HIV and AIDS Behaviour Change and Communications Manager

AMREF's Maanisha programme is a community focused initiative to control HIV and AIDS covering four provinces in Kenya and works with more than 500 civil society organizations providing them with grants and building their capacity to implement quality HIV and AIDS interventions spanning prevention, treatment and care, and social protection.

The incumbent will be based in Nairobi and will report to the Programme Manager.

S/he will lead the behaviour change component of Maanisha programme


  • Providing capacity building for civil society organisations to enable them design and implement effective HIV & AIDS prevention activities

  • Working with the Maanisha team and partners to mainstream/address underlying issues including GIPA, gender, human and legal rights, stigma and discrimination, harmful traditional practices among others.

  • Leading in the development and implementation of interventions to address prevention needs of most at risk groups including youth, sex workers, men who have sex with men, injecting drug users, people with disability, and migrant populations

  • Providing technical input into the review of proposals from civil society organisations and participating in field assessments, monitoring, and mentoring/on site support to partners

  • Designing and implementing relevant operations research in HIV prevention approaches to inform policy and practice, especially in areas of addressing needs of MARPs and mainstreaming underlying issues

  • Actively participating in national and provincial HIV and AIDS prevention policy dialogue and planning/stakeholder fora, and undertaking evidence based advocacy as necessary.


  • The ideal candidate should have a first degree in Social Science or related discipline and a post graduate training in Public Health or other relevant Social Science discipline;

  • At least 5 years hands on experience in HIV and AIDS prevention/behaviour change programming.

  • The candidate should have proven abilities/experience in mainstreaming gender, human and legal rights, and GIPA principles into HIV and AIDS programming;

  • Capacity building of civil society organizations; operations research and advocacy;

  • Networking and collaboration with GoK, NGOs, CSOs, & FBOs; and knowledge of HIV & AIDS policy issues.

  • The candidate should be computer literate with good reporting and presentation skills.

  • S/he should be a team builder and player.

    Send your details including remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees to; The Human Resources Manager, AMREF KCO, by email to: recruitment[at]

    Deadline: 26th June

    For more information and application, visit: HIV and AIDS Behaviour Change and Communications Manager Website

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