PROJECT OUTREACH ASSOCIATE – AFYA ZIWANI PROJECT

Background: I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a leading youth focused Non-Governmental Organizations that has significantly contributed to the realization of socio-economic development and empowerment of individuals bringing about transformative change across communities in Kenya. The organization has over 16 years’ experience implementing evidence-based adolescents and youth programs in over 345 institutions of learning (Primary, Secondary and Higher learning institutions) across 25 Counties in Kenya. ICL aims at contributing towards improved life opportunities of adolescent and youth aged 10-24 using a holistic transformational model. ICL employs evidence to design and run innovative and high impact interventions to improve key indicators in health, education, economic empowerment and leadership and governance with regards to children, adolescents, and youth. To ensure maximum impact, ICL utilizes a multi-sectorial approach, Quadra Helix development approach (which brings together the Government, Private sector, Academia and Civil society) to foster innovative and sustainable transformation in communities. In this model ICL envisions better health and well-being, quality education and improved livelihoods for sustainable development. In her work, ICL is guided by Vision 2030 whose objectives it seeks to cascade to counties, sub counties, wards, organized groups, and households. In her sustainable and transformative service delivery, ICL invests in generation and documentation of evidence to influence policy and practice. The organization is guided by a vision of a “Healthy Africa, Empowered People!” and is on a mission to improve the life opportunities of youth aged 10-24 through strategic empowerment for sustainable development.

Vision: ‘Healthy Africa, Empowered People!’

Mission: To improve the life opportunities of youth aged 10-24 through strategic empowerment for sustainable development.**

Job Purpose: To contribute towards reduction of new HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) ages 10-24 in the focus counties by 40 percent through the provision of a tailored, comprehensive and evidence-informed service package targeting AGYW who are at the highest risk of HIV infection. In addition, support counties in the actualization of their County Strategic plans aligned to Vision 2030.

Key responsibilities

1. Project implementation and training.

a. Presenting and implementing of Evidence Based Interventions targeting Adolescent girls and young women.

b. Assist in office administrative issues, particularly pertaining to records, payments, and other key issues.

c. Responsible for overall management of the adolescent safe spaces at the ward level

d. Ensure that the Safe Space is equipped and stocked with Afya Ziwani commodities, it is safe and that is branded accordingly

e. Ensuring that the EBIs of SHUGA, SASA, FMP and promotive interventions like Condolympics are implemented to reach the targeted AGYW

f. Coordinating the work of mentors and facilitators in the wards keeping records of their activities and work plans

g. Participate in project, organizational and institutional meetings take notes/minutes and work harmoniously with other stakeholders.

h. Work closely with PATH in identifying vulnerable girls to be support by the Afya Ziwani project.

i. Producing Monthly Ward Narrative and Data Reports besides hosting periodic review meeting with Mentors and facilitators

2. Communication

a. Identify and develop Project human success stories to share on the organization’s social media and partners.

b. Work with project team to develop picture speaks and newsletter for various activities

c. Work with ICL Communication Officer in Project and organization Brand enhancement.**

3. Resource Mobilization

a. Take part in resource mobilization through participation in proposal development with other program staff and support of organization Social enterprises.

b. Conduct donor research via the Internet and other means to assist the project team in identifying and targeting donors and funding opportunities.

4. Project Monitoring & Evaluation

a. Assisting the project team in development of databases and data collection tools for the project.

b. Consolidation of project data

c.Keep records for data collected and reported.

d. Ensure evaluations of trainings and project activities are conducted and reports written and submitted to the assistant project officer.

e. Assisting in preparing activity reports and monthly reports in time for team reflection meetings

5. Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities

  1. A minimum of Degree in Social Sciences, Community Development or related field.
  2. Must be Trained Facilitator or Trainer of Trainers in 2 EBIs
  3. A minimum of two years experience implementing adolescent focused projects is required
  4. Should be Computer Literate, work well with MS -Word and MS -Excel and Internet research methods
  5. Highly motivated to learn and work in a high-performance environment.
  6. Willingness to learn, tackle challenges and seek creative solutions in everyday assignments.
  7. Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both Verbal and written.
  8. Must be able to meet urgent and last-minute deadlines, work with grace under pressure, and function well in a high-performance team.

How to apply

If you feel you meet the above qualifications, we encourage you to write to [email protected] cc [email protected]. Your CV in PDF format and cover letter should reach us on or before Tuesday 22nd September, 2020. Kindly indicate your current/last and expected salary in your CV with subject as ‘Project Outreach Associate’. Please specify the region of interest. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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