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  • Posted: Nov 9, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 12, 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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    Technical Officer HIV Care & Treatment

    CHS is currently sourcing for high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the position for: – Technical Officer HIV Care & Treatment: CHS/HR/STP/TOCT/02/2021 

    Overall Job Function

    Reporting to the Senior Technical Officer, the Technical Officer HIV Care and Treatment is a key member of CHS program staff involved in the planning and execution of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services including PMTCT, GBV and TB/HIV treatment. The Technical Officer is responsible for on-site mentoring and implementation of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment activities.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide technical support to health workers in all aspects of planning and implementation of HIV services (care and treatment, TB/HIV, and PMTCT & GBV) to ensure that patients receive the full complement of prevention, treatment and care in accordance to MoH guidelines.
    • Build the skills and knowledge of the targeted clinical staff on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, TB, GBV and PMTCT through on-job training, mentorship, case reviews and CMEs
    • To provide on-going supervision of CHS-supported HIV prevention, care and treatment activities in assigned sites including scheduled joint supportive supervision with County and Sub-County level MoH staff
    • To assist in program monitoring and evaluation with reporting through national HMIS tools and other tools in use by CHS and its funding partners
    • Routinely monitor program quality through QI approaches as well as elements of operations research including identification and documentation of ‘best practices’ to ensure high-quality HIV/AIDS service provision
    • To support scale-up and sustenance of aPNS in Viremia clinics at CCC and PMTCT setups
    • Oversee follow-up care of PMTCT clients and HIV exposed infants in CHS supported facilities
    • Timely preparation and submission of activity budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers
    • Assisting in program monitoring, evaluation, and use of data to inform program planning and continuous improvement as well as research as needed.
    • Support in design and implementation of GBV interventions, mentorship on GBV, documentation and report writing on GBV.
    • Track and ensure real-time documentation of patients’ information in the EMR by Clinician/Nurse in sites implementing EMR Point of Care.

    Person Specification

    • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Public health or other health-related courses.
    • Master’s degree in a relevant health related field will be an added advantage.
    • At least five years of HIV programs implementation experience is required.
    • Should have training in HIV/AIDS, TB comprehensive care and support.
    • Should be a trainer of trainers in HIV management.
    • Training on GBV- minimum package of care for survivors.
    • Training on Kenya EMR and the ability to use EMR for reporting.
    • Advanced training in antiretroviral management is an added advantage
    • Good understanding of HIV/AIDS clinical care and antiretroviral therapy (ART), including patient-centered management and family support.
    • Excellent management abilities within a multi-disciplinary team, support, training and mentoring
    • Good use of MS Office packages and office automation solutions. 

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CVs with contact details to [email protected] clearly quoting the position you are applying, and reference number as indicated in the subject line. Applications close on Friday 12 November 2021. CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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