Youth SRHR Technical Officer at Amref Kenya

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  • Company: Amref Kenya
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Human Resource Management Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the country programme office of Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest International Health NGO. This is the largest and oldest country programme in Africa with an average annual budget of USD 40million. We have 19 innovative products and project models that have successfully been implemented and transformed 5.4 million lives.

The Youth SRHR Technical Officer will provide technical support in the implementation of youth SRHR interventions in collaboration with the other technical officers. The job holder will provide hands on technical support to County and Sub-County Health Management Team (CHMT) to increase utilization of FP/RMNCAH and Nutrition services targeting youth and adolescents in Kwale county. The role holder will work under the overall direction and supervision of the County coordinator and the Adolescent & Youth Health Technical Advisor, and, close coordination with relevant line ministries and other Implementing Partners within the county.

Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Education
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, public health, social communication and related discipline.
  3. Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in adolescent/youth programming necessary for strengthening adolescent/youth service delivery at the facility and community levels

Experience

  1. At least three (3) years relevant experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance in adolescent/youth FP/RH programming.
  2. Experience working with government or donor funded programs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub national level, preferably including demonstrated experience in building service delivery quality and utilization.
  4. Experience in implementing projects involving diverse partners, consortiums and operations
  5. Knowledge of participatory research methods, participatory action and learning

Skills

  1. Exceptional and demonstrated ability to influence and build consensus across diverse groups perspectives.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  3. Able to work with a multi-talented project team across cultural diversities
  4. Good coordination, problem solving and networking skills
  5. Excellent reporting and computer skills and ICT competencies a must
  6. Ability to work independently and in isolation
  7. Decision making and problem solving skills
  8. Ability to work under pressure and within strict time limits
  9. The ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Competences

  1. High level of integrity and honesty
  2. Flexible
  3. Ability to work under minimal supervision
  4. Ability to work long hours
Responsibilities Technical
  1. Support formulation and Implementation of innovative approaches to ensure that youth targets are met in the county.
  2. Work with SBCC Technical Officer to support the County to develop SBCC strategy that includes AYSRH approaches.
  3. Ensure youth FP/RH plans are properly developed, coordinated and timely implemented.
  4. Ensure youth champions are identified and trained to facilitate peer sessions in the counties.
  5. Participate in FP/RH technical Working Groups network in the county, maintaining communication and feedback loops on all substantive work.
  6. Conduct Inception and other meetings with key program stakeholders (including Government
  7. Agencies) to secure buy in and support for project implementation from key stakeholders
  8. Lead the development, roll out and implementation of AfRika online platform in the county.
  9. Ensure AfRika online platform is utilized to support mobilization and increase demand for youth friendly services
  10. With the support of county project implementation teams and C/SCHMTS, coordinate youth engagements, dialogues and youth forums
  11. Contribute to development of youth centered FP/RH messages and other materials for use by young people.
  12. Provide technical oversight and capacity building through training, mentorship and on-the-job support for peer providers on Youth FP/RH awarenessraising, and referrals where necessary.
  13. Project Management
    1. Support the development of concept notes, work plans, budgets and other related activities within the program
    2. Support monitoring and evaluation of activities including preparation of monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
    3. Contribute actively to the preparation of internal and donor reporting requirements.
    4. Work with the team in budgeting for project activities and ensure compliance to the Finance policy and other organizations policies.
    5. Ensure project activities budget expenditures for youth FP/RH activities are allowable according to program and donor regulations.
    6. Stakeholder engagement and partnerships
    7. Participate in / represent the project in relevant forums, explore and nurture new and existing youth partnershipsthat contribute to meeting project objectives.
    8. Develop partnerships with various youth groups, religious groups, young mother’s women’s groups, health care providers, community health units, youth groups and other organized groups in the community to orient them on the Program goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the Program
    9. Develop close collaboration with various non-governmental organizations implementing the program to facilitate cross organizational learning
    10. Represent the program in county fora to share good practices and ensure the achievement of advocacy and policy objectives
  14. Knowledge management
    1. Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for adolescent and youth-sensitive FR/RH services.
    2. Assist in developing and preparing business plans, briefings, and public relations material related to new business within the RMNCAH programme.
    3. Support program’s visibility through participation in technical meetings and conferences, development and delivery of presentations, and engagement in technical conversations and/or working groups with partners and donors.
  15. Admin and financial management
    1. Support in day to day management of activity budgets including processing field imprests and other financial transactions.
    2. Ensure timely accounting for the use of project resources by stakeholders and communities in liaison with finance teams.
  16. Program Development
    1. Contribute to writing proposals and concept notes and designing new programmaticn interventions focusing on Adolescents and Youth Sexual Reproductive Health.

Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 31 October. 2021
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