IshtarMSM Vacancy Announcement

Call for Community Outreach Workers

Ishtar-MSM exclusively runs the Ishtar Wellness Centre which provides the following services mainly targeting men who have sex with other men (MSM) and Gay men in Nairobi:

  • HIV counseling and testing
  • STI screening and Treatment
  • Referrals to MSM friendly Care Centers
  • PrEP
  • Distribution of Lubricants and Condoms to MSM
  • Safe sex workshops
  • Open Forum discussions
  • Peer Education and Counseling
  • ART and Psychosocial support
  • Behavioral and structural interventions
  • Care and Treatment

We are looking for 2 Community Outreach workers to assist in engaging young MSM (18 and above), Bi-men, Male sex workers, Gay men and MSM + in Nairobi and its environs to access the services above at the Wellness Centre.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise and connect with peer educators in enrolling and maintaining the MSM cohort in the program
  • Perform community outreaches in areas and locations where MSM’s congregate.
  • Co-facilitate curriculum-based and open support group discussions on various health-related topics for MSM’s
  • Provide presentations to the target community on various health-related, rights and MSM topics
  • Perform administrative duties including data entry
  • In charge of Distribution of condoms and lubricants and provide safe sex information
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School certificate / Diploma
  • Experience in facilitating MSMs on HIV Prevention, Care and treatment
  • Experience in working with adolescents and LGBTQ community
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  • Has intermediate level HIV/AIDS and STI/STD knowledge
  • Sensitive to cultural, ethnic and gender orientation differences
  • Ability to read and write English proficiently
  • Experience in HIV testing and counseling, data entry will be an added advantage
  • Basic computer and data management skills
  • Must possess great social and interpersonal skills 

NB: This is a full time position. Conversing with Ishtar Staff will lead to immediate disqualification.

Call For Peer Educators

We are also looking for 18 peer educators to engage young MSM(18-24yrs), Bi-men, Male sex workers, Gay men and MSM + in Nairobi and its environs to access the services above at the Wellness Centre. If you are a young MSM, Bi-man, Male sex worker, Gay man, MSM + and live in Nairobi county or its environs and you are;

  • Kenyan and Dynamic
  • Have basic knowledge of HIV
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Articulate and confident in presentation & lobbying.
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Have a strong network e.g. Facebook/Twitter/Blogging/MSM social groups
  • Willing and able to commit
  • Not a peer educator in any program with the same service delivery as Ishtar

We invite applications from individuals who want to volunteer in mobilizing, giving health talks/education and activists with a passion to work within the community.

Attach a motivation letter and send it ONLY  to the 20th May, 2018. Short-listed applicants will be contacted.

NB: This is a part-time voluntary position with a minimum monthly allowance to facilitate mobilisation.