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LVCT Health – Technical Officer-PMTCT.

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LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that is renowned for the implementation of health programs at scale in Kenya. Through its vision of Empowered Healthy Communities, LVCT Health is a leader in designing and implementing innovative HIV prevention and treatment approaches, sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence programs reaching the most vulnerable populations. The organization works with the government and other stakeholders at the national and county levels.

 

LVCT Health seeks to fill the position of Technical Officer-PMTCT for the CDC-funded comprehensive HIV prevention, care & treatment project – Vukisha95 in Homa Bay and Kisii counties. The project aims to continue the acceleration of sustainable, high-quality, comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and treatment services, to achieve the 95-95-95 targets and HIV epidemic control, and to transition to a sustainable county-led service delivery model.

 

The project broad objectives are to:

 

Increase demand for and access to quality HIV prevention services. Increase demand for and access to quality HIV treatment services.

 

Strengthen capacity of county health systems, local partners and communities to deliver quality

 

health services.

 

LVCT Health is looking for a dynamic well qualified and motivated individual to join our great team by filling the following vacant positions;

POSITION: Technical Officer – PMTCT – 1 post TO/PMTCT/LVCT/09/2022

REPORTING TO: TA – CLINICAL/TB

LOCATION: Kisii County

 Job Purpose

Reporting to the Technical Advisor, Clinical/TB, the Technical Officer – PMTCT is responsible for providing coordination, technical, leadership and management support to the implementation of high-quality PMTCT/MNCH/FP/RH services across LVCT Health supported sites within the sub-counties in Homa Bay County. S/he will provide technical oversight and capacity building to health care workers in supported sites to ensure delivery of quality, relevant and quantifiable services and ensure all HCWs and other support staffs have capacity/skills to manage, deliver and sustain provision of comprehensive HIV care, treatment and prevention services for pregnant and lactating women, HEI and HII while integrating these services with MNCH/FP/RH services in MCH and CWC settings.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee development of integrated HIV/PMTCT/MNCH/FP/RH facility interventions and work plans and oversee the implementation

Oversee the established EID, CD4 and VL lab networks in supported sites, ensuring timely collection of relevant lab samples for diagnosis and for monitoring treatment outcomes while ensuring results are received by patients in a timely manner to guide patient management

Participate in carrying out service quality assessments and implementing continuous quality improvement projects at site level to improve quality of services in supported sites

Ensure EID website is fully updated for all the sites being covered

Oversee community PMTCT activities including pregnant women mapping to improve 1st ANC, fourth ANC and skilled birth attendance.

Integrate HIV services within FP/RH and child welfare services; administer and track pregnancy intention among women LHIV and refer for appropriate FP/RH services

Conduct targeted site supervision visits to Vukisha95 Project supported sites in Homabay County for technical assistance, capacity building and mentorship of HCWs.

Required qualifications

  • Clinical Officer, BScN or a Registered Nurse (RN) with 5 years of continuous HIV program implementation. RH/ midwifery experience will be a distinct advantage

Required competencies, skills and experience

Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Ministry of Health at County, sub-County and health providers at site level

Significant and up to date knowledge of the current PMTCT, MNCH, FP and RH guidelines, standards, tools and best practices. Up to date knowledge of general HIV management is a pre-requisite

Experience in establishing and sustaining HIV care and treatment services within MCH and CWC settings

Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating mentorship and capacity building in PMTCT/MNCH/FP and RH

Thorough knowledge of PEPFAR Program and NASCOP reporting requirements including familiarity with the data collection and reporting tools used by NASCOP

Proficiency in computer basic skills- MS Office; Internet; Basic data analysis skills

Self-managed, self-driven, results oriented individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills

Dedicated team player with ability and experience to work in a multidisciplinary team

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to recruitment@lvcthealth.org by September 23, 2022. The position applied for and reference number should be clearly indicated on the subject line and cover letter.

LVCT Health is an equal opportunity employer and DOES NOT CHARGE any fee whatsoever in any part of the recruitment process. Please visit our website www.lvcthealth.org for more information about the organization.

LVCT Health is committed to preventing unwanted behaviour at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, stigma and discrimination of individuals of various diversity, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. LVCT Health expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Failure to adhere will result in disciplinary action.

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