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  • Posted: Apr 13, 2024
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    HJFMRI was organized as a nonprofit corporation to be operated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. HJFMRI offers international support for programs advancing medical research and providing care, treatment and education. HJFMRI's services include program administration, managing and conducting research trials and providing infras...
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    Program Officer - Care and Treatment

    • HJF is seeking to hire a Program Officer - Care and Treatment to provide technical assistance/ mentorship in HIV Care and Treatment, PMTCT, EID, TB, and CACX programs. The incumbent will be responsible for effective implementation, management, and monitoring of HIV clinical programs at the County level to ensure delivery of quality HIV services.
    • The position will also provides strategic direction to partners and coordinates planned activities including: PEPFAR Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS), CQI, mentorship and support supervision at the partner sites.

    Responsibilities
    Responsibilities

    • Oversee the planning, implementation and monitoring performance of the 95-95-95 cascade in the County. This includes working with other program staff, partners and major hospitals, health centers and dispensaries in the County.
    • Responsible for the implementation and scale up of HIV care and treatment intervention strategies to ensure results are on trajectory to meeting partner-level annual Country Operation Plan (COP) targets.
    • Investigate and encourage innovative approaches in program implementation of HIV care and treatment, ART integration in MNCH, FP services in HIV, PrEP and GBV integration in HIV clinics, HEI screening in immunization clinics and male involvement in RH services.
    • Scale up implementation of differentiated care service delivery approaches in HIV care and treatment
    • Undertake regular field visits to project locations/ sites to:
      • Assess local needs and provide technical assistance in the implementation of intervention strategies for the HIV Care & Treatment/ Prevention of mother to-child transmission of HIV.
      • Provide on-site and off-site clinical training and mentorship to other clinicians and nurses on the management of HIV infected women and their families according to the national guidelines, including pediatric ART and the treatment of tuberculosis and other opportunistic diseases.
      • Assist in service provision and direct patient care with an aim of improving Treatment outcomes and preventing mother -to -child transmission of HIV/AIDS during Mentorship.
      • Assisting other clinicians to problem-solve and help them with direct patient care as needed and undertake other activities (e.g. counseling, testing and interventions) that aim to improve Care & Treatment outcomes and Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS.
    • Implement and improve strategies towards an effective linkage network between PMTCT and HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in the respective departments and sites.
    • Collaborate and network with other relevant stakeholders in the implementation of HTS, PMTCT & HIV/AIDS care and treatment services including early infant HIV diagnosis at the program sites.
    • Participate in partner HIV quarterly & monthly meetings as well as clinical case review meetings and quality assurance through continuing medical education.
    • Promote standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the provision of IDV clinical care to pregnant women at the PMTCT clinics in collaboration with other departments in the hospital.
    • Responsible for writing and collection of accurate program reports on trainings and technical assistance activities as well as findings and recommendations for strengthening services in the PMTCT clinics on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.

    Education And Experience

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Nursing Sciences
    • A basic degree in clinical Medicine/ Nursing/ Public Health or any other related field from an accredited Institution is an added advantage
    • 3 - 5yrs experience in providing HIV care and treatment in clinical settings
    • Experience managing medium to large sized HIV Programs preferred

    Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a diverse team as well as independently.
    • A good understanding of the Kenya HIV context, with a clear understanding of interventions across the 95 – 95 – 95 cascade.
    • A good understanding of the Kenya Health System, particularly the MoH System
    • Great negotiation and networking skills, and clear understanding of the Government protocol and processes
    • Utmost integrity, with ability to inspire confidence, and project a good image of the organization at the county level
    • Experience in mentoring clinicians.
    • Proficiency with computer application such as Power Point, Word, MS Excel, and other applications.
    • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, MOH team, stakeholders and recipients of assistance.
    • Well-developed written and oral presentation skills.
    • Self-motivated, willing to learn as well as train and mentor others.
    • Good knowledge of basic data analysis, interpretation and use for decision

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    Mentorship Lead and County Programs Coordinator

    • HJF is seeking a Mentorship Lead and County Programs Coordinator to provides technical assistance/mentorship to SRV Counties including Care &Treatment, HTS, PMTCT, TB, and Prevention programs. As the County Program Coordinator will provides logistical support and strategic direction to the Partners in the County across all program areas to ensure achievement of targets. The position will be responsible for effective implementation, management, and monitoring of the County Programs in delivering quality HIV services.

    Responsibilities
    Responsibilities

    • Oversee the planning, implementation and monitoring performance of the 95-95-95 working with program staff, and partners in HJFMRI SRV Counties.
    • Collaborate and network with relevant stakeholders to implementation HIV program.
    • Coordinating HIV care and treatment technical assistance and mentorship activities in HJFMRI supported counties of Bomet, Kericho, Narok and Nandi.
    • Coordinate with SRVTWG Secretariat on m onthly and quarterly reports to NASCOP on mentorship activities.
    • Coordinate MDTs in HJFMRI supported counties
    • Coordinate with SRVTWG and NASCOP on DRT approval, access and distribution of 3rdline drugs
    • Represent the region at national level
    • Oversight of NAHCC trained mentors in promoting their access to ART sites in need of their expertise in Bomet, Kericho, Narok and Nandi.
    • Coordinate dissemination of HIV treatment guidelines and other HIV updates in Bomet, Kericho, Narok and Nandi.
    • Participate in partner HIV quarterly & monthly meetings as well as clinical case review meetings and quality assurance through continuing medical education.
    • Represent the organization in County stakeholders meeting.
    • Lead mentorship in various program areas at facility level in the county.
    • Assist in routine monthly and biannually data collection
    • Interpretation of data and identification of gaps and strategies for corrective measures on various indicators.
    • Actively participate in monthly data review meetings and ensure program indicators are well documented and reported.
    • Preparation of payment spreadsheets, giving returns to the accounts office and ensuring all payments are made in good time
    • Ensuring supplies are adequate in the county e.g. registers, drugs, and stationary
    • Liaise with the program coordinator to ensure annual workplan is implemented to meet its objective
    • Give written reports on issues noted during fieldwork to supervisor for guidance and recommendation.
    • Working closely with colleagues and MOH staff to ensure the program objectives are achieved.
    • Assist County teams to develop annual work plans and budgets;

    Education And Experience

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.
    • Master’s degree in Public Health or any other health related field will be an added advantage
    • 3 - 5yrs experience in providing HIV care and treatment in clinical settings
    • Experience in managing medium to large sized HIV Programs preferred

    Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to work with diverse teams
    • A good understanding of Kenya HIV context, with a clear understanding of interventions across the 95, 95, 95 cascades.
    • A good understanding of the Kenya Health Management System,
    • Great negotiation and networking skills, and clear understanding of the Government protocol and processes
    • Utmost integrity, with ability to inspire confidence, and project a good image of the organization at the county level
    • Experience in mentoring clinicians.
    • Proficiency in computer application such as Power Point, Word, MS Excel, etc.
    • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, MOH team, stakeholders and recipients of assistance.
    • Well-developed written and oral presentation skills.
    • Self-motivated, willing to learn as well as train and mentor others.
    • Good knowledge of basic data analysis, and interpretation for decision making.

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