CSA Program Manager Job

Program Manager Job, NGO Jobs In Kenya 2021,

Position: Program Manager –DREAMS

REF NO: PM-DREAMS/01/05/2021

Date of Commencement of Duty: July, 2021 

Duty Station: CSA Nairobi Office  Duration: 1 year, renewable contract

Job Description

Centre for the study of Adolescence (CSA) is a leading national Organization committed  to the promotion of the health and development of young people through research,  technical assistance, advocacy and capacity building to expand choices and improve  access to safe, affordable and sustainable Health services. CSA works in partnership  with governments, relevant institutions, professionals and communities to support  young people’s right to exercise choices, access to health services and participate fully in  activities that promote their health and general wellbeing.  

Overview of the Program 

Centre for the Study of Adolescents, CSA, is sub-awarded by World Vision Kenya (WVK)- USAID Tumikia Mtoto Project to implement specific and appropriate Evidence informed Behavioral Interventions targeting adolescent girls and young women (AGYW)  aged 9-24 years in Embakasi North and South, Kasarani, Kamukunji, Westlands,  Makadara in Nairobi and Thika and Ruiru Sub counties IN Kiambu.  

This is a 5 years OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) and DREAMS (Determined,  Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored and Safe) Program that aims to increase  use of Quality County-led Health and Social Services. The DREAMS initiative is aimed  at reducing new HIV infections among 9-24 years old AGYW through the provision of a  tailored, comprehensive and evidence-informed service package for AGYW, their male  sexual partners; families; and communities. The initiative acknowledges that keeping  adolescent girls and young women HIV free also positively impacts their overall health,  education, development, and wellbeing. The DREAMS strategy underscores the  provision of adolescent friendly services and AGYW empowerment in all spheres of life. 

The DREAMS program Manager will provide technical leadership for high-quality,  evidence-based DREAMS programming and service delivery for targeted AGYW.  He/she will inform the program’s social and structural change approaches to HIV  prevention in high-prevalence settings, as well as appropriate combination prevention  and youth livelihoods strategies and interventions. He/ she will have expertise in  prevention activities for adolescents and youth, new prevention technologies, evidence based implementation theory and methodologies, and effective social and behavioral  change communication (SBCC), and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention. He/she  will work closely with DREAMS Technical Lead for USAID Tumikia Mtoto Project to  strengthen capacity to deliver evidence based interventions.  


Strategic and Technical Program Oversight 

  • Provide technical leadership to the provision of DREAMS Core package of interventions to reduce adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) vulnerability to HIV 
  • Design and provide technical guidance to DREAMS activities at the community level with respect to OVC, to increase health seeking behaviours, expand access to safe spaces and adolescent-friendly services and improve the overall wellbeing of  AGYW and their families. 

Monitor implementation of HIV prevention and youth livelihoods interventions  and provide oversight to CSA TUMIKIA MTOTO program implementation plans  and budgets. 

Support roll out and implementation of curriculum-based interventions  including; MHMC, HCBF, SHUGA, Sinovuyo, Family Matters! Programme and  steppingstones to the supported AGYW and communities 

Lead integration across a range of services for youth within the AGYW to take a  holistic, family-centred approach to improving their wellbeing 

Engage County stakeholders to ensure that DREAMS beneficiaries receive  layered services from multiple implementing partners 

Provide technical assistance and mentorship to staff, facilitate technical capacity  assessments in efficacious, evidence-based HIV prevention in order to identify  gaps, technical capacity limitations, and priority technical assistance needs. 

Develop program workplans (Annual, Quarterly and monthly workplans) and  ensure these are approved by the relevant approval levels in time. 

Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of DREAMS and  youth livelihoods quality improvement activities. 

Regularly monitor and report on DREAMS quality assessment, improvement,  and assurance. 

Prepare program reports and program briefs on a timely, accurate and complete  manner. These reports include quarterly, half yearly, annual progress reports and  regular program briefs as required by the Prime and USAID.

Co-ordination, partnership Building and networking with County and Sub  County relevant departments and health facility and community structures for  effective program implementation. 

Facilitate problem solving during the implementation period. 


Represent USAID Tumikia Mtoto program in DREAMS related County forums  Participate in relevant donor activities with the project team, including meetings  and visits and make presentation on DREAMS as required 

Participate in DREAMS/AGWY Technical working groups at the county and sub  county 

Oversee communications and availability of program material development for  SBCC, IEC, and Family Planning for adolescent and youth. 

Supervision of key staff under the DREAMS and youth livelihoods technical  areas.  

Perform any other prevention duties as assigned by the supervisor. Ensure regular complete and adequate communication on all programmatic  matters to CSA management and the Prime as and when required 

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting: 

Guide tracking, analysis and manage periodic target achievements, AGYW  linkage opportunities and curricula rollout on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis,  to ensure the project achieves the assigned AGYW target  

Support review of the project outcomes and utilization of project data to  prioritize interventions and layering  

Compile and submit timely high quality periodic and adhoc DREAMS reports as  per WVK and donor requirements 

Contribute to writing of the relevant project documents; work plan, narrative  reports, technical documents and briefs, proving DREAMS technical expertise as  required 

Jointly with the program management team organize quarterly and annual  program review meetings bringing on board all stakeholders. 

Lead the day to day delivery of the DREAMS package ensuring adherence to  donor guidance, supervise and mentor staff. 


Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Science, Health Sciences, Gender,  Development Studies, or a related field. 

At least 5 years progressive work experience with PEPFAR funded AGYW, OVC  and integrated HIV/AIDS programme in an INGO setup.  

Hands on experience of leading a recent large PEPFAR funded DREAMS  programme 

Familiarity with OVC and DREAMS programming integration is highly preferred Experience in Providing Technical Assistance to local implementing partners  (LIPs)

In-depth understanding of PEPFAR/USAID DREAMS priorities, expectations for  program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting  

Good facilitation/presentation skills 

Experience in participatory action planning and engagement of stakeholders at County, Sub County and Community levels. 

Strong familiarity with PEPFAR and USAID policies, procedures, rules,  regulations and reporting requirements. 

Excellent understating of GOK structures at the county ad community level Good skills in data analysis and report writing for donor reports, technical briefs  and relevant documents  

Familiarity with project implementation within Nairobi’s informal settlement context 

Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, and Power  Point). 

Required/Desired Language  

Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English and Kiswahili  Travel Required 60% of the time to Tumikia Mtoto program sites. 

How to apply

Written applications including Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae indicating position  and the county/ward applied for with day-time contact phone number(s) of three  references 

The application should reach the Administrative Manager by not later than June  14th, 2021 on E-mail: csa@csakenya.org 

The Administrative Manager 

Center for the Study of Adolescence 

Mbaazi Avenue, Off Kingara Road, Lavington 

P.O. Box 19329-00202, Nairobi; E-mail: csa@csakenya.org

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