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  • VMMC Surgeons at UCSF Global Programs for Research & Training - 10 Positions

  • Posted on: 18 July, 2019 Deadline: 23 July, 2019
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  • The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) are collaborating in the implementation of the family Aids care and education Services (FACES) program. The program spearheads the roll out of HIV programs in Kisumu County which includes VMMC (voluntary medical male circumcision.) VMMC is extremely effective in preventing new HIV infections and curbing the HIV epidemic. VMMC programs also increases men's opportunities in seeking reproductive health services. Scaling up of VMMC for HIV prevention is thus critical to combination prevention strategies for saving lives and achieving an AIDS-free generation.


    VMMC Surgeons - 10 positions


    The Position

    The organization is seeking to employ 10 VMMC clinical providers who will perform the surgical services in various locations within Kisumu County. These positions require twenty days commitment. The start date will be 29 July 2019 and payment will be made at the end of the contract upon submission of the relevant documents. The payment will be made at the end of the contract upon submission of the relevant documents.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Complete and share reports with the VMMC in charge on site
    • Conduct or assists in VMMC procedures as per national guidelines and policy
    • Complete and maintain relevant registers and forms as required on client basis Conduct reviews on post-surgery review clients and document
    • Attend to all cases and procedures within their scope of work including post-surgery reviews
    • Ensures proper inventory and custody of all supplies provided in the course of duty
    • Carry out any other duties that are related to VMMC as may be assigned by the in charge

    Required Qualifications:

    • Must have a mean grade of C plain and above in K.C.S.E
    • MUST have at least a Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Community health nursing from a recognized institution
    • Must have a valid practicing license and registration certificate by the relevant board
    • Must have a valid training certificate in VMMC provision from a recognized organization must have undergone a mandatory refresher training in dorsal slit in the last 2 years

    Other Requirements:

    • At least 2 years post VMMC training experience preferably within a busy health facility and Hands on experience in dorsal slit method
    • Knowledge in basic life support and emergency management within VMMC set up including adverse event recognition and immediate management
    • Must be a team player, motivator with excellent interpersonal and communication skills Must have the ability to multi task, resolve problems and be very flexible
    • Those on leave will be required to show proof of approval from the regular employer
    • Must have interest in working in innovative and demanding rural facilities
    • Must be able to uphold high standards on patient’s confidentiality and privacy

    Method of Application

    Qualified Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

    All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed in the requirements above with specific and comprehensive information.

    All applications must include the following:

    1. Cover Letter
    2. Current CV with names, email addresses and telephone numbers for three referees
    3. Relevant certificates
    4. Valid practicing certificate

    Applications must be sent by email to HR.Kenya@ucglobalprograms.org with the email subject VMMC surgeon by July 23, 2019.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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