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Field Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Field Officer

Reporting to:
 Project Officer Health

Term: 11 months with a possibility of renewal.

The Position: The Field Officer is a program level staff responsible for implementation of the Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Care and Support component of the USAID funded OVC projects within Anglican Development Services North Rift (ADS NR) Region.

The officer will ensure timely OVC service delivery, provide technical support to the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) as well as ensuring obstacles/barriers to accessing health care services are addressed.  

The position requires good understanding of the PEPFAR OVC programming and key National OVC Policy documents.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate implementation of OVC Care and Support activities within the assigned project site, and strengthen the capacity of all Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) to carry out sustainable OVC care and support activities.
  • Ensure that the marginalized, poor and underserved groups within the program are accessing economic security services; and the target groups actively participate in viable economic activities.
  • Work closely with the CHVs in promoting stigma reduction activities as well as getting rid of other obstacles to accessing health care services within the OVC households and the larger community.
  • Collaborate with Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) and the Facility TOTs in monitoring the work of the CHVs and providing them with technical support in the implementation of OVC care and support services.
  • Participate in CHVs monthly meetings and ensure that CHVs are submitting their reports regularly as required by the program.
  • Work with local community structures and other stakeholders to come up with strategies that eradicate barriers to female participation in economic activities
  • Strengthen referral systems between clinical service providers  (MoH) and other OVC care and support service providers
  • Work with the community to ensure increased access to education, life skills and literacy initiatives for highly marginalized children, youth and other populations.
  • Facilitate networking with major stakeholders, particularly the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development (MGSCD); Ministry of Education; Ministry of Health and other like-minded stakeholders for synergy in achieving organization strategic objectives regarding comprehensive OVC care and support.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly reports on the project activities in your respective sites and collect reports from the CHVs and care givers on a monthly basis.
  • Mobilize the community in their respective sites to support PLWHAs and OVC.
  • Represent the organization in OVC care and support forums at the location, district and County levels.
Required Qualifications
  • At least a degree in Nursing, Clinical medicine, Public health, Sociology or Counseling Psychology.
  • Have solid working knowledge (practical skills) in the following areas: HIV/AIDS Care and support, CPWP, HTC/Counseling, ART and gender, OVC, HBC, VCT, ART and addressing social determinants of health.
  • In-depth understanding and working knowledge of PEPFAR funded programs including the USAID/PEPFAR/GOK reporting requirements.
  • Good knowledge of GoK structures at County and Sub-County level, and social protection programs
  • Experience in facilitating community engagement forums
  • Experience in dealing with local community structures
  • Practical experience in computer applications (MS Office Suite, internet)
  • Knowledge and experience in proposal development will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years experience in implementing integrated OVC and HIV/AIDS projects, preferably in an NGO setting.
Application procedure  

If you are interested and meet the stated requirements send:
  • Your curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • 3 recommendations letters one being from your pastor,
  • Copies of your certificates and testimonials to
The Executive Director
ADS North Rift Region,
P.O Box 6495-30100

or email to:

Your application to reach undersigned by 5:00pm of 29th July, 2016

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