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  • Posted: Jan 8, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 21, 2021
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    Centre for Health Solutions - Kenya (CHS) is a local, not-for-profit organisation. We understand the local context, make use of local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure we implement evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.
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    HTS Counbsellor (Machakos, Makueni and Kitui)

    Location: Machakos, Makueni and Kitui counties

     Overall Job Summary

    Reporting to the Clinical Officer/ Site in Charge, the HTS Counselor will be responsible for the provision of HIV testing, counselling for key populations, linkage of HIV positive KP to care and treatment. In addition, s/he will oversee the quality of implementation of HIV testing and counselling services as well as accurate documentation.

    Key responsibilities

    1. Ensure quality HIV Testing Services (HTS) are provided as per the National Algorithm.
    2. Offer first adherence counselling services to newly positive clients before referral to care and treatment
    3. Ensure monthly forecasting, quantification and reporting of Rapid Test Kits (RTKs) and HIV self-testing kits is done according to the guidelines and raise a 1-month early warning alert for expected RTK shortage.
    4. Support and spearhead promotion of HTS services and innovations aimed at increasing access to HTS service provision e.g. Social Network testing (SNS), Assisted partner notification services (aPNS),
    5. Participation in EQA activities (proficiency testing and observed practice) documented and available at the facility level.
    6. Support for the M&E framework (Maintenance of HTS registers, wall charts) to ensure accurate data entry and timely reporting.
    7. Promote HTS services among clients who visit the hotspots and DiCEs by giving health talks and by using IEC materials
    8. Conduct targeted outreaches.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma in relevant Social Sciences, two-week NASCOP Counselor’s Certificate
    • A degree in public health, social sciences or related disciplines will be an added advantage
    • Proficiency in computer packages like MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
    • Data analysis and interpretation skills
    • Working knowledge of the DHIS2 reporting platform
    • Three years’ experience in HTS in a busy facility, training in counselling supervision is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV as one document stating the current and expected salary, contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title: CHS INSTITUTE/HR/HTS/001/2021 by 5.00 PM January 21, 2021.

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