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  • Posted on: 19 June, 2018 Deadline: 21 June, 2018
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  • Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the following position:

    PMTCT Officer – NAISHI Project

     

    Job Description

    Overall Job Function

    Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, this individual will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day planning and implementation of PMTCT activities within CHS supported facilities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Providing day-to-day technical support and supervision of the county PMTCT program as per the national guidelines
    • Assist with training of health care workers using the national PMTCT curriculum
    • Strengthen referrals and linkages between PMTCT activities and the CCC
    • Oversee follow-up care of PMTCT clients and HIV Exposed Infants in CHS supported facilities
    • Assist with implementation of the Monitoring & Evaluation systems for PMTCT Participate in county PMTCT meetings

    Person Specification

    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine, Nursing or an equivalent
    • Master’s in Public Health will be an added advantage
    • Trainer of Trainers in PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis
    • More than three years’ experience in the implementation of PMTCT activities
    • Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers in PMTCT

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    Health Records and Information Officer (Hrio) - 29 positions

     

    Job Description

    Locations and Posititions

    • Nyandarua - 7
    • Nyeri - 21

    Overall Function:

    The HRIO is responsible for providing support to the health facilities in medical documentation, data management, data analysis and reporting

    Key responsibilities:

    • Documentation and reporting
      • Ensure availability of necessary data collection and reporting tools at the facility. This will include patient cards/files, registers, reporting tools, databases
      • Maintain data security and confidentiality
      • Guide the facility staff on effective data management especially on correct and complete documentation
      • Ensure all required data summaries and facility reports are complete, accurate and timely
      • Reporting for the facilities through DHIS
      • Participate in data collection for program monitoring and research
    • Data quality audits
      • Review data prior to submission to DHRIO/ uploading into DHIS
      • Scheduling and participating in facility data quality audits
      • Cleaning EMR and DHIS data
    • Computerization
      • Ensure the facility EMR is up-to-date
      • Perform regular back-up of EMRs
    • Data utilization
      • Assist in compilation of ad-hoc or systematic data analysis, and share with the facility staff during MDT meetings
      • Support innovative ways of data presentation to ensure maximum and timely utilization

    Qualifications and Requirements

    For appointment to the post of HRIO, a candidate must;

    • Be in possession of at least a certificate in Health Records and Information from a recognized medical training college. A diploma in Health records will have added advantage.
    • Work experience as an HRIO at a health setting
    • Work experience with EMRs at a health setting is an added advantage
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

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    HIV Testing Services (Hts) Counsellors - 94 positions

     

    Job Description

    Locations and Posititions

    • Nyandarua 27
    • Nyeri 67

    Overall Function:

    The HTS Counselor is responsible for providing HIV Testing Services to patients and clients seeking services in their respective health facilities using provider-initiated testing and counselling, voluntary counselling and testing, targeted family and partner testing/Partner notification services and other novel HTS approaches.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Create awareness and provide education about the existence of HIV testing services
    • Lead in the mobilization of clients for HTS
    • Provide pre/post-test HIV counselling ensuring that clients understand risk factors, prevention methods and other relevant issues
    • Provide confidential HIV testing to clients, as per national HTS guidelines
    • Provide on-going counselling and make relevant referrals for on-going support
    • Ensure quality of HTS services at all times
    • Document and maintain accurate HTS records including referrals and report on referral outcomes
    • Compile and submit HTS reports on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis to the supervisor
    • Timely request for all the necessary consumables for undertaking HTS activities
    • Participate in HTS QA activities like PT, counselling supervision etc.
    • Ensure HTS Optimization in the facility
    • Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

    Qualifications and Requirements

    For appointment to the post of HTS Counsellor, a candidate must;
    • Have a certificate in guidance and counselling, health-related or social science field. A diploma holder will have an added advantage
    • Be certified by NASCOP as an HTS Counselor
    • Work experience as an HTS Counselor in a health setting is an added advantage
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

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    Medical Laboratory Technologists - 4 positions

     

    Job Description

    Overall Function:

    The Laboratory Technologist is responsible for coordinating laboratory activities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services

    Key responsibilities:

    • Performs laboratory activities required for HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs, including baseline and follow up laboratory investigations are carried out.
    • Conduct laboratory testing procedures as per the required SOPs
    • Correlating clinical information and/or previous lab results and report discrepancies to supervisors and other appropriate personnel.
    • Collecting and directing the collection of specimens with rigid attention to proper patient identification, priority status and hospital and laboratory and laboratory safety and infection control policies for clinical testing
    • Interprets test results and documents appropriately
    • Writing and updating laboratory procedures as required.
    • Set up, clean and maintain laboratory equipment, including carrying out daily temperature checks
    • Develop, standardize, evaluate, and modify procedures, techniques and tests used in the analysis of specimens and in medical laboratory experiments.
    • Preserves and protects patient and client confidentiality in all situations and with all documentation.
    • Follows protocol for running and documenting control values
    • Collects, evaluates, and reports quality management data in order to monitor and improve laboratory performance.
    • Do reagent quantification, forecasting and timely reporting
    • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with safety procedures, rules, and regulations including infection control policies and protocols.
    • Correctly disposes of bio-hazardous materials, labelling and handling of all materials.
    • Provide technical information about test results to care manager, clinical officers and patients.
    • Perform any other duties as directed by the supervisor

    Qualifications and Requirements

    For appointment to the post of Laboratory Technologist, a candidate must;

    • Have a diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • Valid License from the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB)
    • At least 2 years working experience in a laboratory
    • Knowledge of laboratory Health and Safety practices
    • Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel, donor funded projects is an added advantage
    • Good report writing and analytical skills
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Computer literacy
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

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    Registered Clinical Officer - 11 positions

     

    Job Description

    Locations and Posititions

    • Nyandarua 1
    • Nyeri 10

    Overall Function:

    The Clinical Officer is responsible for providing HIV/TB and related treatment service at supported sites as a member of the clinical team. The Clinical Officer will ensure that optimal standard of care is achieved in line with National guidelines, client satisfaction and good clinical outcomes.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Management and coordination of HIV/TB Clinic activities
    • Assist and work together with other Clinic team members in support of all the CCC activities.
    • Ensure proper patient management of HIV/TB is done in line with National guidelines
    • Provide adherence counselling and implementation of clinical aspects of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention program (PHDP) to clients attending the clinic
    • Ensuring that the optimal standard of care is achieved by establishing and maintaining the use of nationally approved clinical guidelines and protocols and with the help of the care manager, updating ones’ knowledge of HIV/AIDs management using evidence-based practice
    • Counsel clients on compliance to treatment
    • Provide information, education and communication to clients and their families in the clinic through support groups, health talks and educational materials
    • Ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
    • Ensure integration of HIV services in OPD, MCH, inpatient and other outpatient clinics.
    • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs) to discuss complicated cases.
    • Participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives to improve service delivery and patient-level outcomes
    • Participation and contribution to the capacity building of clinical and other staff through CMEs, mentorship, sensitization and updates
    • Mentor and supervise other health care professionals to assist in the provision of HIV care.
    • Ensure complete documentation in various HIV care related tools as recommended
    • Provide regular feedback to care staff/ facility management on work-related concerns
    • Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

    Qualifications and Requirements

    For appointment to the post of Clinical Officer, a candidate must;

    • Have a Basic Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery from Kenya Medical Training College or any recognizes institution
    • Have a valid License from the Clinical Officers Council of Kenya
    • At least 2 years’ work experience in busy Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) or MCH
    • Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel will be an added advantage
    • Experience working in PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

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    Nutritionist

     

    Job Description

    Overall Function:

    The Nutritionist is responsible for providing nutrition services in HIV/TB patient management, and MNCH clinics in supported health care facilities.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Promoting maternal infant and young child feeding programs
    • Developing and disseminating nutrition behavior change communication, information, education and communication materials;
    • Conducting nutrition assessments
    • Counseling of patients with specific nutritional needs
    • Providing nutrition health education and demonstrations
    • Implementing outpatient and inpatient supplementary and therapeutic feeding programs and evaluating outcomes;
    • Providing micronutrient supplementation
    • Collecting and compiling nutrition and dietetic data; and
    • Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

    Qualifications and Requirements

    For appointment to the post of Nutritionist, a candidate must;

    • Have a Diploma in Community Nutrition, Clinical Nutrition or Nutrition and Dietetics from a recognized training institution
    • Have a valid Registration by the Council of the Institute of Nutritionists and Dieticians (CIND)
    • At least 2 years’ work experience including Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) services
    • Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel will be an added advantage
    • Experience working in PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Computer literacy

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

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    Pharmaceutical Technologist - 2 positions

     

    Job Description

    Locations and Posititions

    • Nyandarua 2
    • Nyeri 2

    Overall Function:

    The Pharmaceutical Technologist is responsible for the management of the pharmacy and related equipment, making sure that all required drugs are available and issued in the correct doses/ courses to the patients.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Ensure complete documentation of all pharmacy records and reporting tools
    • Verify prescriptions for accuracy and suitability to ensure rational dispensation and prescribing
    • Complete the expiry chart accurately and in a timely manner for proper monitoring of drugs
    • Participate in implementing national clinical guidelines on drugs use and pharmacy standard operating procedures
    • Provide comprehensive and accurate drug information to patients and health care workers
    • Implement procedures and guidelines on forecasting, quantification, storage, commodity management and inventory management in line with required standards
    • Maintain accurately the pharmacy database keeping up to date.
    • Ensure that the pharmacy SOPs are well utilized
    • Work with the comprehensive care team to observe and comply with environmental and occupational safety measures and regulations
    • Participate in the implementation of quality control and quality assurance program with the comprehensive care team
    • Assist in identifying and reporting on suspected adverse drug reactions and poor-quality products to PPB
    • Prepare the weekly, monthly and annual reports for the pharmacy
    • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs) to discuss complicated cases.
    • Participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives to improve service delivery and patient-level outcomes
    • Participation and contribution to the capacity building of clinical and other staff through CMEs, mentorship, sensitization and updates
    • Support implementation of differentiated care
    • Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

    Qualifications and Requirements

    For appointment to the post of Pharmaceutical Technologist, a candidate must;

    • Have a Basic Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized institution
    • Have a valid License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
    • At least 2 years’ work experience in a hospital pharmacy
    • Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel will be an added advantage
    • Experience working in PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Computer literacy

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

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    Social Worker - 2 positions

     

    Job Description

    Overall Function:

    The Social worker shall support the planning, initiation and implementation of CHS Adherence Psychosocial Support minimum package in the CCC, PMTCT and TB clinics at the respective health facilities.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Support the coordination of psychosocial support activities targeting adults, adolescents, paediatrics, PMTCT mothers and discordant couples.
    • To support planning, implementation and evaluation of defaulter identification and tracking systems at the respective health facilities in the respective health facilities using the already approved tools.
    • Support the CCC in Charge in mentoring the Peer Educators and mentor mothers in Adherence Psychosocial support and Community activities.
    • Participate in activities that lead to strengthened linkages between the health facility and the community.
    • To support planning, implementation and evaluation of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) activities at the health facility.
    • Identify, document and share key lessons and practices learnt on adherence and psychosocial support from health facilities and the community
    • Participate in community mobilization activities
    • Participate in home visits and home-based care activities
    • Support counselling of the clients admitted in the wards
    • Ensure there is a functional intra and inter-facility and community referrals
    • To support the CCC in-charges in integrating WASH activities in HIV programming
    • Any other duty assigned by the supervisor

    Qualifications and Requirements

    For appointment to the post of a Social Worker, a candidate must;

    • Have a Diploma in Medical Sociology, Sociology, Social Work or Community Development
    • Computer Literacy (Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Power Point)
    • Teaching, facilitation, mentoring and counseling skills
    • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
    • Good interpersonal, organizational and written/verbal communication skills
    • Two years work experience as a Social Worker within the health sector an added advantage

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

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    Assistant Finance Officer

     

    CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Assistant Finance Officer.

    Overall Job Function

    Reporting administratively to the Finance Manager and functionally to the Finance Department, this role will ensure proper recording of project expenditures in close cooperation with the Finance Manager.

    Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Responsible for making payments via MPESA platform to field staff, workshop participants and movement of funds in Utility and M-Pesa platform
    • Preparing payment requisitions (invoicing in Navision system) and relevant documents and processing for payment
    • Ensuring timely payments of monthly bills and utilities to vendors and suppliers
    • Preparing statutory payments such as withholding tax, HELB, NSSF, NHIF, NITA and ensure timely and compliance to regulatory bodies
    • Preparing bank reconciliations and following up on any outstanding items
    • Maintaining an updated filing system and ensuring posting of all transactions
    • Maintaining a monthly creditors aged analysis
    • Maintaining a system for the use of the office Imprest/ petty cash and undertake a monthly cash verification procedure to ensure proper use of the imprest
    • Ensuring full compliance with USG and CHS policies and regulations
    • Maintaining a proper system of advances to employees, according to CHS policy, ensuring effective optimum utilisation of resources within the program
    • Any other duty as assigned by the supervisor

    Qualification and Skills Required

    • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) or Business Studies from a recognized university
    • A professional seeking Accountancy qualification, such as CPA (K) or ACCA
    • Minimum of (2) years’ relevant work experience in an NGO
    • Computer literate and working experience in NAVISION accounting package
    • Understanding of the donor rules and regulations requirements
    • Familiarity with the local and International accounting and auditing standards

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    Nurse

     

    Overall Function:

    The Nurse is responsible for providing HIV/TB and related treatment service at supported sites as a member of the clinical team. The nurse will also play an instrumental role in ensuring infection prevention practices are maintained and nursing services are optimal.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Ensure proper patient management is done in line with National HIV management guidelines
    • Ensure the minimum package of HIV/TB care is implemented in line with National guidelines
    • Carry out initial assessment and triage of all patients attending the HIV clinic and instituting a fast track system in line with the standard operating procedure
    • Ensures the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
    • Assist and work together in support of all the CCC activities with the clinical officer and other team members.
    • Ensure integration of HIV services in OPD, MCH, inpatient and other outpatient clinics.
    • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs) to discuss complicated cases.
    • Participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives to improve service delivery and patient level outcomes
    • Lead and support educational sessions at the CCC.
    • Support the formation and management patient support groups at the CCC.
    • Ensure complete documentation and timely reporting
    • Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor

    Qualifications and Requirements

    For appointment to the post of Nurse, a candidate must;

    • Have a Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing, Kenya Registered Nursing
    • Be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya
    • At least 2 years’ work experience in busy Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) or MCH
    • Experience working with MOH/County systems and personnel
    • Experience working in PEPFAR funded projects is an added advantage
    • Should be self-motivated
    • Should have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
    • Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision

    Successful candidates will be supervised by their respective hospital/facility health management team (HMT) from the Ministry of Health in conjunction with the CHS Program team.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications clearly indicating the job title as the subject line to vacancies@chskenya.org by 5.00PM on or before Thursday, June 21, 2018.

    Centre for Health Solutions-Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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

    Applications should include the following

    • Cover letter and current CV with names and telephone contacts of at least three (3) referees
    • Copies of academic and professional certificates
    • Photocopy of ID
    • Testimonials/ Recommendation

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