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  • Posted: Jan 7, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 11, 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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    Data Manager (Murang’a County)

    Data Manager (CHS/HR/TPP/DM/01/2022)

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the following position in Murang’a County.

    Duration: 8 months fixed contract

    Overall Job Function

    Responsible for coordinating all data collation and DDIU activities and provide constant feedback to both the technical and program teams.

    Duties and responsibilities

    1. Ensure appropriate data collection tools and systems are in place and are being used.
    2. Ensure a functional system for collection, analyzing and synthesis of program data.
    3. Provide oversight for successful data management including support for computer application/database development that will ensure management, organization, storage and easy access to information from CHS supported sites.
    4. Ensure data quality through data validation checks, including discrepancy/inconsistency checks, real-time data monitoring and data cleaning.
    5. Develop tools to facilitate routine data quality audits to minimize data errors across MOH and donor reporting platforms.
    6. Maintain the project’s management information system CRIS (CHS report information system) and other databases.
    7. Ensure effective utilization of project information systems.
    8. Ensure timely and accurate reporting for daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly program monitoring data.
    9. Prepare reports, dashboards and other graphics summarizing program results in power BI, excel or any other platform.
    10. Build the capacity of data officers to comfortably handle various project data demands.

    Person specification

    • Bachelors’ degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Actuarial science, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public health or its recognized equivalent.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in data management of health projects.
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables, Dashboards, Power pivots, advanced excel formulas, conditional formatting)
    • Ability to develop analytical codes.
    • Proficiency in data real-time data collection applications including ODK and redcap.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of data visualization and business intelligence software like ArcGIS, Tableau and Power BI.
    • Working knowledge of PEPFAR, CDC and MOH reporting requirements.
    • Sound understanding of HIV and AIDS and integrated TB, SGBV, and public health programming.
    • Demonstrated ability to independently complete assigned tasks.
    • Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.
    • Ability to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and work with minimum supervision.

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    Continuous Quality Improvement.

    Strategic Information Officer (SI) – Continuous Quality Improvement: CHS/HR/STP/SICQI/01/2022

    CHS is currently sourcing for high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the position of a Strategic Information Officer (SI) – Continuous Quality Improvement.

    Overall Job Function

    Reporting to the Strategic Information Advisor, the SI officer in charge of Quality Improvement will work closely with the program technical staff and the rest of the program implementation team to support teams to effectively implement, document, and report Quality Improvement and Strategic Information activities within the program.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Act as a link between CHS and SCHMTs on both paper and electronic prevention (DREAMS, KP & FFx), VMMC, care, and treatment data related issues
    • Building capacity for QI coaching at project supported sites by closely working with the project QI teams to plan for and implement activities aimed at institutionalising the use of QI methods to improve service delivery and client outcomes through training, on-site coaching, and support supervision
    • Organise and/or participate in SI related capacity building activities targeting CHS staff; health facility staff; and other stakeholders
    • Support needs-based quality improvement capacity building for community based HCT while supporting them in providing leadership to improvement initiatives
    • Work with health facilities to apply QI approaches to routine facility practices to bridge performance gaps
    • Support MoH to establish systems for continuous learning and implementation of continuous Quality Improvement methods as well as the spread of successful innovations throughout the health sector
    • Work with the MoH to improve the competency and capability of health workers by strengthening quality training programs, including advocacy for quality improvement within core curricula for health providers
    • Assist the MoH in improving performance of health care providers by applying evidence-based innovations and continuous monitoring
    • Convene and conduct quality improvement performance review meetings and other fora needed to achieve the project objectives
    • Assist with the design and oversight of learning sessions to facilitate the scale up of improvements
    • Work with MoH to establish performance monitoring system for tracking priority QI indicators across collaborating sites to show improvement in HCT processes and care outcomes
    • Actively participate in compilation and submission of periodic performance and progress reports
    • Work with MoH and Implementing Partners in identifying and communicating best practices in improvement of healthcare delivery through newsletters, training and coaching session’s publication and research
    • Guide initiation and implementation of the collaborative improvement effort in the region
    • Provide technical support to CHS-supported health facilities in collection, collation, analysis and reporting of health information to relevant stakeholders using national reporting systems
    • Support the uploading of facility EMR data into the National Data Warehouse (NDWH) and DHIS
    • Support the implementation of web-based and mobile health solutions to facilitate real time data transmission and reporting
    • Support EMR data cleaning and monitoring of daily data entry into the systems through regular data quality audit for quality patient management and reporting.
    • Contribute in the review and/or development of monitoring and evaluation tools and systems that are responsive to data needs
    • Work closely with other CHS staff and stakeholders to strengthen systems for monitoring patient outcomes; monitoring quality of care; tracing patients who default; data quality assurance; and data collection, collation, analysis and dissemination
    • Ensure timely and proper implementation of the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) monitoring and evaluation guidelines including roll out of new tools in all CHS-supported facilities
    • Participate in research studies that may be undertaken by CHS or any of her collaborating partners
    • Provide technical lead in quarterly data feedback to county health management teams and health facilities
    • Provide lead in timely collection, cleaning and reporting of quarterly and other routine data to donors and other stakeholders
    • Participate in regional and national stakeholders forums or conferences on health and give presentations during these meetings.

    Person Specification

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Records Management, Social Sciences or an equivalent academic qualification from a recognised institution
    • At least 5 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS care and treatment, PMTCT, TB/HIV, HTC, VMMC, Key Population, Priority Population and DREAMS programs in Kenya
    • Experience of working with government healthcare facilities in the area of quality improvement and reporting systems in Kenya
    • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods, operations research, Health Management Operations Systems and data quality assessments.
    • Demonstrable knowledge and skills in implementation of QI interventions in the context of developing countries and management of QI data and databases
    • Experience in knowledge management, specifically in the area of public health/ healthcare
    • Good facilitation and writing skills
    • Abilities to deliver with minimal supervision.

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    HTS Lead

    HTS LEAD: CHS/HR/STP/HTSL/01/2022

    Overall Job Function

    The overall function of this position is to ensure effective implementation and supervision of all HIV testing services (HTS) activities in the region including; identification of people living with HIV, linkage to treatment, longitudinal follow up and referrals for HIV prevention interventions. The HTS Lead will work closely with the County Health teams, other implementing partners, program teams, and service providers in Siaya County to strengthen health systems and ensure that the quality of HIV identification, prevention, linkage and retention to treatment are supported across the program in consistence with the donor and national guidelines. The HTS Lead will also be responsible for supporting the training, on-site technical supportive supervision, mentorship, and regular updates to technical teams and service providers in all populations.

     

     Key Responsibilities

    • To provide leadership in the planning and implementation of HTS strategies including optimization of HTS in all service delivery points, assisted safe and ethical index testing and other high yielding strategies targeting different subpopulations.
    • Support provision of HTS for Key, priority populations and DREAMs interventions
    • To support interventions to ensure optimal linkage of HIV-positive clients to treatment in all subpopulations.
    • Support rollout and scale-up of recency testing.
    • Work with the SI lead to Support scale-up of the community health toolkit for HTS (electronic HTS) to all CHS Shinda Tena project supported health facilities.
    • To ensure implementation of HTS quality assurance and control systems according to the National guidelines.
    • Work with the laboratory lead to support the RTCQI process.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of HTS work plans.
    • To provide technical guidance to HIV prevention technical leads and technical officers in implementation of HTS strategies.
    • Continuous capacity building of program staff and service delivery staff in health facilities and the community in provision of HIV testing services according to national guidelines.
    • Work with the laboratory lead county HTS commodity focal persons and technical officers to support HTS commodity management through proper quantification and forecasting.
    • Prepare relevant technical and progress reports and recommendations to improve program performance.
    • Assess progress and barriers to achievement of program implementation plans, recommend action for improvement or modifications to address problems, document and highlight results

    Person Specification

    • A university degree in Social Sciences, Public health, Nursing, Clinical medicine or any other health-related field.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ HIV program experience, of which, two (2) years should be in an HIV programming technical position.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of HIV/ART management procedures, guidelines, adherence support and HIV testing service delivery.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages, report writing and presentation skills.
    • Dedicated team player with excellent interpersonal, communication, report writing and analytical skills.
    • Ability to exhibit professionalism and high ethical standards.
    • High level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.

    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  Data Manager (CHS/HR/TPP/DM/01/2022), by 5.00PM Tuesday 11th January 2022.

     

    Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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