Outreach Worker Job in Kenya - NGO

Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO)  (www.impact-rdo.org) is a registered Kenyan NGO with  a main office  in  Kisumu and regional  offices  in 10 counties  of Kenya. 

IRDO’s principal mandate  is to design,  implement  and  evaluate  HIV/AIDS  research  and  intervention  programs  that  improve  the  health status  of individuals and local communities.  

IRDO  is currently  funded by Kenya Red Cross  Society through Global  Fund  Round 10  HIV/AIDS  Project to  implement  HIV  prevention,  care  and  treatment  services  that target key populations [female sex workers and men who have sex men] in Kisii County. 

We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following position from April 01 2016.
Position: Outreach Worker
Job Summary: To coordinate and mobilize Key Populations  activities at  the Wellness Centre and Hotspots through the peer led education model and during community outreaches /targeted forums.
Reports to: The Wellness Centre Coordinator
Location: Based in  Kisii Central Sub-county, with frequent field visits  to outreach sites and hotspots within the county.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Develop, update and oversee the implementation of Peer Educators Work Plans/Action Plans.
  • Ensure that program activities including community outreaches, peer review meetings, one on one sessions and trainings are carried out according to the Global Fund/Kenya Red Cross guidelines and with due diligence and targets met.
  • Ensure  that  correct  information  is  relayed  to  beneficiaries,  SCHMTs  and  other  stakeholders  in  a timely manner.
  • Prepare  and  submit  progress  reports  at  required  intervals;  and  represent  IRDO  at  relevant meetings.
  • Regularly report to the Wellness Centre Coordinator as and when required.
Minimum Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Should have a Diploma in Social Work, community development or related field.
  • Must  have  at  least  2  years  experience  coordinating  Key  Population  intervention  programs, preferably  in  a  similar  project/related  project;  must  have  experience  with  Peer  Educators supervision.  
  • Knowledge  and experience  of implementing Peer led sessions  with  Key  population  is added advantage
  • Must be honest; and well organized.
Other  competencies:
  • Ability  to  multi-task;  good  writing  and  presentation  skills; 
  • communication skills  and  teamwork;  
  • able  to  travel  long  distances;  
  • can work  long  hours,  including  weekends  and public holidays when necessary (and at night during moonlight outreaches.); 
  • proficient in Microsoft Office packages; experience with stakeholder management.
Submit  applications,  complete  with  CV,  copies  of  certificates  and  testimonials,  names  and  telephone numbers  of  three  professional  referees,  current  and  expected  salary,  to  reach  the undersigned  not  later than 18th March 2016.

Females are highly encouraged to apply.

The Human Resources Manager
Impact Research and Development Organization
P. O. Box 9171 – 40141. Kisumu.