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  • Posted: Jan 5, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 13, 2022
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  • Ciheb is an international health, education, and research center founded by the Institute of Human Virology within the University of Maryland, Baltimore's School of Medicine. The center is comprised of a network of international experts who work with local stakeholders to combat infectious and non-communicable diseases in resource-limited regions of the world. 
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    Clinical Improvement Specialist/Team Lead

    Job Summary:

    The overall function of this position is to ensure effective implementation of quality HIV Care and Treatment services in supported counties. Responsible for working closely with the MOH and County Health teams, partners, and service providers in the region to strengthen health systems and ensure that the quality of HIV prevention, care and treatment and TB supported across the program is consistent with the national MOH/County Health Services quality standards and guidelines. Responsible for supporting the training, on-site technical supportive supervision, mentorship, coaching and regular updates to service providers in PMTCT, HIV care and treatment and TB care for all populations.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Co-ordinate the planning, conducting, analyzing, and disseminating results of site capacity assessments at supported facilities.
    • Provide technical support through training and on-site mentorship to facility multidisciplinary teams in management of HIV, TB, and related diseases as per the recommended national guidelines
    • Examine facility operations and systems and recommend ways to improve processes geared towards enhancing patient level outcomes
    • Represent the organization in technical capacity at county and facility level meetings
    • Ensure achievement of program’s annual service delivery targets for the region and develop remedial plans where the targets fall short.
    • Ensure synergy with the sub county technical team in site level supervision.
    • Review facility reports and quality of care indicators routinely and provides guidance and recommendations related to tracked indicators and outcomes.
    • Support site level Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and strengthen capacity of site level MDT to increasingly use their data to support improvements for patient case management.
    • Support facility teams to build local capacity for quality improvement activities by establishing work improvement teams (WITs) at different departments that identify gaps subsequently prioritizing, analyzing, and implementing QI projects.
    • Maintain thorough documentation of activities and tracks deliverables.
    • Coordinate dashboard reviews of project clinical outcomes and utilize project data to prioritize interventions.
    • Provide representation as delegated in critical stakeholder meetings and activities.
    • Maintain current knowledge of medical practice standards and developments.

    Required Qualifications:

    • B.Ch.B, MD or MBBS required with significant field experience in clinical and/or community-based care of persons living with HIV/AIDS
    • Registered clinical officer with over five years’ experience in HIV/ AIDS program implementation may be considered
    • Experience in Health Care programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations knowledge and experience of ART programmatic and technical issues highly desired
    • Program management experience and experience in a supervisory role is a plus
    • Knowledge and experience with Kenya HIV Quality Improvement Framework
    • Experience working with government institutions, counties, and local partners

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    Strategic Information Advisor

    The SI Advisor will be responsible for guiding the overall Ciheb-Kenya monitoring and evaluation (M&E) strategy and coordinating the implementation of this strategy for quality and timely monitoring of Ciheb-Kenya supported programs and activities in Machakos, Kitui, and Makueni Counties. This includes but is not limited to designing and leading the implementation of the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting (MER) systems that will ensure the program meets the required Ministry, county, and donor requirements including efficient systems for data management and reporting.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Develop and maintain the overall framework for project’s M&E systems prioritizing efficient HMIS for HIV including mHealth applications, eHTS, KenyaEMR, amongst others.
    • Lead the baseline assessment and monitoring of the project by guiding the process of identifying key performance parameters and comparing these to targets and objectives outlined in the grant’s proposal.
    • Develop a robust strategic information approach that can track the immediate and intermediate effects of program activities, including changes in knowledge, attitudes, responsiveness, data use, and technical assistance demand.
    • Maintain a database to ensure all project outputs and results are accurately recorded and coordinated to inform program staff, enhancing data demand and information use.
    • Ensure timely reporting of supported activities to county, MoH, and the donor through DHIS2, 3PM, DATIM, and all other reporting platforms whilst ensuring data concordance.
    • Provide regular reports on the status of implementation against the project goals and objectives to PI, PD, Senior Technical Advisor, CDC, and other program managers as required.
    • Building the capacity of the supported facilities, county health teams, and project staff in collecting, utilizing, and disseminate data as well as ensuring harmonization of all data whilst working closely with the county M&E personnel and other stakeholders.
    • Ensure the timely production and storage of accurate, reliable data through conducting regular quality assessments, and carry out analysis and interpretation of project data.
    • Support the preparation and facilitation of structured periodic project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring, and lessons-learned workshops.
    • Supervise Technical Leads and support to coach staff in all aspects related to HIV monitoring and evaluation.
    • Collaborate with MoH M&E department, health informatics and data warehouse to create platform for dialogue, data sharing, and addressing key M&E issues within MoH.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Minimum of an MSc in Epidemiology, Applied or Bio Statistics, or Health informatics
    • Proficient in use of data management and analysis tools and advanced skills in database construction and/or management (SQL, Access, Excel) and various statistical packages such SAS, SPSS or R including EPI-Info. Experience with programming software an added advantage
    • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, evaluation and implementation research, health information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis, and presentation
    • Minimum of 10 years’ experience of progressively responsible experience, designing, implementing, and overseeing M&E tasks for health and/or development projects, with at least five (5) years at senior supervisory level with MoH and donor-funded programs including the US government PEPFAR programs
    • Solid understanding Kenya’s health information systems, and issues related to data (e.g., data security, tracking through the cascade etc.) on key and priority populations
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, capacity building skills, communication, interpersonal skills, and providing technical assistance

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    GBV Paralegal Officer

    REPORTS TO: KEY POPULATION LEAD

    Background:

    The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) — Kenya is a local non-governmental organization collaborating with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and County Health Management Teams to strengthen health systems for improved quality of healthcare in Kenya. Ciheb-Kenya is collaborating with the county governments of Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Nairobi, Kisumu, and Migori to support the implementation and expansion of high quality, sustainable, and comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs, and expansion of COVID-19 vaccination with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

    Job Summary:

    The Gender Based Violence Paralegal Officer will oversee the implementation of GBV intervention through providing overall coordination and technical assistance to the program staff to ensure that comprehensive GBV interventions are provided in supported facilities.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Investigate the facts of GBV & SGBV cases brought to the recovery center to support the survivor access justice.
    • Organize and maintain documents in a paper or electronic filing systems for the cases handled in the recovery center for proper follow up.
    • Gather and arrange evidence and other legal documents for review and case preparation Write reports to help prepare for trials and have meetings with survivors to prepare for the cases.
    • Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court.
    • Help survivors during trials by handling exhibits, taking notes, or reviewing trial transcripts.
    • File exhibits, briefs, appeals and other legal documents with the court or opposing counsel.
    • Call clients, witnesses, lawyers, and outside vendors to schedule interviews, meetings, and depositions and sharing updates on the cases attended to.
    • Proper documentation of case outcomes to inform program progress and reviews.
    • Work with the GBV team at the recovery center to support all cases of GBV in the county.
    • Prepare and submit required reports.

    Qualifications and Professional Skills:

    • Certification or associate’s degree in paralegal studies (bachelor’s degree is preferred)
    • A minimum experience of two years in a paralegal role
    • Investigative mind and strong research skills
    • Working knowledge legal database software
    • Experience in preparing legal reports
    • Time management skills and Organizational Skills: Legal assistants often work on more than one case at a time. Keeping them straight is paramount
    • Computer Skills for Legal
    • research, document maintenance and preparation
    • Communication Skills: Good speaking, writing and interpersonal skills are needed to write documents, speak with clients and others in the legal field, and present information to your attorney

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    Strategic Information Specialist

    REPORTS TO: SI LEAD

    Job Summary:

    Under the supervision of the Strategic Information Lead, the SI Specialist will provide technical assistance and capacity building to M&E and data management staff at Point of Service in support of SI activities. S/he will provide support to the M&E and data management components at the Point of Service level.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Provide specialized training to facility and other partner staff in Health Information Systems including IQCare and other databases.
    • Provide mentorship to site data clerks on HIV related M&E systems.
    • Provide support and data analysis training to health facility staff with focus on use of IQCare.
    • Conduct routine data management including data collection, collation, analysis, and reporting.
    • Ensure that all national HIV related tools are available in supported facilities and health care workers are mentored to use them appropriately.
    • Data analysis, generating of reports and presentation to the program on a monthly/quarterly/annual basis to inform the program/donor/MoH.
    • Develop and revise M&E processes and related tools that support quality assurance for key program areas.
    • Provide capacity building and other form of support to site level staff on M&E activities such as data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
    • Conduct data quality assessments with strategic action plans and share assessment findings for improvement.
    • Conduct targeted site visits to provide mentorship on all issues related to Strategic Information.
    • Conduct data quality control/assurance activities.
    • Manage project databases and generate reports for donor reporting and project management.
    • Develop SQL queries and related activities.

    Qualifications and Professional Skills:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Science, Health Information Systems, Public Health, Health Informatics, Statistics, Mathematics, or any other relevant degree. A Master’s degree will be a definite plus
    • Training in M&E from a credible institution is desirable
    • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with HIV data systems
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Advanced computer skills including advanced excel, MS access, PowerPoint etc.
    • Training in a statistical data analysis software is desirable

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    Retention Specialist

    REPORTS TO:      SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR

    Job Summary:

    The Retention Specialist will work with the County Health Management Team to provide guidance related to HIV Testing Services (HTS), linkages through the continuum of testing to enrollment, continuity of care during transfers, patient retention strategies and adherence support.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Develop and implement a capacity-building and systems-strengthening plan for HTS, continuity of care, patient retention, and adherence support, in close collaboration with key partners.
    • Institutionalize continuous quality improvement systems for HTS, continuity of care, patient retention, and adherence support.
    • Examine HTS operations, patient linkages/referral systems, retention strategies, and adherence support mechanisms and lead the development of strategies to address findings.
    • Lead the implementation of training and continuous professional development systems for HTS counselors, for health professionals and lay health workers (CHWs, peer educators, etc.) involved in continuity of care and adherence support, and CHMT members.
    • Evaluate and adapt Community Strategy implementation for the context of Nairobi County.
    • Develops and distributes appropriate job aides and educational material for treatment support staff and counselors.
    • Represent the organization at stakeholder meetings.
    • Support staff through onsite mentorship and operations discussions.
    • Evaluate outcomes of capacity-building activities and shares recommendations.

    Qualifications and Professional Skills:

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing
    • Training in HTS and adherence
    • NASCOP T.o.T is an added advantage
    • Five (5) years’ experience providing and/or overseeing HTS and adherence support services
    • Good report writing skills

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    IPC Specialist

    REPORTS TO:                    IPC LEAD

    Job Summary:

    The IPC Specialist will oversee the day-to-day planning and implementation of IPC activities within Ciheb-Kenya supported facilities in collaboration with Nairobi City County.

    Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Provide day-to-day mentorship and technical advice and assistance to facility staff and senior level officials of various collaborating departments and their staff (i.e., hospital directors, doctors, physicians, nurses, social workers). Primary areas include the design and implementation of facility IPC work plans and monitoring systems essential to ensure adequate implementation of IPC activities.
    • Conduct routine assessment of healthcare facilities to monitor implementation of IPC policies and practices
    • Assist with development of standard operating procedures and reporting mechanisms for IPC
    • Conduct trainings for MoH, in-country partners and facility staff on IPC policies and practices using the national IPC curriculum.
    • Liaise with the sub-county TB coordinators and sub-county IPC coordinators to supervise and implement IPC in select facilities
    • Address inappropriate or inconsistencies in IPC program interventions implemented at the county, sub-county, or facility level; finding relevant solutions and training staff to follow new procedures; s/he analyzes issues to see if there is a pattern and recommending solutions to partners or leadership depending on challenge.
    • Collaborate closely with other technical partners that are also working in support of IPC capacity building in the Ministry of Health and county Health department through holding regular IPC forums for best practice sharing and DDIU
    • Support the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation for IPC services

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelors or Diploma in Clinical Medicine/Laboratory Technology Public Health/Nursing
    • At least two years of experience working with MoH, public health systems, and/or NGOs.
    • Knowledge of host country specific health delivery systems.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills

    Method of Application

    Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to C[email protected] on or before 13TH January 2022. Applicants are advised to include the title “CLINICAL IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST/TEAM LEAD” or “RETENTION SPECIALIST” or “STRATEGIC INFORMATION ADVISOR” or  “GBV PARALEGAL OFFICER” or “STRATEGIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST” on the subject line.

    The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) — Kenya is an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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