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  • Posted: Jan 30, 2023
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    Centre for Health Solutions - Kenya (CHS) is a local, not-for-profit organisation. We understand the local context, make use of local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure we implement evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.
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    Technical Officer- Social Protection

    REF: CHS/HR/STP/DTOSP/02/2023

    Overall Job Function

    Reporting to the DREAMS Technical Lead, the DREAMS Technical Officer -Social Protection will provide technical oversight, planning, implementation and monitoring/evaluation support for the delivery of high-quality DREAMS interventions. He/she will work closely with and establish linkages between families, communities, other partners and agencies to ensure sustainable social protection interventions and economic empowerment. He/she will provide technical support to DREAMS service providers to implement socio-economic strengthening interventions in the county while overseeing other evidenced-based DREAMS interventions like social asset Building and high impact biomedical interventions in supported wards.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide technical oversight, and strategic direction on combined socio-economic approaches across all wards
    • Oversee Entrepreneurship program, vocational trainings, education subsidy and business startup in collaboration with the Combined Socio-Economic Lead and the ward case managers
    • Coordinate Social Protection interventions including Financial Capability, entrepreneurship and VSLA, market surveys, gender-specific trainings as well as TVET career modelling interventions among the targeted population
    • Oversee identification, selection and prioritization of eligible AGYW for Social Protection as outlined in the SOPs
    • Coordinate follow-up of subsidy payments, academic progress reports, receipts and business follow-ups
    • Ensure proper documentation of subsidy and business startup processes
    • Coordinate availability and distribution of other education support supplies like uniforms, dignity packs and stationery
    • Support mentorship to AGYW on choosing economic interventions that match their interest, talents and/or possessed knowledge and skills.
    • Offer guidance on business plans, saving groups, group formations and other economic activities
    • Support the site teams in the development of daily/weekly/monthly work plans to facilitate the execution of social protection activities and ensure timely reporting for all social protection activities at the safe spaces
    • Prepare monthly social protection progress reports, share with supervisor and SI team for review and provide support for the utilization of social protection data for decision making.
    • Ensure timely and accurate data collection and updating into the DREAMS database. This includes data cleanup and validation activities.
    • Collaborate with public-private partners, including government agencies, ministries, businesses, private institutions and other civil societies to synergize the sustainable impact of Social Protection.
    • Conduct site-level support supervision and mentorship to ensure SP interventions are being implemented according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and quality service provision
    • Coordinate all Evidence Based Interventions and offer day to day mentorship to build the knowledge and capacity of ward case managers in assigned wards, CSEA Lead and Entrepreneurship Program facilitators
    • Ensure structured layering and graduation from the program
    • In collaboration with the SI team, support data management to ensure regular and timely collection, entry and accurate reporting in the DREAMS data base
    • Ensure availability and utilization of work plans, SOPs, tools and guidelines
    • Identify best practices, document, implement, and disseminate effective and innovative while ensuring the implementation of quality improvement projects
    • Prepare relevant technical reports and recommendations to improve program performance
    • Any other duty as may be assigned by your supervisor.

    Person Specification

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related course; entrepreneurship, project management, community health, social studies or its equivalent from a recognized university
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in programming for AGYW(DREAMS)
    • Supervisory knowledge, skills and understanding of the National and PEPFAR HIV agenda
    • Demonstrated expertise in DREAMS Programming and a good understanding of DREAMS evidence-based PEPFAR HIV/AIDS programming.
    • Strong track record of DREAMS programming and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results
    • Familiarity with donor-funded HIV program implementation, documentation and reporting.

    Required Competencies and Skills

    • Strong organization, communication and program management skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good relationships with project staff, donors, and other partners
    • Demonstrated excellent Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)
    • Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation

    Applications close on February 05, 2023

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details to clearly indicating the position title and reference number as indicated in the subject line. Applications close on February 05, 2023. CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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