Saturday, December 21, 2019

4 District Community Field Assistant at MDH


Management and Development for Health (MDH) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to contribute to address public health priorities.  All job positions below  require significant field work and travel up to 70% of the time. MDH seeks to recruit qualified individuals to fill the following positions:


Reports to the District Community Field Officer.

Job Summary:

The Field Assistant supports day-to-day field implementation of a community-based HIV testing and prevention program. Field Assistant will work closely with the Field Officer(s) to ensure delivery         of community-based HIVtesting services for       target   beneficiaries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the work plan development for daily implementation at district level of field activities.
  • Conduct day-to-day program implementation at the site level including preparing logistics for field activities.
  • Support the delivery of field-based HIV prevention services to beneficiaries by community outreach volunteers, including rollout of day and night mobile outreach campaigns.
  • Support HIV testing and pre and post-test counselling with beneficiaries, and facilitate referrals for HIV positive clients.
  • Mentor and supervise peer outreach volunteers regularly and frequently during outreach sessions and lead weekly outreach volunteer meetings.
  • Prepare adequate supplies of commodities and tools to outreach volunteers and healthcare workers.
  • Work closely with healthcare workers and community outreach volunteers to ensure all data collection tools are entered appropriately, and conduct on-job mentorship for community outreach volunteers.
  • Assist with identifying/screening, recruitment, and training of community outreach volunteers from peer groups to implement the outreach services.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Education, work experience and skills

  • Advance Diploma/Diploma level trained personnel (nurse, clinical officer, laboratory technician,) who have current qualifications and training in phlebotomy and HIV testing duties.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience providing HIV testing and counselling services with demonstrated familiarity with MOH systems, tools and procedure for HIV testing and care management
  • Excellent speaking, reading, and writing skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Excellent computer skills, at minimum with Microsoft Office package.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding clients’ health status and sensitive information contained in data sources.
  • Flexibility to work after normal working hours and weekends at informal gatherings and entertainment centers and travel extensively to remote areas, including islands.


Interested candidates should submit an application letter, CV, and three work related referees by January 5, 2020, to the Human Resource Director through e-mail: or dropped by hand at the MDH Head Office in Mikocheni, along Mwai Kibaki Road, Plot No. 802.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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