Thursday, October 17, 2013

HOPE worldwide Kenya County Coordinator Job Vacancy

HOPE worldwide Kenya

County Coordinator 

2 Positions
  • 1 in Kajiado County/based in Kitengela;
  • 1 in Uasin Gishu / Marakwet Counties / Based in Eldoret
General Description of Role:  

The County Coordinator reports to the Rift Valley Program Manager and supervises the Clinical Officer, EBI Team Lead and the HTC/PwP Team Lead within their county. 

The County Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementation and monitoring of comprehensive HIV (prevention) services/activities in their regions. 

S/he participates in the sub-county and county health forums and planning/review meetings and acts as link persons for the organization to the government and other stakeholders at the county and sub-county level to ensure harmonization with, and support of GoK/County plans.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Overall Activity Coordination of Comprehensive HIV Prevention Services and Evidence-Based/Informed Interventions among sex workers and MSM
  • Participating in county level planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of HIV Prevention services
  • Coordination/working with and to support the sub-county and county HIV Prevention services
  • Ensure that all HIV services provided meet the minimum package of services as per the national standards
  • Under the supervision of the Program Manager provide technical, financial and administrative leadership in the planning, implementation and reporting of comprehensive and evidence informed HIV Prevention activities in the County.
  • Support in creating and strengthening linkages and networks between HIV Prevention programs and HIV Care and Treatment programs to ensure continuum of care for HIV infected individuals.
  • Conduct on-site monitoring visits and provide technical support and guidance on planning, implementation and reporting of comprehensive HIV prevention interventions.
  • Support and participate in the development, implementation, and review of county plans to foster ownership and sustainability of HIV prevention activities
  • Facilitate building the capacity of HIV prevention service providers and community members to offer quality HIV prevention services by providing opportunities for training and mentorship activities.
  • Conduct monthly program review meetings in the respective county to assess program progress, working strategies and share lessons learned.
  • Participate in the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

The minimum required academic and professional skills for the job holder to perform successfully in this position include:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Clinical medicine or Nursing; a holder of a higher diploma in nursing and or clinical medicine with more than 3 years’ experience in a similar position will be considered.
  • At least two years’ clinical background working with HIV service provision, EBI interventions and combination prevention.
  • Post graduate qualifications in Public health, Health Management, Project management (project design, leadership and management, organizational development) or related field is an added advantage
  • Proven ability to collaborate with counterparts including GoK, NGOs, CBOs and other partner-supported projects.
  • Must have a good understanding of management and coordination of services by GoK at County/District level.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili)
  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc.
  • Must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, and excellent report writing skills
Kindly visit our website (at menu navigate to Get Involved then Careers) on how to apply. 

The closing date for all applications is 23rd October 2013. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.