HIV Prevention Project Technical Team Lead Job in Kenya

HIV Prevention Project Technical Team Lead

General Description of role: Reporting to the Country Director this position is responsible for technical leadership and oversight of HWWK’s CDC funded HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs in Nairobi and Rift Valley. 
S/he will also work closely with other senior staff of HWWK and partner organizations to develop and manage the overall technical strategy of the programs. 
Additionally, the Technical Team Lead will provide essential support to the program managers and M&E Technical Team Lead in managing and supervising the program implementation activities of project staff and project partners and will play a key role in managing technical, administrative and financial inputs to achieve the project objectives.

Key areas of Responsibility:
  • Play a leading role in supervising the planning and implementation of HWWK CDC funded HIV Programs, ensuring that all activities are properly and timely performed and that outputs are accomplished and delivered according to agreed work plans.
  • Oversee the implementation of services and activities in the target communities in the two regions of Nairobi and Rift Valley, and coordinate with other program partners and stakeholders.
  • Provide technical oversight for all work and activities necessary to achieve the project planned objectives, outputs and deliverables.
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities, interventions and impact.
  • Provide technical supervision and assign technical responsibilities as needed for the project staff and project partners including the community.
  • Identify development opportunities and provide strategic directions for programs.
  • Organize and lead related strategic program and project planning and development
  • Assist in the identification and dissemination of best practices and technical strategies and approaches
  • Provide technical input during the development of the program work plans, long term strategies and reporting, and assist in documenting all project activities, tasks, achievements and success stories.
  • Keep the Country Director and other senior HWWK staff informed of success, challenges and lessons learned in implementing programs in areas of technical expertise.
The minimum required academic and professional skills for the jobholder to perform successfully in this position include:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university (preferably in clinical or related field with a preference given to a medical doctor). Master’s Degree in Public Health or other International Health related field preferred.
  • At least three (3) years of experience designing, implementing and managing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs including the design, administration, management and implementation of international health programs in developing countries, including supervision, monitoring and evaluation. The ideal candidate will have experience working with key populations at risk.
  • Proven leadership, management, interpersonal, and decision making skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili)
  • Proven experience in writing of abstracts, proposals and reports.
  • Experience in working with GoK and Bi-lateral or multi-lateral donors.
  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, with practical experience in the use of electronic communications including email, internet, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a multi-disciplinary team setting
In addition to the above position, vacancies also exist for a Communications Officer and M&E Officer
For more details on the above positions, visit www.hopewwkenya.org

Send your CV and cover letter with two (2) year salary history, and three (3) professional referees to hr@hopewwkenya.org.

The closing date for all applications is Friday 9th November 2012.

State name of position on subject line. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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