Reporting to: Regional Manager
Project: Walter Reed Project
I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a youth-focused organization that seeks to empower youth in Kenya and across Africa as the foundation for sustainable development. Registered in 2004 and working closely with Government, ICL has over 17 years of experience implementing evidence-based adolescents and youth programs in over 345 institutions (Primary, Secondary, and Higher learning institutions) across 26 Counties in Kenya. The organization implements programs in Health and Nutrition, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Leadership and Governance Sectors. To ensure maximum impact in these sectors, ICL utilizes a multi-sectoral approach, the Quadra Helix development approach (which brings together the Government, Private sector, Academia, and Civil society) to foster innovative and sustainable transformation in communities.
Vision & Mission: ICL’s Vision Statement: Healthy Africa, Empowered People!. ICL’s Mission Statement: To empower the youth by increasing their life opportunities for sustainable development.
Job Purpose: ICL seeks the County Project Coordinator for HIV Prevention and Treatment Project, and Henry Jackson Foundation supports the project through WRP. The position is based in Bomet County with regular travel to other organization sites in Kenya. The successful candidates are expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties.
Job Summary: Reporting to the Regional Manager, The HIV Care, and Treatment Lead will provide overall technical leadership and support in the design, planning, and implementation of all aspects of HIV care and treatment in Bomet County. This will include the development of relevant technical strategies and innovations. The incumbent will ensure that technical assistance leads to high-quality services, increased coverage and uptake of HIV care and treatment, PMTCT, TB/HIV services, adherence support, and retention for all populations, including key and priority populations.
- Provide technical oversight, strategic direction, and definition of project activities within the areas of HIV prevention and linkage and Sexual Reproductive Health
- Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of project activities;
- Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, curricula, and/or supervisory systems needed for implementation of the project to meet the needs of the counties and the donor;
- Promote relevant adult and youth-friendly prevention and clinical services and demand creation to increase awareness, acceptability, and uptake of these services;
- Work in close coordination with county health management teams to ensure the provision of standardized, evidence-based interventions that are designed to increase uptake of the services by the target populations
- Provide mentoring and capacity building at the health providers levels at community and health facilities on Key Population programming;
- Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support across the county and lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale-up of targeted HIV prevention and linkage services;
- Actively participate in a relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing ICL;
- Work with MEL staff to design and implement a plan to track data/results to inform adjustments in project implementation;
- Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners to ensure activities conform to requirements and regulations;
- Document successes, lessons learned, and challenges in implementation and contribute to reports of project activities and results to the donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports, and other reporting requirements as requested;
- Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches within their technical areas of expertise;
- Supervise County teams and offer support to related programs in the organization;
- Maintain excellent relationships with the donor and stakeholders and develop rapid responses to requests;
- A bachelor’s degree in public health, health administration, social science, or a related field;
- 3+ years of experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in HIV prevention and treatment, including PrEP;
- Demonstrated capabilities in capacity building at the community and facility level county health systems and experience working effectively with the devolved county health programs in Kenya;
- Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector within the county;
- Excellent verbal, written interpersonal, and presentation skills in English;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
- Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation, and monitoring & evaluation of donor-funded programs such as PEPFAR;
- Knowledge of PEPFAR policies and procedures preferred.
Knowledge and skills
- In-depth knowledge of the Kenyan public health sector and clinical settings, including governmental and non-governmental settings
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others, including developing and maintaining compatibility among program staff, health care workers, county and sub-county officials, consultants, sub-awardees, program beneficiaries, other stakeholders.
- Demonstrated management and team-building skills, including relevant experience in direct supervision of professional staff
- Articulate and communicate in a clear, professional manner with clients and staff.
- High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication, including presentation and training skills
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political, ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
- Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision and well-developed computer skills.
Child Safeguarding: In line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), ICL strives to keep children safe in all its undertakings. The successful applicant will be required to read, understand, and commit to following ICL Child Safeguarding Policy and guidelines. The individual will sign the policies to indicate an understanding of and commitment to follow the policy requirements.
How to apply
If you are up to the challenge and meet the above qualifications, we encourage you to write to us through teamiq.com (to get a link upon posting) and copy firstname.lastname@example.org indicating achievements and attributes. Your CV and cover letter should reach us on or before 11th March 2022. Kindly indicate the current and expected salary on your CV in pdf format with the subject ”County Project Coordinator”
The position opens to Kenyan Citizens Only!
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted