UNFPA National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) – HIV Prevention / Vulnerable Population Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Post Title: National Project Professional Personnel (NPPP) – HIV Prevention / Vulnerable Population – Nairobi, Kenya
Contract Type:  Service Contract
Grade / Band: SB4
Direct Supervisor: Head, Stakeholder Coordination
Secondary Supervisor: United Nations Population Fund (KCO) SRHR / Maternal Health Specialist
Duty Station: National AIDS Control Council
Duration: One year renewable subject to funding and satisfactory performance


Job Purpose: NACC has identified a number of priority populations who need special targeting to reduce their risk and/or vulnerability to HIV/AIDS These groups include Sex Workers (SWs), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM),  Persons Who Inject Drug (PWIDs), Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and other marginalized populations.

NACC with support from LJNFPA wishes to engage an Officer to coordinate HIV Prevention Programmes on Key and Vulnerable Populations.

Functions and Responsibilities
Key Functions:
  • Develop key and vulnerable populations advocacy agenda with stakeholders
  • Network and build appropriate partnerships
  • Implement advocacy strategies for Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework for Vulnerable. Marginalized and Priority populations
  • Facilitate capacity assessments, evaluations and strengthening
  • Enhance visibility among stakeholders for the mutual benefit of NACC and stakeholders
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Spearhead the mobilization and facilitation of Vulnerable, Marginalized and Priority Populations in the national HIV response to ensure their effective participation in policy development, strategic planning and budgeting
  • Facilitate forums that enhance partnerships, networking and linkages between Vulnerable.
  • Marginalized and Priority Populations organizations and other sectors
  • Provide necessary leadership and support in the development and design of the sector’s response to HIV and AIDS response as guided by the KASF.
  • Monitor the implementation of the Key Population policy and other priority population documents
  • Organize consultative forums for the priority populations specifically convene quarterly Key Population Advocacy and Violence prevention Taskforce and Disability Working group meetings
  • Facilitate capacity building needs assessments among the Vulnerable, Marginalized and Priority Populations and liaising with relevant units within NACC and its partners for necessary support.
  • Facilitate effective communication between NACC and the Vulnerable. Marginalized and Priority populations providing necessary information to them that facilitate effective collaboration with NACC and other stakeholders in the prevention and control of HIV and AIDS
  • Facilitate development and production of Information, Communication and Education materials for Vulnerable Marginalized and Priority Populations programmes in collaboration with the communication division.
  • Provide technical backstopping to the networks in the area of proposal and work plan development for resource mobilization for implementation of their programs.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director, Deputy Director Coordination and Support, Head of Stakeholders Coordination and UNFPA.
  • Organize consultative forums for the vulnerable
Qualification and Experience
  • Successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in Public Health or Medical Anthropology or Gender and Human Rights from a recognized institution
  • Minimum two (2) years relevant experience in programming for HIV/AIDS especially in key or vulnerable populations.
  • Experience in policy or strategy development processes.
  • Experience in public sector and international organization will be an added advantage
Key Competencies
  • The ability for advocacy and advancing a policy oriented agenda
  • A track record in innovation and marketing of new approaches
  • Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity
  • Skills to manage relationship and develop people
  • An ability for analytical and strategic thinking and results orientation
  • Have demonstrated a high degree of initiative, flexibility and reliability
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills, networking, planning skills
  • Ability to influence, mobilize and provide recommendations
Application Period: 15 July 2016 – Friday 29 July 2016

Eligibility: Open to Kenyan nationals only

Application Procedures
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications may send their applications to email address: Kenya.recruit@unfpa.org quoting the post title on the subject line, Applications should have a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contacts of three referees.

Notice: UNFPA, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

UNFPA is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

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