Data and ICT Officer, HIV Officer at Omega Foundation (OF)

On Monday, August 18th, 2014

Omega Foundation (OF) is a non-profit organization working in Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley regions primarily to promote health and build livelihoods support systems, with a major focus on health.


OF is seeking motivated candidates to fill in the following vacancy:
 
Reports to: Senior M&E, Reporting and Learning Officer

Location: Kisumu – Kenya

Job Summary: To implement general Administration of ICT and M&E systems focused on data collection, analysis and reporting. 

The functions target Omega Foundation staff, communities, local Partners, various platforms and networks, donors among other Stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Collecting data from various sources such as: CHWs, YPPs, OF supported health facilities, affiliates and  maintaining electronic records and logs, running reports, filing paperwork, and operating office equipment
  • Facilitate documentation and reporting of assessments, program data, lessons learnt and best practices for internal and external sharing.
  • Developing and maintaining effective information database on projects, providing resource and necessary support for program inputs and outputs.
  • Conducting field visits for data validation and ensuring data quality aspects are maintained and adhered to.
  • Contributing to Monthly, Quarterly and Annual narrative reports on program progress for submission to OF donors
  • Collaborating with affiliates, OF supported Health Facilities and partner organizations in work planning and program implementation.
  • Administering existing online M&E database and work to improve it to become more streamlined, accessible and relevant across all OF operations.
  • Synthesize and analyze data for summary and thematic reports on M&E findings.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the M&E system, including support of field staff in continued implementation of M&E tools and instruments.
  • Create and maintain online and hardcopy M&E procedure manuals for field staff.
ICT duties:
  • Local Area Network: Support focusing on hubs, switches, routers, wireless access points, wireless routers, Internet gateways/firewalls etc.
  • Installation and management of Servers hardware and software: any server-grade personal computer running.
  • Activating Directory Domain Services, Application Server, DHCP Server, DNS Server, File Services, Print Services, Terminal Services, Web server Database Server, Windows Deployment Service, Windows Server Update Service, etc; as well as user and computer accounts, access rights and permissions, Group Policy Objects and Preferences.
  • Workstations hardware and software: support efficient functioning of laptops, desktops or any other workstation-grade personal computer running Microsoft Windows including the standard set of software suites and utilities such as Microsoft Office, Kaspersky Anti-Virus, various digital-media utilities (PDF, Flash, etc.), file compression, archiving, synchronization tools, etc; also special personal computer types such as net-books, tablets, smart-phones, etc. with their special operating systems and software applications.
  • Printers / Scanners / Copiers (multifunctional printers) and any software required for the utilization and sharing of this equipment (i.e. drivers, setup/diagnostic utilities, etc).
  • Special Software Systems such as: Files backup software, including server and workstations files backup, archiving, recovery and off-site files backup; also system recovery tools for servers and workstations.
  • Providing technical support to OF staff in relation to these functional areas of ICT:
  1. Access to files/printers/scanners and other equipment shared on local area network
  2. Access to Internet
  3. Correct function of personal computers and servers hardware and software
  4. Correct function of all special software systems
  5. Correct function of all communication equipment, i.e. PABX and phone extensions, mobile phones
  6. Correct function of any other electronic equipment (i.e. external disks, digital cameras, digital media players/recorders, GPS devices, satellite TV equipment, etc).
  • ICT Administration: In coordination with OF SMT, will:
  1. Maintain ICT Assets Register
  2. Manage ICT Assets Tracking (i.e. receiving, storing, allocation to staff, replacement/returns, staff clearance, sale, disposal)
  3. Manage ICT Store and perpetual stock takes (inventory checks)
  4. Manage Warranties and Insurance of ICT Assets
  5. Manage Upgrades, Preventive Maintenance and Service of ICT Assets
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Level of Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Social Sciences or related discipline
Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma in Applied Statistics is essential.
Competencies/Abilities/Skills 
  • Demonstrated experience in Database Development and Management
  • Knowledge of health information management services
  • Appropriate ICT background
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Access, and Word.
  • Experienced user of a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar).
Job experience:
  • At least Three (3) years experience in a similar position.

OF is seeking motivated candidates to fill in the following vacancy:


Job Title: HIV Officer
Reports to: Head of Programs
Location: Kisumu – Kenya
Job Summary: Omega Foundation HIV and AIDS program requires a HIV Officer to work in Kisumu and parts of Siaya Counties.

Key Responsibilities:
 

HIV- Prevention
  • Develop Innovative HIV prevention interventions for comprehensive HIV and AIDS information and education to the vulnerable, most at risk, youths in and out of school and the general population in the target areas.
  • Organize community mobilization activities within the communities and train/assess performance of peer educators, CHWs and other home-based care providers.
  • Establish and maintain partnership and good working relations with youth groups, women and men groups to facilitate implementation of planned activities.
  • Collaborate and network with relevant, GOK line ministries, CSOs partners and counties stakeholders to enhance service delivery to the community.
  • Monitoring behavioral change of youths and other groups benefiting from the HIV interventions.
  • Establish linkages/ referral with other organizations for youths, the HIV infected and the general community with various needs.
  • Participate in HIV and AIDS -related coordination/stakeholders meetings on behalf of Omega Foundation.
  • Set targets and indicators for implementation and evaluation of the interventions respectively, determining quality of outcomes and prepare monthly reports.
  • Disseminate and distribute HIV/AIDS materials to target audience, to improve knowledge and understanding and motivate behavior change.
  • Organize and facilitate HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) services to the communities
HIV Care and Treatment:-
  • In closing working relationship with Economic Empowerment and Child Protection Officers, coordinate mobilization of PLHIV and OVC to enable them identify/ strengthen viable IGAs.
  • Conduct baseline studies using participatory approaches to identify the number of persons as well as OVC, PLHIV so as to determine their capacities, available resources and coping mechanisms.
  • Develop and implement social support interventions, work with Community Health workers and caregivers to provide counseling, home-based care and psychosocial support to PLHIV including OVC affected by HIV and AIDS.
  • Provide leadership using participatory community methods to improve the communities’ understanding of HIV and AIDS and their role in care and support of the infected people.
  • Develop strategies to reduce or eliminate stigma and discrimination related to HIV and AIDS.
  • Guided by Prevention with Positive [PwP] strategy, develop training/ education on HIV and AIDS for the people infected with HIV, their families and the community.
  • Establish/strengthen support groups and counseling services to provide individual and group therapy to PLHIV.
  • Working with Economic Empowerment Officer, Initiate/strengthen Income Generating Activities for self-reliance.
  • Develop strategies to encourageyouth and other vulnerable groups to take up VCT to reduce risk behaviors aimed at decreasing stigma.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and annual reports showing achievements against planned targets.
  • Conduct rapid assessment to the OF’s Affiliate CBOs to identify capacity gaps in implementing HIV Prevention, Care and support to PLHIV
  • Identify and network with the relevant County Government Ministries, CSOs to enhance service delivery, referral and effective response to the beneficiaries.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities which may be assigned by the management from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Level of Education:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social/Health sciences or its equivalent
Specialized Training/Professional Qualifications
  • Training on HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment and Management and Behavior Change Communication
Competencies / Abilities / Skills Required
  • Experience with and technical knowledge of current HIV and AIDS issues and trends.
  • Good social and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-driven personality able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
Relevant Job Experience
  • At least three (3) years experience in Clinical Medicine or Nursing backgrounds.
Terms & Conditions:
  • Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.
  • Successful candidates will be given one year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds
How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their application, including a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae with telephone contacts of 3 referees and testimonials to:

Human Resources Manager,
Omega Foundation,
P. O. Box 3246 – 40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Email applications should be addressed to [email protected] and must be copied to [email protected]

Application deadline is 26th August, 2014.

Please note that due to high volume of applications, ONLY candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

This recruitment will remain open until the post is filled.

For more information about Omega Foundation, its values and working principles, please visit the Omega Foundation website (www.omega-foundation.org )

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