Field Officer Job in Kenya

Dreams Field Officer

American International Health Alliance – We believe that for investments in global health to have a real and sustainable impact, they must be predicated on a strong foundation. That’s why our partnerships and initiatives emphasize a comprehensive, holistic, and integrated approach to health systems strengthening and developing human resources for health.
American International Health Alliance is seeking to fill the following positions to be based in Siaya and Migori Counties: is seeking to fill the following positions to be based in Siaya and Migori Counties:
Department: Programs
Location: Siaya or Migori County (to be assigned)
Reports to: Program Coordinator, DREAMS
Position Summary 
Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Field Officer (FO) will be the sitelevel coordinator of all interventions in the FO’s assigned ward service delivery points on the DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDSfree, Mentored, and Safe) project. As the site level coordinator, s/he will work closely with all levels of the program staff, lay workers, and project partners and stakeholders within the assigned wards/county. The FO will ensure all interventions are implemented per evidencebased guidance and reported per project and donor requirements.

Responsibilities:

·         Coordinate the implementation of the package of DREAMS interventions within the assigned wards per intervention guidance and directives
·         Work closely with the Program Coordinator, technical coordinators and Monitoring &
·         Evaluation (M&E) team to offer capacity building, mentorship and conduct supportive supervision and spot checks while overseeing performance of a team of lay workers supported under the program
·         Provide overall oversight and supportive supervision of day to day program planning, budgeting, implementation and reporting achievements in consultation with the Program Coordinator and technical coordinators to ensure reaching intervention targets
·         Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with County relevant GOK Ministries, CSO’s and other relevant local stakeholders within the areas of operation, as applicable
·         Develop clear monthly work plans based on approved quarterly project work plans with clear objectives/deliverables based on targets
·         Support in training, coaching and coordinating regular review meetings with intervention specific facilitators, Change Agents and Mentors while tracking progress against annual targets, and addressing issues raised in the field
·         Working closely with the M&E team, provide oversight in data quality audits, daily update of services and prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly wardlevel reports based on intervention gap analysis
·         Submit the required weekly, monthly and quarterly reports per set timeframes and ensuring compliance to the M&E team and donor requirements with a focus on quality
·         Participate in trainings, supervision visits, weekly and all project planning and review meetings while maintaining accurate reports to inform next steps
·         Ensure that AIHA/Kenya is compliant with all PEPFAR/OGAC reporting requirements for the DREAMS project for MERS, DATIM, SIMS, special initiatives, etc.

·         Liaise with the donor, key stakeholders and partners, and other implementing partners as needed
·         Documentation of best practices, challenges and success stories
·         Any other duties as applicable and required

Qualifications

·         A Diploma in Social Work, Community Development or Counselling Psychology, a Degree in a relevant course from a reputable University will be an added advantage
·         At least three years of progressive experience working in a comprehensive HIV or GBV prevention interventions among adolescents and OVC programing
·         Experience working under the Kenya DREAMs project.
·         Commitment to understanding and responding to the most urgent needs and rights of vulnerable adolescents and youth in regard to HIV/AIDS and SGBV.
·         Familiarity with development, child protection, social and cultural issues.
·         Experience with U.S. Government donor compliance and reporting.
·         Ability to develop and maintain close relationships with various stakeholders.
·         Ability to work effectively with diverse coworkers and project participants.
·         Selfstarter and strong multitasking and problemsolving skills.
·         Must be very dependable and detail oriented.
·         Effective and diplomatic communicator at all levels.
·         Personal and professional maturity and judgment.
·         Willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines.
·         English and Swahili fluency is essential, Luo fluency will be an added advantage.
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) and the Internet.
·         Must be willing to travel incountry and provide onside leadership.
·         Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fastpaced environment, set priorities, work independently and in a team environment.
How to Apply
Submit a CV and Cover Letter to HRKenya@aiha.com   
Applications are due by Saturday, June 30, 2018
Must include job position in the email subject
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

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