University of Maryland Key Population Prevention Officer Jobs in Kenya

University of Maryland Key Population Prevention Officer Jobs in Kenya


Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Experience: 3 years
Location: Nairobi
Job Field:Medical / Health

Job Summary

The prevention officer will spearhead implementation of evidence based KP behavioral interventions through working with outreach workers and peer educators within the designated program locations.

Primary Responsibilities:-

  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of HIV prevention programs among key populations within their area of coverage.
  • Establish, strengthen and coordinate key populations outreach team for optimum coverage and reach with HIV prevention services.
  • Collaborate with HTS counsellors to ensure 100% linkage and retention in care for KPLWHIV.
  • Network and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs, CBOs, FBOs) involved in key populations programming.
  • Disseminate information, education and communication materials on advocacy for key populations
  • Maintain contact directories for NGOs, FBOs and CBOs involved with key populations programs, including key activities undertaken by each for complete linked – referrals.
  • Prepare monthly work plans for clinical outreach activities to mapped KP hotspots and prepare summary reports after every planned outreach.
  • Ensure HIV prevention commodities stock is available at
    service delivery points at all times.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports to the government and the program.
  • Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications:-

  • Degree in social sciences, public health, community development or a related field.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in key populations in Kenya with two years’ experience in HIV prevention activities in community settings with skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programs among key populations is desirable.
  • Computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently but also as a team member.
  • Strong leadership, facilitation and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates, who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 30th October 2019. Applicants are advised to include the position title as the subject.

    University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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