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FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

  1. Technical Officer – Sbcc And Community Services
  2. Driver 1
  3. Data Assistant Intern
  4. Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer
  5. Social Behavior Change and Communications (SBCC) Advisor

 1. Technical Officer – Sbcc And Community Services

Job Description
Reports to: STO – Social and Behavior Change Communication & Community services
Location: Baringo
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
FHI 360 is currently seeking a Technical Officer, Social and Behavior Change Communication and Community Services (TO-SBCC/CS) for the USAID-funded Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo Program. The project aims to provide technical assistance and support to scale up evidence-based maternal, newborn, and child health interventions; family planning and reproductive health services; and nutrition activities in focus geographical areas.
JOB SUMMARY: The SBCC/CS Technical Officer will lead social and behavior change and community initiatives aimed at promoting demand for quality FP/RMNCAH services including WASH and Nutrition. The work of the SBCC/CS Officer will focus on community-level action related to improving knowledge and quality of existing health services as well as improving promotive, preventive and curative care provided at home. The SBCC/CS Officer will have a commitment to reaching the underserved and hard-to-reach communities, with a focus on working to understand and remove existing barriers to high-quality care and mobilization for social and political support at community, county and sub-county levels to create and sustain an enabling environment for the delivery of key interventions. The SBCC/CS Officer will ensure communities are aware of the available and importance of FP/RMNAH, WASH and Nutrition services and are encouraged to access these services and adopt beneficial health behaviors while shunning harmful individual and household behaviors. The SBCC/Cs Officer will also ensure that providers including CHVs and community champions are well-equipped to engage with and disseminate information to members of the community. S/he will champion engagement with the CHVs through the support of essential components of Community Health Strategy within the Community Units in the project coverage areas (Nakuru & Baringo Counties) including trainings, household visit, mapping and support supervision, documentation and review of records and ensuring that the referral systems to increase access to integrated services at the community level is functioning.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide strategic thinking, guidance and support at county level, in promoting healthy behaviors related to FP/RMNACH, WASH and Nutrition. Together with STO-SBCC/CS, work with key county and sub county stakeholders -to develop guidelines and policies that facilitate implementation and adoption of healthy behaviors related to FP/RMNCAH, WASH and Nutrition. In collaboration with MERL team, monitor and evaluate the impact of Afya Uzazi’s SBCC/CS activities and strategy. Together with STO-SBCC/CS, develop and pilot test SBCC/CS approaches, materials and tools relying on innovative and agile methodologies. Work with other project staff and partners to utilize data in solution design and concept testing, including developing and organizing capacity building activities related to behavior change for FP/RMNCAH, WASH and Nutrition. Contribute to development of thematic communication strategies and implement multi-media and community level activities that lead to strengthened awareness and demand for services. Promote and support the documentation and dissemination of best practices among project teams and partners. This includes preparation of presentations, briefs and articles for presentations. Together with STO-SBCC/CS, partners and stakeholders, lead the identification, production and/or adaptation of related job aids, or promotional materials related to FP/RMNCAH, WASH and Nutrition. Work collaboratively with SBCC/CS team and other project teams to contribute to annual work planning, resource availability and activity management for efficient and effective program implementation. Contribute to timely, accurate, and appropriate reporting of SBCC/CS activities and results including quarterly and annual progress reports. Support the Associate Technical Officers (ATOs)-SBCC/CS to develop sub-county specific activity plans and track the implementation, including providing TA to CHEWS, sub-county focal persons, CHVs and other community champions such as the youth champions to conduct social mobilization, dialogue days, health action days, integrated outreaches for community action and demand creation. Work with the County’s Community strategy focal person to support the strengthening of Community units in identified sub counties. In collaboration with MERL team, lead the development and strengthening of community health information system including periodic data quality reviews and dissemination and utilization of data collection, reporting and referral tools.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES AND EXPERTISE:

  • Demonstrated experience in identifying barriers to behavior change and developing effective behavior change communications plans including innovative strategies for addressing them-with a focus on FP/RMNCAH, WASH and Nutrition.
  • Expertise in strategic communication principles and practices and solid mastery of health behavior change theory grounded in applied field applications.
  • Experience and ability to design formative research and evaluations of comprehensive health behavior change initiatives, including the development of data collection instruments and the analysis and utilization of qualitative data.
  • Knowledge and experience in designing and implementing evidence-based behavior change approaches that incorporate the role of product, social factors and environment in facilitating change Experience with and working knowledge of GOK’s National health system and the Community Health Strategy.
  • Working knowledge and experience in the application of the USAID accelerator behaviors on FP/MNCAH, WASH and Nutrition.
  • Previous experience working with international organizations as well as USAID-funded programs Excellent community mobilization and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite and experience in the use of new and emerging innovative application of information technology tools in social and behavior change communication to reach audiences effectively and at scale.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, facilitation, and management of events including stakeholder/audience consultation workshops, materials/product pretesting activities, focus groups, meetings, conferences, and program launches.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills and proficient in both English and Kiswahili.

MINUMUM REQUIREMENT STANDARDS:

  • Master’s degree in one of the following or related fields: public health, health communications, behavioral sciences, health promotion, social sciences or community development with 3-5 years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree in any of the above fields with 5-7 years relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience designing, managing, and evaluating culturally-sensitive behavior change components of FP/RMNCAH, WASH and Nutrition programs.
  • Familiarity with the principles and approaches in community mobilization and SBCC and the application of information technology in development programs.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

2. Driver 1

Job Description
Location: Nutrition and Health Program Plus (NHP Plus), Busia
Grade: 2
JOB SUMMARY

  • To provide driving and messenger services to the Nutrition and Health Program Plus (NHPplus) Kenya based in the Buisa office.
  • Maintain the project vehicles in a clean and serviceable condition, perform minor preventive maintenance and safety checks on a daily basis and inform the supervisor of discrepancies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive project staff and visitors to meetings and appointments with due caution and courtesy as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Maintains project vehicle in good condition, including cleaning inside and outside of the vehicle and engine check-up, fluid levels and the tires which are to be conducted on a daily basis.
  • Maintains a current driving license for self and advise the Administrative Officer when the project vehicle licenses are due for renewal, appropriate inspections and registrations for vehicles.
  • Runs office errands such as message/equipment deliveries, visa applications, picking-up and collecting mail from post office and other errands as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Ensure that the passengers adhere to the traffic rules and regulations e.g. wearing seat belts. Report immediately any traffic accident to the insurance company and to the supervisor, assists with office tasks, such as photocopying, pick up of supplies etc.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

REQUIREMENTS:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of Busia, counties.
  • Skilled and experienced safe driver with valid driver’s license and no history of responsibility for accidents.
  • Ability to lift heavy packages and moves furniture. Ability to maintain vehicles in good condition.
  • Basic knowledge of First Aid.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • ‘O’ level with a pass.
  • Must have at least five year experience operating motor vehicles professionally.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of English with ability to understand spoken and written English well and Kiswahili.
  • Must have a current, valid driving license with an excellent driving record showing no history of responsibility for accidents.
  • Must be in possession of a current and valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Maintains a good awareness of the existing traffic rules and regulations.
  • Experience driving for a diplomatic mission or NGO is an added advantage.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

3. Data Assistant Intern

Job Description
Kenya Nutrition & Health Program plus Data Assistant Intern Scope of Work
Program Description
NHP plus will expand Nutrition Assessment Counselling and Support (NACS) services beyond HIV, offering technical and material support in the roll-out of NACS to include High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HINI). To help achieve this, the activity will engage at national and sub-national levels to create a heightened profile for nutrition and strengthen budgeting, planning and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to allow the GOK to gradually manage nutrition service provision on its own. Commodity management support for vulnerable populations will continue, following PEPFAR Food and Nutrition guidance, and be expanded at national level to reach additional clients. A critical element of this work will involve coordination with and strengthening of existing USAID/K efforts such as the AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Project plus (APHIAplus) and AMPATH projects working in five geographic areas of Kenya.
The Nutrition & Health Program plus maintains a central database of monthly data service and commodity prescription from over 930 participating sites and commodity delivery details from the SCM partner. The data reports include enrollment and follow up patient details, monthly consumption reports and commodity delivery details. The central database is maintained on a MySQL database platform, with VB.NET as its main user interface, which also supports partial data analysis and validation.
Objectives
The main objective of the proposed work is to provide data management support to reduce on current backlog of FBP data. The intern will also participate data extraction and data entry as assigned by the supervisor.4
Specific objectives include:
Participate in data documentation; archiving and entry Extract data for analysis using MySQL, SPSS/STATA as directed by supervisor Specific Output/Deliverables expected from the Intern
Duties and responsibilities of the intern will include but not limited to the following:

  • Assist in documentation of monthly data reports received from health facilities
  • Digitization of received paper records using in-house electronic reporting system Digitization of a minimum of 300 records/day
  • Archiving of completed paper records
  • Participate in monthly data validation and preparation of feedback reports Provide feedback to software programmer on improvements to the existing in-house system

Duration of internship

  • The duration of the service will be on-or about the Specific input to be provided Nutrition and Health Program plus, M&E department will provide required office space, equipment and induction training required to complete these tasks.

Minimum Requirements for the Position.
Ongoing studies in Statistics, Computer Science, IT due to complete within the next2 years. Be computer and internet literate with proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook. Strong quantitative analysis skills. This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

4. Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer

Job Description
Location: Kabarnet
Reports To: Associate Director,
DESCRIPTION:
FHI 360 is currently seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Officer for the USAID-funded Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo Program. The project aims to provide technical assistance and support to scale up evidence-based maternal, newborn, and child health interventions; family planning and reproductive health services; and nutrition activities in focus geographical areas.
BASIC FUNCTION:
Reporting to the Associate Director, MERL, the MERL Officer will be responsible for the implementation of Afya Uzazi Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Plan in Baringo County, while providing support to Nakuru County M&E activities when called upon. Key M&E activities under this position will include measuring, monitoring and evaluation of all Afya Uzazi activities under each technical and cross-cutting area and championing of the project’s research and learning agenda. He/She will ensure that there is consistency in the objectives and success indicators of the program and will support the development and timely delivery of relevant reports against outcomes. Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo Program data collection and management activities. He/She will ensure accuracy and consistency of data collection and management while supporting data management and M&E systems capacity building of partners including the county department of health.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support implementation of the project monitoring, evaluation, research and learning strategy and plan and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned. Ensure that established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected and aligned with.
  • Management of project data bases for the Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo Program project and ensure timely reporting in compliance with donor reporting requirements including preparation of quarterly and annual reports and assist in preparation of annual work plans
  • Lead in coordination of monitoring and evaluation activities of the project at county level, focusing specifically on capacity building of partners on systems for collecting data for measuring project implementation. Under the Associate Director’s guidance, offer technical assistance to implementing partners to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans including development of relevant data collection tools and a functional system for collecting, analyzing and interpretation of data for decision making.
  • Provide logistical support to ensure constant availability and technical support to ensure use of approved standardized tools by facilities and implementing partners in accordance with guidelines stipulated by USAID and GOK.
  • Build capacity of implementing partners on reporting requirements, indicator definitions, use of data tools and overall monitoring and evaluation through formal and on-the-job training approaches.
  • Coordinate collection of Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo program activities data to ensure it is complete and timely.
  • Lead routine and participatory data quality assessments in collaboration with CHRIO and other County health leadership and ensure development and implementation of data quality improvement plan.
  • Contribute to quarterly development of relevant abstracts by spearheading data mining and data analysis efforts.
  • Contribute to Afya Uzazi learning and knowledge management agenda that is enshrined in the operational research and implementation science strategy through documentation of best practices and their dissemination through publication and relevant forums at the county and sub-county levels.
  • Prepare concept notes and protocols for special studies when necessary (e.g. impact and evaluation studies) and supervise research assistants during formative assessments and evaluations.
  • Represent Afya Uzazi at relevant county level M&E TWGs and other strategic information stakeholder forums. KNOWLEDGE,

SKILL AND ABILITIES

  • Strong experience with research, data collection and management, analysis and report writing Experience and capacity in institutional M&E systems and standards.
  • Experience in setting up data bases and dashboards.
  • Experience in training and M&E capacity building using adult learning methods.
  • Experience in data analysis and presenting statistical reports.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, and demonstrated expertise in report writing, preparation of communication materials and oral presentation.
  • Experience in scientific writing including development and successful submission of abstracts, their presentation and knowledge management.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Considerable experience and capacity to collaborate with partners at multiple levels and effective networking skills. Experience in working with international organizations and a working knowledge of USAID/PEPFAR data requirements. A team player and excellent planning and organizational skills.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS STANDARDS:

  • MS/MA/MPH in relevant field with 3-5 years’ relevant experience or BS/BA in relevant field with at least 5-7 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation within health and development projects (preferably USAID/RMNCH/PEPFAR).
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, including knowledge of common statistical software packages, health information technologies and software applications, relational database systems and web technologies (including DHIS2).

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

5. Social Behavior Change and Communications (SBCC) Advisor

Job Description
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: LINKAGES Social Behavior Change and Communications (SBCC)
Advisor Description:
Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), is a USAID funded cooperative agreement under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. LINKAGES is implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, Intra Health International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) — sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs — and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV. Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
The LINKAGES Social Behavior Change and Communications Advisor provides technical oversight and assistance to the project in the areas of social and behavior change communication (SBCC), capacity strengthening, community mobilization, social media strategies and advocacy. The SBCC advisor ensures SBCC efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and contribute to the deliverables in the annual LINKAGES implementation plan. This position is critical for the development of quality and evidence-based approaches for the mobile outreach HIV and STI testing and counselling, referrals, condoms and lubricants distribution, peer outreach and navigation activities for MSM, FSW and TG persons. The SBBC Advisor is responsible for managing communication and social media activities related to the HIV cascade of services, including prevention efforts to improve access to services and products for key populations. The position is responsible for managing technical assistance in communications and social media and ensuring that implementation plans are on schedule and deliverables are achieved on time. The SBBC Advisor will develop mobile communication and social media strategies and work plans with partners, ensuring that new social media technologies are being incorporated into intervention strategies, and that these strategies are effective in connecting key populations to services and improving key behaviors. The SBBC Advisor will liaise and coordinate with partners and/or other organizations/institutions relevant to LINKAGES communications, social media, and social marketing activities; assemble communications, social media, and social marketing component of Monthly and Quarterly Reports and success stories.
The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya nationals currently based in the region are encouraged to apply.
The Advisor will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Leads the design, implementation and monitoring of SBCC/health communication strategies and activities with clear behavioral objectives and outcomes.
  • This includes mass media, social media, ICT, interpersonal communication, advocacy and community mobilization Strengthen partner capacity in using innovative strategies such as mobile technology and other social media platforms to reach and track MSM, FSW and TG persons in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support.
  • Supports program staff and partners to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate evidence-based SBCC plans that use a combination of approaches, and are solidly grounded on behavioral theory and formative research;
  • Strengthens the capacity of county KP TWGs and Implementing partners operating in LINKAGES regions in Kenya in the design, implementation and monitoring of SBCC/Health communication;
  • Plan and produce compelling content for print, digital and online publications, including writing and editing of internal and external publications, website, presentations and other forms of communication.
  • Review and edit all publications produced by the project to ensure consistency, clarity and brand alignment. Assist partners in strengthening their learning through learning forums within the subject matter of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with regional media (radio and TV) and agenda set project objectives for news and feature coverage.
  • Monitor news relating to project inputs, outcome, and impact and other development issues from print and broadcast media.
  • Contributes to the development of Scopes of Work (SOW), memorandums of understanding (MOUs), technical management of activities for consultants and local institutions partnering with LINKAGES to ensure that activity timeframes and budgets are met and products are reviewed and finalized.
  • Identifies and pursues local and international best practices in innovative and cross-cutting communication initiatives around multiple health areas focusing on the HIV cascade as well as additional services for KP (i.e. family planning, STI prevention).
  • Represents LINKAGES in relevant key high level technical working groups, meetings and conferences;
  • Contributes to the development of donor reporting, proposals, success stories, publications;
  • Works with M&E staff to design and implement strategies to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SBCC/health communication programming;
  • Contributes to development of project work plans and M&E plans;
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs;

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Health or social sciences (preferably Communication, Media, Information Science, and Development Studies) or related field or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • 5 to 7 years of demonstrated behavior change communication, mobilization and advocacy key population group technical expertise, with substantial HIV prevention, care, and treatment experience with female sex workers, and/or men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals using mobile technology and implementing communications activities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated excellence in a technical advisor and leadership position, preferably in an international development context and working with key population groups.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Experience with U.S. government rules and regulations and experience working in an international NGO/PVO environment desirable.
  • Previous experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is strongly preferred; Kenya experience is a plus.
  • Proven skills in the implementation of SBCC driven HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs for female sex workers, and/or men who have sex with men, and transgender persons in Kenya or other countries in the region.
  • Knowledge of processes for developing and implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs with key population groups in Kenya.
  • Understands the HIV-related needs of key population groups in Kenya, including female sex workers, and/or men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals and have worked to support and implement activities to reduce stigma and discrimination.
  • Design, implementation, and management of public health/international development programs funded by USAID.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues among key populations in Kenya.
  • Ability to manage and complete numerous tasks with a high degree of organization and limited resources.
  • Experience working with civil society organizations to plan and implement HIV behavior change communication activities including condom and lubricants distribution.
  • Experience of proactively identifying risk, addressing issues and appropriately communicating these to the project staff and USAID.
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different organizations and cultures.
  • Experience identifying, designing and brokering public-private partnerships.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality. Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed.
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR programming and reporting preferred.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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