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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 8, 2020
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  • National AIDS Control Council Provides policy and a Strategic framework for mobilizing and coordinating resources for the prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected people in Kenya. The objective is the Provision of policy and a strategic framework, Mobilization and coordination of resources, Prevention ...
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    Deputy Director, Policy, Monitoring & Research

    Reports to

    Chief Executive OfficerGrade NACC 2

    Department

    POLICY, MONITORING & RESEARCH

    Business Purpose/Objective

    The post holder is charged with the responsibility to support the Council’s mandate to providepolicy and strategic direction, coordinate research and strategic information, monitor and evaluate program implementation,and mobilizeresources for the national HIV andsexually transmitted infections(STI)response.He/she is expected to generate strategic information that leverages cutting-edge information systems and technological innovations tosecure an enabling policy, programming andresource mobilization environmentfor the country’s HIV and STIresponse.

    Core functions

    The core function is to provideoversightand stewardship for the departmental level to;

    • Develop and review HIV and STI-related policies and strategic directions.
    • Developand implement effective HIV and STI-related performance monitoring and evaluation(M&E)frameworks.
    • Identify gaps, develop and executethe HIV and STI-related research/knowledge management agenda.
    • ProvideHIV and STI-relatedstrategic information to develop and implement evidence-basedprogrammes.
    • Utilize HIV and STI-related strategic informationfor resource mobilisation,resource allocation for efficiencies, effectiveness and impact
    • Provide oversight on creation of mechanisms for KASF implementation review by counties and other partners
    • Oversee the developmentof HIV and STI-relatedpolicy and strategic frameworks.

    Responsibilities

    • Generate evidence to advise on HIVand STIsprogramming in line withstrategic objectives.
    • Oversee the development, implementation and review of innovative technologies and information systems to support the efficient and cost-effective implementation of evidence-based HIV and STIs programs.
    • Spearhead design and delivery of sector-wide impact assessments along programme strategic objectives.
    • Develop, implement and review monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, systems and procedures for tracking HIVand STIsprogram implementation and resources.
    • Oversee an up to date knowledge management repository for the Council in line with national and county HIV strategic objectives.
    • Create effective mechanisms for coordinationof the implementation,review of HIV and STI-related policies and strategies.
    • Generate and utilize strategic information in support of other NACCDepartments to implement evidence-informed programs.
    • Establish and operationalof HIV and STIs strategicinformationworking and coordination groups.
    • Provide leadership and supportive supervision to staff within the department.

    Educational

    • Postgraduate degree in epidemiology, public health, social sciences, economics, statistics,or closely related field.
    • Bachelor’s degree inpublic  health,  medicine,  epidemiology,  medical  statistics, healtheconomics, policy, or closely related field.
    • PhD is an added advantage.

    Experience

    Minimum of ten (10) years’leadership experience in development and implementation of HIV-relatedpolicy and strategy, M&E, research coordination and programme implementation.

    Key competencies

    • High level understanding of the status of HIV and the response in Kenya.
    • Understanding of human rights-based approaches in strategy development.
    • Experience in HIV research, programmes implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Evidence of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals
    • Experience in developing HIVand STIs-related strategies, policies and guidelines
    • Fluency in written and verbal communication including in cross-cultural contexts.
    • Ability to coordinate multi-sectoralpartnerships and engagements
    • Experience in implementing, monitoring and conducting research in programmes targeting vulnerable and marginalized communities

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    Programme Officer, Research

    Reports to

    HEAD , RESEARCH

    Grade NACC 4

    Department

    POLICY, MONITORING & RESEARCH

    Business Purpose/Objective

    This position entails development, implementation and review of the Kenya HIV Research Agenda to ensure effective translation of research into local policy and practice. Also entails provision of support in multi-sectoral coordination of research stakeholders in Kenya as well as dissemination of research products in local, regional and international conferences in alignment to the HIV strategic framework across all levels.

    Responsibilities:

    • Develop,  and disseminate  the  Kenya  HIV Research Agenda  whichoutlines HIV  research priorities for the country in alignment withthe Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework.
    • Overseeimplementation  of  the  HIV  Research Agendaincluding  coordination  of  research stakeholders at national and county level
    • Undertake   reviews   of   the   Kenya   HIVResearch Agenda   to   determine   progress   in implementation and inform resource allocation
    • Operationalize  the  Kenya  AIDS  Research  Coordination  Mechanism  (KARSCOM)  which takes a lead role in stakeholder engagement for HIV research in the country.
    • Organize  and participate  in  quarterly  stakeholder  meetings  for  Research  stakeholders  to discuss progress in the country’s HIV research as well as set agendas for subsequent quarters through the KARSCOM.
    • Establish and disseminate the Kenya HIV Research Hub which is a web-based platform that collates  studies  on  HIV,  Sexual  Reproductive  Health  and  co-morbidities  such  as  TB  to promote evidence-based decision making.
    • Organize  quarterly  webinar  meetings  with  stakeholders  through  the  Research Hub  to engage and discuss on the new studies and development in HIV Research
    • Develop  and  disseminate  quarterly  briefs  that  summarize  new  and  emerging  research findings and their implication on HIV policy and programming.
    • Engage  partners  to  mobilize  resources  for  implementation  of  the  country’s HIV research agenda.
    • Contribute to organization of the biennialMaisha HIV and AIDS Research conference that brings together researchers, policy makers, implementers and counties providing a platform to share knowledge on HIV research as well as bestpractices in programming.
    • Review  abstracts  for  the  Maisha  conference  and  communicate  feedback  to  conference delegates who submitted abstracts.
    • Prepare concept notes and terms of Reference for various upcoming projects for funding from partners (such as UNAIDS, UNDP, Global Fund) and engagement of various consultants
    • Undertake administrative roles that facilitate the above tasks such as; invitations and communication to stakeholders through emails and letters; prepare for meetings through development and circulation of agenda and take minutes for various meetings held; prepare memos to facilitate activities.

    Educational

    A candidate must possess:

    • Master’s degree in Public  Health, Social  Sciences,  Epidemiology or  closelyrelated fieldBachelor’s degree in Public  Health,Social  Sciences, Epidemiology or  closely related field

    Experience

    Have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in multi-sectoral HIV preventionand carework; at least three (3) years of which should involveworking experience in HIV researchas evidenced by publications in scientific journals, presentations in research conferences and/or successful research grant submissions

    Key competencies

    • Interpersonal   skills   to   effectively   deal   with   stakeholders   in   HIV research that range from institutions of higher learning, ethics review committees, HIV research &   implementing   partners   as   well   asdevelopment partners
    • Communication  and  interpersonal  skills  to be  able  to deal effectively with various HIV research stakeholders
    • IT proficiency is an added advantage to effectively manage the research hub which is an online web-based platform
    • Team player to effectively engage with other team members for deliveryof the various roles of the division5.Analytical, strategic planning and policy making skills

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    Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

    Business Purpose/Objective

    Responsible for providing effective confidential and public relations services to the office of the Chief Executive Officer.  Specific duties include preparing correspondence, providing information to staff and stakeholders, scheduling appointments to ensure efficient and effective progress in all commitments.

    Core Working Relationships

    Head, Legal Services, Deputy Directors, Board Members and Ministry of Health liaison officers

    Accountabilities (Responsibilities)

    • Maintain  efficient  and effective  communication  channels  between  the  Office  of  the  Chief Executive Officer; the Council Chairperson; Council members; other departments and external customers to ensure professional interface and superior customer service
    • Maintain the Chief Executive Officer’s calendar and schedule of appointments, screen requests for meetings, synchronizeoffice and personal diaries to ensure that appointments do not overlap.
    • Coordinate  the  preparation  of  both  local  and  international  itineraries  for  the  Chief  Executive Officer; confirm travel bookings, freight and hotel reservations
    • In chargeof the preparation of board agenda documents and circulation
    • Coordination of logistics and administrative support towards organization of meetings convened by the Chief Executive Officer
    • Plan and manage special assignments
    • Draft  routine  correspondence  and  reports;  proofread  a  wide  variety  of  general  reports,  letters, and memos and independently compose correspondence on routine administrative matters
    • Handle  routine  matters  personally  and  determine  and  forward  priority  matters  to  the  Chief Executive Officer or appropriate officers accordingly
    • Handle  enquiries  and  complaints,  brief  the  Chief  Executive  Officer  of  sticky  and  unresolved issues requiring prompt decision-making to ensure customer satisfaction •monitor and control office expenditure
    • Attend meetings; take notes or minutes as per the Chief Executive Officer’s instructions

    Educational

    • Must possess a Master’s degree in either Public Health, Epidemiology, Law, Social  Sciences,  Business  Management,  Public  Administration, Public Relations, Communicationor any other relevant degree.
    • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.
    • Applicants  who  demonstrate High  level  Proficiency  in  Computer keyboard  operations and  transcription  skills shall  be  accordedan added advantage

    Experience

    Minimum seven (7) years relevant experience gained in providing support to top executive and senior management

    Key competencies

    • Considerable tact and poise including excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
    • Ability to maintain excellent public relations through courteous responses to inquiries and provide information within scope of responsibility.
    • Effective time management skills and the ability to priorities workloads and work within tight deadlines.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters.
    • Ability to produce consistently high-qualitywork in an intensely pressurized office environment.
    • Ability to perform a variety of important sometimes urgent, confidential, and complex tasks with constantly changing priorities for top executives

    Method of Application

    The above positions are on a three (3) year renewable contract basis subject to satisfactory performance through a formal appraisal. The individuals recruited shall be of high integrity and able to work within a team.  If you fulfil the requirements, you are invited to submit an application letter together with an up to date CV, copies of certificates, testimonials, names and contacts of three professional referees in a sealed envelope by 5:00 p.m on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to the address provided below.

    NACC is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT discriminate any applicant on the basis of their HIV status, ethnic background, sex, religion, disability, or marital status yet is attentive to gender, regional and ethnic balance.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    For candidates to be considered, they will be required to meet the expectations of Chapter 6 on Leadership and Integrity. This will include but is not limited to getting the following clearances:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct
    2. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission on Integrity
    3. Certificate of Compliance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    4. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Tax Compliance Clearance
    5. Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    The Chief Executive Officer

    National AIDS Control Council

    Landmark Plaza 9th Floor

    P.O. Box 61307, 00200

    Nairobi

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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