Juliet Jacqline Awuor Otieno
I am currently an undergraduate student at Daystar University completing my BA in Communication, with the hope of pursuing a career in Corporate communications.
I have over five years of experience working directly with communities focusing on HIV/AIDS education and empowerment for young women and girls. I have spoken and written extensively about women’s reproductive health and HIV/AIDS issues.
I also handle a high school ministry, educate young people on HIV/AIDS and sexuality, and volunteer as the media coordinator at River of Life Fellowship church.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication: Public Relations option
(Expected graduation date- June 2015)
Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya
Diploma, Communication: Print and Electronic Media
Kenya Association of Professional Counselors (KAPC), Nairobi, Kenya
VCT Counselor training certificate
Institute of Social Studies & Advocacy (ISSA), Nairobi, Kenya
Diploma in social welfare and advocacy
River of Life Fellowship Church (October 2010-October 2013)
Volunteer Media Administrator, Nairobi, Kenya
Administration of the church office
Audio/ Video Recording, Editing and distributing Pastor’s messages
Updating the church’s website and social media
Designing Certificates, publications and Making weekly church bulletins
Daystar University (ILPD- Institute of Leadership and Professional Development), (August 2013-Present)
Work study scholarship, Nairobi, Kenya
Photography and writing articles on the institute’s events in liaison with the corporate affairs department,
I provide Assistance in administrative duties.
HIVOS- Global Dialogues competition 2013, (25th -26th May 2013)
Jury, Nairobi, Kenya
Selection of young peoples’ entries in the competition- top scripts created Global Dialogues’ short films.
Helped in coming up with a script for the Global Dialogues short film.
College of the Rockies campuses (COTR), (October 2007-October 2007)
Guest Facilitator, Calgary, Canada
African Development Challenges Conference (MDG number six – on HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis)
COMMUNITY OR VOLUNTEER WORK
Student Ministry on HIV/AIDS (Speaker)
High school ministry, educating students on HIV/AIDS
Coordinator of the Daystar University’s Compassion and Care Center’s (DCCC) support group
APHIA plus Nairobi HIV/AIDS Facilitator, June 2011-September 2011
Communicating positive behavior change against the spread of HIV/AIDS in communities, Community Based Organizations & Faith Based Organizations.
Casino Health center Member of the counselors’ supervision team, June 2010-October 2011
Outdoor counseling and testing activities and also part time volunteering at the Centre as a VCT/ HTC/ CCC counselor.
PSI-APHIA II program, Advocate of Behavior change, January 2007- December 2010
Raised awareness, positive behavior change against the spread of HIV/AIDS in workplaces, communities, Community Based Organizations & Faith Based Organizations.
APDK (Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya) Community Facilitator, 2006-2007
Mobilization of financially constrained women into self Help Groups to encourage sustainable development and discourage the handout mentality.
UN HABITAT- Nanjing, China, November 2008
Guest Speaker at the World Urban Youth Forum, part of the World Urban Forum for harmonious urbanization and safe cities.
National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) - 3rd National Conference of Peer Education, HIV&AIDS June 2008
Presentation: “The Role of Community in curbing Stigma & Discrimination”.
Population Action International (PAI) and Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD), May 2007
Guest speaker at the Screening of Abstaining from Reality, at the Parliament.
Population Action International (PAI) MARCH 2007
Featured in a Documentary (Abstaining from Reality) United Kingdom- London; Guest speaker before members of Parliament on International Women’s day.
KENWA (Kenya Network of Women with AIDS) Community Health Worker, 2004-2006
Managed the Resource Centre, Provided Home Based Care for people living with HIV/AIDS, Mobilized Community and created awareness, Counseling for orphans and vulnerable children and People Living with HIVAIDS.
AWARDS & HONORS
Awarded national winner, Scenarios from Africa Competition, Date, Location
Created an outstanding scenario on HIV in Africa. Story: All that Glitters is not Gold.
International Essay Competition- World Bank, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cities Alliance (Best Authors), 2008, Nairobi
Awarded a diploma among best authors. Story: The City I Long For.
Languages: English (Advanced Proficiency), Swahili (Fluent), Luo (Native)
Computer: Microsoft Office applications, online networking, Adobe Creative Suite, Sony Vegas. Skilled at using Windows 2000/2003/2007, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Linux, Windows 8