International Rescue Committee HIV & AIDS Program Manager Job in Lodwar, Kenya

International Rescue Committee (IRC) 
HIV & AIDS Program Manager – Lodwar
Sector: Health 
Location: Kenya 
Employee Type: Regular  
Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: The International Rescue Committee – Kenya Program with funding from various donors’ implements the Partnership on AIDS (POA Project), a HIV & AIDS Prevention Project in Turkana County in the North – Rift region of Kenya.


Working with a team of field based program staff, the HIV Program Manager will lead the program team in the implementation of Evidence Based HIV prevention interventions including Community based HIV Testing & Counseling.

With the support and guidance of both the Field Program Coordinator and the RH & HIV  Coordinator, the Manager will play a key role in all aspects of program design, strategies, approaches, implementation, monitoring, reporting as well as program quality control and improvement, human resource management, partnerships management and financial management aspects of the project.

Key Responsibilities:

Programme Design, Planning & Implementation

  • The HIV & AIDS Manager is tasked with the overall programmatic and administrative support leadership in the implementation of Evidence Based Interventions (EBI’s) in accordance with EBI implementation guidelines implementation guidelines.
  • Facilitate information sharing with other sectors, towards integrating the HIV program with other programs e.g. Gender Based Violence (GBV), Nutrition and Livelihoods.
  • Contribute to the bi – ennial development, review and implementation of the IRC Health Sector Strategic Plan in line with the IRC Country Strategic Plan, policies and procedures.
  • Provide overall guidance to program staff in the development of work plans, activity plans and budgets.
  • Where necessary, participate in concept development, proposal writing and budget development exercises in relation to HIV/ health programming for IRC Kenya.
  • Incorporate cross – cutting program design issues such as protection mainstreaming, disaster risk reduction, governance, environmental and emergency response
Quality Control & Improvement
  • Monitor programs adherence to EBI implementation guidelines for quality service provision and program implementation.
  • Conduct regular field visits, support supervision and monitoring of all HIV program activities to ensure quality service provision.
  • Plan, support and coordinate quarterly donor field site visits. .
Human Resource Management & Leadership
  • Directly supervise the HIV Officer, Key Population Officer.
  • Address staffing gaps for effective program implementation.
  • With support of HR & FPC’s Office, address staff issues arising
  • Conduct regular program planning meetings with program staff
  • Staff supervision, mentorship, performance appraisal and development through objectives developing, reviews and evaluations.
  • Participate in the weekly Lodwar Management Team meetings.
  • Participate and support safety security management.
  • Participate in the development and review of the Field site Annual Program Plans.
Partnerships & Coordination
  • With the support of the FPC and Grants Unit, the Manager will take lead in the engagement of partners in program design, proposal writing, budget development and planning, partner mapping exercises, partner capacity assessment, program review meetings and supervisory visits, in line with IRC’s Partnership framework.
  • Work together with the County Health Management Teams (CHMTs) in strengthening the coordination, linkage and networking of various HIV interventions including regular and consistent attendance to relevant health coordination meetings.
  • Maintain amicable inter – departmental relationships within IRC, its partners, the county MOH, and other stakeholders.
Monitoring & Reporting
  • Review monthly narrative and quantitative program reports
  • Preparation of the quarterly, semi – annual, annual narrative and power point progress reports.
  • Ensure the regular flow of relevant information and reports to the district level .
  • Plan, support and coordinate joint IRC & county MoH field monitoring and support supervision exercises.
Logistical and Financial Management
  • Take lead in budget preparation, planning, allocation, management, review tracking and analysis to ensure proper allocation of resources, accountability and prudent spending.
  • Participate in monthly budgets review exercises (BVA meetings) with the Finance Officer and other sector heads.
  • Enhance prudent financial management through preparation of and adherence to program work, spending and procurement plans.
  • Review and approve weekly HIV program movement plans and transport allocation.
  • Submit work and activity based monthly cash forecasts to the Finance Officer.
  • With support from the Logistics Office, track procurement of program supplies and undertake. inventory management of purchased supplies.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher diploma in Social or Health Sciences / Community Health or related disciplines.
  • Undergone training in Peer Education, Behavior Change Communication, Evidence Based Interventions (EBI’s), Monitoring Reporting & Evaluation.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • At least 5 years experience working in Community HIV & AIDS Programming.
  • Demonstrated experience in Report writing, Training and facilitation.
  • Demonstrated experience in HIV Program Implementation, Health Promotion or Community Development is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in development of IEC materials and BCC methodologies relating to HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with government structures at the grassroots level.
  • Strong analytical, logical, critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Good inter – personal, leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Previously served in a position of leadership and supervision.
  • Willing to work in a challenging environment.
How to Apply
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Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply
International allowances are not available for this position. 
Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

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