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    Project Officer – (Ref:2016/53)

     

    (Ref:2016/53)

    JOB SUMMARY

    The project Officer report to the Team Leader Garissa Region and work through and with Local Implementing Partners (LIPs), APHIAplus consortium, GOK structures at national, county, district and community levels to ensure APHIAplus IMARISHA Service Delivery to marginalized, vulnerable and underserved populations -PLHIV and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) affected by HIV/AIDS according to existing government /PEPFAR guidelines and to deliver on USAID/Kenya Strategic Goal for health: “Sustained improvement of health and well-being for all Kenyans”.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The project officer is responsible for executing project strategies that would promote a holistic and integrated approach to addresses social determinants of health and sustainable delivery of services. By providing the required technical direction to LIPs and working with GOK, the project officers will contribute to the improved well-being of marginalized, poor and underserved populations particularly the PLHIV and OVC targeted by APHIAplus IMARISHA. Other responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    • Create household’s linkages with savings and loan schemes, micro-insurance, entrepreneurship and vocational and job-readiness training opportunities
    • Support LIPs to mentor, transfer skills, to the PLHIV/OVC at households so that they understand the interplay between diet, nutrition and hygiene, especially to special nutritional needs of PLHIV and children especially those under five.
    • Work hand in hand with Livelihoods Officer to support interventions and strategies that increase food security, improved nutrition and sustainable livelihoods amongst the OVC/PLHIV households
    • Marginalized, poor and underserved groups have increased access to education, life skills, and literacy initiatives through coordination and integration with education programs
    • The Project officer will work with LIPs to ensure marginalized, poor and underserved groups (PLHIV and OVC) have access to education, life skills and literacy initiatives that ultimately contribute to better health.
    • Support initiatives that improve community early childhood development programs
    • Work with LIPs and other consortium partners to ensure marginalized, poor and underserved groups (PLHIV and OVC) have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene practices to limit the spread of infections
    • Support initiatives that increase hand washing with soap at the household level.
    • Support access to clean water at the household

    · Promote initiatives that address child maltreatment and stigma and discrimination by improving and expanding social and protective systems and services in public and private sectors.

    • Work with government line ministries and other stakeholders to extend government strategies, policies and protocols regarding protection of children and PLHIV at community level
    • Provide leadership to mobilize multi-sectoral coordination (justice, health, social services) to reduce and child maltreatment.
    • Work with government, LIPs and other stakeholders to ensure the marginalized poor and underserved populations (HCBC/PLHIV) have access to suitable shelter and care.
    • Support the IPs to identify and work with community supportive systems and structures for improved wellbeing for the OVC/PLHIV, at household and community level
    • Improved home based health practices with a special focus on the high impact interventions.
    • Work with the MOH and Partners to ensure PLHIV and their families receive quality HCBC services a per the National HCBC and PEPFAR guidelines

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    · Serves with Integrity

    · Models Stewardship

    · Cultivates Constructive Relationships

    · Promotes Learning

    MEAL COMPETENCIES

    Within the agency’s MEAL Competencies Model, these are identified as key MEAL competencies related to the project officers’ roles and responsibilities.

    · MEAL in Design

    · ICT for MEAL

    · Learning

    · Management in MEAL

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTIES

    None

    KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

    Internal: Project Officers are key members of APHIAplus NALs Unit team responsible for skills building and transfer through mentorship and accompaniment of IPs, GOK and the community to ensure APHIAplus NALs service delivery. They are expected to work closely with other CRS programming units to ensure a holistic and integrated and comprehensive approach of the project as detailed in the proposal.

    External:**

    Externally key functions include representing CRS in various forums and forging relations with the APHIA Plus consortium, GOK, IPs, other stakeholders and the community. Ensure that CRS mandate of skills building, mentorship and skills transfer in areas social determinants of health in regard to OVC and HCBC in APHIAplus NALs is implemented in tandem with the Project strategies.

    REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    A. KNOWLEDGE

    · At least a university degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Nursing, Public Health or other relevant area of study

    · Have solid 3-5 years working knowledge and experience in the areas of OVC, HCBC, CT, Counseling, ART among pastoral and nomadic populations of NAL.

    · Good experience dealing with a multifaceted and integrated OVC/HCBC and HIV/AIDS projects, preferably in an NGO setting.

    · Good knowledge of GOK HIV policy framework

    B. SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    · Experience in implementing US Government-funded projects.

    · Ability to transfer skills and knowledge through, training, mentorship and accompaniment

    · Demonstrated ability to work with various teams.

    · Excellent written, oral communication in English and Kiswahili

    · Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).

    · Demonstrated ability foster integration in programming approach

    · Excellent understating of GOK and USAID operating procedures

    C. REQUIRED BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

    · Serves with Integrity

    · Models Stewardship

    · Cultivates Constructive Relationships

    · Promotes Learning

    · Actively promotes safety and security

    REQUIRED FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    None.

    REQUIRED TRAVEL

    Travel to project implementation sites.

    Disclaimer:

    This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    Locals are encouraged to apply

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    Project Officer – (Ref: 2016/52)

     

    JOB SUMMARY

    The project Officer report to the Team Leader Garissa Region and work through and with Local Implementing Partners (LIPs), APHIAplus consortium, GOK structures at national, county, district and community levels to ensure APHIAplus IMARISHA Service Delivery to marginalized, vulnerable and underserved populations -PLHIV and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) affected by HIV/AIDS according to existing government /PEPFAR guidelines and to deliver on USAID/Kenya Strategic Goal for health: “Sustained improvement of health and well-being for all Kenyans”.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The project officer is responsible for executing project strategies that would promote a holistic and integrated approach to addresses social determinants of health and sustainable delivery of services. By providing the required technical direction to LIPs and working with GOK, the project officers will contribute to the improved well-being of marginalized, poor and underserved populations particularly the PLHIV and OVC targeted by APHIAplus IMARISHA. Other responsibilities will include but not limited to:

    • Create household’s linkages with savings and loan schemes, micro-insurance, entrepreneurship and vocational and job-readiness training opportunities
    • Support LIPs to mentor, transfer skills, to the PLHIV/OVC at households so that they understand the interplay between diet, nutrition and hygiene, especially to special nutritional needs of PLHIV and children especially those under five.
    • Work hand in hand with Livelihoods Officer to support interventions and strategies that increase food security, improved nutrition and sustainable livelihoods amongst the OVC/PLHIV households
    • Marginalized, poor and underserved groups have increased access to education, life skills, and literacy initiatives through coordination and integration with education programs
    • The Project officer will work with LIPs to ensure marginalized, poor and underserved groups (PLHIV and OVC) have access to education, life skills and literacy initiatives that ultimately contribute to better health.
    • Support initiatives that improve community early childhood development programs
    • Work with LIPs and other consortium partners to ensure marginalized, poor and underserved groups (PLHIV and OVC) have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene practices to limit the spread of infections
    • Support initiatives that increase hand washing with soap at the household level.
    • Support access to clean water at the household

    · Promote initiatives that address child maltreatment and stigma and discrimination by improving and expanding social and protective systems and services in public and private sectors.

    • Work with government line ministries and other stakeholders to extend government strategies, policies and protocols regarding protection of children and PLHIV at community level
    • Provide leadership to mobilize multi-sectoral coordination (justice, health, social services) to reduce and child maltreatment.
    • Work with government, LIPs and other stakeholders to ensure the marginalized poor and underserved populations (HCBC/PLHIV) have access to suitable shelter and care.
    • Support the IPs to identify and work with community supportive systems and structures for improved wellbeing for the OVC/PLHIV, at household and community level
    • Improved home based health practices with a special focus on the high impact interventions.
    • Work with the MOH and Partners to ensure PLHIV and their families receive quality HCBC services a per the National HCBC and PEPFAR guidelines

    Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    · Serves with Integrity

    · Models Stewardship

    · Cultivates Constructive Relationships

    · Promotes Learning

    MEAL COMPETENCIES

    Within the agency’s MEAL Competencies Model, these are identified as key MEAL competencies related to the project officers’ roles and responsibilities.

    · MEAL in Design

    · ICT for MEAL

    · Learning

    · Management in MEAL

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILTIES

    None

    KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

    Internal: Project Officers are key members of APHIAplus NALs Unit team responsible for skills building and transfer through mentorship and accompaniment of IPs, GOK and the community to ensure APHIAplus NALs service delivery. They are expected to work closely with other CRS programming units to ensure a holistic and integrated and comprehensive approach of the project as detailed in the proposal.

    External:**

    Externally key functions include representing CRS in various forums and forging relations with the APHIA Plus consortium, GOK, IPs, other stakeholders and the community. Ensure that CRS mandate of skills building, mentorship and skills transfer in areas social determinants of health in regard to OVC and HCBC in APHIAplus NALs is implemented in tandem with the Project strategies.

    REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    A. KNOWLEDGE

    · At least a university degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Nursing, Public Health or other relevant area of study

    · Have solid 3-5 years working knowledge and experience in the areas of OVC, HCBC, CT, Counseling, ART among pastoral and nomadic populations of NAL.

    · Good experience dealing with a multifaceted and integrated OVC/HCBC and HIV/AIDS projects, preferably in an NGO setting.

    · Good knowledge of GOK HIV policy framework

    B. SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    · Experience in implementing US Government-funded projects.

    · Ability to transfer skills and knowledge through, training, mentorship and accompaniment

    · Demonstrated ability to work with various teams.

    · Excellent written, oral communication in English and Kiswahili

    · Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).

    · Demonstrated ability foster integration in programming approach

    · Excellent understating of GOK and USAID operating procedures

    C. REQUIRED BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

    · Serves with Integrity

    · Models Stewardship

    · Cultivates Constructive Relationships

    · Promotes Learning

    · Actively promotes safety and security

    REQUIRED FOREIGN LANGUAGE

    None.

    REQUIRED TRAVEL

    Travel to project implementation sites.

    Disclaimer:

    This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    Locals are encouraged to apply.

    Method of Application

    Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday November 18, 2016.

    Human Resources Manager

    Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

    E-mail : hr@ke.earo.crs.org

    Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

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