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Sep 25, 2017

FHI 360 Program Officer (LINKAGES Project) NGO Job in Kakamega, Kenya

About FHI 360: FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. 

Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. 

FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: 

Program Officer

Job ID: 19060

Description: LINKAGES is a USAID-funded project, Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in Kenya. 

LINKAGES is implemented by FHI 360 and conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) — sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs — and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. 

LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV.

The position will be based in Kakamega, Kenya. Kenyan nationals and candidates currently based in the region are encouraged to apply.

Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.
Job Summary / Responsibilities

The LINKAGES Program Officer (PO) will provide critical technical and program management oversight to the LINKAGES project in Western Kenya, particularly focusing on technical assistance coordination’s and ensuring strong collaborations with the local implementing partners and related agencies. 

The PO will coordinate and track the technical assistance strategy across the three LINKAGES results areas, respond to capacity building needs of local partners, monitor progress and compliance, conduct quality assurance, evaluation and reporting. 

The incumbent will assist with establishing and maintaining strong collaboration and networking with a variety of stakeholders at the county levels, and will liaise with the Senior Program Officer – Western region.
  • Provide technical and program management coordination oversight to the LINKAGES project in western Kenya, particularly with the local implementing partners.
  • Manage requests for TA from LINKAGES partners and track responsiveness and progress.
  • Provide support to strengthen management, processes and overall operations of implementing partners.
  • Monitor overall progress against program deliverables, goals and objectives.
  • Work with LINKAGES technical and program team to develop technical and programmatic strategies for the project.
  • Coordinates with the M&E Officer in strengthening of monitoring and evaluation systems that track and report program progress.
  • Contribute to the development, review and submission of project work plans, and progress reports.
  • Representation FHI 360 in KP Technical working groups (TWG) in Western Region.
  • Work with LINKAGES staff in Western region on the development and review of sub-awards.
  • Supports the design, coordination and implementation of sub awards and capacity building, manage the development and utilization of training tools and methodologies for capacity strengthening as well as compliance, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring of sub grantees to achieve financial, administrative and programmatic goals.
  • Coordinate with LINKAGES Senior Finance Officer, and Program Officers to ensures the quality of sub award and compliance with donor and FHI 360 regulations.
  • Provide contract management support to ensure that FHI 360 meet the requirements of the Project, including submission of all deliverables according to the set timeframe as well as review and coordinate the development and submission of financial and progress reports to other donors as required
  • Report regularly to the Senior Program Officer – Western Region on progress and status of LINKAGES activities.
  • Stay current and up to date on all aspects of PEPFAR programming and reporting.
  • Participate in periodic assessments of the project and site visits as assigned.
  • Coordinate for review and approval of sub grants/subcontracts.
  • Respond to a variety of programmatic, financial, administrative and logistics needs and requirements generated from Donors, local partners, FHI 360 APRO and HQ and donors.
  • Involve in the area of M&E which includes development and utilization of target reporting tools, reviewing for consistency and accuracy of information in annual work plans, budgets, semi-annual and annual reports, as well as coordinating with Technical Unit for inputs on targets reviews.
  • Strong knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures with program design.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent and demonstrated program / project management skills.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience with program management, cross-cultural communications, US Government rules and regulations.
  • Substantial experience using computerized information systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with key populations in Kenya.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English; fluent in Kiswahili language.
  • Prior team lead experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage with 3 - 5 years’ experience in program management.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience preferred.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

How to Apply

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We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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