ST JOHN’S COMMUNITY CENTRE


JOB ADVERTISEMENTS

St. John’s Community Centre is a Project of the Diocese of Nairobi - Anglican Church of Kenya in partnership with Global Communities (GC) and funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are implementing a project to transform 13000 girls out of school at risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) to be determined Resilient Empowered AIDS Free Mentored and living Safe lives (DREAMS) and wishes to recruit for the following positions:


1) PROJECT MANAGER

Key Responsibilities

The Officer will be instrumental in providing technical input and management of the case work unit to ensure efficient and effective case management. Tasks will include designing, planning, implementation of case-work activities and documentation. The officer will supervise, train and mentor the Case Managers as well as provide support to social workers in the tracking of individual cases, updating status and maintaining client database. Play a lead role in sourcing and involving pertinent service providers to ensure comprehensive care and engagement of the clients enrolled in the project. At the community level the officer will work with paralegals and community resource people in managing the treatment of each case.

Qualifications required:

  • A committed Christian; Kenyan citizen aged 25-35 years who has a strong drive to empower young girls and women from the urban informal communities
  • Masters in Social work or University degree in social work. It will be an added advantage if the person has done diploma courses in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) management, Counselling psychology, and is computer literate. A holder of a certificate in prevention and management of Gender based violence will have an added advantage.
  • Has 3 years experience in managing a social workers unit
  • Have excellent skills in interpersonal relations, documenting case work, interviewing, critical thinking, Coordination, report writing, creative in complex problem solving, decision making, ability to advocate for clients, supervising case files, training and mentoring staff.
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili

2). MONITORING AND EVALUATION OFFICER

Key Responsibilities:

Establishment and effective implementation of the Project Monitoring and Evaluation activities and Systems; Develop and maintain the program database system; Ensure proper data entry procedures, storage and appropriate use of data to track program performance ;Responsible for capacity building of fellow staff, monitoring point persons at the school and community level on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) requirements to ensure compliance with Project reporting requirements; Ensure effective data collection, processing and data analysis; Responsible for disseminating M & E results, findings and sharing lessons learnt with Staff, implementing Schools and relevant stakeholders
Prepare project reports for submission to Management, relevant donors, partners and stakeholders;

Qualifications required:

  • A committed Christian; Kenyan citizen, female aged 25-35 years who has a strong drive to empower young girls and women from the urban informal
  • A first degree in social sciences, public health, or other related discipline from a recognised university.
  • Comprehensive training in M & E and gender
  • 4 years relevant working experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in a USAID funded project, preferably in integrated HIV prevention programming.
  • Demonstrated skills in M&E frameworks, systems development and development of data collection tools
  • Experience in conducting trainings in M&E development.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, SQL and Ms Access.
  • Skills in research statistics, critical and analytical thinking, Good judgment and problem solving are critical.
  • Field experience in data collection, analysis & quality assurance.
  • Good understanding of public health issues particularly HIV/AIDS, Drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili

3).PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of Project cash book & ledger as per USAID guidelines
  • Preparation of project budget.
  • Preparation of monthly project financial reports
  • Procurement of project supplies as per USAID guidelines
  • Cash flow management as per USAID guidelines
  • Preparation of monthly bank reconciliation statements
  • Project audit coordination and management
  • Training project staff on sound financial management and policies.
  • Supervising project support staff

Qualifications Required

  • Kenyan citizen aged 25 – 35 years
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting / commerce or in any of business related field accounting/ finance option and CPA 2
  • Qualification in relevant financial software application (Quick books, Pastel, Sage). Qualifications and experience in Navision financials will have added advantage.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant work experience preferably in an Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)
  • Experience in USAID funded project will be an added advantage

4). PROGRAM OFFICER

Key responsibilities:

The position holder will work under the Project Coordinator to design, plan and implement the community empowerment aspect of the project. This will include designing psychosocial interventions within the community focusing on the needs of at-risk women and girls; ensure provision of youth friendly HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) services; building the capacity of School health committees, Parents of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and the general community of Pumwani to engage in reducing the risks that make AGYW vulnerable to HIV infection and . The Office holder will also supervise all the Staff and community resource people who will be enrolled to implement the specific activities.

Qualifications required

  • Kenyan citizen aged 25-35 years who has a strong drive to work among young women in urban informal settlements.
  • University degree in either of the following fields, Community development or Community health. It will be an added advantage if the person has done diploma courses in HIV/AIDS management, Project management, holds a certificate in Training of trainers and is computer literate. A holder of a certificate in Gender studies and school health programming will have an added advantage.
  • Has 3 years working experience in managing an integrated HIV/AIDS program or in a Community base health program.
  • Have excellent skills in planning, community mobilization, Presentation & training, mentoring staff, report writing and project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili

5). HIV TESTING SERVICES (HTS) COUNSELLOR

Key Responsibilities:
Heading and coordinating the Voluntary Counselling and testing department of the project to ensure effective service delivery, Supervising HTS counselling volunteers/ interns, acquisition of materials and facilities for the VCT centres. Setting up an effective information system that guarantees confidentiality and sufficient tracking of patients; Prepare quarterly reports and attend the monthly progress review meetings; Prepare project plans and budgets. Ensure prompt accounting for any program funds. Refer clients for further support. Liaising with the County AIDS Control Officer and submitting the required records to that office. Ensure proper disposal of HCT waste.

Qualifications required:

  • A committed Christian, Kenyan citizen, male aged 25-35 years
  • Holds a Diploma from a recognized VCT management training institution. It will be an added advantage if the person has done a higher diploma course in Counselling and or in Community Health or is a registered Nurse.
  • Has 2 years working experience in managing and implementing activities in a busy VCT.
  • Has excellent planning and organizational skills, community mobilization and interpersonal skills
  • Conversant with the current information on HIV/AIDS trends and best practice in HIV/AIDS initiatives
  • Has experience in developing and utilizing tools for program monitoring and evaluation. Able to critically analyze data and make reports and plans based on this information.
  • Proficiency in use of a computer
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili

6) CASE MANAGERS (SOCIAL WORKERS)

Key Responsibilities:
The purpose of the Officers is to provide social work services to all the enrolled adolescent and young women. The project will implement case specific intervention aimed at empowering the clients to be Determined and resilient in reducing their vulnerability to HIV as well as ensuring each accesses the intervention needed to be safe as well as mentoring them until they are empowered individuals. The key tasks to be performed include , enrolling the clients, assessing risk factors of each Adolescent girl and young woman, making case treatment plans and executing them promptly while involving the clients significant others including their male companions ,conducting follow-up visit, managing referrals to access needed health, reproductive health, economic, training, education or legal services and updating client records.

Qualifications required:

  • A committed Christian; Kenyan citizen, female aged 25-35 years who has a strong drive to empower young girls and women from the urban informal communities
  • University degree or Diploma in Social work. It will be essential if the person has done diploma or certificate courses in HIV/AIDS management, Counselling psychology, and is computer literate. A holder of a certificate in prevention of Gender based violence will have an added advantage.
  • The degree holder should have 2 years working experience in doing social work, and a Diploma holder should have 3 years working experience in doing social work at a community setting.
  • Have excellent skills in interpersonal relations, interviewing, active listening, social perceptiveness, clear speaking, critical thinking, Coordination, report writing, creative in complex problem solving, decision making, ability to advocate for clients, managing referrals, counselling, prompt execution of client treatment plans , updating case files and mentoring clients.
  • Fluency in both written and oral English and Kiswahili

Interested candidates must submit their applications, complete with a CV, copies of
certificates, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees, reliable
telephone number via Post office mail to: The Chairman Human Resource Committee, P.O. Box 16254-00610 NAIROBI, KENYA to be received not later than 31st May 2017.
Kindly note, that only short listed candidates will be contacted.