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Job Title : Technical Lead - DREAMS
Reporting to : Deputy Chief of Party
Work Location : Nairobi/Kiambu
Purpose of position
Provide technical guidance and oversight in the provision of the DREAMS Core package of interventions for the Tumikia Mtoto Project targeted at reducing Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) vulnerability to HIV. He/She will design and ensure implementation of DREAMS activities at the community level with respect to OVC aimed at increasing health seeking behaviours, expand access to safe spaces and adolescent-friendly services and improve the overall wellbeing of AGYW and their families.
Technical support and management 50%
Oversee implementation of innovative, technically sound, evidence-based, sustainable and cost-effective DREAMS core package of interventions to meet the project assigned targets
Guide in the identification and enrolment of eligible AGYW on the DREAMS Initiative and development of case management plan
Support roll out and implementation of curriculum-based interventions including; MHMC, HCBF, SHUGA, Family Matters! Programme and steppingstones to the supported AGYW and communities
Guide implementation of social protection strategy aimed at improving economic potential of the project beneficiaries in effort to reduce risk of HIV in liaison with the Program Coordinator Household Economic Strengthening.
Lead integration across a range of services for youth within the AGYW to take a holistic, family-centred approach to improving their wellbeing
Oversee coaching and mentorship for Local Implementing Partner (LIPs) to support DREAMS activities (including joint supportive supervision at County, health facility and community.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning 25%
Work with the MEL unit to develop M&E system relating to the M&E plan ensure availability of data tools, timely data entry to DATIM
Work closely with Project management and technical leads to assign realistic targets and budget to LIPs for all required and customized indicators
Guide tracking, analysis and manage periodic target achievements, AGYW linkage opportunities and curricula rollout on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
Support review of the project outcomes and utilization of project data to prioritize interventions and for CQI
Guide development and dissemination of all project deliverables (technical assistance, technical reports, training curricula) in accordance with WVK, USAID, PEPFAR requirements
Participate in the monthly, quarterly and annual reviews with program teams, LIPs and stakeholders
Ensure documentation of best practices and innovations for donor engagement
Ensure timely preparation of periodic reports and project documents in line with the donor and world vision standards
Advocacy, Partnerships, Engagement & Networking 15%
Engage County stakeholders to ensure that DREAMS beneficiaries receive layered services from multiple implementing partners
Support functionality of DREAMS coordination structures in the counties, communities, schools and health facilities
Establish partnership with private sector and County players to increase opportunities of AGYW to employment, internships, concrete entrepreneurial activities and enrolment into higher education
Engage DREAMS county government and other civil society partners to ensure the provision of a safe space for the identified AGYW
Participate in DREAMS related Technical Working Groups (TWGs) at National and County levels
Conduct County government engagements to influence budgeting
Team Management 5%
Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships that support spiritual development of the team
Provide technical supervision to the Program Coordinator(s)
In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development
Support professional development for supervisees through on job training, off site training among others
Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules, through trainings, workshops, On the Job Training and technical backstopping etc
Ensure staff participate in morning devotions and are supported to grow spiritually
Ensure accountability and performance management including consequence management where necessary
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or designee from time to time
Attend and lead daily devotions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Bachelor Degree in Health or Social Sciences or any related field, a Master’s degree is desirable
At least 7 progressive years of experience working in a HIV, RMNCAH, Adolescents programs within PEPFAR funding, 4 of which must be at management level
Strong knowledge of DREAMS implementation and the evidence behind successful approaches to attaining the Program objectives
Strong familiarity with PEPFAR and USAID policies, procedures, rules, regulations and reporting requirements for INGO led project
Demonstrated knowledge of the Kenyan health and community systems & structures, and ability to build and sustain strong relationships with DREAMS stakeholders
Demonstrated skills in collaborative engagement, program planning, knowledge management, facilitation, networking and communication
Strong budget management skills
Demonstrated knowledge of the support and landscape for AGYW issues in Kenya
Ability to plan and manage work in a logical manner
Proven leadership and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams
Cross-cultural sensitivity, and emotional maturity
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Good negotiation skills