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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at more than 6,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of EGPAF and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States.
Senior Project Officer - HIV Integration Services
Location: Kakuma, Turkana
Primary Manager: Technical Advisor, Care and Treatment
To support establishment, expansion and implementation of a robust HIV Care & Treatment program for the Timiza90 Project that entails provision of quality integrated HIV prevention, HIV counselling and testing, care and treatment services within the Ministry of Health, Private and Faith Based Sector health facilities in Turkana County.
The Senior Project Officer - HIV Integration Services is responsible for day to day support of the Health Management Teams (HMT) and the Health care providers in the provision of HIV/ AIDS care and treatment services. The broad program areas to be covered shall include HIV Testing Services, Paediatric, Adolescent and Adult HIV Care & Treatment, TB/HIV program, Priority and Key Population services areas.
The work shall entail providing technical assistance to establish and strengthen implementation of integrated and comprehensive care and treatment activities in the assigned facilities Turkana West sub-county, support systems strengthening, improve quality of services and monitor progress towards achievement of quality results in order to attain the objectives of the Timiza90 Project.
Project Management & Coordination: 25%
- Responsible for coordination of the EGPAF sub-county based team comprising of Project Officers (HTS, RAL, Care and Treatment and SI&E Officers) and the assigned project driver.
- Acts as the primary contact person/focal person for the sub county based team with the HMT. Develops and maintains close working relationships with the health management teams at the sub county and facility level.
- Chair the sub county based Technical team meetings as per meeting SOPs.
- Submit minutes for sub-County based meetings and escalate any issues arising to management.
- Lead in preparing and presentation of sub-performance during monthly and quarterly performance review meetings.
- Conduct site assessments for new/satellite sites and periodic routine assessments of existing sites for integrated HIV service delivery
- Develop integrated HIV facility interventions and work plans and oversee the implementation
- Assist the HMT to develop and implement quality assurance programs for each supported site.
Technical Support: 40%
- Responsible for technical visits to Timiza90 Project supported sites in Turkana West to provide technical support in implementation of integrated HIV care and treatment services.
- Lead the efforts in the assigned sub-county towards attainment of set targets for new PLHIV identified, linked and retained on ART and virally suppressed.
- Support health facilities in improving quality of services offered through participation in observed practise MDTs, clinical review meetings.
- Support scale up and implementation of responsive differentiated service delivery models within the supported sites.
- Responsible for development of Quality Improvement plans in supported facilities, initiation and implementation of identified QI projects.
- Ensure all sites have routine SIMs assessment, remedial actions developed based on gaps and track implementation.
- Establish and supervise the lab-networks with networked facilities.
- Work closely with the HMT in identifying training needs, planning and delivering trainings for facility staff, according to the training plan.
- Attends training session in new content areas and helps facilitate attendance of facility staff in training sessions.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting: 20%
- Workiing with the SI&E program officer, assists the Project in working with facility based staff in data collection and data management and reporting including utilization of such data for planning and decision making.
- Responsible for tracking and reporting on all project input, processes, outputs, outcomes and impact at supported sites to ensure that adequate progress is made towards set targets.
- Identifies obstacles to achievement of desired results early enough, identifies remedial actions and seeks support to overcome these obstacles
- Monitors on a regular basis the availability of supplies necessary to accomplish project objectives
- Assist the Project Manager in preparation of monthly and quarterly progress reports.
Linkages, Networking and Integration: 15%
- Working with other Teams within the project, identify opportunities for integration including decentralization of care and treatment services, community-facility linkages and assist in documentation of successes, best practices and challenges associated with such linkage and integration
- Liaise with the HMT and any other technical counterparts among other partners on HIV care and treatment issues, nutrition and livelihoods participating in forums where such issues are being discussed and representing the Project Manager when called upon to do so.
The Foundation will conduct the staff’s appraisals in line with EGPAF’s policies. These will be done based on the Key Performance Indicators’ (KPI’s) model enumerated below.
|CARE AND TREATMENT & TB/HIV Program
|Proportion of individual work plans achieved
|Proportion of allocated targets achieved for new positives identified and linked to ART at supported sites
|Proportion of allocated targets achieved for HIV-infected patients started ART at supported sites
|Proportion of adults and children currently on HIV care that are on ART at supported sites
|Proportion of allocated targets achieved for adults and children currently on ART at supported sites
|Proportion of HIV-infected adults and children achieving viral suppression (<1000) at supported sites
|Proportion of clients on a form of Differentiated Service Delivery Model
|Proportion of sites achieving >80% (Green and Dark Green) score in HIV C/T and TB program area during SIMS visit conducted by the donor
|Proportion of PLHIV screened for TB in the last visit at supported sites
|Proportion of allocated targets achieved for TB/HIV co-infected patients started on ART
|Proportion of sites conducting CQIs using KHQIF Model
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:
Medical Doctor with at least 3 years of continuous HIV program implementation or Clinical Officer with 5 years of continuous HIV program implementation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the County Government Ministry of Health
- Significant and up to date knowledge of the current ART, PMTCT, TB/HIV, HTS guidelines, standards, tools and best practices
- Training in National Advanced HIV Clinical Course/experience as mentor desired
- Experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment program implementation with demonstrated expertise in initiating care and treatment services in a public, faith based or private health facility
- Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating training in HIV /AIDS prevention, care and treatment areas.
- Knowledge of PEPFAR Program and NASCOP reporting requirements including familiarity with the data collection and reporting tools used by NASCOP
- Proficiency in computer
- Ability to work with limited supervision
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills
- Dedicated team player with ability and experience to work in a multidisciplinary team
Method of Application
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