Centre for the Study of Adolescence Ward Coordinators Jobs in Kenya

Centre for the Study of Adolescence Ward Coordinators Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose:

  • Reporting to the program Officer based in Nairobi and Kiambu, the Ward Coordinators
    will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the DREAMS Tumikia Mtoto
    initiative in the program wards in either Nairobi or Kiambu County. The Ward Co ordinator will work closely with other DREAMS teams and in liaison with Government line Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Devolution and Planning,
    and the Ministry of Interior and coordination of national government.

  • The officer will establish sustainable partnerships and community linkages to enhance
    positive behavior change and increased access to healthcare services.

    Key and Specific tasks will include the following:

    • Work closely with World Vision/Tumikia Mtoto, Ward Administrators, Local Advisory Committees and CBOs to ensure seamless and effective implementation of DREAMS in the wards; leading to its success.

    • Work with World Vision, partner CBOs, Ward Administrators and the Local Advisory Councils (LACs) to identify and mobilize vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) using the vulnerability criteria developed by Tumikia Mtoto

    • Map out intervention implementation areas based on geographical vulnerability scale developed by World Vision/Tumikia Mtoto program;

    • Identify together with ward level stakeholders, and manage a central, girls-only Safe Space in each of the administrative wards of intervention; be the resident coordinator of the Safe Space, ensuring that it is equipped and stocked with
    DREAMS commodities, ensure that it is safe and that it is branded accordingly;

    • Sensitize, mobilize and Facilitate Implementation of the DREAMS package of evidence Based- interventions including, Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Planning tool, Healthy Choices For A better Future, My Health My Choice, SHUGA 1
    & 2, SASA, Family Matters Programming, and promotive interventions like Condolympics and IEC materials distribution to reach the target AGYW.

    • Conduct violence reduction sessions in schools targeting AGYW; and train paralegals to raise awareness on legal issues in the community and safe spaces;

    • Sensitize health care workers on adolescent friendly services; and facilitate school based HIV and pregnancy prevention sessions.

    • Liaise with World Vision/Tumikia Mtoto program to ensure vulnerable girls receive the full package of behavioral and economic empowerment interventions;

    • Procure ward-level merchandise as appropriate on the advice of World Vision/Tumikia Mtoto program;

    • Support in the timely and accurate data entry process for the ward level activities.

    • Provide timely, detailed, complete and informative monthly and quarterly financial
    and narrative/data reports based
    on the reporting timelines, templates and formats agreed upon with World Vision/Tumikia Mtoto program; and Document
    implementation processes, best practices and success stories that have led to desired
    behavioral and health outcomes;

    • Secure, store and protect from misuse all DREAMS-procured program assets. This
    includes maintaining an up-to-date inventory register detailing World Vision/Tumikia Mtoto program tagged assets;

    • The DREAMS Ward Coordinator will play the role of the local DREAMS representative in so far as the implementation of EBIs will be involved;

    • H/she will ensure adherence to the ethics, rules and regulations set to regulate the behavior of everyone working with AGYW at the safe space.

    • H/she will coordinate the work of mentors, Data Clerks and facilitators in the wards, keeping records of their activities and work-plans;

    • H/she will ensure that the AGYW participate in contributing stories/articles to the DREAMS newsletter, utilize Crucial Issues Comics; access the social media pages etc.

    • H/she will be our eyes and ears on the trends and developments in the ward concerning TUMIKIA MTOTO program.

    • Additionally, like other DREAMS program staff, will be required to sign a Working with Children Ethics, which will be retained at your local DREAMS offices in a manner that will be easy to access by donors.

    Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

    ● Diploma in social or health sciences from a recognized Institution. An undergraduate degree will be an added advantage.

    ● A good command of English and Kiswahili.

    ● Strong documentation/report writing and communications skills.

    ● Good community engagement skills and ability to organize/conduct Community/county meetings with gatekeepers on health and livelihood related

    ● Training and program management skills.

    ● Advocacy skills/experience in USAID –funded program.

    ● Good interpersonal skills.

    ● Ability to communicate efficiently with young people using all relevant approaches
    including social networking.

    ● Computer skills (familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Centre for the Study of Adolescence Ward Coordinators Jobs in Kenya

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