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LVCT Health – Technical Officer-Social Protection.

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LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that is renowned for the implementation of health programs at scale in Kenya. Through its vision of Empowered Healthy Communities, LVCT Health is a leader in designing and implementing innovative HIV prevention and treatment approaches, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence programs reaching the most vulnerable populations. The organization works with the government and other stakeholders at the national and county levels.

LVCT Health seeks to fill the position of a Technical Officer-Social Protection for the CDC-funded comprehensive HIV prevention, care & treatment project – Vukisha95 in Homa Bay and Kisii counties. The project aims to continue the acceleration of sustainable, high-quality, comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, to achieve the 95-95-95 targets and HIV epidemic control, and to transition to a sustainable county-led service delivery model.

The project broad objectives are to:

Increase demand for and access to quality HIV prevention services. Increase demand for and access to quality HIV treatment services.

Strengthen capacity of county health systems, local partners and communities to deliver quality health services.

LVCT Health is looking for a dynamic well qualified and motivated individual to join our great team by filling the following vacant position;

POSITION: Technical Officer – Social Protection TO SP/LVCT/09/2022

REPORTING TO:  TA – Technical Advisor, DREAMS

LOCATION: Homa Bay County

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Technical Advisor DREAMS, the job holder will be responsible for enhancing service delivery, program management, M&E and capacity building, policy and advocacy activities of the social protection intervention. The activities include ensuring all eligible Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) in the program are supported in education subsidies and economic strengthening interventions.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure 100% of project education subsidy and combined social-economic (CSEA) targets are met

Support identification, selection and prioritization of eligible AGYW for Social Protection as outlined in the SOPs

Ensure all Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) who have been prioritized are contacted and the application process facilitated

Follow up on the acknowledgment of payments and document of girls files

Ensure that Adolescent Girls and Young Women school follow up, attendance and performance monitoring is done effectively

Support/supervise mentors and other staff as they facilitate social protection activities at the safe spaces

Support the distribution of education support supplies to the mentors. i.e. sanitary pads, uniforms Support AGYW to choose economic interventions that match their interest, talents and or possessed knowledge and skills.

Support the site teams in development of daily/weekly/monthly work plans to facilitate execution of social protection activities and ensure timely reporting for all social protection activities at the safe spaces.

Chair and coordinate social protection meetings and share progress of TA in the bi-weekly debriefing sessions and monthly meetings

Prepare monthly social protection progress reports, share with supervisor and M&E officer for review and provide support for utilization of social protection data for decision making

Ensure documentation and sharing of social protection human interest stories and best practices

Ensure timely and accurate data collection and updating into the DREAMS data base. This includes data clean up and validation activities

Participate in public-private partnerships including government agencies, ministries, businesses, private institutions and other civil societies to synergize for greater and sustainable impact of SP.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of Diploma in Business studies/Economics or Entrepreneurship or other relevant field 5+ years proven experience in a similar or related role in DREAMS or an OVC project
  • An understanding of the most critical gender, HIV&AIDS issues in Kenya.
  • Proven community mobilization skills including engagement with schools, local administrators
  • Working knowledge of USG funded programs particularly through CDC mechanisms
  • Familiar with and experience working with Government bodies particularly, MOE, MOH, NASCOP, NACC and other relevant departments
  • Details oriented and proficient in computer packages
  • Coordinating and people management skills; able to plan, set priorities and follow up Good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Dedicated team player
  • Takes initiative and able to work without supervision in a dynamic multi-cultural environment

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to recruitment@lvcthealth.org by September 23, 2022. The position applied for and reference number should be clearly indicated on the subject line and cover letter.

LVCT Health is an equal opportunity employer and DOES NOT CHARGE any fee whatsoever in any part of the recruitment process. Please visit our website www.lvcthealth.org for more information about the organization.

 

LVCT Health is committed to preventing unwanted behaviour at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, stigma and discrimination of individuals of various diversity, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. LVCT Health expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Failure to adhere will result in disciplinary action.

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