Youth Peer Leader Job in Kisumu Kenya – KEMRI RCTP / Sunburst / FACES Nyanza Project

Program Description: Sunburst Projects is a U.S. non-governmental organization that has been working with children living with HIV/AIDS since 1988. 
In 2010, Sunburst Projects and FACES began a collaboration to bring social and psychological support to the many children living with HIV who are being served by the FACES Clinics. 
The program is designed to train young adults in the community to become Peer Leaders and run support groups and other activities. 
Peer Leaders will be stationed at FACES Clinic sites and will work closely with FACES health care professionals to provide social & psychological support programming for children/teens living with HIV. 
Weekly support groups providing social and psychological support for children and teens will be co-facilitated by a FACES staff member and a trained Youth Peer Leader. 
Group topics to include: disclosure, loss, fear, stigma, medication adherence, risk behavior, sexual health, etc. 
Peer Leaders will also run social and community outreach programs as part of the program. 
Position: Youth Peer Leader 
Vacancy: FN 017-2012 
Requirements: 
Peer Leaders are young people who have demonstrated a commitment to serving their community, who are affected by HIV and passionate about working with youth
PLs will need to meet the following qualifications:
  • Must be an active patient at either Lumumba PSC or FACES Nairobi PSC
  • PLs must have completed secondary school
  • Must be living with HIV or someone in their immediate family must be living with HIV.
  • If, HIV +, they should have demonstrated strong adherence to medication regimen.
  • Should be between the ages of 18-24.
  • PLs should live in the community they serve and be able to travel easily to FACES Clinic sites and their surrounding communities.
  • Possess a desire to work compassionately with youth.
  • Proficient in English, Swahili, and other language.
Responsibilities:
  • Recruit children and teens into the program from the clinic.
  • Co-facilitate weekly support group sessions with youth living with HIV.
  • Run monthly social events (sports tournaments, field trips, technology workshops, economic initiatives).
  • Develop and run a quarterly community outreach education/community service program (HIV awareness at schools or churches, street performances, other community service events).
  • Complete program surveys, evaluations, and track progress of participants.
  • Keep accurate financial and attendance records.
 Transport Allowance: 3,000-4,000Ksh./Month 
Those interested should pick application form at Kisumu District Hospital-PSC reception, Lumumba Health centre at FACES reception the following forms should be filled and forwarded together for the application to be considered complete.
  1. The application form
  2. Completed reference form (Please have a FACES staff member complete this form on your behalf)
  3. Your current curriculum vitae or profile and copy of your National Id.
Applications should be returned to the HUMAN RESOUCE OFFICE or sent to the address below by 7th August 2012, 5.00pm 
Human Resources Manager, 
KEMRI/RCTP, 
P.O. Box 614, Code 40100, 
Kisumu.


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