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Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) – HTS Supervisor.

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HTS SUPERVISOR (2 positions)

Background:

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) — Kenya is a local non-governmental organization collaborating with the Ministry of Health and County Health Management Teams to strengthen health systems for improved quality of healthcare in Kenya. Ciheb-Kenya is collaborating with the county governments of Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Nairobi, Kisumu, and Migori to support the implementation and expansion of high quality, sustainable, and comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs, and expansion of COVID-19 vaccination with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Through the County Ownership and Networks to maintain Nairobi Epidemic Control (CONNECT) program, CIHEB-Kenya and the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) are working on a collaborative project towards the provision of high quality HIV prevention, care and treatment services to select health facilities in Nairobi City County. The project is therefore seeking for suitably qualified persons able to fill the positions of the positions below. The positions will be based at the various county health facilities in Nairobi within the County Health Services Department and mainstreamed into the county structures. These are one year fixed term contracts, renewable based on performance and availability of funding.

HTS SUPERVISOR (2)

REPORTS TO: FACILITY IN-CHARGE 

LOCATION: NAIROBI, KENYA

 Overall Job Description:

The HTS Supervisor will provide direct supervision to HTS Counselors who provide HIV testing services and linkage of HIV infected clients to care in PACT Endeleza supported facilities. S/he will oversee quality of implementation of HTC services in all health service delivery points

 Key Responsibilities:

  1. Enhance the provision of quality HTS services by HTS service counselors in all service delivery points as per Kenya HTS national guidelines leading to HIV testing of 100% of eligible facility attendants.
  2. Strengthen referral and enrollment of all clients who test HIV positive in HIV care resulting on 95% of clients linked to HIV care.
  3. Coordinate defaulter tracing of pre-enrollment clients not linked to care in supported facilities.
  4. Ensure optimization in testing of elicited contacts in assisted partner notification services.
  5. Coordinate and participate community targeted testing as appropriate.
  6. Coordinate monthly counsellor testing observed sessions.
  7. Participate in counsellor supervision sessions/meeting to handle counsellors’ burn out issues.
  8. Coordinate HTS data collection and reporting from allocated facilities as per PACT Endeleza timelines.
  9. Ensure maintenance of well-documented HTC registers and HTC wall charts in allocated sites.

Reports Expected:

  1. Daily HTS data from all supported counsellors
  2. Weekly aPNS data from all allocated facilities
  3. Test kit consumption data including available balances per sites

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Counselling/Psychology
  • NASCOP certified HIV Counselling and Testing certificate
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Providing HIV testing Services and assisted partner notification services

How to Apply:

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to CIHEBKENYA_Recruitment@cihebkenya.org on or before 5th August 2022. Applicants are advised to include the title “HTS SUPERVISOR” on the subject line.

The Centre for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) — Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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