JOB VACANCY: Fulltime Field Officer

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 Position: Outreach Worker

Number of positions: Field Officer

Location: Nyeri

Reports to: Programs Manager

Working Hours: Full time

 

BACKGROUND

Health Options for Young Men on HIV/AIDS/STI’S (HOYMAS) was registered on 18th September 2009 as a healthcare service providers, security authorities and society in general). Our organization presently Community Based Organization (CBO) as per the Kenya Government Regulations. Our organization has the mandate to improve the health, wellbeing and social welfare of MSM/MSW in Kenya. Our main programs focus on fighting stigma, discrimination, violence, human and health rights violations against MSW (by for instance has a membership of 3,500 MSM/MSW in Nairobi, and a growing membership nationwide.

Our organization presently has a clinic wing that offer health services including HIV and AIDS and STIs diagnosis, treatment, care, and management. The clinic formerly run by SWOP is now fully community led and run. There are about 2000 MSW currently accessing services in the HOYMAS clinic.

In line with achieving our mission and vision, HOYMAS will be expanding its reach to Nyeri County and we are hiring a field officer to conduct a supervisory role for our PE and outreach workers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The suitable candidate will have in addition to understanding the human and health human rights situation in Kenya, the following qualifications:

–              Certificate in peer education from NASCOP

–              Prior Experience in peer education and outreach work with KP groups will be an added advantage.

–              Experience in working with marginalized communities, especially gender minorities will be an added advantage.

–              Confidentiality is a paramount skill in this position.

–              Thorough organizational and documentation skills are required.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Field Officer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Overseeing the outreach worker, peer educators at and taking charge of peer educators monthly review meetings.
  • Coordinating hotspot mapping activities which include: identification of new hotspots, hotspot validation, size estimates and updating the hotspot master bi-annually
  • Monitoring commodity supply at all levels which include:
  • Ensuring there is sufficient supply of condoms and lubes at the DICE at all times.
  • Ensuring condom distribution by peer educators and dispensers is running as it should
  • Updating the condom outlet register weekly
  • Manually update cohort register with outreach and DICE data weekly.
  • Coordinate reporting of peer educators on their peer calendars as well as formulation and utilization of peer plans and monthly work plans.
  • Work with peer educators to create demand for the DICE for uptake of other services other than those of the clinical component.
  • Documentation of group meetings and supervision activities done at both the site and hotspot.
  • Working with peer educators to come up with success stories at least quarterly.
  • Steering the DICE team and peer educators towards cohort maintenance and reaching targets and where possible surpassing the targets.
  • Offering technical assistance to the DICE staff on the peer educators and outreach component to the DICE staff and outside when called.
  • Being a community driven program, other duties key to achieving the objectives might be assigned by the organization.

Members of the SOGIE community are highly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to hoymas4@yahoo.com stating your current and expected salary. Applications without this information will not be considered. DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point.

Applications should reach us NOT LATER THAN 28th March 2018

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HOYMAS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition, HOYMAS complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.                                                             

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