CAHR Programme Officer Job in Kenya

Community Action Harm Reduction (CAHR) Programme Officer

Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium

Job summary

The Programme Officer is expected to manage overall project activities, ensure project relevance to the country community needs for people who use drugs to most effectively address HIV, provide and coordinate provision of technical assistance, advocate for the rights of people who use drugs in particular people inject who drugs and represent the project nationally. 

The Programme Office is also expected to oversee a qualitative research project among people who inject drugs linked to the CAHR programme.


  • Ensures country participation in the global development and coordination of the project implementation, develops and leads the country team of various specialists (staff and/or consultants) required to achieve the programme goals.
  • Monitoring of the HIV epidemic in the country; the responses and opportunities for strengthened responses to the epidemic and challenges associated with illicit drug use; and the role played by local governments, donors and other stakeholders, as well as ensures necessary adjustments in country programme design and implementation.
  • Ensures that the scale, spectrum, accessibility, intensity and quality of services and information available to IDUs and their families corresponds as much as possible to harm reduction and HIV prevention objectives as well as to health, social and other essential needs of people who use drugs, their partners and children.
  • Ensure that the CAHR programme design and activities at country and local levels builds upon the strengths of the KANCO members and partners while being effective, strategic and relevant in local context.
  • Partnership development across sectors Local, nationally and internationally as well as strategic management of donor and stakeholder relations including the delivery of financial and technical support to field level service delivery organizations.
  • Ensures that region-specific as well as site-specific interventions are developed and implemented as appropriate.
  • Oversee data collection, implementation, analysis and write up of social science/qualitative research within the CAHR programme, including interviewing, fieldwork and training of fieldworkers
  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of the qualitative study in three sites (Nairobi, Malindi, and Ukunda), including close liaison with fieldwork teams and manage day-to-day the qualitative study Research Assistant
  • Guides contributions to national and global learning and sharing focused on deepening and dissemination of the harm reduction evidence base, including based on analyses of qualitative research.
  • Assist in the coding and categorisation of qualitative data, including ideally using the computer software NVIVO and Assist in the drafting of research study documents, presentations at conferences/meetings, and research papers for submission to publication
  • Promotes and advocates for harm reduction and ensures a favourable project environment
How to apply:

Application Deadline: 25th July 2012 

Applications should be sent strictly via e-mail to

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