Marie Stopes EC Project Youth Peer Educators Coordinator Job in Kwale, Kenya

Job framework – Youth Peer Educators Coordinator –EC Project

Role: Youth Peer Educators Coordinator-EC Project

Reports To:
Project Officer-EC Project

Liaises With: Projects Department

Duty Station:
Coast Region-Kwale County with constant travel to the field sites.

Contract Type:    Fixed Term- January 2013- December 2015

Purpose of the role

The Youth Peer Educators Coordinator will build capacity of youth peer educators to deliver integrated maternal, child and neonatal (MCNH) and Sexual Reproductive health (SRH) services, information and community based distribution of family (FP) commodities.

Essential Duties
  • Coordinate all youth focused initiatives under this project.
  • Coordinate and manage team of youth peer providers (YPPs). This coordination will include; selection and recruitment of the YPPs, regular team meetings, collection of YPEs monthly reports and monitoring and evaluation of youth activities.
  • Lead and coordinate YPEs trainings on ASRH, MNCH and peer education.
  • Coordinate mobilization initiatives for SRH services in MSK, public and private health facilities by the YPEs.
  • Coordinate the distribution of IEC/BCC materials and family planning supplies through the YPPs.
  • Foster linkages and build partnerships with community youth focused agencies, key stakeholders and partners.
  • Establish strong community based referral networks and build the capacity of YPPs to act as referral agents to MSK, public and private health facilities.
Key Competencies
  • Two years NGO experience; experience in SRH would be an added advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree in community development, sociology or health.
  • Experience in peer education and working with youth.
  • Proven track record of working with communities and understanding the GoK community      strategy.
  • Extensive knowledge of ministry of health core functions and systems.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including cultural sensitivity, assertiveness and negotiating skills.
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (2 of which should be immediate former supervisors) should be submitted to:

People and Development Dept
pd@mariestopes.or.ke
Marie Stopes Kenya
On or before 26th November, 2012

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject as ‘YPEs Coordinator’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer