Title: HIV / AIDS Officer

Reports To:
Programs Manager

Location:
Head Office (Kisumu)

Closing Date:
26th December, 2011

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an HIV / AIDS Officer to perform the functions outlined below.

A. Main Purpose and Scope

The HIV/AIDS Officer will work with all stakeholders to promote HIV/AIDS initiatives that enhance prevention, care, treatment and mitigation of HIV/AIDS impact.

The officer will be directly involved in addressing harmful social-cultural and economic norms in the target populations towards improving and strengthening systems, structures and services for protection of the target groups.

She/he will also ensure access to HIV counseling and testing and treatment for HIV positive clients.

On the overall, she/he will form part of the core implementation team responsible for program implementation strategies, routine support supervision, and data quality assessment.

S/he will promote an integrated approach to sustainable health service delivery to targeted populations.

S/he will be responsible for providing technical support to other Health Programs to ensure that health services offered to target communities follow the national guidelines within the local context.

S/he will network closely with partners in the health sector to develop work plans, prepare periodic reports, hold technical meetings and work closely with other program coordinators and officers in ensuring that health project targets are met.

She/he, with the MoH team members’ support, will advance Omega Foundation desire to integrate and mainstream key health indicators in the implementation processes of all community programs.

B. Duties & Responsibilities:

1.1 HIV/AIDS
  • Directly deliver mentoring, capacity building and impart up-to-date skills to CBOs members and individual clients in HIV/AIDS program result areas.
  • Impart and oversee promotion of skills transfer by CBOs to promote understanding of nutritional needs of different target groups.
  • Directly work with CBOs and MoH to support target groups increase access to HIV/AIDS services, health education, life skills and literacy initiatives that ultimately contribute to mitigating the impacts of HIV/AIDS.
  • Support initiatives of MoH and CBOs to ensure improved uptake of available HIV/ AIDS health related services in communities and schools that will lead to increased access to safe water, sanitation and improved hygiene.
  • Directly support the VCT/HTC services at Ahero VCT site and Kadinda Health Center.
  • Liaise closely with the Mageta Island Project Officer to ensure effective and efficient delivery of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and mitigation in Mageta Island and the beach community.
  • Directly work with Omega Foundation partners implementing VCT, HTC and treatment initiatives for HIV positive clients, thus Port Florence Community hospital main and annex, and Kadibo Youth Friendly VCT.
1.2 Health Services:
  • Provide technical assistance to CBOs in prevention, care and impact mitigation of ill health within targeted communities
  • Monitor and regularly review the progress of health interventions with CBOs and MoH the services provided to target clients
  • Collaborate with Training and Organizational Development Officer and participate in the planning and facilitation of technical training for capacity building in health programs
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the project and participate in project evaluations and assessments
  • Lead CBOs/partners in developing workable innovative health strategies that are responsive to health issues in the target communities
  • Ensure that the appropriate links are made between key health actors and other service areas of Omega Foundation
  • Conduct monthly monitoring and supervision of health services offered by the implementing partners
  • Provide technical oversight in the running of Kadinda Health Center,
  • Act as the contact person in the partnership between Omega Foundation and Port Florence Community Hospital.
C. Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Nursing, Public Health & other relevant areas of study
  • Have solid working knowledge (practical skills) in the following areas: OVC, HTC, AB and ART, malaria, and TB and dealing with social determinants of health.
  • At least 3 years experience working in health projects, preferably in an NGO setting, with a focus on integrated HIV/AIDS programming that endeavors to address a holistic human need in Western Kenya.
  • Have a good understanding of GOK, HIV/AIDS Policies and Guidelines
  • Have a good grasp of challenges facing PLWH, OVC and other vulnerable/ marginalized poor communities in western Kenya.
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability foster integration in programming approach
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team
D. Critical Competencies

The incumbent must have strong analytical skills; have excellent interpersonal; communication, strong results orientation, organizational, creative and multitasking ability; Proficient in Project cycle management, excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).

Should posses excellent oral/written communication; aptitude for report writing; Willing to work under pressure and within tight deadlines; Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training approaches.

E. Desirable Characteristics
  • Mature and professional composure
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Eagerness to develop personally/professionally, willingness to learn, develop new skills, and take on more responsibilities
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast evolving systems and Procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results oriented to the point that person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety
F. Terms & Conditions

1. Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.

2. Availability for interviews in the week of 27th - 30th December 2011.

3. One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to the

Human Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

Application deadline is 26th December 2011.

E-mail applications should be addressed to info@omegafoundation.or.ke and please copy to omegafoundation384@gmail.com

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Title: Advocacy Coordinator

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: Head Office (Kisumu)

Closing Date: 26th December, 2011

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an Advocacy Coordinator to perform the functions outlined below.

A. Main Purpose and Scope

The Advocacy Coordinator will perform the overall advocacy and outreach duties and tasks at Omega Foundation in close collaboration with all program departments. She/he will identify, prioritize and analyze the issues that affect the day to day life of a Person Living with HIV and AIDS, Widows, OVC and youths (Omega Foundation beneficiaries).

She/he will ensure the environment for Omega Foundation beneficiaries is more conducive for prevention of further infection, abuse of their rights and enhance care and support for improved social and economic productivity.

She/he will be innovative towards tracking of the implementation of policies at various levels and ensure the influencing of community attitudes, capacity of community structures to intervene on behalf of vulnerable individuals against rights abuse.

B. Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manage advocacy portfolio for Omega Foundation,
  • Work with programs manager in re-designing and implementing advocacy program approach,
  • Provide advocacy trainings to CBOs and support groups
  • Undertake policy and budget analysis related to health, HIV and poverty reduction from which advocacy agenda will be developed,
  • Support programs to undertake research on policy matters, build case studies, and assist conduct operations research to inform advocacy agenda
  • Conduct periodic review of cases with clients and community leaders to ascertain that clients’ rights have been upheld.
  • Develop tools for determining the quality of impact of the prevention and advocacy messages and how this contributes to the overall outcome
  • Carefully examine the advocacy strategy, tools and approaches for achieving it to ensure that the original objectives are not sacrificed to embedding dispute resolution mechanisms within community structures.
  • Represent as liaison for Omega Foundation in all advocacy related meetings regionally and nationally,
  • Collaborate with other advocacy organizations and coalitions
  • Lead CBOs/partners in developing workable innovative advocacy strategies that are responsive to rights issues in the target communities
  • Collaborate with Training and Organizational Development Officer and participate in the planning and facilitation of technical training for capacity building in advocacy programs
  • Implement and report advocacy activities in line with Omega Foundation M and E framework.
  • Implement media and public relations strategy
  • Draft talking points, speeches and statements on the organization’s position on various issues.
  • Produce quality, accurate and timely advocacy program documents.
  • Provide relevant support to line ministries, key partners and stakeholders where Omega Foundation and partners’ work come into confluence
  • Undertake other duties as reasonably assigned by management
C. Qualifications:
  • At least three years of experience in the area of Advocacy and lobbying work for vulnerable and marginalized populations or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Bachelors’ degree in social sciences and/ Diploma in communications or mass media,
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and community-based programming.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with community-based groups.
  • Experience with conducting survey and research.
D. Critical Competencies

The incumbent must have strong analytical skills; have excellent interpersonal; communication, strong results orientation, organizational, creative and multitasking ability; Proficient in Project cycle management, excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Programs).

A knack for stakeholder management, influencing; and ability to work individually and in teams are essential; be proactive & creative; as well as strong leadership acumen and coaching skills.

Should posses excellent oral/written communication; aptitude for report writing; Willing to work under pressure and within tight deadlines; Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training approaches.

E. Desirable Characteristics
  • Mature and professional composure
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Eagerness to develop personally/professionally, willingness to learn, develop new skills, and take on more responsibilities
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast evolving systems and Procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results oriented to the point that person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety
F. Terms & Conditions

1. Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.

2. Availability for interviews in the week of 27th - 30th December 2011.

3. One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to the

Human Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

Application deadline is 26th December 2011.

E-mail applications should be addressed to info@omegafoundation.or.ke and please copy to omegafoundation384@gmail.com

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Title: OVC Officer

Reports To: Program Manager

Location: Head Office (Kisumu)

Closing Date: 26th December, 2011

Omega Foundation is seeking to recruit an OVC Officer to perform the functions outlined below.

A. Main Purpose and Scope

The OVC Officer is responsible for providing grassroots level technical support and guidance to the CBOs and their constituent groups where this is applicable, to ensure the continuation of a “care giver group-lead” and sustainable OVC service delivery that demonstrates OVC standard care package.

She/he will support the CBOs to facilitate, promote and ensure that the activities of the groups are linked to other locally available services within the government and other civil society organizations.

She/he will provide close supportive supervision and spot-checks to OVC households and service delivery points (schools, Feeding centres etc) through the respective CBOs.

B. Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To promote linkages between Government Ministries/departments like Health and Children’s department, and other stakeholders and civil society organizations.
  • To facilitate, guide and direct the CBOs in a proactive approach to planning and address identified OVC and caregiver needs.
  • To document all services provided to OVC and caregivers including lessons learnt best practices and individual success stories.
  • To contribute to the consolidation of the family-centered and community-focused Model of OVC care.
  • To actively participate in routine supervision and follow-up on OVC and caregiver service delivery at community level and extend this to service delivery points.
  • To participate, on behalf of the program manager, in Locational and Sub-Locational AACs or other forums as may be appropriate.
  • To maintain programmatic functional relationship with Training & Organizational Development and Economic Strengthening Officer.
  • To collate OVC monthly and quarterly progress reports ensuring that the reports are of the required quality and timely.
  • Plan and oversee implementation of the education support to Omega supported OVC.
C. Qualifications:
  • At least three years of experience in community development work preferably in the field of community health with Orphans and Vulnerable Children and their care givers.
  • Bachelors’ degree or Diploma level education in Social work and community development.
  • Knowledge and experience with NGO operations and community-based programming.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially with community-based groups.
  • Knowledge and Use of computer (MS office).
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team is essential.
D. Critical Competencies

The incumbent must have strong analytical skills; have excellent interpersonal; communication, strong results orientation, organizational, creative and multitasking ability.

Proficient in Project cycle management, posses excellent oral/written communication; aptitude for report writing. Willing to work under pressure and within tight deadlines.

E. Desirable Characteristics
  • Mature and professional composure
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Eagerness to develop personally/professionally, willingness to learn, develop new skills, and take on more responsibilities
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast evolving systems and Procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results oriented to the point that person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety
F. Terms & Conditions

1. Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.

2. Availability for interviews in the week of 27th - 30th December 2011.

3. One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to the

Human Resources Office,
Omega Foundation,
P.O. Box 3246-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the application deadline.

Application deadline is 26th December 2011.

E-mail applications should be addressed to info@omegafoundation.or.ke and please copy to omegafoundation384@gmail.com

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