Project Officers – AMREF USAID Funded APHIAplus Kamili Project

On Sunday, September 8th, 2013

The APHIAplus Kamili Project is a five-year project funded by USAID for comprehensive health service delivery to improve the health of Kenyans. 

The Project is located in Central and Eastern Provinces. 
It focuses on two result areas – service delivery and social determinants of health. 
AMREF Kenya is one of the partners in this Project.

We are looking for individuals who are organized, highly-motivated and results-oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa, to fill the following positions:
Project Officer

Ref. No: KCO/AKP/PO/001/2013

The position reports to the Project Manager and is based in Meru.
 
Purpose of the Job:- To provide technical expertise in household economic strengthening and food security activities in the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Develop, plan and implement household economic strengthening and food security activities in line with the project work plans.
  • Support implementation of the MoH Community Health Strategy.
  • In liaison with the MoE, support the implementation of comprehensive school health activities.
  • In liaison with the MoH & MoW, support implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities.
  • Facilitate and conduct trainings for Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) on care and support for OVC and people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities and report on impact.
  • Develop/adopt relevant IEC materials to support in the implementation of field activities.
  • Prepare accurate monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project activities as per donor requirements.
  • Manage activity budgets including processing relevant financial transactions.
  • Participate in concept development and writing of new proposals for fundraising.
  • Participate in capacity building activities, field visits and meetings with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators to strengthen networks and partnerships.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project and participate in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements
Qualifications and Competencies:-
The ideal candidate should have a Degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or its equivalent with at least four (4) years relevant work experience. 
Must have knowledge and experience in project management of household economic strengthening, food security, OVC, home based care, WASH and school health interventions. 
Experience in HIV/AIDS and implementation of Community Health Strategy are an added advantage. 
Should be a team player, good communicator and have the ability to work under minimum supervision.

Project Officer – WASH
Ref. No: KCO/AKP/POW/002/2013
The position reports to the Project Manager and is based in Machakos.
 
Purpose of the Job: To provide technical Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) expertise and support project activities and implementation.
 
Key Responsibilities:-
  • Develop, plan and implement WASH activities in line with the project work plans.
  • Build the capacity of partners and community members in implementation of WASH interventions, including use of PHASE, SAFE and PEC approaches/models.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluation of project activities and report on impact.
  • Co-ordinate and participate in planning and implementation of project activities.
  • Develop/adopt relevant IEC materials to support in the implementation of field activities.
  • Prepare accurate monthly, quarterly and annual reports relating to the project activities as per donor requirements.
  • Manage activity budgets including processing relevant financial transactions.
  • Participate in concept development and writing of new proposals for fundraising.
  • Participate in capacity building activities, field visits and meetings with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators to strengthen networks and partnerships.
  • Participate in preparation of annual work plans and progress reports as per donor requirements.
Qualifications and Competencies:-
The ideal candidate should have a Degree in Environmental Heath, Public Health or relevant Social Sciences with at least four (4) years relevant work experience in Health and Development activities targeting Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. 
Must be ICT proficient. 
Knowledge and experience in the implementation of various hygiene approaches/models e.g. SAFE, Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE) and PEC are essential. 
The person must be experienced in project management, operations research and have knowledge of monitoring and evaluation. In addition, the ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator, team player and possess the ability to work under minimum supervision.
Interested candidates who meet the requirements are encouraged to send their application letter and CV which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work related referees. 
Please quote the position and reference number in the subject matter apply to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to [email protected]
The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, 20th September 2013.
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Please do not attach certificates and testimonials to your application.
You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs in AMREF.
AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.
P.O.Box 30125-00100, Nairobi. Tel: +254 020 699 4000 Fax: +254 020 606 340
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