A global health leader situated at Columbia University, ICAP has worked since 2003 with one central goal: to improve the health of families and communities. Working hand-in-hand with individuals at every level of the health system–from patients to health care providers to government officials–ICAP is dedicated to delivering high-performing health system strengthening initiatives that provide quality and affordable health care. The organization tackles the world’s most pressing health threats and, in collaboration with partners around the world, implements transformative solutions to meet the health needs of individuals. With its roots in comprehensive, family-focused HIV services, ICAP is known for capacity building and for its innovative, effective, and ethical programs that are implemented in the most challenging resource-limited settings. ICAP is also known for its collaborative and supportive approach to strengthening government health systems and local partners’ capacity to deliver quality health services. To date, ICAP has worked to address major public health challenges and the needs of local health systems in more than 5,200 sites across 20 countries. ICAP began partnering with the Government of Kenya in 2006 to support the rapid-scale up of HIV care and treatment. We now provide technical assistance and capacity building at a national level and implementation support at the health facility level in Eastern Southern and Nyanza provinces. ICAP’s current portfolio also includes nursing and midwifery education projects and HIV research initiatives. Our partners in Kenya include a range of public health stakeholders, local NGOs, universities and educational institutions, and professional councils.
LOCATION: Jaramogi Oginga Teaching & Referral Hospital with travel within Kisumu County
The Community Mobilization Officer will be responsible to mobilize the community within Kisumu County through existing networks, disseminate appropriate IEC materials and refer clients for VMMC at Jaramogi Oginga Teaching & Referral Hospital. S/he will report to the Technical Advisor- VMMC.
Mobilization Officer Job Responsibilities
- Perform demand creation activities for VMMC at JOOTRH and its environs Refer clients for VMMC from community to facility
- Coordinate Peer Educators’ activities related to VMMC promotion and referral
- Work with MoH and other stakeholders on mobilization for VMMC
- Represent ICAP at sub-county district VMMC mobilisation meetings
- Ensure IECs material for demand creation is available and distributed
- Prepare periodic and timely reports on the district social mobilization activities
Qualifications for the Mobilization Officer Job
- Diploma in Community Health, Social Work, Community Development or related qualification.
- Be a respected community leader with reference from the local chief
- Trained and certified on VMMC Community Mobilization
- Have at least one years’ experience in VMMC work
- Demonstrate awareness of guidelines and standard operating protocols and community norms and standards
- Knowledge in VMMC devices and EIMC will be a strong desired advantage
Method of Application
All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees (one who should be at least your current/previous supervisor) should be sent to the Director-Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org on or before February 16, 2017.
ICAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.