Technical Assistant, Youth
Gold Star Kenya (GS Kenya) is a non-governmental organization established in 2010. GS Kenya implements health-related projects across the country and has its headquarters in Nairobi. Afya Uzazi Nakuru/Baringo Program is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and aims to enhance access and utilization of quality family planning/reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH) services in Nakuru and Baringo counties. A key pillar of the Afya Uzazi project is targeting young people, including vulnerable adolescents, and young mothers, youth with disabilities with integrated SRH information and services through linkages with services and programs for youth.
The Technical Assistant-Youth, under the supervision of the Senior Technical Officer, Youth and Gender, and working closely with the Technical Officer – Youth, will work with other project teams and relevant government agencies, technical working groups, youth groups and other community based organizations to create demand for reproductive health services and mobilize youth to obtain those services from public and private facilities as well as community based agents. He/she will support the achievement of all the deliverables of the integrated FP/RHMCAH activities of the youth work stream through contributing to work planning as well as monthly and quarterly reports.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Support social mobilization efforts of youth and adolescents through community structures to effectively participate in health programs.
Plan, execute and support youth engagement activities at the community level and ensure proper documentation and report as per the Afya Uzazi mandate
Support the implementation of the Youth Champions model to implement age appropriate Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) sessions targeting out of school youth and providing FP information, products and referrals
Support the progress of integration of SRH into WASH and Nutrition School Health program
Facilitate capacity building and linkages for youth and adolescents on viable empowerment initiatives.
Coordinate effective networking & collaboration within and beyond communities within Afya Uzazi project implementation sites for learning and leveraging on youth and adolescent health and development
Work closely with the respective County MoH, MoE, Department of Gender and Youth to further create linkages for youth programming, interventions and services
Coordinate the implementation of the youth intervention activities as per Afya Uzazi mandate
Provide timely and quality activity progress reports as required
Coordinate community relations to promote Afya Uzazi youth intervention activities
Take up any other assignments as may be delegated by the supervisor and the project management
· A diploma in Community Development, Development Studies, Community Health, Public Health or Project Management
· A degree in social sciences with will be an added advantage
· 3 – 5 years’ experience in implementing youth and adolescent SRH programs
· Experience working with the ministry of health community structures is desirable
· Hands on experience implementing youth and adolescent SRH and empowerment initiatives
· Good communication and interpersonal skills
· Excellent community mobilization skills
· Self-motivated, innovative, proactive and self- directed
· Good organizational and planning skills
· Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.
How to apply
Gold Star Kenya has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: [email protected] The application should include a cover letter and CV/resume saved in one folder to be received not later than 11th June 2020
Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.