projects within the framework of the project contracts.
  • Support the Portfolio Manager to receive and coordinate both narrative and financial reports from partners in six countries and to develop quality control mechanisms to ensure efficient reporting to BIG Lottery Fund.
  • Help develop HelpAge’s regional and global HIV and AIDS strategy by taking a lead in AFR 600 projects in two countries within the portfolio that promotes older people’s active participation in lobbying and advocacy.
  • Support partners and beneficiaries in the two countries in developing national HIV and AIDS policies and strategies that ensure the inclusion of older people’s issues in the current HIV and AIDS strategies
  • Build the capacity of partners in to develop and implement sound HIV and AIDS programmes, through effective training events and timely mentoring.
  • Support the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in data quality assurance issues and the Learning Officer to ensure consistency in data and type of learning gathered and disseminated
  • Support the Regional Advocacy and Communications Manager in providing technical support and guidance to the project advocacy groups and to partner organizations in implementing regional level advocacy initiatives
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of information on key lessons learnt in the HIV and AIDS work within and beyond the HelpAge network in Africa and globally.
  • Develop links and share experiences with other stakeholders in order to promote the mainstreaming of ageing issues in HIV and AIDS, poverty reduction and advocacy programmes development work.
  • Support the Portfolio Manager in strengthening best practices in governance in partner organizations.
  • Participate in the activities of the HelpAge International Africa Regional Development Centre and undertake additional duties as requested to achieve the Regional Development Center’s and HelpAge International’s overall objectives.
Extent of Authority

The post-holder will make day-to-day decisions regarding the implementation of work within an agreed set of Performance Objectives worked out with the post-holder’s line manager.

Person Specification

  • Degree level of education
  • A minimum of three years experience in working with NGOs managing and implementing development programmes
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in development work, especially at the policy level
  • Experience in advocating issues affecting vulnerable groups and influencing policies and strategies in line with this
  • An in-depth understanding of HIV and AIDS and related issues in Africa
  • Extensive experience in programme development
  • Experience in institutional strengthening
  • Appreciation of and experience in operational research and its application in programming
  • Understanding of participatory knowledge management and willingness to document and disseminate lessons learnt
  • Experience in the operation of an international development organisation.
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Ability to write narrative and financial reports of a standard required by international donor organizations.
  • Skills in working with local and national agencies and to represent the work of HelpAge International to them and their beneficiaries.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people, including project participants
  • Knowledge and interest of ageing preferred
  • Familiarity with HIV and AIDS, public health, international development, and/or social science research
How to apply

To apply for this position, please send an updated CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria for the role to

Closing date: 07 Mar 2011

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