National AIDS Control Council Job Vacancy Application Details

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National AIDS Control Council Job Vacancy Application Instruction.

The National AIDS Control Council recruitment is opened for the below positions available. All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for the available vacancies before the recruitment application deadline as published on Kenyapen.com.

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Details of National AIDS Control Council Vacancy Positions & How to Apply.

National AIDS Control Council Provides policy and a Strategic framework for mobilizing and coordinating resources for the prevention of HIV transmission and provision of care and support to the infected and affected people in Kenya. The objective is the Provision of policy and a strategic framework, Mobilization and coordination of resources, Prevention of HIV transmission Care and support for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.

Reports to

HEAD , RESEARCH

Grade NACC 4

Department

POLICY, MONITORING & RESEARCH

Business Purpose/Objective

This position entails development, implementation and review of the Kenya HIV Research Agenda to ensure effective translation of research into local policy and practice. Also entails provision of support in multi-sectoral coordination of research stakeholders in Kenya as well as dissemination of research products in local, regional and international conferences in alignment to the HIV strategic framework across all levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop,  and disseminate  the  Kenya  HIV Research Agenda  whichoutlines HIV  research priorities for the country in alignment withthe Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework.
  • Overseeimplementation  of  the  HIV  Research Agendaincluding  coordination  of  research stakeholders at national and county level
  • Undertake   reviews   of   the   Kenya   HIVResearch Agenda   to   determine   progress   in implementation and inform resource allocation
  • Operationalize  the  Kenya  AIDS  Research  Coordination  Mechanism  (KARSCOM)  which takes a lead role in stakeholder engagement for HIV research in the country.
  • Organize  and participate  in  quarterly stakeholder meetings for  Research  stakeholders  to discuss progress in the country’s HIV research as well as set agendas for subsequent quarters through the KARSCOM.
  • Establish and disseminate the Kenya HIV Research Hub which is a web-based platform that collates  studies  on  HIV,  Sexual  Reproductive  Health  and  co-morbidities such  as  TB  to promote evidence-based decision making.
  • Organize  quarterly  webinar  meetings  with  stakeholders  through  the  Research Hub  to engage and discuss on the new studies and development in HIV Research
  • Develop  and  disseminate  quarterly  briefs  that  summarize new  and  emerging  research findings and their implication on HIV policy and programming.
  • Engage partners to mobilize resources for the implementation of the country’s HIV research agenda.
  • Contribute to the organization of the biennialMaisha HIV and AIDS Research conference that brings together researchers, policymakers, implementers, and counties providing a platform to share knowledge on HIV research as well as best practices in programming.
  • Review abstracts for the  Maisha conference and communicates feedback to conference delegates who submitted abstracts.
  • Prepare concept notes and terms of Reference for various upcoming projects for funding from partners (such as UNAIDS, UNDP, Global Fund) and engagement of various consultants
  • Undertake administrative roles that facilitate the above tasks such as; invitations and communication to stakeholders through emails and letters; prepare for meetings through development and circulation of agenda and take minutes for various meetings held; prepare memos to facilitate activities.

Educational

A candidate must possess:

  • Master’s degree in Public  Health, Social  Sciences,  Epidemiology or  closelyrelated fieldBachelor’s degree in Public  Health,Social  Sciences, Epidemiology or  closely related field

Experience

Have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in multi-sectoral HIV preventionand carework; at least three (3) years of which should involveworking experience in HIV researchas evidenced by publications in scientific journals, presentations in research conferences and/or successful research grant submissions

Key competencies

  • Interpersonal   skills   to   effectively   deal   with   stakeholders   in   HIV research that range from institutions of higher learning, ethics review committees, HIV research &   implementing   partners   as   well   asdevelopment partners
  • Communication  and  interpersonal  skills  to be  able  to deal effectively with various HIV research stakeholders
  • IT proficiency is an added advantage to effectively manage the research hub which is an online web-based platform
  • Team player to effectively engage with other team members for deliveryof the various roles of the division5.Analytical, strategic planning and policy making skills

Method of Application

The above positions are on a three (3) year renewable contract basis subject to satisfactory performance through a formal appraisal. The individuals recruited shall be of high integrity and able to work within a team. If you fulfil the requirements, you are invited to submit an application letter together with an up to date CV, copies of certificates, testimonials, names and contacts of three professional referees in a sealed envelope to the address provided below.

NACC is an equal opportunity employer and does NOT discriminate any applicant on the basis of their HIV status, ethnic background, sex, religion, disability, or marital status yet is attentive to gender, regional and ethnic balance. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

For candidates to be considered, they will be required to meet the expectations of Chapter 6 on Leadership and Integrity. This will include but is not limited to getting the following clearances:

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct
  2. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission on Integrity
  3. Certificate of Compliance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  4. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Tax Compliance Clearance
  5. Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

The Chief Executive Officer
National AIDS Control Council
Landmark Plaza 9th Floor
P.O. Box 61307, 00200
Nairobi

Closing Date : 8th December, 2020

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