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The Advocacy Manager will support NASCOP and NACC in strengthening advocacy issues around HIV prevention including developing strategies to improve the legal and policy environment for HIV prevention. The position will support in designing and implementing strategies to safeguard the human rights of priority populations, PLHIV and health care workers. The position will advocate with counties and will champion the agenda to address structural barriers related to service access including stigma, discrimination and violence, engage in dialogue and sensitization of law enforcement and health care workers. The position will be responsible to oversee the implementation of the national HIV prevention advocacy strategy. The position will be based at the project’s main office with significant travel to supported counties, sub counties and health facilities
Qualification and Experience
· Minimum master’s degree in social sciences, public health or law;
· Ten years of experience of working in HIV prevention in Kenya;
· Five years’ experience in working with government to support them develop and implement advocacy strategies for HIV;
· Experience of working with counties to advocate for HIV agenda;
· Experience in developing advocacy strategies for priority populations;
· Experience of working with police and judiciary on HIV prevention issues; and
· Experience of working with a variety of stakeholders including non-health stakeholders
· Develop an advocacy strategy and plan needed to implement the HIV prevention implementation plan 2021-2025. Ensure that the plan is firmly grounded in evidence from programmes, contextual reality, and a good analysis of advocacy targets at the national and county levels;
· Support NASCOP and NACC to implement the advocacy plan and efforts to ensure that barriers to access to HIV prevention services are addressed successfully;
· Support NASCOP and NACC with data, evidence, case studies to help them advocate for HIV prevention programmes with policymakers, national committees, academic partners, the media and the public;
· Support NASCOP and NACC to ensure that HIV prevention programmes follow high ethical standards and protect the human rights of all including service users and providers;
· Support the strategic information team at NASCOP and NACC to ensure that evidence to understand structural barriers are included in all monitoring and evaluation activities;
· Support NASCOP and NACC to analyse evidence collected by the institutions or other stakeholders to assess the gaps and devise strategies to address the structural barriers;
· Produce evidence based reports, briefing notes and other materials to advocate for positive policy environment for HIV prevention in Kenya;
· Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure that implementation of the national advocacy strategy is coordinated across counties and stakeholders;
· Carefully monitor the progress of advocacy activities related to HIV prevention and provide monthly, quarterly updates to the project Director, NASCOP, NACC officials;
· In conjunction with Project Director, and other senior staff, represent NASCOP and NACC in various networks, fora, conferences and events;
· Draft updates and analysis of Kenya’s policy developments which might affect HIV prevention programming with priority populations;
· Organize and participate in the national and county advocacy subcommittees as well as the Technical Working Groups;
· Undertake training of trainers on various concepts of advocacy as well as provide ongoing sensitization, technical support and guidance to all stakeholders; and
· Perform any other related duties as required.
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All applications must be received no later than November 25, 2021.
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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.