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  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. 

     

    Technical Officer - Pharmaceutical Technologist

     

    Description:

    Works as a member of the regional mentorship team under the guidance of theSenior Technical Officer (Care and Treatment). S/He will mentor health service providers onthe pharmaceutical management information system, pharmacovigilance tools and provide policy updates on HIV management including ART.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide updates to the service providers on the revised ART policies and SOPs.
    • Provide mentorship and coaching on ART adherence preparation of new patients, dispensing medication use and counseling.
    • Provide support supervision on monitoring ART adherence (using multiple approaches).
    • Provide support in counter-checking drug dosages and formulations.
    • Support health care providers to document and report adverse drug interactions.
    • Provide mentorship and coaching to service providers on inventory management (quantification, requisition, storage, expiry tracking and reporting).
    • Provide updates to service providers on pharmaceutical management information system (PMIS);Daily Activity Register, Facility CDRR, District CDRR, Bin card, expiry tracking chart temp logs, Inventory Tracking Tool, Dispensing Tool, job aids (dispensing, storage, inventory management, quantification, medication use counseling), national set of recommended standard operating procedures (SOPs).
    • Use of the ADT (where applicable).

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY :

    • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Demonstrated team player.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Good planning and organizational skills.

    Qualifications:

    MINUMUM REQUIREMENT STANDARDS:

    • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized Medical Training College with 7-9 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in the same field with 5-7 years of relevant work experience.
    • Basic training on ART, Commodity Management (and preferably TOT).
    • Experience in mentoring and supervision of other pharmacy staffon inventory management, rational use and quantification.
    • The use of the ARV Dispensing tool (ADT) is an added advantage.
    • At least 5 years’ experience in providing support for a busy ART program.

    Senior Technical Officer, Pharmacy

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    • Provide strategic management and oversight of the pharmaceutical commodity management system for a national network of the public health project
    • Develop and foster partnerships and collaborative relationships with public sector commodity supply systems and private sector suppliers of essential commodities.
    • Strengthen the logistical arrangements for private providers to access and account for the essential commodities.
    • Monitor the use of the pharmaceutical commodities by the providers in the public health project by providing mentorship and coaching to service providers on inventory management (quantification, requisition, storage, expiry tracking and reporting).
    • Provide updates to service providers on pharmaceutical management information system (PMIS) and the use of current tools
    • Provide updates to the service providers on the revised HIV/TB treatment and ART policies, service guidelines and facilitate the development of treatment standard operating procedures (SOPs).
    • Provide mentorship and coaching on ART adherence preparation of new patients, medication use, counseling and the use of the ART dispensing tool (where applicable).
    • Provide supportive supervision on monitoring ART and TB treatment adherence (using multiple approaches).
    • Provide support in counter-checking provider prescribing practices, use of appropriate formulations, documentation and reporting of adverse drug interactions.
    • Support quality assurance and improvement initiatives for rational drug use amongst the network providers.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPLEXITY:

    • Flexibility, creativity and ability to work under demanding conditions to meet set deadlines and targets.
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Demonstrated team player.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Good planning and organizational skills.

    Qualifications:

    Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from a recognized university with at least 7-9 years relevant work experience in providing support to a busy integrated TB/HIV/Malaria (including ART) program. Registered with the Kenya Pharmacy and Poisons Board. In-service update training on TB, malaria and HIV care/ART, Commodity Management (and preferably TOT experience). Continuous use of the ARV Dispensing Tool (ADT). Experience in mentoring and supervision of other pharmacy staff on inventory management, rational use, quantification and pharmacovigilance. Demonstrated management of a commodity management system to support a busy clinical program. Experience working with the private sector (NGO/FBO/Private for Profit) is an added advantage.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here at https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. at http://www.fhi360.org/careers/eeo FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

    Data Manager

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Setting up and management of project data abases
    • Offer technical support in database management to meet data requirements for FHI 360 and other stake holders.
    • Assist in the compilation of quarterly, annual and adhoc program data and reports;
    • Provide technical assistance and oversee Management of Information Systems (MIS) in the project.
    • Coordination of collection of USAID’s/FHI 360 public health project activities data.
    • Ensure use of standardized tools and a functional system exist for purposes of collecting, analysis and synthesis of monitoring dat
    • Offering technical assistance in designing and implementation of data collection tools to the public health project implementation partners.

    Provide support in writing monthly, quarterly and national reports to the USAID and FHI 360Other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time

    REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES

    • Experience in setting up data bases
    • Experience in data analysis and presenting statistical reports
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines,
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Keen to maintain data security and data quality systems
    • Working knowledge of FHI 360 /USAID/PEPFAR data requirements
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated team player
    • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with implementing partners and program staff,
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills

    Qualifications:

    Degree in biostatistics, public health, mathematics or a related field with at least 3-5 year’s experience orMS/MA in relevant field with 1-3 year’s experience in data management or Advanced Diploma statistics/data management or related areas with 5-7 year’s experience. Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Epi Info, Stata, and Ms Access. Demonstrated experience with Health Management Information Systems. Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal trainings.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here at https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. at http://www.fhi360.org/careers/eeo FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

    Technical Officer – Care and Treatment

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide strategic direction in care and treatment program in liaison with the Senior Technical Officer
    • Provide mentorship, coaching and updates to program clinical mentors and service providers at the CC/ART to offer patients quality care and treatment services according to the national guidelines and standards.
    • Support the service providers by recommending relevant treatment and care for the patients with opportunistic infections and recommend initiation of ART treatment in accordance with the MOH recommended guidelines.
    • Liaise with other project staff working in the community to address issues of defaulter tracing, HIV prevention and addressing other social determinants of health to mitigate the impact of those affected and infected by HIV.
    • Coordinate and provide needed programmatic support to ensure the health facilities with high patient workloads and poor performing sites in terms of initiating patients on treatment are mentored and the necessary skills and confidence is transferred to the clinicians.
    • Support facilities to institute systems for inter and intra facility referrals.
    • Ensure quality of care is attained for patients seeking the services.
    • Ensure the documentation of appropriate services rendered to the patients is done in the relevant service registers.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY :

    • Knowledge of HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, family planning, public health.
    • Ability to provide a wide range of clinical services and capable of effectively transference of skills, effective communication.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Computer software skills for word processing.
    • Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume workload.
    • Ability to lead and work in teams to accomplish given tasks.

    Qualifications:

    MSc/MPH with 3-5years relevant working experience; Medical degree preferred. Trained in HIV management, care and treatment. Additional training in both pediatric and adult rational ART use is an added advantage. At least 2 years’ experience working in a health facility offering HIV Comprehensive care and treatment. Demonstrable knowledge of HIV knowledge and the various interventions being offered to prevent and control the morbidity and mortality arising from the infection will be an added advantage.

    Senior Technical Officer, Care & Treatment

     

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical direction to implementing partners and other agencies in the implementation of HIV/AIDS/TB/
    • Provide direction in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS/TB.
    • Prepare annual work plans, budgets and reports for clinical services.
    • Monitor the achievements of set targets for clinical services.
    • Establish and maintain good working relationships with MOH staff at all levels and other partners to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the program at all levels.
    • Maintain smooth regular information flow with MOH officials, FHI 360 technical staff on technical issues.

    REQUIREMENTS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES.

    • Excellent managerial and administrative skills.
    • Sensitivity of cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV/AIDS/TB.
    • Ability to work with others and maintain compatibility among project staff, sub-contractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
    • Ability to manage projects, set priorities and plan for the successful implementation of programs.
    • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and internationally as needed.
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision, team player with drive as an initiative.

    Qualifications:

    HIV/AIDS/RH program management experience. Medical doctor with MPH preferable. Working experience of at least 7-9 years and at least two years treating patients with HIV/AIDS. Experience in the providing care and treatment and use of ARV drugs is an added advantage. Familiarity with decentralized public health systems.Excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here at https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. at http://www.fhi360.org/careers/eeo FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Management of project data bases in the field office.
    • Assist in coordination of monitoring and evaluation activities of the public health project in Kenya at district level, focusing specifically on capacity building of partners on systems for collecting data for measuring project implementation.
    • Under M&E Specialist’s guidance, offer technical assistance to implementing partners to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans.
    • Provide logistical support to ensure constant availability and technical support to ensure use of approved standardized tools by facilities and implementing partners in accordance with guidelines stipulated by USAID and GOK.
    • Ensure implementing partners understand the project indicators, have a functional system for collecting, analysis and synthesis of monitoring data.
    • Offer technical support on reporting tools, data management processes, analysis and interpretation of indicators to implementing partners to meet program requirements.
    • Train facilities and implementing partners on reporting requirements, indicator definitions and use of data tools.
    • Plan and facilitate capacity building and training of implementing partners in monitoring and evaluation through formal and informal adult learning methods.
    • Coordinate collection of public health project in Kenya program activities data to ensure it is complete and timely.
    • Coordinate routine data quality assessments within respective regions.
    • Provide support to implementing partners in compiling monthly reports and basic data analysis

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITIES

    • Experience in setting up data bases,
    • Experience in training and capacity building using adult learning methods,
    • Experience in data analysis and presenting statistical reports
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision
    • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines,
    • Demonstrated team player,
    • Keen to maintain data security and data quality systems
    • Working knowledge of FHI/USAID/PEPFAR data requirements
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with implementing partners

    Qualifications:

    MS/MA/MPH in relevant field with 3-5 years relevant experience or BS/BA in relevant field with at least 5-7 years experience in Monitoring and Evaluation. Computer proficiency in word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Excel, Stata, and Ms Access. Demonstrated experience with Health Management Information Systems and ability to transfer knowledge through informal and formal training

    Senior Technical Officer, Laboratory

     

    Description:

    The Senior Technical Officer (STO), Laboratory Technical Specialist will provide laboratory support and guidance to staff and partners for a public health project in Kenya. S/he will implement and monitor laboratory systems strengthening initiatives according to international standards, funder and Government of Kenya requirements. S/he will implement a laboratory capacity building and networking strategy and support laboratory training, mentorship, technical assistance, and quality assurance activities to build the capacity of facility staff, government counterparts and local partners in supported laboratory facilities. The STO may be required to support the development and adoption of laboratory procedures and manuals and train staff in their use. S/he will also evaluate programmatic effectiveness and provide laboratory technical assessment reports to include corrective actions and capacity building plans.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    • Manage and coordinate the implementation of laboratory systems capacity building and networking strategies and activities for the project.
    • Supervise, provide guidance, and mentor relevant project staff.
    • Support the preparation and delivery of trainings to laboratory staff (including general laboratory technician training and laboratory supervisor training) and training-related services.
    • Provide technical assistance, mentorship, coaching and/or on-the-job training to facility-based laboratory staff, government counterparts, and others as needed and requested as part of overall capacity building and continuous quality improvement efforts.
    • In close collaboration with national and regional laboratory management, support the follow-up of needed corrective and preventive actions.
    • Assist laboratories with adoption and use of routine standard operating procedures and internal quality control interpretation.
    • Support regional teams working with selected laboratories with preparation for implementation of the ISO 15189/WHO-AFRO accreditation process.
    • Compile, prepare and provide project laboratory quality improvement reports as necessary.
    • Provide additional laboratory support services as per project-specific requests.
    • Participate in monitoring visits/forums with other project, program and partner staff as necessary.
    • Contribute to the review and finalization of the progress reports for the funder and other program deliverables as required.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualifications:

    • Degree in biological science or laboratory sciences within a clinical or diagnostic discipline with a Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with 7-9 years of related work experience within a clinical or research laboratory, including experience with laboratory quality control and quality assurance systems and implementation;ORMaster’s degree with 5-7 years of relevant work experience.
    • Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory accreditation mentorship services and to perform quality assurance assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations.
    • Direct experience developing and delivering trainings in laboratory sciences.
    • Proficient computer skills in MS Office Suite.
    • Excellent interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
    • Good in both written and spoken English and report writing.
    • Supervisory experience is an added advantage.
    • Experience with US government-funded programs is a plus.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here at https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. at http://www.fhi360.org/careers/eeo FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

    Technical Officer – Laboratory Technologist

     

    Description:

    Provides laboratory mentorship with technical assistance, capacity building, training, and quality assurance services. In addition, prepares laboratory procedures and manuals and trains staff in their use. Prepares reports and supports the follow-up of technical assistance and assessment visits to include corrective actions and capacity building initiatives to medical laboratories serving the public health project.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    Working closely with Laboratory Specialist as well as regional multidisciplinary mentorship teams and capacity laboratory in providing technical assistance to ensure and enhance the quality of laboratory services. Specifically, the key responsibilities are:

    • Work closely with facility based laboratory staff to provide laboratory technical assistance as needed and requested as part of overall mentorship improvement schemes.
    • Provide mentorship and coaching of laboratory staff in the respective regions to include OJT and support supervision.
    • In close collaboration with laboratory management support the follow-up of needed corrective and preventive actions.
    • Assist laboratories and capacity laboratory hire with development of routine SOP development and internal quality control interpretation/EQA.
    • Support selected laboratories with preparation towards the implementation of ISO15189/WHO-AFRO accreditation process.
    • Provide laboratory improvement report of all the laboratories within his/her allocated region within the agreed time period.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY :

    • Working knowledge of laboratory ISO 15189/WHO AFRO implementation
    • Proven capability and direct experience in clinical and research laboratory functions and services, including in resource constrained settings.
    • Resourceful and creative thinker with the ability to develop simple and efficient solutions and recommendations.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly diplomacy.
    • Good in both written and spoken English and report writing.
    • Direct experience developing and delivering trainings in laboratory sciences.
    • Experience in an accredited lab or a lab undergoing accreditation will be an added advantage

    Qualifications:

    BS/BA in relevant field with 5-7 years or Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with at least 7-9 years related work experience within a clinical or research laboratory including experience with laboratory quality control and quality assurance systems and implementation; Supervisory experience is preferred. Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory accreditation mentorship services and to perform quality assurance assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here at https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com/jobs to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.

    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. at http://www.fhi360.org/careers/eeo FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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