International Medical Corps Senior Program Officer Job in Kenya

Jan 6, 2017

International Medical Corps
 
Job Title: Senior Program Officer
 
Location: Kenya - Homabay, Migori, Kisii, Nyamira
 
Supervisor: Program Manager
 
Job Summary: The Senior Program Officer is responsible for the programmatic implementation of the MARPS program, including DREAMS. 

S/He will ensure timely implementation, accountability oversight and reporting of project activities.

 
S/He will coordinate all the activities and components of the program providing technical and operational guidance and oversight to all program activities. 

S/He will develop approaches, systems and protocols to ensure program delivery.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Leads and manages the day-to-day implementation of program activities under MARPS, including the DREAMS component.
  • Serves as the budget holder for the program elements of the MARPS program and is responsible to ensure all expenditures are compliant, budget revisions are completed accurately when required and works closely with the Finance Department on all financial aspects.
  • Ensures the program performs in accordance with the work plan and in accordance with the donor agreements
  • Guides and mentors all staff on these programs fostering a team environment that breeds success, including leading and ensuring quality throughout recruitment, on boarding, structuring, performance monitoring and day-to-day management.
  • Facilitating linkages across different HIV programs and services at health facility, consortium partners and community levels; HIV Testing and counselling and Care Treatment and strengthening of health facility-community referral and linkages.
  • Leads capacity building and systems strengthening activities in HIV prevention, care and treatment for MOH and other implementing partners
  • Coordinates and supervises evaluations on the efficacy of behavioral, biomedical and structural interventions and programs.
  • Representing the organization in various forums including stakeholder forums, technical working groups and other forums.
  • Lead program interventions, such as SGBV, TWGs through advocacy and mentorship.
  • Coordinate ownership and sustainability of KP and DREAMS programs within the government main stream functions.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
 
Skills and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, development studies or community development
  • Masters’ in Public Health and Program management training is an added advantage
  • Three years professional experience in planning, designing and management of development programs
  • Substantive knowledge and understanding of the Key Populations and Priority populations Programming
  • Specific expertise in planning, monitoring and evaluation are expected.
  • Computer knowledge
  • Good communication and writing skills
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status.
 
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these standards to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

Qualified and interested candidates to submit applications BY E-MAIL ONLY which should include:- 

(1) Application Letter; 

(2) Current C.V. with telephone number and e-mail address; 

(3) Three referees with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses

not later than 10th January 2017 


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.




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