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Vacant Position: Project Officer – IEC/SBCC

Department: IEC/SBCC

Responsible to: Project Health Coordinator

Staff directly supervised: Field Officer IEC/SBCC

Relationships internally: All programme and support staff

Relationships externally: Governmental and non governmental counterparts, community members, CHWs, media outlets etc

Overall Objective of the Position

The Project Officer will be based in Kisii and will oversee the development, planning, organisation, implementation and monitoring of all IEC/SBCC activities, working in close collaboration with other Project Officers to ensure efficient implementation of IEC/SBCC activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • In liaison with key MOH counterparts, take the lead in development of and implementation of IEC/SBCC strategies for prevention and control of HIV/AIDs, TB, Malaria and other diseases as outlined in the respective project proposals.
  • Develop and review IEC/SBCC messages / materials in collaboration with other program staff, MoH counterparts and community representatives.
  • Support development and review of training materials and job aids.
  • Develop SBCC skills of Merlin staff, MOH staff, CHWs, CORPs, theatre groups and other partners.
  • Organise and execute community IEC/SBCC campaigns in collaboration other program staff, MoH counterparts and community representatives.
  • Design appropriate monitoring tools for IEC/SBCC activities in collaboration with other stakeholders
  • Evaluate and document the impact of IEC/SBCC activities in collaboration other stakeholders.
  • Participate in Merlin -initiated as well as multi-stakeholders advocacy activities, forums and networks aimed at raising the profile of key health issues in the agenda of government, donors and communities.
  • Take part in planning, designing and undertaking of surveys and operational research on IEC/SBCC and disseminate findings to stakeholders.
  • Organise Merlin’s participation in local, national and global commemorative and advocacy events such as World Malaria Day, World AIDS Day etc.
  • Undertake Monthly documentation of departmental activities including lessons learnt and success stories.
  • Ensure Gender is mainstreamed in the implementation of project activities
  • Any other duties assigned by the line manager/ supervisor.

    Job and Person Specifications

  • Degree in Public Health Social Science or Community Health; a post graduate qualification in project monitoring and evaluation would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in development and design of IEC materials
  • Strong professional health background.
  • 5 years experience in Community Health - Primary Health Care, including undertaking of health surveys.
  • Profound understanding of local environment and cultural habits
  • Ability to work independently according to objectives
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
    All applications should be sent to:

    HR Department, Merlin, Nairobi Office, P.O Box 3350 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya

    Or Email to: recruitment@merlin-kenya.org

    Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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