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    Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

    Child Health & Family Planning


    Child Health & Family Planning Job Responsibilities

    • Support and contribute to the design, implementation and monitoring of all MNCH, RH/FP activities.
    • In collaboration with the MNCH/FP team identify barriers to MNCH, RH/FP uptake of services and develop innovative approaches/strategies to addressing the barriers.
    • Support provision of quality of MNCH, RH/FP services.
    • Mentor and provide support supervision to health care providers providing MNCH/FP services in Afya Pwani supported facilities.
    • Support OJTs and CMEs in MNCH, RH/FP in Afya supported facilities
    • Work closely with the community program teams to create demand for MNCH, RH/FP services
    • Work with other program teams to provide integrated outreaches.
    • Participate in the development of work plans and implementation.
    • Provide direct technical assistance and support to program counterparts, health facilities, in the areas of expertise including MNCH, RH/FP.
    • Monitor program outputs and results related to MNCH, RH/FP and work closely with the M&E team and other Program staff to ensure that results are documented and reported accurately.
    • Work jointly with the other service delivery teams to coordinate planning and scheduling of activities with the relevant technical team leaders and technical advisors.
      Propose innovative program approaches and interventions aimed at improving MNCH, RH/FP and PMTCT outcomes
    • Design innovative ways of working with young adolescent mothers to promote uptake of quality MNCH RH/FP services
    • Participate in the development/review of strategies, including technical direction for achieving program goals.
    • Apply best practices in MNCH, RH/FP to guide strategic planning and implementation.
    • Prepare abstracts for national and international meetings/conferences
    • Provide support to operationalize health policies, ensure client responsive services and optimal use of government and donor resources.
    • Prepare technical documentation and reports related to: project MNCH, RH/FP activities; results for donors, government stakeholders and partner organizations.
    • Support other Afya Pwani related activities in other program counties
    • Any other duties that may be delegated to you.

    Requirements for the Child Health & Family Planning Job

    • Minimum Diploma in Nursing or Clinical Medicine. A BSc. In Nursing will be an added advantage.
    • At least 8 years hands-on experience in the field of reproductive health, family planning, HIV and AIDS.
    • Experience in public health management, training and capacity building.
    • Training of Trainer skills are essential for this role
    • Experience providing technical assistance in MNCH, RH/FP services
    • Demonstrated collaborative approach including working with Government officials with good negotiation skills, diplomacy and tact
    • Good community mobilization skills
    • Ability to prioritize work according to importance and deadline while meeting conflicting work demands
    • Possesses initiative, patience, tact, and able to work with minimum supervision
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team and support others in their work.
    • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, internet etc.
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
    • Familiarity with the political, social, economic and cultural context of working in Kilifi County

    Senior Technical Advisor HIV/TB


    The Senior Techical Advisor is a senior position and is a key member of the project senior management team. She/he has primary responsibility over the technical direction and coordination of HIV/AIDS/TB activities within the project framework of Afya Pwani. She/he assists the DCOP with the overall management of the HIV/AIDS related program area and elements of the project. Responsibilities also include serving as liaison with USAID and other partners for HIV/AIDS/TB and providing oversight of technical leadership activities in HIV/AIDS/TB. The position will be based at the Project office (Mombasa).

    Responsibilities for the Technical Advisor Job

    • Under the supervision of the DCOP and in very close collaboration with other advisors, the Senior Technical Advisor will perform the following responsibilities:
    • Coordinate Afya Pwani’s efforts to provide quality HIV/AIDS/TB technical assistance to Project region in line with national guidelines
    • Develop strategies to promote transfer of essential HIV/AIDS/TB related management, operational and technical skills to local resources within the CHMTs, collaborating local NGO and private sector organizations.
    • Provide senior technical support and guidance to program staff;
    • Assist the DCOP in developing and updating annual work plans, ensuring that project deliverables are of high quality and produced on time;
    • Provide direct technical inputs to improve the various HIV/AIDS/TB program elements: prevention, treatment, care and support
    • Make contiuous use of all available data to analyze, evaluate, plan and/or document and instill such attitudes in collaborators within and outside the project;
    • Participate in the development and/or identification and/or scale up of innovative strategies to improve the overall quality of HIV/AIDS/TB services available to different target populations;
    • Work very closely with Finance & Administration and M&E to develop and monitor appropriate budgets to support technical activities and oversee the preparation of quarterly, semi annual, annual and other periodic reports for HIV/AIDS/TB program elements;
    • Stay abreast of and make available to colleagues within Afya Pwani and local partners new developments, guidelines and approaches to HIV prevention, care and treatment. Work closely with USAID and other donors to integrate evolving international guidelines into Afya Pwani protocols and standards;
    • Liaise with USAID and other USG-supported HIV/AIDS Projects, other donor Projects, the Ministry of Health and any other pertinent institutional entities working in the area of HIV/AIDS to assure coordination, collaboration and effective and efficient use of HIV/AIDS and TB resources in complementarity to other inputs for Afya Pwani supported sites;
    • Work with the team to produce scientific papers on Afya Pwani’s work;
    • Anticipate trends and develop new HIV/AIDS program areas to keep Afya Pwani competitive in a rapidly changing environment;
    • Represent Afya Pwani at international conferences/working groups, in meetings with national HIV and AIDS programs, donors, technical partners, and maintain contacts with other organizations working in HIV and AIDS control.

    Technical Advisor Job Requirements

    • A medical doctor with an advanced degree ( Masters in Public Health or MMed)
    • Seven or more years of experience in implementing HIV/AIDS/TB control in Kenya.
    • Experience working on integrated health projects is required.
    • Experience in managing large scale USAID funded projects; experience in capacity-building.
    • Excellent English oral presentation and written skills.
    • Experience in developing policy documents and technical guidance, including participating in TWGs.
    • Experience working with USAID agreements and contracts is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated experience with and understanding of PEPFAR monitoring and evaluation requirements.
    • Proven record of excellent management, leadership, decision-making, and interpersonal skills.

    HIV Testing and Linkages Advisor


    Key Responsibilities for the HIV Testing & Linkages Advisor Job

    • Provide technical advice and oversight for implementation of HIV testing Services and Linkage
    • Develop strategies for delivery of targeted HIV testing services and linkage
    • Undertake program supervision, monitoring and evaluation
    • Provide mentorship and regularly update HTC service providers on HTC guidelines and support them to adhere to standard protocols
    • Prepare and submit regular program work plans and reports on Afya Pwani HTC activities
    • Work with other regular staff to strengthen implementation of integrated HTC services
    • Develop innovative approaches and systems for linkage and retention with the aim of achieving “90-90-90”
    • Monitor all the relevant HTC services including quality control of HTC services
    • Collaboration and CASCOs and other relevant stakeholders to ensure successful implementation and monitoring of the first “90:
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports of all activities & forward the same to the Snr. Technical Advisor, Care Treatment.
    • Liaise with the facility and community teams to strengthen targeted HTC services.
    • Participate in support supervision of HTC services.
    • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor

    HIV Testing & Linkages Advisor Job Basic Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology will be an added advantage
    • Training in Voluntary HIV counseling, Adherence Counseling, Couple Counseling and Community HIV counseling and testing required
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in providing and managing HIV Counseling Services
    • Up to date with latest developments in HIV Prevention programming in general
    • Good community mobilization skills
    • Ability to prioritize work according to importance and deadline while meeting conflicting work demands
    • Possesses initiative, patience, tact, and able to work with minimum supervision
    • Able to work under pressure
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team and support others in their work.
    • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, internet etc.

    Nutrition Program Manager


    Nutrition Programme Manager Job Responsibilities

    • Support county level budgetary process which includes costing and tracking investment to nutrition.
    • Support county level development of concepts and strategies that aim to address causes of malnutrition and effective and sustainable means to address them.
    • Facilitate establishment and maintenance of appropriate coordination mechanisms including, steering committees and working groups to coordinate and guide the nutrition sector response plans, operations and related activities at county level.
    • Support County Nutrition Officer to secure commitments from partners for collective sector work, ensuring the complementarities of the various stake holder’s actions in responding to nutrition priorities
    • Provide technical leadership and capacity support to SHMTS, facilities and partners in the modelling and delivery of nutrition services in line with the County Nutrition Action Plan.
    • Support the application/ implementation and adherence to existing policies, strategies, standards and guidelines on Nutrition.
    • Support the county nutrition sector to identify and develop nutrition related advocacy and communication strategies and messages for the purposes of increasing the profile of nutrition amongst all stakeholders.
    • Implement participatory Behavior Change Communication methods targeting nutrition behavior change.
    • Collaborate with the commodity management team to support strengthening of the integrated nutrition supply chain system.
    • Support facilities to use the integrated supply chain systems in order to improve the efficiency in forecasting, ordering, distribution, monitoring and reporting of essential nutrition supplies
    • Support the CHMTs to collate, review, validation and analysis of nutrition related information including from other sectors to inform better programming, implementation and monitoring.
    • Assist in documenting lessons learnt/good practices and other relevant reports for better nutrition programming.
    • Any other duties that may be delegated

    Requirements for the Nutrition Programme Manager Job

    • A minimum BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics/Food Science and Nutrition. A Masters degree in Applied Nutrition will be an added advantage.
    • At least five (5) years post training substantive working experience in field of nutrition.
    • Experience in addressing nutritional issues in HIV/TB and MNCH is essential
    • Experience and skills in providing technical assistance in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics services
    • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and cross-cultural communications skills.
    • Solid training and capacity building experience.
    • Willingness to travel
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
    • Good understanding of the social, economic and cultural context of working.

    Gender & Youth Manager


    Reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor for Gender and Cross-Cutting Issues, (STA) and working closely with the Afya Pwani service delivery technical Coast project teams, the Gender and Youth Technical Manager will provide programming and operational support to the implementation of adolescent, youth and gender integration activities in the five counties. The role will work closely with the Youth, Partnership and Advocacy Adviser, STA to provide program targeted technical assistance and support to the Afya Project team relating to adolescent and youth friendly services (YFS), gender responsive program implementation, strategy development, work plan development, budgeting, implementation and linkage of the various program components including effective monitoring, evaluation, quality improvement and reporting.

    Gender and Youth Manager Job Responsibilities

    • Provide technical support to the respective sub-county youth and gender technical working groups in the coordination of youth and gender mainstreaming and integration activities through formation and strengthening of sub-county and community level youth and gender/GBV working groups;
    • Provide technical support to county teams to mainstream youth friendly services (YFS) within various tiers of care (i.e Tiers 1-3 – community, primary care and county level) through dissemination of national YFS Guidelines (MoH,2016) and the AYSRH Policy (MoH,2015) targeting local implementing partners, S/CHMT, CHMTs, communities and health facilities;
    • Provide technical support to county/sub-county Health Management Teams, local implementing partners (LIPs) and facilities in the development and execution of innovative strategies for implementing youth-friendly, gender-sensitive RH/FP/MNCH programs;
    • Provide guidance and support in integration of GBV prevention and management/ response activities in health facilities including maintenance of safe spaces and shelter;
    • Work with facility quality improvement (QI) teams to support initiatives that increase young people’s access to YFS including HIV Care and Treatment (HCT), and address disrespectful service for mothers;
    • Support and monitor activities that strengthen young persons ability to progressively realize their rights to access quality care and seek accountability from facility-based health services;
    • Support Afya Pwani team efforts to create networks (e.g YPLHIV Support Groups) and referral systems for adolescents and young persons to access appropriate, tailored SRH and related services;
    • Provide support for positive male involvement in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) including promotion of heathy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) and GBV prevention and response within existing program activities;
    • Work closely with community health workers to identify and train male FP/RH champions in collaboration with other project technical teams;
    • Liaise with the Youth, Partnership and Advocacy Adviser and STA to identify gaps and organize capacity-strengthening packages for sub-grantees and other local partners; including cascading of county AYSRH and gender mainstreaming plans;
    • Provide support in the mobilization of active gender responsive community participation in local systems and structures including institutions serving youth and adolescents;
    • In collaboration with the STA develop, maintain and disseminate a comprehensive gender indicator matrix;
    • Represent Afya Pwani at sub-county and community stakeholder partner forums and liaise with focal points in relevant institutions including Government as may be delegated by the STA
    • Participate in sub-county stakeholder forums to ensure that adolescent and youth needs are articulated and integrated in county development planning processes in a gender-sensitive manner;
    • Support Afya Pwani Project documentation of AYSRH and Gender best practices for replication and dissemination;
    • Prepare and consolidate monthly and quarterly reports respectively reporting on the progress and performance of the program
    • Other duties and assignments as may be assigned from time to time by the STA.

    Requirements for the Gender and Youth Manager Job

    • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development studies, clinical studies in reproductive health business administration or a relevant discipline
    • 3 years’ experience in working in an international development organization with at least 1 years’ experience in supporting sexual and gender based violence / reproductive health programs
    • A good understanding of AYSRH and gender equality issues with an appreciation for the empowerment of women and girls in Kenya
    • Good knowledge of civil society organizations and government structures in Kenya
    • A good understanding of the social, economic, political and cultural context of Kenya
    • Strong writing skills to support technical reporting
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications and other communication technology such as email and internet
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with fluency in English and Kiswahili
    • Diplomatic, and sensitive to cultural, religious and social diversity;
    • Attention to detail with a strong sense of organization and the ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to work in a team and support others in their work to achieve program goals.

    Personal attributes

    • Ability to prioritize and deliver quality results on time with minimum supervision.
    • Team player, open to learning about new ideas/concepts, with initiative, patience and tact, who can work with multi-disciplinary teams including providing direction and supervision;
    • Ability to work in a multicultural teams and settings.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated capacity contribute to winning project proposals from conception to implementation;
    • Proficiency in research methodologies and participatory learning techniques.
    • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation frameworks and systems will be definite advantage;
    • Possession of high level analytical and writing skills evidenced by research reports, proposals and/or peer reviewed publications and presentations.
    • Previous experience with major donor funded complex programs.

    Project Officer


    Project Officer Job Key Responsibilities

    • Participate in development of annual and quarterly plans and budgets.
    • Participate in the development of local strategies to improve access of communities to services and information.
    • Prepare monthly budget for Kilifi County and present to the MNCH/RH/FP Advisor
    • Coordinate/facilitate all activities of local implementation partners supported by Afya Pwani in Kilifi County.
    • Prepare a monthly report of distributions given to target groups and project activities implemented.
    • Provide technical support for community level program planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Facilitate linkages between communities and local health facilities in collaboration with the facility based team in respective district.
    • Work closely with CHVs to ensure pregnant women complete their 4th ANC visits; and promote skilled deliveries
    • Through community initiatives promote full immunization for children
    • Work with clinical team to ensure facilities supported by the Project have functional ORS corners
    • Support the HIV cluster teams to ensure that pregnant women know their HIV status
    • Closely work with the nutrition and WASH teams to promote better health and seeking behavior
    • In a structured way and on a quarterly basis conduct focus group discussions on quality improvement (QI)
    • Participate in maternal audits
    • Equip CHVs with appropriate information and knowledge on FP services
    • Liaise with local partners to strengthen their capacity to engage in a process of dialogue, negotiation and planning for improved health in Kilifi County.
    • Compile comprehensive and timely monthly, quarterly and (bi) annual reports submitted to the MNCH/RH/FP Advisor.
    • Regularly monitor field activities and performance of Local Implementing Partners.
    • Participate in AOP planning at community, facility, sub-county and county level and C/SCHMT progress meetings.
    • Mobilize communities through community units in support of government activities e.g. Immunization, Malezi bora etc.
    • Liaise with cluster team members for planning and progress review of activities.
    • Facilitating the documentation of best practices and lessons learnt in the project implementation.
    • Other duties as necessary and/or assigned by the supervisor.

    Basic Requirements for the Project Officer Job

    • Minimum Degree/Higher Diploma qualifications in social science, community development, public health or relevant diploma and/or experience managing community development programs with emphasis on HIV and home based care.
    • At least three years’ experience in hands on home based care programs.
    • Demonstrated experience managing budgets.
    • Training of Trainer skills.
    • Good community mobilization skills.
    • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, internet etc.
    • Ability to prioritize work according to importance and deadline while meeting conflicting work demands.
    • Possesses initiative, patience, tact, and able to work with minimum supervision and under pressure.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working.
    • Previous work experience in health and development and strong skills in community programming

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