Senior HIV Prevention Expert

The National Aids Control Council (NACC) is mandated to provide a strategic framework to coordinate stakeholders in the implementation of the national multi-sectoral response to HIV and AIDS in Kenya.

In order to strengthen capacity to accomplish its mandate, NACC through USAID/Kenya PEPFAR funded program is seeking to recruit a suitable and motivated individual to fill the following key position of Senior HIV Prevention Expert.


  • Provide technical advise and direction in respect to the KNASP strategic priority ‘to prevent new infections: reducing the number of new HIV infections in both vulnerable groups and the general population’

  • Provide leadership and guidance to NACC in the development, refinement, and execution of the HIV prevention agenda.
  • Provide assistance to NACC in planning and implementation of prevention programs, including establishment of new programs, resource allocation, and expansion of the national prevention programs.
  • Provide strategic advice to the HIV Prevention Task Force and NACC management on emerging and strategic issues to scale up HIV prevention as well as impact alleviation;
  • Facilitate the development of a detailed work programme for the national HIV Prevention agenda through the national Prevention Task Force
  • Facilitate the development and revision of the national HIV prevention strategy to be incorporated into the Kenya National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (KNASP);
  • Closely monitor implementation of the HIV prevention framework with focus on early detection and communication of problem areas;
  • Provide technical input and participate in national HIV prevention summits and Joint HIV and AIDS program reviews (JAPR);
  • Provide periodic status reports on the Kenya HIV prevention agenda;
  • Propose and manage development of innovative modalities and tools to strengthen national HIV prevention programs;
  • Foster collaborative relationships with relevant entities and stakeholders involved in HIV prevention;
  • Recommend areas of operational research through the national research mechanism recommend best possible methodologies for HIV incidence estimation and trend monitoring for Kenya;
  • Participate in the design and implementation of high-quality bio-behavioral surveillance protocols


  • Applicants to this position must have a Masters degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or Epidemiology with a focus on research.
  • A Doctorate degree will be an added advantage.
  • They should have over 10 years working experience in project management and strategy development,
  • At least 5 years managing HIV programs in low-income countries.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of HIV prevention programs and research as well as excellent ability in fostering collaborative relationships with external institutions are requisite.
  • Candidates must demonstrate exceptional computer skills, writing, communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • In addition, the candidates must be self-motivated, have the ability to work independently and possess strong team playing skills.

    Application Deadline: 15th July

    For more information and application, visit: Senior HIV Prevention Expert Website
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