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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 31, 2020
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  • CHAK's constitution provides for membership to Protestant churches' health facilities and community-based health programmes provided their services are not for profit. Mission To facilitate member health units in their provision of quality healthcare services through advocacy, health systems strengthening, networking and innovative health programme
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    Service Delivery Advisor - HIV Prevention

     Job Description/Requirements

    CHAK is seeking competent, experienced and highly skilled professionals as Technical Advisors to lead in the anticipated USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Mt. Kenya, Kajiado and Nairobi region counties. The successful candidates are expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties. These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread.

    CHAK is seeking an SDA HIV prevention to provide technical expertise and ensure soundness of prevention activities.

    Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, this position will:

    • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of project activities within their areas of HIV prevention and linkage;
    • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of project activities;
    • Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, curricula, and/or supervisory systems needed for implementation of the project to meet the needs of the counties and the donor;
    • Promote relevant adult and youth friendly prevention and clinical services and demand creation to increase awareness, acceptability, and uptake of these services;
    • Work in close coordination with county health management teams to ensure provision of standardized, evidence-based interventions that are designed to promote the adoption of HIV prevention, behaviors and service in the communities and health facilities and for priority populations, while strategically strengthening county health systems for greater responsibility along the J2SR;
    • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the health providers levels at community and health facilities;
    • Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites and communities for AGYW, Men, CSW, MSM and other special populations and lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted HIV prevention and linkage services;
    • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing CHAK and the project;
    • Work with MEL staff to design and implement a plan to track data/results to inform adjustments in project implementation;
    • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners to ensure activities conform to requirements and regulations;
    • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation and contribute to reports of project activities and results to the donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports, and other reporting requirements as requested;
    • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches within their technical areas of expertise;
    • Supervise technical staff;
    • Maintain excellent relationships with the donor and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to requests;
    • Provide technical leadership to the development of the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the donor, Government of Kenya and other stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • A medical degree (MBchB, Clinical Medicine or Nursing) and/or advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field;
    • 5+ years of experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in HIV prevention including PrEP;
    • Demonstrated capabilities in capacity building at the of community and facility level county health systems and experience working effectively with the devolved county health programs in Kenya;
    • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector;
    • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
    • Proven leadership in the design, management, implementation and monitoring & evaluation of large and complex international donor-funded programs. Leadership roles in implementing USAID-funded projects strongly preferred;
    • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures preferred.

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    Service Delivery Advisor (SDA) - HIV Care and Treatment

    CHAK is seeking competent, experienced and highly skilled professionals as Technical Advisors to lead in the anticipated USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Mt. Kenya, Kajiado and Nairobi region counties. The successful candidates are expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties. These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread.

    The program will provide technical assistance /mentorship and direct implementation of comprehensive, evidence-based and tailored HIV and TB prevention, care, support, and treatment interventions in established health facilities.
    The SDA will champion use of evidence–based interventions along the continuum of HIV care services by guiding adherence to the principles of continuous quality improvement through use of data e.g. MER indicators, MPRs and SIMS reports.

    Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, this position will:

    • Work closely with the DCOP to ensure standardization of HIV/TB care, treatment and prevention services (HTS, PMTCT, VMMC) across all the project supported sites;
    • Provide leadership to HIV care and treatment service delivery integration activity design, planning, and implementation;
    • Ensure the development and implementation of the minimum packages of care for HTS/VMMC/PMTCT/TB/HIV Care and Treatment across all supported sites, in line with the National program;
    • Providing day-to-day contact to provide technical assistance to each cluster teams on HIV care & treatment, TB and VMMC activities to establish and strengthen implementation of integrated and comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and TB activities at each supported site, improve quality of services and monitor progress towards achievement project objectives;
    • Participate and oversee the development and implementation of integrated project work plans;
    • Represent the project in PEPFAR funded activities with USAID, PEPFAR, and other implementing partners;
    • Provide targeted mentorship and supportive supervision at the project’s supported facilities;
    • Supervise and/or mentor select technical and programmatic staff;
    • Ensure achievement of all project deliverables including quarterly and annual PEPFAR targets;
    • Work closely with the MEL team to ensure timely quarterly and annual reporting of HTS/VMMC/PMTCT/TB/HIV care and treatment achievements;
    • Participate and contribute in the Regional Technical Working Groups (HTS/VMMC/PMTCT/TB/HIV Care and Treatment), selected national TWGs and ensure National initiatives are implemented at the supported facilities, as needed;
    • With the respective Program Officers at the County, Sub County and Sub Grantees, coordinate the project’s implementation of HTS/VMMC/PMTCT/TB/HIV Care and Treatment activities in line with the National HIV program.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Medical Doctor with Advanced Degree in Medicine (M. Med) or Public Health;
    • Demonstrated technical leadership in integrated HIV programming;
    • A minimum of five years’ experience in PEPFAR funded programming;
    • Experience working with County and Sub County teams as well as representation in HIV national forums in Kenya;
    • Proven management skills and a research background will be an added advantage;
    • At least 3 years’ clinical experience in HIV care and treatment programs;
    • Technical understanding of quality and quality improvement wi

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    Service Delivery Advisor: Operations and Procurement

    Job Details

    CHAK is seeking competent, experienced and highly skilled professionals as Technical Advisors to lead in the anticipated USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Mt. Kenya, Kajiado and Nairobi region counties. The successful candidates are expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties. These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread.

    CHAK is seeking competent, experienced and highly skilled professionals as Technical Advisors to lead in the anticipated USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Mt. Kenya, Kajiado and Nairobi region counties. The successful candidates are expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties. These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread.

    This role is critical to the success of the project operations by working closely with the other Service Delivery Advisors in the project and also offer technical advisory on procurement and operations to CHAK as an organization.
    The main objective of the position is to evaluate and improve organization-wide Operations and Procurement systems and policies ingraining best practices culture and value systems. The position will also give expert advice and support to operations and procurement to the organization and to ensure that the project and CHAK meets organizational, National and USAID operations and procurement compliance standards.

    Reporting to the Finance & Administration Director, this position will:

    • Define, develop and enforce compliance to policies, procedures, guidelines, indicators and tools including SOPs related to procurement;
    • Lead the organizational spend analysis at field level in order to identify key suppliers, category of procurement and advice on the definition of priorities for the CHAK projects and programs and advise stakeholders on procurement KPIs;
    • Provide guidance and advice, in order to develop local and regional project procurement strategies considering potential leverage by mutualizing with the spend of other projects and divisions of the organization;
    • Provide strategic, local and regional insights and recommendations to the tactical procurement interventions in compliance of the global CHAK Procurement Strategies;
    • Develop market assessments and benchmark analysis for continuous quality improvement of the operations and procurement processes;
    • Build the capacities of procurement, project staff, as well as CHAK member health Units through coaching and training;
    • Represent CHAK in operations and procurement systems forums.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain Management. MSC/MBA in procurement and supply logistics will be an added advantage;
    • Minimum 4 years’ of experience in operations and procurement including data analysis, sourcing, complex negotiation and contracting with a good knowledge base in supply chain processes and financial budgeting especially within context of USAID projects;
    • Operational experience ideally with USAID and UN Systems projects or other INGOs supporting diverse complexities;
    • Experience in private sector is key in order to blend NGO and private sector best practices;
    • Computer literacy with proven ability to work with Office and a good command of excel is a must;
    • An analytical mindset, organizational skills and autonomy are a must with proven experience in customer orientation and a result-orientated attitude

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    Service Delivery Advisor- Laboratory System Strengthening

    CHAK is seeking competent, experienced and highly skilled professionals as Technical Advisors to lead in the anticipated USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Mt. Kenya, Kajiado and Nairobi region counties. The successful candidates are expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties. These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread.

    The Technical Advisor for Laboratory Management will ensure the implementation of best practices in sample collection, storage, and validation, return of results and analysis of trends in results in alignment with government and donor policies and procedures.

    Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, this position will:

    • Design and lead continuous quality improvement initiatives (CQI) and technical assistance to increase utilization and delivery of high-quality lab services;
    • Design and lead project initiatives to scale up recency and viral load testing services;
    • Develop and/or update HIV lab strategies, guidelines, in-service training approaches/curricula, standard-operating procedures and job aids as required;
    • Provide technical assistance in HIV lab services at national, provincial, district, facility and community level;
    • Provide direction for upgrading and establishing labs towards accreditation;
    • Support and strengthen an effective specimen transportation system and its scalability in-country, including coordination with relevant partners and other programs;
    • Support further expansion and coordination of the Point of Care techniques to diagnose HIV and other opportunistic infections;
    • Participate in the development of the project laboratory plans and oversee the development and successful implementation of the service delivery annual work plans.
    • Support MERL planning to answer key lab questions including assisting in the development and tracking of indicators;
    • Participate in and provide technical assistance to national and regional lab Technical Working Groups (TWGs), task teams, workshops, and campaigns;
    • Ensure lab activities effectively incorporate and consider gender and stigma reduction programming;
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the various lab prevention and treatment partners;
    • Explore opportunities for quality improvement across multiple issues in lab based diagnostic network such as planning, connectivity and quality assurance;
    • Develop and strengthen a platform for dialogue and addressing key laboratory issues within the MoH.

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Masters in Medical Laboratory Sciences or epidemiology or microbiology or MPH with clinical degree;
    • At least 7 years’ experience in implementing Lab programs, with at least 3 in HIV/Lab programs, especially with USAID supported programs in Kenya;
    • Experience in capacity building e.g. developing content, planning, and facilitating training and providing technical assistance;
    • Familiarity with adult learning principles/techniques and demonstrated ability to design and facilitate learning opportunities for adults.

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    Service Delivery Advisor - PMTCT

    CHAK is seeking competent, experienced and highly skilled professionals as Technical Advisors to lead in the anticipated USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Mt. Kenya, Kajiado and Nairobi region counties. The successful candidates are expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties. These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread.

    The program will provide technical assistance/mentorship and direct implementation of comprehensive, evidence-based and tailored HIV and TB prevention, care, support, and treatment interventions in established facilities in various counties in Kenya.

    The Service Delivery Advisor - PMTCT will drive implementation of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services to improve access to the comprehensive health services package, HIV prevention, and immediate ART initiation services, particularly for children and HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women. S/he will be guided by National MOH/County and program policies and procedures and ensure adherence to the organizing principles of continuous quality improvement through use of data for evidence-based decisions on the continuum of HIV services.

    Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, this position will:

    • Lead the technical capacity building of PMTCT services and work with CHMTs to coordinate the PMTCT national program at county, sub county, facility and community level;
    • Develop and/or update PMTCT and linkage and retention strategies, guidelines, in-service training approaches/curricula, standard-operating procedures and job aids as needed;
    • Lead the design and implementation of demand creation activities to raise awareness of the importance of adhering to ART treatment and the need for HIV HEI testing;
    • Lead project Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives to scale up linkage to ART for mothers and children;
    • Oversee development of integrated HIV/PMTCT/MNCH/FP facility interventions and work plans;
    • Design and lead project initiatives and technical assistance to increase uptake and coverage of PMTCT services by diagnosed and undiagnosed mothers/AGYW and delivery of high quality PMTCT services;
    • Oversee the establishment of EID, CD4 and VL lab monitoring, ensuring timely collection of relevant lab samples for diagnosis and monitoring treatment outcomes, while ensuring results are received by providers and patients in a timely manner to guide patient management;
    • Oversee the implementation of mother-baby pair retention in care through cohort monitoring and in improving the success of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services;
    • Monitor and analyze PMTCT related data to ensure districts with lower EID testing and higher PMTCT rate get more support;
    • Support the alerts and notifications platform for appointment reminders, reminders for mothers or caregivers to bring babies for testing and continuous health tips for PLHIV;
    • Participate in and provide technical assistance to national and regional PMTCT Technical Working Groups (TWGs), task teams, workshops, and campaigns particularly towards PMTCT;
    • Ensure PMTCT activities effectively incorporate and consider gender and stigma reduction programming and are linked with prevention, care, treatment, and support activities;
    • Coordinate and collaborate with the various PMTCT partners.

    Minimum requirements:

    • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Clinical Medicine;
    • A Master’s Degree in Public health or other related degree is a distinct advantage;
    • Five (5) years’ experience of continuous HIV program implementation, with at least 3 of those years focused on PMTCT and linkages, including implementation of Early Infant Diagnosis and Final Outcome, follow up of lactating mothers and their partners;
    • Experience in capacity building e.g. developing content, planning, and facilitating training and providing technical assistance;
    • Familiarity with adult learning principles/techniques and demonstrated ability to design and facilitate learning opportunities for adults;
    • Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Ministry of Health at County, sub-County and health facility level;
    • Experience in managing a large, diverse and dynamic team of public health professionals;
    • Experience in establishing and sustaining HIV care and treatment services within MCH and CWC settings;
    • Demonstrated experience in organising and facilitating mentorship and capacity building in PMTCT/MNCH/FP and RH.

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    Service Delivery Advisor Health Systems Strengthening

     Job Description/Requirements

    CHAK is seeking competent, experienced and highly skilled professionals as Technical Advisors to lead in the anticipated USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Mt. Kenya, Kajiado and Nairobi region counties. The successful candidates are expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties. These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread.

    S/he will be responsible for overall technical leadership and guidance for developing and implementing a broad health system strengthening framework to improve organization and delivery of nutrition & health services in the project. The HSS Advisor will work to embed sustainability mechanisms for stronger county health systems in the project. S/he will be responsible for implementation of Health Systems Strengthening component in close liaison with the of DCOP and the other technical advisors and the rest of the project team. She/he will work the County Management Health Teams (CMHT).

    In addition, s/he has overall responsibility for the strategic management of the project's implementation and operation activities, in accordance with CHAKs policies and practices, its vision, mission and values.

    Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, this position will:

    • Provide programmatic and strategic leadership, setting priorities in designing and managing the implementation of project activities in collaboration with the other technical advisors and the implementation team;
    • Provide overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of facility, county and community level HSS activities;
    • Contribute to the capacity building project, county, community health networks competences in HSS for quality & sustainable service provision;
    • Review and analyze data for performance monitoring and utilize the data to take corrective actions;
    • Ensure that the project receives adequate support and facilitation from the county support functions (supply chain, HR, Admin, Awards and Finance) enabling creation of resilient and sustainable systems to support service delivery. Also ensure gaps are identified, prioritized and communicated to the CO operations team effectively;
    • Oversee the development and successful implementation of work plans and indicators linked to transfer of greater responsibilities to the counties are achieved along the trajectory pf milestones;
    • Represent CHAK and the project in relevant county and national fora including donor meetings in collaboration with the DCOP;
    • Have overall management responsibility for the direct reports where appropriate;
    • Participate in the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID and the County health teams and the project staff;
    • Prepare narrative and financial reports for the donor and CHAK as required, ensuring these are of a high quality and submitted for review in a timely manner. This will involve compilation of information from a range of project staff and staff who have been transitioned into county employment and support;
    • Monitor program outputs and outcomes and work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning team to ensure that results are documented and reported accurately and in a timely manner;
    • Work closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation Research and Learning team and take a lead in ensuring that all HSS components have robust monitoring plans, baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with the project design and donor guidelines;
    • Facilitate appropriate dissemination of research findings and good HSS practices internally and externally to donors, governments, consortium partners and other key actors strategic for immediate and sustainable service delivery plan;
    • Serve as a technical knowledge, skills and experience hub for the sector in documenting and sharing best practices and innovations for replication and advocacy together with quality program team;
    • Work with technical resources among project staff sharing and learning in best practices and leverage their support for strengthening HSS related studies, assessments, innovations, advocacy and capacity building

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Master's degree or higher in public health, or related field;
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility managing designing and implementing in Kenya;
    • MUST be fully knowledgeable and experience with the county service delivery, HR, AOPs and 5-year County Development Plans;
    • Experience leading a highly successful health systems strengthening program in Kenya or in a similar setting;
    • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff;
    • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets;
    • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in;
    • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner;
    • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates should send their CV and application letter briefly describing his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience to [email protected] on or before 31st January 2021. Only qualified candidates should apply. Applicants must quote the Position on application Subject.

    *Disclaimer: CHAK does not charge money at any point of the recruitment process***

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

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