PHDA Regional Advocacy Officer Jobs in Kenya

PHDA Regional Advocacy Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • The Regional Advocacy Officer will support NASCOP and NACC in implementing HIV prevention advocacy strategy including improving the legal and policy environment for HIV prevention. The position will report to the advocacy manager and support in designing and implementing strategies to safeguard the human rights of priority populations, PLHIV and health care workers.

  • The Regional Advocacy Officer will champion the agenda to address structural barriers related to service access including stigma, discrimination and violence, engage in dialogue and sensitization of law enforcement and health care workers. The position will be based at the project’s main office with significant travel to supported counties, sub counties and health facilities

    Key Responsibility

  • Support NASCOP and NACC to implement the advocacy plan and efforts to ensure that barriers to access to HIV prevention services are addressed successfully;

  • Support NASCOP and NACC with data, evidence, case studies to help them advocate for HIV prevention programmes with policymakers, national committees, academic partners, the media and the public;

  • Support NASCOP and NACC to ensure that HIV prevention programmes follow high ethical standards and protect the human rights of all including service users and providers;

  • Support the strategic information team at NASCOP and NACC to ensure that evidence to understand structural barriers are included in all monitoring and evaluation activities;

  • Support NASCOP and NACC to analyse evidence collected by the institutions or other stakeholders to assess the gaps and devise strategies to address the structural barriers;

  • Produce evidence based reports, briefing notes and other materials to advocate for positive policy environment for HIV prevention in Kenya;

  • Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure that implementation of the national advocacy strategy is coordinated across counties and stakeholders;

  • Organize and participate in the national and county advocacy subcommittees as well as the Technical Working Groups;

  • Undertake training of trainers on various concepts of advocacy as well as provide ongoing sensitization, technical support and guidance to all stakeholders; and

  • Perform any other related duties
    as required.

    Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health or law;

  • Seven years of experience of working in HIV prevention in Kenya;

  • Five years’ experience in working with government to support them develop and implement advocacy strategies for HIV;

  • Experience in developing advocacy strategies for priority populations;

  • Experience of working with police and judiciary on HIV prevention issues; and

  • Experience of working with a variety of stakeholders including non-health stakeholders.

    Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships and to exercise initiative, tact and diplomacy;

  • Excellent networking skills;

  • Articulate and able to communicate in a clear, professional manner with staff and stakeholders;

  • High degree of proficiency in presentation and training skills;

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political ethical issues surrounding HIV infections and population based programming;

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage a high-volume workflow, adhere to timelines with minimal supervision, as well as to lead and work collaboratively with others;

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) essential; and

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.

    How to apply

  • Applications from qualified and interested candidates should be sent via e-mail to

  • . Applications should consist of an updated CV including names of three professional referees, with current daytime telephone contact and a cover letter indicating the position applied for in the subject header.

  • All applications must be received no later than November 25, 2021.

  • Partner for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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