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NGO Jobs in Homa Bay Kenya - Omega Foundation

Title: Project Coordinator 

Reports To: 
Program Manager with specific functional relationship with the CEO

Location: Homa Bay

Closing Date: 15th January, 2013

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit a Project Coordinator to perform the functions outlined below.

Main Purpose and Scope

Reporting to Omega Foundation Programs manager, the job holder will coordinate all the activities of the Project in Homa Bay, supervise and motivate staff in the County, establish and maintain a network between MOH and other relevant line Ministries, and other like-minded Civil Society Organizations, Develop annual work plans and Partner contracts, including Memoranda of understanding, Facilitate periodic monitoring and evaluation of the project.

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Assess the training needs of staff and develop a training programme to meet these needs;
  • Liaise, accordingly with the Ministry of Health, Private sectors and other agencies ensure appropriate provision of services and use of resources;
  • Supervise the implementation process and in accordance with the deadlines based on plans and timeliness of the projects
  • Support in supervision and provision for efficient use of the financial resources of Omega Foundation Programs.
  • Co-ordinate preparation of timely periodical reports and present monthly, quarterly and any other required reports of the project to the Program Manager in accordance to the set donor guidelines and approved organizational policies.
  • Provide lead in Preparing suggestions, plans and other documents that results to enhanced strategy in the framework of the HIV/AIDs project.
  • Coordinate timely request for funds and any other materials/equipment for programs.
  • Identify and enhance networking and collaboration in the HIV and AIDs field.
  • Support in Lobbying/Advocacy and Promote gender mainstreaming in the project.
  • Supervise the project Officers
  • Mobilize resources; specifically write proposals for the purpose of HIV and AID Project
  • Provide quality representation of Omega Foundation in the County’s stakeholder’s forums/meetings.
  • Mentor, capacity build and impart up-to-date skills to support group members and individual clients in HIV/AIDS program result areas
  • Directly work with MoH to support target groups increase access to HIV/AIDS services, health education, life skills and literacy initiatives that ultimately contribute to mitigating the impacts of HIV/AIDS
Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)

  • Bachelors’ degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Development studies.
  • At least three years of experience in community development preferably in the interface of community work and Ministry of Health.
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and understanding of MOH structures and Community Health Strategy.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and Use of computer (Ms Office).
  • Versed knowledge and skills in the M&E
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team is essential.
Desirable skills and competencies
  • Project management, organizational, coordination and facilitation skills
  • High level advocacy, Communication and Negotiation skills
  • High level of integrity and accountability, self-motivation and initiative
  • Open to new and Innovative ideas, commitment to excellence and achievement of results
  • Sensitivity to working in a culturally diverse organization
Terms & Conditions:
  • Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
  • One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

Job Title: 
HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) Counselor
Location: Homa Bay

Reports To: Project Coordinator

Closing Date: 15th January, 2013

Number of positions: 2

Main Purpose and Scope
The HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) counselors shall be responsible for delivery of high quality community based HIV Testing and Counseling services to clients as per National and International HTC guidelines.

S/he will be supervised by the Project Coordinator.

Main duties and responsibilities
  • Provide HIV testing and counseling services to couples and individual clients at static and mobile sites.
  • Actively participate in condom promotion and distribution including refilling of condom dispensers.
  • Participate actively and offer support required during National HTC - RRI campaigns.
  • Maintain provider – client confidentiality at all times as per the National counseling code of ethics
  • Ensure and monitor appropriate referral of clients to care and support services
  • Follow - up on sero - positive clients referred for care & treatment to ensure successful access / linkage to care & treatment.
  • Maintain appropriate IEC materials/resources necessary for the HTC providers and community at large.
  • Regularly attend support supervision in accordance with the minimal requirements of the National guidelines for HTC.
  • Conduct Quality Assurance / Quality Control activities as per National guidelines in all testing sites i.e. Proficiency Testing & DBS.
  • Ensure quality, authentic and accurate HIV activities records are maintained and kept.
  • Compile and submit timely and accurate reports to M&E Officer as per deadlines provided and agreed to.
  • Actively participate in community mobilization, awareness, sensitization and promotion for Evidence Based Interventions (EBI’s) at individual, family and community levels.
  • Any other duties as may be directed by supervisor.
Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
  • Must be a NASCOP / Liverpool VCT trained HTC Counselor
  • Trained / experienced in HTC QA / QC
  • Training in any other HIV prevention intervention is an added advantage.
Desirable skills and competencies:
  • Willing and ready to work in remote / interior regions of Homa Bay County.
  • Experience in HIV Counseling and Testing
  • At least two years experience in community work in Homa Bay
  • Experience in working with CBOs/FBOs/NGO’s is and added advantage
  • Fluency in Dholuo language will be an added advantage
  • Team player.
Terms & Conditions:
  • Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
  • One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

Economic Empowerment Officer

Reports To: 
Project Coordinator

Location: Homa Bay

Closing Date: 15th January, 2013

Main Purpose and Scope
Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an Economic Empowerment Officer to be based in Homa bay to perform the functions outlined below:

Main duties and responsibilities
  • Support Omega Foundation affiliated support groups, CBOs and individuals in the identification of economic opportunities within their operating environment
  • Facilitate entrepreneurship skills transfer for program staff, partners, affiliates and stakeholders through trainings and other necessary means.
  • Working closely with Project Coordinator, Programs Manager and Program Officers, develop a strategy for identifying and building the capacity of Omega Foundation Staff, Partners and other Stakeholders on economic empowerment issues.
  • Provide technical support to staff of affiliates to ensure quality and timely implementation of all program activities;
  • Initiate linkage to micro-finance and other lending institutions for enterprise sustainability
  • Work closely with advocacy department at OF to mount lobby and advocacy initiatives targeting microfinance and other lending institutions for friendlier loaning services to CBOs, Support groups and individual enterprises.
  • Maintain contacts with concerned governmental institutions as appropriate, and develop regular contact with NGOs and Micro-finance institutions working with the economic empowerment program sector.
  • Preparation of timely monthly, quarterly and end of year reports for the program; develop work plans, project briefs, case stories and other documentation that will result into quality reporting, profiling and lessons sharing for enhancing the program strategy.
  • Facilitate the development, preparation and review of entrepreneurship training materials as appropriate (handouts, exercises, presentations etc.)
  • Through regular needs assessment targeting OF supported schools and other OVC institutions, identify potential IGA opportunities for funding to ensure program sustainability.
  • Ensure gender sensitivity of all economic empowerment program design and activities
  • Promote sharing of ideas and lessons learned across regions in order to generate and document “best practices” that can be applied in fieldwork.
  • Represent Omega Foundation at various program wide meetings including those with donors, government and/or NGOs.
 Job Requirement (Knowledge/Skills Competencies)
  • Bachelors’ degree or Diploma level education in Business Management /Entrepreneurship studies, Social work and or community development.
  • At least 2 years of experience in community development preferably in the field of enterprise development
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and community-based programming.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with community-based groups.
  • Knowledge and Use of computer (Ms Office).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team is essential.
  • Must demonstrate sound training expertise and skills in a cross-cultural setting
Desirable skills
  • In depth knowledge of economic empowerment programs and approaches.
  • Proven success and a track record integrating and harmonizing ideas within a team and with external stakeholders.
Terms & Conditions:
  • Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
  • One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.
To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to;

Human Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Application deadline is 15th January, 2013.
E-mail applications should be addressed to

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