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  • Posted: Aug 4, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 12, 2022
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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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    PMTCT Lead

    Overall Job Function

    Reporting to the Deputy Program Director, the PMTCT Lead will be a key member of the CHS Shinda Tena Project technical team involved in the planning and implementation of HIV prevention and treatment services in Siaya County. The PMTCT Lead will work closely with the Ministry of Health to coordinate the implementation of interventions aimed at achieving eMTCT in Siaya County.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership in designing, and implementation of PMTCT work plans
    • Oversee the capacity building of project technical officers and health care providers at CHS-supported facilities on PMTCT national guidelines and protocols
    • Oversee follow-up of HIV infected pregnant and breastfeeding women and HIV exposed infants in CHS supported facilities and ensure optimal outcomes for the mother and infant
    • PMTCT coordinator will be responsible for PMTCT target achievement
    • Liaise with Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in the implementation of the program in line with MOH guidelines and priorities
    • Take part in the drafting of monthly, quarterly and annual reports and other written materials such as lessons learned, case studies and other materials as required
    • Assist in program monitoring and evaluation and use of data to inform program planning and continuous improvement
    • Participate in the county, regional and national PMTCT technical working groups
    • Develop job aids, tools and materials as needed including CMEs for use at the facility level to support health care workers to provide PMTCT services
    • Any other duties assigned by the Deputy Program Director

    Person Specification

    • Degree in a health-related field from a recognized training institution. Master’s degree in a relevant field will be preferred
    • Minimum of three years working experience in HIV treatment programs, preferably supporting PMTCT
    • Training in HIV/AIDS, PMTCT & TB comprehensive care and support
    • Excellent management abilities within a multi-disciplinary team, support, training and mentoring.
    • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, donors and other partners
    • Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
    • Knowledge of MS Office packages and office automation solutions
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection
    • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
    • Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to [email protected] clearly indicating the subject title as PMTCT Lead: CHS/HR/PMTCT/STP/01/2022, by 5:00 PM Friday, August 12, 2022.

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