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Technical Officer HIV Care & Treatment (1 position) CHS/HR/STP/TOCT/01/2022

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 high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals to fill the position of Technical Officer HIV Care & Treatment in Siaya County.

Overall Job Function

Reporting to the Senior Technical Officer, the Technical Officer HIV Care and Treatment is a key member of CHS program staff involved in the planning and execution of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services including PMTCT, GBV and TB/HIV treatment. The Technical Officer is responsible for on-site mentoring and implementation of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to health workers in all aspects of planning and implementation of HIV services (care and treatment, TB/HIV, and PMTCT & GBV) to ensure that patients receive the full complement of prevention, treatment and care in accordance to MoH guidelines.
  • Build the skills and knowledge of the targeted clinical staff on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, TB, GBV and PMTCT through on-job training, mentorship, case reviews and CMEs
  • To provide on-going supervision of CHS-supported HIV prevention, care and treatment activities in assigned sites including scheduled joint supportive supervision with County and Sub-County level MoH staff
  • To assist in program monitoring and evaluation with reporting through national HMIS tools and other tools in use by CHS and its funding partners
  • Routinely monitor program quality through QI approaches as well as elements of operations research including identification and documentation of ‘best practices’ to ensure high-quality HIV/AIDS service provision
  • To support scale-up and sustenance of aPNS in Viremia clinics at CCC and PMTCT setups
  • Oversee follow-up care of PMTCT clients and HIV exposed infants in CHS supported facilities
  • Timely preparation and submission of activity budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers
  • Assisting in program monitoring, evaluation, and use of data to inform program planning and continuous improvement as well as research as needed.
  • Support in design and implementation of GBV interventions, mentorship on GBV, documentation and report writing on GBV.
  • Track and ensure real-time documentation of patients’ information in the EMR by Clinician/Nurse in sites implementing EMR Point of Care.

Person Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Public health or other health-related courses.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant health related field will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in implementing HIV programming.
  • Training in HIV/AIDS, TB comprehensive care and support.
  • Trainer of trainers in HIV management.
  • Training on GBV, minimum package of care for survivors.
  • Training on Kenya EMR and the ability to use EMR for reporting.
  • Advanced training in antiretroviral management is an added advantage
  • Good knowledge of practical delivery of HIV/AIDS clinical care and ART including patient-centered management and family support
  • Excellent management abilities within a multi-disciplinary team, support, training and mentoring
  • Good use of MS Office packages and office automation solutions.

 Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CVs with contact details to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly quoting the position you are applying, and reference number as indicated in the subject line. Applications close on Thursday 12 May 2022. CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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

https://chskenya.org/job/technical-officer-hiv-care-treatment-1-position-chs-hr-stp-toct-01-2022/

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