Program Officer SGBV

International Centre for Reproductive Health – Kenya
  • Mombasa
  • Applications have closed


Vacancy Description

The International Centre for Reproductive Health – Kenya (ICRHK) works in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health research and program implementation. ICRHK works falls under the thematic areas of 1) Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, 2) Family Planning, 3) HIV/AIDS and 4) Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy. The program officer will coordinate Research and interventions touching on sexual and gender-based violence.;

This position will be based in Mombasa.

Title of Position: Program Officer SGBV
Date of job description: 1st January 2021
Reporting to: SRH Thematic Coordinator

Main tasks and responsibilities


• Coordinate and oversee day to day implementation of the study protocol for the Sexual Violence Study
• Prepare detailed monthly, quarterly and annual work plans
• Estimate resources needed to conduct activities as per the budget
• Prepare materials for submission to the ethics committee. Such materials include the study protocol, data tools, consent forms and reports
• Participate in authoring manuscripts for submission to peer reviewed journals and abstracts for conference presentation.
• Assist PI and project staff authoring relevant sections of manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals


• Coordinating interventions on sexual and gender based violence in Mombasa and Kilifi Counties.
• Supervising clinical service providers and paralegals at the ICRHK/Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital Sexual and Gender Based Violence Center.
• Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and reports for submission to donors and other stakeholders
• Oversee routing monitoring and evaluating of the project and make changes/modification to project implementation where appropriate, using an Implementation Research approach, in order to optimize outcomes and generate lessons on best practices
• Conduct program assessment as appropriate to assess the transfer of knowledge and skills given to paralegals, the police, street and religious leaders, chiefs, community volunteers, CBOs and communities
• Develop mobilization and advocacy materials for paralegals, the police, street and religious leaders, chiefs, community volunteers and CBOs
• Coordinate regularly with partners in the SGBV and related marginalized persons networks
• Participate in regional local and national networks addressing SGBV
• Organize community dialogues for formation and sensitization on matters related to SGBV
• Represent the organization in sub-national and national fora/committees on SGBV

Required qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law, Social Sciences, Public Health or any other relevant field of study
  • At least 2 years’ experience in an NGO setting or research setting
  • Experience in sexual and gender-based violence interventions
  • Experience in research as a study coordinator or research assistant
  • Experience in advocacy, community mobilization and community development.

What will get us excited?

  • A publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • At least one presentation in an international conference (either poster or oral)
  • Previous experience in leading a research project including developing questionnaires, Case Report Forms (CRFs), Consent Forms etc. also, experience preparing documents for submission to ethical review committees.
  • Skills in the analysis of quantitative or qualitative data

Applicants must upload their application letter, an up-to-date CV with names and addresses of three referees and telephone contacts and the biodata form on the ICRHK job application portal before 22nd January 2021, 5 pm.

ICRHK is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community.

ICRHK does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment.

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