14 Jul 2018

OGRA Foundation Job Vacancy : Field Officer

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OGRA Foundation is a non-governmental organization registered in Kenya. Its core pillars are disease prevention and treatment; maternal and child health; health systems strengthening; and community empowerment.

Our mission is to promote, improve health and emergency response in pursuing economic and cultural development in the fight against poverty and social exclusion in the communities.

OGRA Foundation in partnership with Kenya Red Cross Society is implementing the Global Fund for HIV project targeting communities in Kisumu and Vihiga Counties.

OGRA Foundation is currently looking for an able professional to fill the following position in the organization:

Overall Job Function

Responsible for support and ensure implementation of Service Delivery Areas under the Global Fund program in the supported sub counties.

Field Officer Job Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the Global Fund program activities in the supported sub counties.
  • Plan and Coordinate the community mobilization for participation in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC), and Home and community Based Care (HCBC) activities.
  • In collaboration with Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs), actively monitor and supervise Community Health Workers (CHWs) performance and compliance to required standards.
  • Ensure planning and coordination of review meetings with CHWs in the respective sites and ensure timely submission of their reports.
  • Represent OGRA Foundation in stakeholder’s meetings/forums within the supported sub counties.
  • Support the M & E Officer to collate relevant data from the health facilities and from the community health workers (CHWs) and be able to utilize it and conduct routine data quality check.
  • Prepare timely monthly, quarterly and ad hoc project reports from the area of coverage and submit them on a timely basis to the Program Officer and M & E Officer to aid in preparation of the main program report.
  • Conduct monitoring visits in project implementation sites conjunction with the CHEWs and the Sub County Health Management Teams.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications for the Field Officer Job

  • Candidate must possess a minimum qualification of Diploma in Community Development and Social Work or related qualification from a recognized institution with a minimum 2 years work experience in community work.
  • Strong understanding of HIV/AIDS programs
  • Experience in implementing HCBC, PMTCT and HTC programs will be an added advantage.
  • Understanding and knowledge of working with Government Ministries and agencies like MOH and NACC.
  • Computer literate
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to community health and development
  • Be a good team player with leadership skills
  • Understanding of the local language

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to send their applications including a current CV, telephone number and referees (either current or former supervisor) to the Human Resource Manager, OGRA Foundation at [email protected] with the position applied for as the subject line on or before 27th July 2018.

Canvassing by applicant is strongly discouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

OGRA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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