Department: HIV/ TB

Projects: HIV/AIDS & - TB Projects

Relationships externally: MoMS/MoPHS personnel, other governmental and non governmental counterparts, CHWs, CB-DOTS, and community members

Overall Objectives of the Position

The Field Officer - Community prevention, adherence and psychosocial support services will be based in Kisumu and will be responsible for extending HIV/AIDS/TB preventive interventions to the household and community level (level 1) by enhancing demand and utilization of services.

Promoting adherence to treatment by offering psychosocial support to the clients and communities – Level 1 and establishing linkages between health facilities and community to ensure appropriate referrals and client follow up.

Guided by the MoH’s community strategy, the FO will ensure community members are engaged in planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities thus promoting ownership and sustainability.

Responsibilities
  • In close coordination with other Field Officers, develop monthly work plans and translate these into weekly and daily activity plans. These should be in harmony with the broader project implementation plan and timelines.
  • Collaborate with MOPHS officials, provincial administration and community members to identify and engage village volunteers for training as community owned resource persons (CORPs).
  • Conduct community entry, social mobilisation and participatory planning of community based HIV/AIDS/TB interventions.
  • Work closely with health facility teams to ensure that referral and client follow up systems are functional.
  • In partnership with MoPHS staff, plan and undertake regular supportive supervision, mentoring and coaching of CORPs and maintain their spirit of volunteerism consistently high (e.g. through non-monetary incentive schemes).
  • In liaison with the Ministry counterparts strengthen the linkage between community and health facility through effective decentralisation and partnership between the service delivery levels.
  • Work closely with the ministry counterparts to ensure effective functioning of the referral system from community to health facilities and in particular the various service delivery points (e.g. PSCs, TB, STI, HBC and PMTCT) to ensure that patients receive comprehensive care.
  • Participate in establishing an effective community-based information system that is able to collate accurate and timely data and feeds into the formal health management information system (HMIS). This task will entail developing (or improving existing) data collection and reporting tools, mentoring CORPs on use of the tools and encouraging them to submit monthly reports.
  • Participate in organization and facilitation of information sharing forums including stakeholders meetings, MDT meetings etc
  • To undertake any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Job and Person Specifications
  • Have a Degree Nursing and a training in counseling
  • Have served for a minimum period of Two (2) years, with HIV/AIDS programs
  • Have demonstrated a high degree of initiative, flexibility and reliability;
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, networking, planning skills;
  • Ability to influence, mobilize and provide recommendations;
  • Highly Desirable
  • Previous experience working for an NGO
  • Applications should be sent to the address below on or before 09/05/2011
Please state desired salary and previous salary history.

Apply via e- mail to: recruitmenthrmare@gmail.com
Stawa Writers Limited is a custom writing company based in Nairobi- Kahawa Estate.

We provide research and writing services in essays, term papers, dissertation and research papers.

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Payment is done at the end of the month depending on the papers one has completed @ Kshs 120 per Double Page (275 words).

Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate,Graduate or higher diploma holder.
  • Originality, meaning no plagiarized papers.
  • Have computer and internet access.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Well conversant with APA, MLA,Chicago referencing styles.
  • Those with experience from Uvocorp, 4Writers etc encouraged to apply.
Send a CV and a 2 page double spaced,well cited essay on any topic, to philip.wachira@gmail.com.
Applicant should be ladies aged 25-30 years old.

Should hold a diploma in business administration

2 years relevant experience in a busy environment.

Salary offered 25k

Applications should be emailed to hr@safepak.co.ke
Location: Nairobi, Kenya (with travel within Kenya and Somalia, as security allows)

Special Requirements: Kenyan National or somebody who is already permitted to work in Kenya Department/Business Unit: BBC World Service Trust www.bbcworldservicetrust.org

Reports to: BBC WST Country Director Kenya and Somalia (based in Nairobi)

Contract duration: 12-month fixed-term contract with possibility of extension depending on future funding

Desired Starting date: As soon as possible

Salary: Competitive salary (depending on qualification and experience)

The BBC World Service Trust:

The BBC World Service Trust uses media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights in developing countries.

To achieve this, the Trust partners with civil society, local media and governments, to:
  • Produce creative programmes in multi-media formats which inform and engage audiences around key development issues;
  • Strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure.
Job Purpose:

The BBC WST is seeking a Project Coordinator to be based in Nairobi and to assist in managing all aspects of the organisation’s projects in Somalia and Kenya, under the supervision of the Country Director.

The Project Coordinator will be part of a team of international trainers, researchers, finance/ admin staff, and local journalism training mentors.

He/ she will oversee the delivery of a number of projects, including liaising with donors and making sure that project activities are implemented in a timely and effective manner.

Main Duties:
  • To help lead on delivery and support of all projects
  • To handle co-ordination with all partners in these projects, including local partner organisations, local radio stations, journalists’ associations and project donors
  • To deliver narrative reports on project implementation to the BBC WS Trust in London and to project donors as required
  • To oversee the recruitment of additional staff when needed
  • To mediate the relationship between project management and production and the Research and Learning unit; this will include liaising with research teams in London, Kenya and Somalia to ensure delivery of assessment and research elements of projects on time and within budget, providing all necessary assistance to them
  • With the support of the Trust’s senior trainer and producer, to ensure that all programming and training meet the highest BBC standards, as well as delivering the project’s development objectives
  • Routine travel to, and possibly extended stay in, Hargeisa - as security allows – often at short notice
  • To help meet all contractual requirements of the project donors
Knowledge, skills and experience:

Required
  • At least three years’ in international development, with demonstrable experience of project planning and management systems
  • Good understanding of the role of media and communications in development
  • Excellent command of English
  • Relevant higher education, preferably in development studies, project/ business management, mass communications or other relevant educational background
  • Computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet user skills
  • Experience in managing people, and administrative functions
  • Experience writing project briefs, reports, terms of reference and other project documents
  • Good understanding of Somalia with a commitment to, and understanding of, development in the country
  • Ability to make sound judgments on editorially sensitive programme issues
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications and influencing skills
  • Ability to operate effectively in a difficult and politically sensitive environment
Desirable
  • Good knowledge of the Somali language
  • Good understanding of the role and position of the Somali media
  • Knowledge of the media world, preferably with first-hand experience, and particularly of broadcasting
  • Interest in public health in the development context
  • Experience of financial management (conception, implementation and monitoring)
Competencies:

The following competencies (behaviours and characteristics) have been identified as key to success in the job. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate these competencies.
  • Decision Making – Is ready and able to take the initiative, originate action and be responsible for the consequences of the decision made.
  • Planning and Organisation – Is able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resource requirements.
  • Leadership – Ability to create a vision and inspire others to realise it irrespective of circumstances.
  • Developing Others - is able to recognise the potential (managerial, professional, artistic or otherwise) of others and is willing to foster the development of that potential. Creates a climate in which such potential can be realised.
  • Resilience – Can maintain personal effectiveness by managing own emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
  • Influencing and Persuading – Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others. Can draw on a range of strategies to persuade people in a way that results in agreement or behaviour change.
  • Business Management – Is able to understand commercial imperatives and trading relationships, appropriately applies business principles in terms of costs, the market and added value.
Please send your motivation letter and CV (including the names of at least three referees, of which two must be the direct supervisors of your most recent/ current employments) to: aminabbcwst@gmail.com.

Please write ‘Project Coordinator’ in the subject field of your application

Deadline for applications: May 13th. 2011
Vredeseilanden (VECO) wants to contribute to viable livelihoods of organized family farmers in South and North.

We choose family farmers as the starting point in the implementation of our ambition. Income from sustainable agriculture is a key element in livelihood improvement. We contribute to their empowerment to improve their position in the whole agricultural chain, from production to consumption.

We are recruiting for our regional office in Kampala Uganda

Position of: Regional Sustainable Agriculture Chain Development (SACD) and Advocacy Coordinator

Purpose
  • Promote and ensure a better position of organized family farmers in sustainable agricultural chains in the region in order to improve their incomes and food sovereignty
  • Promote the advocacy processes of the regional programme to improve the position of organized family farmers in Selected chains
  • Ensure effective functioning of Planning, Learning and Accountability (PLA) system) and support processes
Reports to: Regional VECO Representative - East Africa

Position: Senior program coordination level

Location: Based in Kampala to support the regional program

Job size: 100 % of full-time

Travels: Extensive travelling is required in the Region.

Responsibilities

SACD
  • Ensure the development and implementation of appropriate policies and strategies (including fundraising files) on SACD in the region that enhance regional cohesion, intra regional trade with a clear link to strategic regional and country agricultural chains while mainstreaming cross cutting issues (gender, sustainability and participation).
  • Support Sustainable Agriculture Chain Development / Credit / Business Organisational Development by staff and partner staff in the region through advice, training and accompaniment to implement SACD in the region (chain selection, chain analyses, Business Intervention Plans (BIP): Credit Facilitation (strategy development to access finances)
  • Stimulate functional linkages between partners within the region with appropriate chain actors and service providers such as financial institutions and business sector to stimulate investment in SACD.
Advocacy
  • Ensure the development and implementation of appropriate policies and strategies on advocacy.
  • Stimulate and provide support to the advocacy activities of farmer organisations, networks and alliances at regional level.
  • Provide content and training on advocacy to field antennas and partners in the region
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of an effective Planning Learning & Accountability system in the region
  • Coordinate documentation, reporting and communication of all processes in SACD and Advocacy integrating cross cutting issues. Facilitate scaling up of innovative processes and outcomes by other major actors.
Profile

Qualifications and technical knowledge
  • Academic degree in Agricultural Economics, Agri-Business, Finance and related agricultural policy Development or other relevant subject with a focus on chain development and policy advocacy
  • Familiar with relevant Computer software.
Languages
  • high level of proficiency in English
  • Knowledge of Swahili language is necessary and important.
Experience
  • 5 years experience with SACD development, marketing advice, agricultural economic policies and supporting farmers organisations.
  • Experience with facilitating credit and agricultural financing for small family farmers is an added advantage
  • Experience in facilitating lobby and advocacy
  • Experience in facilitating participatory learning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of living and working in East Africa
  • A good knowledge of the region (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) and regional trade dynamics
To Apply:

Send your motivation letter, CV, your salary expectation & availability date to

The Regional Representative,
VECO East Africa Regional Office,
Plot 57, Kanjokya Street
P.O. Box 7844 Kampala Uganda,
Tel. +256/414/53.38.55
Fax. +256/414/53.38.56

or mail it to veco-ea@veco-eastafrica.org, before 13th May 2011

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