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Liverpool VCT, Care & Treatment (LVCT) is an established Kenyan NGO that utilizes research to inform policy reform advocacy and strengthen HIV service delivery. 

We optimize our impact on the HIV/AIDS response by building capacity of partners and pay special attention to vulnerable groups and populations with special needs. 

LVCT’s focus is on the scale-up of quality-assured HIV counseling, testing and care services.

Research Consultant (or Potential PhD Candidate)

Ref: RC/LVCT/01/2013

Reporting To: Research Manager


The importance of addressing the broader social and economic factors influencing health is well recognised.

Economic vulnerability, gender inequalities, and gender-based violence are key inter-acting factors that impact on a range of health issues, including HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health. 

The IMAGE Programme (Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS & Gender Equity), South Africa, combines group-based microfinance with a gender and HIV training curriculum and aims to improve the economic well-being and independence of communities, reduce vulnerability to both HIV and gender-based violence, and foster robust community mobilization to address priority health concerns.

Project title: Expanding the IMAGE model through South to South learning
LVCT requires a consultant for a short-term engagement of 5 months. 

The consultant will assess the options; provide recommendations for the adaptation, implementation at scale, and evaluation of an adapted IMAGE model for Kenya. 

The IMAGE model for Kenya will include a component on vulnerable girl’s populations. 

The consultant will develop a full proposal for funding based on the results of the assessment.

This position is also open to a researcher who is interested in undertaking a PhD project in this area under the LVCT PhD Fellowship Programme. 

The researcher will be required to undertake the assignment outlined below. 

Following successful funding for the project, the researcher’s contract may be extended and they will be eligible for undertaking project implementation as their PhD project.

Assignment period: 5 months

Scope of work:
  • Review and evaluate the success factors for the IMAGE model in South Africa and define key parameters for its implementation and scale up in Kenya
  • Review the research study design, methodology and measurements utilised for the evaluation of IMAGE, the evaluation of the Tanzania IMAGE project, and make recommendations for evaluation of the Kenya model.
  • Review international literature and on-ground implementation of cash transfer and economic empowerment programmes targeting vulnerable girl’s populations in Kenya and identify the key success factors.
  • Collate the information from the reviews of the IMAGE model, evaluation design, and cash transfer programmes and make recommendations for an adapted IMAGE model that can be implemented and evaluated in Kenya.
  • Identify and make recommendations for potential partners in Kenya for the delivery and evaluation of an adapted IMAGE model including organisations involved in micro-finance for women, cash transfer programmes, HIV and gender training.
  • Develop a strategy for adapting and the IMAGE model to Kenya and developing the IMAGE Kenya programme into a best practice learning site.
  • Investigate existing economic empowerment and skills building based models including conditional cash transfer for young women and adolescents.
  • Develop a proposal for funding the adapted IMAGE model for Kenya with the possible inclusion of an innovative component specifically aimed at young women and girls.
  • An inception report that outlines a common understanding of the project requirements.
  • Trip reports for visits for Tanzania and South Africa itemising critical learning points and areas for consideration for the project.
  • A comprehensive report detailing the assessment process and outcomes including making recommendations for adapting IMAGE with a cash transfer option.
  • A full funding proposal for implementation and evaluation of the proposed project.
Qualifications and qualities:
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field with 5 years’ experience in programme design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrable technical knowledge in the development and evaluation of structural interventions related to health.
  • Experience building partnerships across diverse groups and working with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience in implementing multi-country programmes or Africa specific regional experience.
  • Experience with grant writing and proposal development.
  • Self-driven and able to work under pressure.
  • Ability to engage with and provide technical assistance to policy makers and programme staff.
  • Willingness to travel in–country and regionally.

Technical Communications Officer  

Ref: TCO/LVCT/01/2013
Reporting To: Director, Research and Policy
Location: LVCT HQ (Nairobi Kenya)

Job Summary

To provide strategic leadership, fore and oversight for LVCT’s technical and other communications to maximize engagement between LVCT, its beneficiaries, government, donors, general public and other stakeholders at a national and international level.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Research and develop a thorough understanding of the industry within which LVCT works and provide leadership in growing LVCT’s communications
  • Develop, implement  and update the LVCT’s Communications Strategy
  • Identify media engagement opportunities, develop media products and coordinate LVCT’s media engagements
  • Write, edit and oversee production and dissemination of LVCT’s institutional  reports and other publications
  • Identify strategic target audiences and identify new communication technologies to deliver on the LVCT business plan, translate and ensure dissemination of LVCT programme information and knowledge into appropriate formats and products
  • Develop and implement a knowledge management approach to enhance knowledge sharing and facilitate institutional memory
  • Ensure editorial management of the LVCT website content and manage relevant socio-media accounts
  • Evaluate use of LVCTs communication products and utilize findings
  • Ensure sufficient communications support to LVCT's programmes and build communications capacity of programme staff
  • Monitor and disseminate opportunities for funding, training and capacity building
  • Ensures quality of communication products and processes
  • Supervision and coordination of division staff, activities and resources and integration with other programmes
  • A Master’s degree from a recognised university in Business, Technical or Scientific Writing; Communications; Information technology
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience writing technical publications in English for a variety of audiences. Experience in graphic design is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously undertake multiple projects successfully
  • Knowledge of software programmes  for multimedia outputs
  • A dynamic, creative and innovative individual with ability to thrive in a fast-paced challenging environment with diverse teams

MSM Coordinator  

Ref: MSM/LVCT/01/2013

Reporting To: Director, Research and Policy

Location: LVCT HQ (Nairobi Kenya)

Job Summary

Provide leadership, coordination, strategic guidance,  fore and oversight for implementation of a comprehensive MSM programme with integrated partnership building, policy advocacy, and technical support for HIV service delivery for MSM to increase access and uptake, with a special focus on those at increased vulnerability such as HIV positive MSM and those with disabilities.

The post holder will implement LVCT’s business plan towards achieving health rights of MSM in Kenya.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Identify strategic and innovative project areas and funding opportunities, conceptualize, prepare and submit project proposals
  • Undertake evidence based policy advocacy and provide technical support at county and national levels as well as to LVCT’s sub partners
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant stakeholders towards meeting LVCT’s strategic objectives and needs of MSM
  • Provide continuous technical support and strategic guidance to  other LVCT programmes to ensure comprehensive integration of MSM across all programmes
  • Develop appropriate IEC materials and messaging
  • Support sensitization and capacity development of LVCT staff and its partners to adequately address the HIV/SRH needs of MSM
  • Develop partnerships with and provide appropriate technical support to local LGBTI organizations
  • Review LVCT’s M&E data on a monthly basis and provide practical recommendations to programmes
  • Prepare and manage project implementation budgets and prepare donor reports
  • Enhance visibility of the MSM programme and undertake documentation of LVCT’s MSM work
  • A bachelor’s degree in Social sciences or any other relevant field from a recognized university.
  • At least 2 years demonstrated experience working with MSM/LGBTI or other vulnerable groups
  • Demonstrated experience in resource mobilization, designing and implementing programmes.
  • Excellent analytical, proposal writing,  report writing, communication, presentation, interpersonal and supervision skills
  • Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Must be innovative and results oriented person

Position: Data Officer  

Ref: DO/LVCT/01/2013
Reporting To: Regional Manager
Location: Kisumu

Job Purpose

This holder of this position will work with the regional M&E officer to ensure data collection, data aggregation, data analysis, performance feedback and reporting to relevant internal and external parties and onward submission to the national M&E office is carried out accurately and efficiently.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collection, tracking and storage of data and source documents
  • Compile, sort, and verify accuracy of data to be entered
  • Contact preparers of source documents to resolve questions, inconsistencies, or missing data.
  • Enter data into the institutional data management tools and systems
  • Generate data summaries required for routine consumption and as required for programme monitoring
  • Participate in establishing and maintaining an effective and efficient records management system
  • Participate in the documentation and reporting of assessments, program data, lessons learned and best practices for dissemination through relevant channels
  • Assist the national M&E office as requested
  • Bachelor’s degree in social Science, Statistics, mathematics or a related field from a recognised university
  • At least 2 years’ experience, in a similar position
  • Experience in programme level monitoring
  • Demonstrated skill in basic statistical analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills with willingness and ability to work effectively with a diverse teams
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment

Monitoring and Evaluation Officers   

Ref: MEO/LVCT/01/2013

No. of Positions: 2

Reporting To: Regional Manager

Location: 1 in Kisumu and 1 in Embu

Job Purpose    

Effectively manage and implement LVCT’s monitoring and evaluation guidelines at the regional level.

The job holder will coordinate review, development, implementation and evaluation of the regional M&E systems focused on data collection, reporting and analysis.

S/he will monitor regional performance and provide feedback for programme improvement to the region and the national office.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Receive, validate  and enter regional data for correctness and quality
  • Analyse data and submit monthly report in accordance with the data flow chart
  • Ensure safe storage of paper and electronic data in accordance with LVCT policies
  • Provide ongoing feedback to programmes, sites and the RM on data issues
  • Carry out RDQA on the agreed upon frequency, write reports and provide recommendations
  • Work with regional programme staff to develop SMART monitoring plans in the region
  • Monitor regional performance against the set targets and expected results
  • Support development of data collection tools, progress, process and performance and process reporting templates
  • Support in development and review of institutional work plans within the region
  • Train field staff including CHWs  and local partners on the reporting tools, data management, data analysis and  utilization,  monitoring and evaluation methods and principles and reporting
  • Assist with the documentation and report of assessments, program data, lessons learned and best practices for dissemination through relevant channels.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Statistical training will be an added advantage
  • At least 2 years’ experience, in a similar position in a fast paced, Multi-tasking environment
  • Experience in programme level
  • Demonstrated analysis, communication, interpersonal, report writing and presentation skills
  • Proactive, creative, systems thinker, problem-solver

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager   

Ref: MEM/LVCT/01/2013
Reporting To: Director, Research and Policy 

Location: LVCT HQ (Nairobi Kenya)

Job Purpose: Provide leadership and oversight to the institutional M&E frameworks and systems. 

This includes identifying M&E needs, developing indicators, designing and maintaining data collection, data management, data analysis, development and utilization of systems for routine and other programme data management.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Design and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework for LVCT based on the  LVCT business plan 2013-2015 and performance indicators
  • Responsible for the LVCT data house including data validity, safety, confidentiality and adherence to data management protocols
  • Timely institutional planning, performance reporting, quality and timely submission of donor and government reports and maintain donor communication as required
  • Prepare and review performance monitoring and reporting templates
  • Provision of on-going M&E technical support to LVCT programmes and subpartners
  • Provide leadership in data analysis and contribute to publications
  • Oversight for  functional M & E systems and adherence to  institutional , contractual, government and donor obligations and standards
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in M&E and network with relevant partners
  • Contribute to national M&E and other relevant policy meetings
  • Manage M&E staff and activities
  • A Master’s degree in statistics, monitoring and evaluation, social sciences or relevant field from a recognized university. Statistical training will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years demonstrated M&E experience at management level in an organization with multiple programmes. 
  • Experience with PEPFARE programmes will be an advantage
  • Demonstrated programme evaluation experience
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and in database management
  • Sound understanding of evaluation standards and methodologies
  • Excellent analytical, report writing, communication, presentation, interpersonal and supervision skills
  • Critical thinking, decision making and problem solving skills
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and CV (Max. 3pgs) along with contacts of three referees, Salary history and expectations to so as to arrive NOT later than February 06, 2013 stating the position, job reference number and Location on the subject line.
Human Resource and Administration Division,
Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment,
P.O Box 19835, 00202 
Nairobi, Kenya

Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted. 

Failure to follow the above instructions will lead to automatic disqualification.

LVCT is an equal opportunity employer

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