“Application for this position are now closed. CSA is reviewing submitted applications and only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview”
Centre for the study of Adolescence (CSA) is a leading national Organization committed to the promotion of the health and development of young people through research, technical assistance, advocacy and capacity building to expand choices and improve access to safe, affordable and sustainable Health services. CSA works in partnership with governments, relevant institutions, professionals and communities to support young people’s right to exercise choices, access to health services and participate fully in activities that promote their health and general well being.
The Program Officer will work closely with the Executive Director and other Program Officers and Project Coordinators. He/She will be responsible for coordinating the running of CSA’s activates in Western Kenya. He/She will oversee and supervise training and field activities and will woke closely with partners including the MOH, MOE, CBOs and other stakeholders specifically he/she will work with others in World Starts with Me –Guso, Y4Y-Guso, Packard in Siaya, Busia and Teso, RFSU in M. Elgon and the “Dreams “Project in Kisumu and Homa Bay.
Key and Specific tasks will include the following:
- Management of the Kisumu Office
- Serve as a liaison with projects regarding their performance and program implementation effectiveness.
- Monitor programs’ expenditures ensuring that budget allocations are adhered to
- Planning, coordinating and supervising field work and training
- Evaluate program effectiveness to develop improved methods
- Offer technical and logistical support to project officers in Planning and coordinating project implementation
- Consolidate monthly and quarterly activities Plans of Action and submit to the M&E officer
- Co-ordinate the development and guide in the preparation or adoption of materials for publication, including IEC materials
- Work closely with PATH/APHIAPLUS, Ward Administrators, Local Advisory Committees (LACs) and CBOs to monitor and document seamless and effective implementation of DREAMS in the wards; leading to its success. Additionally, like other DREAMS project staff, will be required to sign a Working with Children Ethics, which will be retained at your local DREAMS offices in a manner that will be easy to access by donors.
- Submission of reports: The position holder shall be required to submit research/project reports and where applicable, quarterly activity as well as financial reports.
- Publication of research reports and other materials: As a research organization, CSA strives to integrate publication of research and other information arising from its activities. The employee will be responsible for facilitating the publication of research reports as well as other materials.
- Meetings and Conferences: The position holder will be expected to participate in meetings, conferences and other fora as a representative of CSA and to articulate CSA’s policies and goals
- All other duties as assigned by the Executive
Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
- An under graduate degree in Public/Community health, Social sciences or any other relevant discipline is key.
- Master’s Degree in Social, Health Sciences or community development from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
- Database design, maintenance and analysis with at least 2 applications; SPSS/STATA/Advanced excel
- Advanced organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks.
- Strong documentation/report writing and communications skills
- Training and evidence of acquired project management skills
- Strong facilitation, interpersonal, and presentation skills, with A good command of English and Kiswahili
- Ability to communicate efficiently with young people and stakeholders, colleagues and partners using all relevant approaches including social networking- Excellent follow through and persistence when making all projects or any other correspondences.
- Proficient with computer applications a thorough understanding of the Microsoft Office suite and the ability to learn and master other computer technology/software programs as needed. Good command of Internet
- Working knowledge of program development and design, consultation, training, and adult learning Experience with project based learning and/or publication.
- Strong understanding of HIV/AIDS programs, experience working in care and treatment, and HTC programs will be an added advantage
- Understanding and prior experience in SRH programming is highly desired
- Female candidates are encouraged to apply
How to Apply;
Written applications indicating position applied for, Curriculum Vitae (CV) with day-time contact and phone number(s) of three references. The application should reach the Administrative Manager not later than 12TH JUNE 2017 on E-mail: email@example.com
The Administrative Manager
Center for the Study of Adolescence
Mbaazi Avenue, Off Kingara Road, Lavington
P.O. Box 19329-00202, Nairobi; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org