Outreach Officers

at I Choose Life - Africa
Published March 24, 2022
Location Bomet, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a youth-focused organization that seeks to empower youth in Kenya and across Africa as the foundation for sustainable development. Registered in 2004 and working closely with Government, ICL has over 17 years of experience implementing evidence-based adolescents and youth programs in over 345 institutions (Primary, Secondary, and Higher learning institutions) across 26 Counties in Kenya. The organization implements programs in Health and Nutrition, Education, Economic Empowerment, and Leadership and Governance Sectors. To ensure maximum impact in these sectors, ICL utilizes a multi-sectoral approach, the Quadra Helix development approach (which brings together the Government, Private sector, Academia, and Civil society) to foster innovative and sustainable transformation in communities.

 

Vision & Mission: ICL’s Vision Statement: Healthy Africa, Empowered People!

 

ICL’s Mission Statement: To empower the youth by increasing their life opportunities for sustainable development.

 

Job Purpose: ICL seeks Outreach Officers for its project in Bomet County. The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJFMRI) supports the project under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. The project conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) — sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons, and people who inject drugs — and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. The program works with diverse stakeholders, including government, NGOs, and partners in HIV Prevention and Treatment interventions.

 

Job Summary: Reporting to the Program Manager and will work closely with other departments, external partners, and stakeholders, i.e., County Government health teams, National Government departments at the county and sub-county levels. He/she will be responsible for coordinating and delivering comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services that target Key populations in the Drop-In Center, county government health, and in the community.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  1. He will spearhead the implementation of evidence-based KP behavioral interventions through working with outreach workers and peer educators within the designated program locations

 

  1. Plan and coordinate HIV prevention programs among key populations, specifically MSM programs within their coverage area.

 

iii. Establish, strengthen and coordinate key populations outreach team for optimum coverage and reach with HIV prevention services.

 

  1. Collaborate with clinicians and HTS counselors to ensure 100% linkage and retention in care

 

  1. Network and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs, CBOs, FBOs) involved in key populations programming in and outside Bomet County

 

  1. Disseminate information, education, and communication materials on advocacy for key populations

 

vii. Maintain contact directories for NGOs, FBOs and CBOs involved with key populations programs, including key activities for complete linked – referrals.

Prepare monthly work plans for clinical outreach activities to map KP hotspots and prepare summary reports after every planned outreach.

 

viii. Ensure HIV prevention commodities stock is available at service delivery points.

 

  1. Prepare and submit monthly reports to the government and the program.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Diploma in social sciences, nursing, public health, community development, or a related field. Added advantage if certified HTS provider or related clinical certifications

At least one (1) year of working experience in key populations and HIV prevention activities in community settings with skills in training and facilitation, monitoring, and evaluation. Added advantage if drawn from MSM and or FSW Community

Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programs among key populations is desirable.

Computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.

Ability to work independently but also as a team member

Strong leadership, facilitation, and decision-making skills

Excellent interpersonal communication.

Good oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili)

Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is desired

Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision

Demonstrated ability to work as a team player

Child Safeguarding: In line with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), ICL strives to keep children safe in all its undertakings. The successful applicant will be required to read, understand, and commit to abide by ICL Child Safeguarding Policy and guidelines. The individual will sign the policies to indicate an understanding of and commitment to follow the policy requirements.

 

How to apply

 

If you are up to the challenge and meet the above qualifications, we encourage you to write to us through teamiq.com (to get a link upon posting) and copy hr@ichooselife.or.ke indicating achievements and attributes.

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