The goal of St. John’s Community Centre (SJCC) is to empower communities by effectively addressing root causes of poverty and injustices for the attainment of sustainable livelihoods. St John’s Community Centre and Global Communities (GC) have partnered together to implement the USAID 4BETTERHEALTH Project. The project aims to improve the quality of life of 4861orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their 1620 families by providing greater access to and uptake of quality health and social services in Kajiado County.
St John’s Community Centre is seeking professionals with the required qualifications and experience to fill in the following vacancies.
Location: Kajiado, Kenya
Providing training, technical support and management and replacement of Community Health Volunteers. Support CHV in enrolment and orientation of OVC Households. Support the coordination, implementation, and monitoring of all assigned project activities as outlined in the Detailed Implementation Plan in line with organizations principles and standards, donor and GOK requirements, and good practices. These activities include:
Coordinating home and school visits for monitoring OVC; providing OVC with age-appropriate services; Training OVC guardians on positive parenting practices; Advocacy to reduce stigma and discrimination; Establishing support groups for marginalized households ; Promoting HIV testing of OVC and linking them to treatment and care services as appropriate; Referral and support for OVC and their households to access education , health, birth certificates and other safety nets; Provide psychosocial support to OVC and their households.
Provide technical support and monitor capacity building activities to the LCHVs, CHVs and Link Desk Persons to ensure effective and quality service provision. Create community linkages for broader community engagement in case management. Ensure client files are updated. Document case/success stories. Collect and verify data collected by CHV’s, using the designated tools, for M&E and financial purposes. Utilize the analyzed data for decision making in collaboration with the CHV’s, project coordinator and other community resource people and service providers to improve service delivery to OVC. Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Represent the project in meetings at sub county, ward and locational levels, working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK, other stakeholders, the community and project beneficiaries. Preparation of periodic progress reports
Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Community development or Psychology
Certificates in counselling psychology, child development and HIV management
Computer literate (MS Word, Ms Excel, Ms PowerPoint, Ms Outlook, Internet)
3 years’ experience in undertaking OVC Programs
Extensive knowledge of generally accepted professional social and community work principles and practices
Capable of working in a rapidly changing environment with firm deadlines
Strong interpersonal communication and cross -cultural skills
High personal integrity and confidentiality
Commitment to quality work for OVC and adherence to standards
Proven Decision making, advocacy skills and ability to work under minimum supervision.
Ability to ride motorcycle with valid riding license will be an added advantage
Interested candidates should submit their applications, complete with a CV, copies of ID card, certificate of good conduct, Certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of three professional referees and a reliable telephone number.
Address application to email ; [email protected]
To be received not later than 27th May 2021. Kindly note that, only short -listed persons will be contacted.
NB: Canvassing will lead to disqualification.