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Project Management Specialist, Youth and Behavior Change Communications Job in Nairobi

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to hire a Project Management Specialist, Youth and Behavior Change Communications in its Office of Population & Health (OPH), USAID/Kenya. 

The position is open to qualified Kenyan citizens and is based in Nairobi.

Basic Function of Position:

The USAID Program Management Specialist provides strategic guidance, program monitoring and support to selected USAID implementing partners, which deliver HIV/AIDS services throughout Kenya. Specifically, the Specialist will focus predominantly on HIV/AIDS prevention with a focus on youth and behavior change communications.

Technical duties include leading efforts to ensure prevention activities are based on the latest relevant science, are evidence based and theory-driven, and that scientific knowledge is translated into program guidelines and practices for the national program, incorporating new interventions into the national strategy. 

The Specialist will also be responsible for integration of youth programming with other program areas, such as education, orphans and vulnerable children, and family planning, and with other relevant offices within USAID/Kenya.

Strategic planning duties include representing USAID/Kenya at the meetings including donor meetings and meetings of the technical strategy and policy groups.

The general responsibilities of the position are to ensure that all activities contribute to the achievement of USAID/Kenya, and PEPFAR goals.

Required Qualifications:

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 A Master’s degree in public health or social science is required.

Experience (40%):
 Five to seven years of experience in the international health field in sub-Saharan Africa with progressively increasing responsibility for activity management and design. Demonstrated skill in the management of contracts. Familiarity with USG procurement and documentation requirements and project design, implementation, management and evaluation.

Knowledge (30%):
 Demonstrated technical knowledge of and experience in dealing with HIV/AIDS prevention issues, including youth programs and behavior change communication.

Skills and Abilities (30%):
 Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively on a team – both inside and outside of USAID/Kenya to plan, implement, monitor and advocate for programs. OPH has a strong team management approach and the incumbent will be working collaboratively in teams composed of staff throughout the Mission and with external partners and agencies.

Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should submit their application together with a detailed CV and all relevant attachments to the following address:

Human Resources Office
Re: Project Management Specialist, Youth and Behavior Change Communications
P.O. Box 629, Village Market 00621, Nairobi, Kenya

Applications must reach the USAID office by COB January 6, 2012.

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