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Thursday, July 09, 2009

TweetThis! Community Care Advisor, AED - Kenya

Organization(s): AED
Country/Region: Kenya
Contract Length: Full-time staff position
Apply by: 17 August 2009
Please email employ@aed.org

Driven by Passion. Guided by Respect. Focused on Results. We believe these values are essential to the Academy for Educational Development's (AED) ability in making a difference in individual lives.

The Academy for Educational Development (AED) is an independent, nonprofit organization committed to addressing human development needs in the United States and throughout the world. To that end, AED's Center on AIDS & Community Health's (COACH) Project APHIA II Nyanza (APHIA = AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance; Nyanza is the focus province) is a 4 and ½ -year program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) which aims to improve and expand facility and community-based HIV/AIDS, reproductive health/family planning and maternal and child health services in the Nyanza province.

The APHIA II Nyanza consortium consists of the following agencies: EngenderHealth, the Academy for Educational Development (AED), the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), the Inter-Diocesan Christian Community Services (IDCCS), and the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH).

AED is also responsible for improving and expanding care for people and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Expected results include expanded home and community support programs, support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and reduced stigma and establishment of safety nets for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and establishment of safety nets for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and their families.
AED currently seeks a Community Care Advisor to be responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of APHIA II Nyanza/AED's program activities in Nyanza province. S/he will ensure that APHIA II Nyanza/AED's comprehensive program of support to people and families affected by HIV/AIDS (PLWHA, OVC, and their caregivers) is delivered and that the capacity of community-based organization (CBO) partners is strengthened.

Well qualified candidates will have:
  • MA and twelve (12) years of experience in a relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and work.
  •  Experience in HIV/AIDS programming, working with development agency coalitions, and community development work.
  •  Experience in management of community mobilization, training, procurement, financial and monitoring records and reporting.
  •  Experience working in Southern Africa highly desired.
  •  Prior USAID contracts experience and knowledge of U.S. government regulations a plus.

To see full job description please go to: http://employment.aed.org/openings/international/8315.htm
Interested applicants should send resume with cover letter referencing position #CC8215 to: AED/HR, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009; fax: (202) 884-8413 or email: employ@smtp.aed.org. For additional information, visit our website at http://www.aed.org/
We thank all individuals for their interest in AED; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


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