Vacancies

USAID Tujitegemee DREAMS /OVC Project-Mombasa County

Background

The Partnership for a HIV Free Generation (HFG) is a local NGO working closely with local communities, implementing partners, Government of Kenya and public-private partners at county, and national level. The main mission of the organization is to inspire and empower Kenyan youth to live healthy and productive lives through evidence informed interventions and partnerships.

HFG is the Strategic DREAMS partner under USAID Tujitegemee OVC & DREAMS project funded by USAID Kenya and East Africa, through Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT). Tujitegemee aims at increasing access and demand for quality HIV prevention services to targeted OVC and their families; and to contribute to a reduction of new infections by 40% among targeted Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) aged 9-24 years in Kilifi and Mombasa Counties

HFG is seeking to recruit experienced individuals to fill the following positions:

1. Job Title: DREAMS Social Workers

Reports to: Senior Program Officer

DREAMS Social Worker will report to the Senior Program Officer, and work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Economic Strengthening Officer, Filed Assistant Case Management, partners and the relevant Government Departments. The major role of DREAMS Social Worker will be to coordinate the implementation of program activities and support at the ward level.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program implementation

  • Support the delivery and Implementation of DREAMS project in the assigned Ward.
  • Work closely with the SPO and MEAL to develop a work plan that will facilitate seamless implementation of activities within the entire ward and out of it develop a work plan for your region.
  •  Coordinate mobilization of DREAM girls and general population for the specific interventions within the implementation sites.
  • Work closely with the ESO to ensure AGYW are economically empowered and strengthened.
  • Work closely with the Case Manager to co- enroll eligible OVC into the DREAMS program and ensure they receive relevant services.
  •  Support the Program Officer in organizing and facilitating Steering committee meetings.
  • Coordinate implementation of all the project deliverables within the safe spaces.
  • Track project deliverables using project provided tools.
  • Ensure project activities are being implemented as required by overseeing activities, conducting quality checks, reviews and giving feedback.
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project in the allocated sites.
  • Prepare and present timely activity reports defining project progress against set targets, problems encountered during implementation and possible solutions within the implementation site.
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments with service providers, partners and field support persons.
  • Prepare agendas for meetings and prepare schedules.
  • Read, sign and adhere to the child protection code of conduct and adhere at all times to the safe space code of conduct.
  • Attend HFG team meetings and organizational initiatives as required.
  • Undertake any other duties as appropriate and within the post holder capabilities

   Filling and Data Entry

  • Coordinate with mentors to ensure all the service uptake forms are filled within the week of implementation of activities.
  • Ensure the filling systems in the allocated safe spaces is in order and easy to retrieve.
  • Work with the Monitoring & Evaluation Associate to address any field level data entry and filling challenges during field level data review meetings.

    Skills and Capabilities

  • Organizational and administrative skills with considerable knowledge in computers.
  • Possess pleasant personality, with strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, sociable, approachable, confident flexible, open minded & extrovert personality.
  • Youth friendly and able to communicate in a free manner with youths.
  • Role model, mature but youthful person, who is current with youth related issues.
  • Ability to communicate well, including excellent presentation skills and networking.
  • Confident and able to work independently to produce results.
  • Well versed with partners and youth partners within the allocated wards.

  Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in social studies, community development, education or equivalent.
  • Experience working with youth in a rural /urban community.
  • At least one-year experience working with CBOs, NGOs, Government Ministries and other partners.
  • Experience in collecting field data, maintaining project records, and preparing reports.
  • Experience in HIV and AIDS and adolescent reproductive health programs is an added advantage.

 

2. Job Title: Economic Strengthening Officer(ESO)

Reports to: Senior Program Officer

Economic Strengthening Officer is responsible for supporting the DREAMS /OVC Household economic strengthening activities which include supporting Local Market Assessment, rollout of savings group, provision of start-up kits, enrolment of youth on apprenticeship and vocational training as well as further linkage to employment and internship and ensuring the quality of the interventions and that the project meets its objectives. He/she will support project to conduct sensitization meetings on economic strengthening initiatives, engagement of local actors monitor and supervising economic strengthening assistants and preparing monthly project performance reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Coordination and Supervision

  • Works with the Field Officers and Field Agents to develop responsive monthly work plans and ensures implementation of the plans and prudent utilization of resources.
  • Holds regular feedback meetings and community meetings to review progress, address emerging issues and plan for subsequent actions.
  • Conduct support supervision visits to project beneficiaries ensuring that beneficiaries are adequately provided with the support they need.
  •  Continually communicates to the SPO DREAMS and Field Assistants on project progress, challenges and support required to deliver on the project objectives.
  •  Ensures that all the activities being implemented are conducted within a process that enhances community ownership, participation and contribution for sustainability.
  • Takes lead in developing working relationships and linkages with Community leaders as well with other OVC and youth actors to promote economic strengthening initiatives and market Tujitegemee project.

Service delivery to Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)

  • Conduct market assessment to identify market-led opportunities available for vulnerable groups and AGYW and map stakeholders and community resources within their area of operating areas.
  • Work with project team to link AGYW not in school to relevant empowerment programs e.g. CAP YEI.
  •  Works with the DCS and Private Sector Actors to advocate for linkage of AGYW and their households to GOK cash transfers, economic strengthening programs, Internship, Apprenticeship and other support.
  •  Works with GoK departments and county government departments to offer extension services to strengthen the capacity of farmer groups, positive parenting groups, SILC/VSLA groups and peer to peer support groups.
  •  In collaboration with local administrators identify, enroll and monitor youth enrolled on vocational, apprenticeship, employment, internship and income opportunities.

Service Delivery to OVC Households

  • Coordinate, link and facilitate capacity building for caregivers and older OVC on household economic interventions.
  • Work closely with County HES Officer to promote evidence based household economic interventions within the project sites.
  • Provide leadership in conducting targeting for HES support; training; on HES interventions.
  • The HES Officer will cascade skills to site level Field Agent Supervisor and Field Agents.
  • Must participate in the project’s ES Community of practice.
  • Facilitate networks with private sector partners and develops new linkages as appropriate.
  • Attend the core trainings and ensure information is disseminated and used at site level.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management

  • Conducts structured support supervisions and spot checks to AGYW startups, VSLA/SILC groups and other AGYW economic strengthening initiatives at the community.
  • Participate in data review meetings together with the project team and other stakeholders to ensure effective data entry, analysis, reporting and accountability for results.
  • Supports project team members to identify, document, and disseminate knowledge products to build on evidence based practices in Economic strengthening initiatives.
  • Responsible for activity and periodic reporting to the SPO

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum Diploma in business administration, community development, agribusiness and other related disciplines.
  •  Field experience working with vulnerable households and facilitating household economic interventions, including but not limited to; Village Savings and Lending Associations, household income generating activities, agribusiness, horticulture, etc. is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with decentralized, community-based projects Skills.
  • Excellent analytic and computer skills; skilled in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Good report writing skills.
  • Willingness to be based in the field and to travel long distances.
  • Fluency in one or more languages of the operating area.
  •  Good community mobiliser and facilitator.
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle – (Added advantage).
  •  Valid motorcycle permit.

3. Job Title: Social Worker Case Management

Reports to: Senior Program Officer

Monitor and report on all project activities related to case management and service delivery with respect to OVC and their families in support of OVC work to ensure improved access to health and social services to the OVC and their families. Ensure the project applies new HIV linkage approach and case management to the delivery of quality and time bound services to the OVC and their families as well as enhance their participation in their best interest to constantly work towards improving the impact of the benefits to the project beneficiaries.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all OVC activities as outlined in the Detailed Implementation Plan in line with donor guidelines, GOK requirements and good practices.
  • Ensure Community Health Volunteers are guided and supported on Case Management.
  • Facilitate successful working synergies, linkages and integration of OVC and DREAMS components.
  • Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.
  • Support the project volunteers in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.
  • Collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with other organization staff and volunteers to prepare reports per established reporting schedule and guidelines.
  • Provide technical support and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to the CHVs and Link Desk Persons to ensure effective and quality service provision.
  • Actively engage in identifying and documentation of project promising practices, case and human-interest stories, dissemination and use of relevant knowledge in the field.
  • Represent the organization and project in meetings at sub county, ward and locational levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, other stakeholders, the community and project beneficiaries.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.
  • Ensure CHVs complete required case management forms and ensure case filing system is developed and maintained.
  • Create community linkages for broader community engagement in case management.
  • Conduct joint support supervision with relevant GOK representatives to forge better working relationships.
  • Conduct regular home visits with the CHVs to ascertain service provision to the project beneficiaries as well as providing support to the volunteers as package for care.

Education and Experience

  • Diploma in social work or Community Development.
  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in project support in the field of OVC, HIV/AIDS
    and other health-related projects.
  • In-depth understanding of program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.
  • Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at various levels.
  • Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.
  • Understanding of GOK and PEPFAR OVC guidelines and standards.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Skills and Capabilities

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with GOK, non GOK partners and community members and beneficiaries with minimal supervision.
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
  • Ability to work under deadlines and meet strict donor deadlines.

4. Job Title: Data Clerks

Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Enter correct and approved data into the DREAMS database to meet the required timelines on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure that the AGYW files are up to date in accordance with the SOP, coded appropriately as per the intervention and the records are under lock and key.
  • Ensure that the activity registers are well documented and secured at the safe space
  • Assist in retrieval of AGYW files based on request.
  • Support OVC and DREAMS case management and beneficiary assessments to track progress.
  • Assist in the completion of MOH 731 & 731 plus PrEP summary and sharing the data with the link facilities.
  • Verify weekly submitted interventions register for completeness and integrity before entry to the database.
  • Participate in monthly data review meetings.
  • Support during Routine Data Quality Audits (RDQA) at the ward level for consistency of data between the physical documents and the database.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a KCSE Certificate holder with at least a D+ in KCSE.
  • Prior Experience in handling OVC/ DREAMS data is an added advantage.
  • Experience in computer packages and internet.
  • Ready to take up the position immediately

How to apply

All interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter stating salary expectation to recruit@hivfreegeneration.org by July 16, 2021, and indicating the position applied for in the subject line.
The resumes should not exceed three pages in length and should be in chronological order starting with the most recent experience. The resume should include a minimum of three current referees providing their names and contact information. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
HFG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit.
Disclaimer: Please take note that the Partnership for a HIV Free Generation (HFG) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Cell: 0732776764 or report to the nearest police.