NGO Jobs in Kenya – CHAK


Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK)
Job Vacancy: Program Officer – (Non-Communicable Diseases – NCDs)
Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) is a national faith based organization dedicated to promoting access to quality health care through health service delivery, health systems strengthening, community systems support and partnerships.
Health services delivery is a key strategic direction for CHAK, and Non- communicable diseases (NCDs) form one of our primary strategic priorities.
Program Summary: CHAK’s NCDs Program has grown significantly over the last five years and its impact on the health of the Kenyan communities is evident. The goal of CHAK NCD program is to create awareness and education, improve access to prevention, screening, and care and treatment for NCDs, with special emphasis on Diabetes, Hypertension, and Breast Cancer, Asthma, Mental Health, Eye Diseases and health for the elderly.
We are seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to join CHAK as a NCD Program Officer, based in Nairobi for the Nairobi, Central and Rift Valley Region.
This position reports to the NCD Programs Coordinator.
Key duties and responsibilities include:-
·         Advancing and supporting CHAK’s NCD Strategic direction and priorities.
·         Preparing program implementation plans and offering technical guidance to the implementing health facilities and counties.
·         Organizing county level review meetings and orientation workshops.
·         Coordinating health promotion activities on lifestyle changes to prevent and reduce the risk factors for NCDs in the community and create demand for screening.
·         Organizing training programs for health care providers such as Medical Officers, Clinical Officers, Nurses, and Pharmacists & Pharmaceutical Technologists.
·         Training and supporting community health workers and health care providers in implementation of NCD projects activities such as health promotion activities, screening for NCDs, management of NCDs at primary health care level, data collection and reporting.
·         Reviewing program implementation at county and sub-county levels.
·         Collaborating with the County NCD Focal Point persons and County community strategy focal point persons and conduct joint support supervision for NCD programs with county teams.
·         Preparing and submitting quarterly progress reports to CHAK and relevant stakeholders.
·         Representing CHAK in conferences / workshops/ meetings, at county and sub county level.
·         Supporting the health facilities and their NCDs Focal Point Persons in supervising CHWs working on the NCD projects.
Qualifications for the position:
·         University Degree in Public Health or Health Sciences from a recognized institution. Post graduate qualification in Public Health is an added advantage.
·         At least two years of public health experience working in public health programmes.
·         Working knowledge of NCD programmes is an added advantage.
·         Knowledge of county health services structures, MoH data collection systems, data analysis, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.
·         Proven effective organizational and report writing skills.
·         Ability to develop innovative approaches and solutions to problems and with excellent skills on instructional, supervisory role to inspire scale up of community mobilization and education and to promote healthy lifestyles to prevent NCDs.
·         Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills by working harmoniously as a member of a team, adapting to diverse educational, socio-political and cultural backgrounds and maintaining a high standard of personal conduct.
·         Experience working with county government MHTs and other partners in a culturally competent manner.
·         Computer proficiency in MS tools, managing database using different software is an added advantage.
·         Excellent training & facilitation skills.
·         Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
·         Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills.

Vacant Position: HIV Specialist – Medical Doctor
The Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), is national faith based organization with over 70 years of promoting universal access to quality health care in Kenya. CHAK – CHAP Uzima project is a 5-year CDC funded HIV care & treatment project currently in it’s second year of implementation.
The project is implementing TB/HIV care and treatment interventions to about 50,000 PLWHIV currently on ART in 79 faith-based health facilities across 19 Counties in the Central, Eastern, Coast, Nairobi and Southern Rift Valley regions of Kenya. The Project also provides Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) support to about 4,600 OVC’s within Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos and Narok Counties.
The project is seeking to fill a second position for a Medical Doctor HIV specialist to lead Continuous Quality Improvement.
Medical Doctor – HIV Specialist for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
This is a senior clinical technical position responsible for ensuring the provision of quality comprehensive HIV care and treatment services to all clients and continuous performance improvement within the assigned project sites.
The position reports directly to the Project Senior Technical Advisor and is responsible for supervising medical officers and other technical project officers.
Location: This position is based at CHAK Head Office in Nairobi but will involve frequent travel to the field project sites
Academic and professional qualifications
·         Degree in Medicine (Medical Doctor) from a reputable University.
·         A Master’s degree in Public Health or related field
·         Medical License from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board
·         At least 3 years’ clinical experience in HIV management at program level
·         Project management experience will be an added advantage
Key Responsibilities
·         Conduct routine performance review at program level with the aim of identifying performance gaps and best practices
·         Develop continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives aimed at overall program performance improvement through application of CQI models developed in line with the Kenya Quality Model for Health and the Kenya HIV Quality Improvement Framework of the MOH
·         Provide capacity building and technical support on performance improvement to the project component technical leads in HTS ( HIV Testing Services), PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission), Treatment Adherence Support, GBV (Gender based Violence), OVC ( Orphans and Vulnerable Children) and supply chain management in both laboratory and pharmaceutical commodities
·         Coordinate the implementation and documentation of quality improvement initiatives and outcomes within the project
·         Ensure timely preparation of work plans and technical project performance reports and participate in the monthly project performance review meetings
·         Represent CHAP Uzima in stakeholder meetings at national and county level
How to Apply
Applications together with CV, contacts of 2 referees and copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates should be sent by Email or mail to the contact below;
The General Secretary
P.O. Box 30690 – 00100 GPO,
Nairobi
Tel. (020) 4441920 / 0733-334419
Email: secretariat@chak.or.ke or hr@chak.or.ke
The closing date for receiving all applications is August 13, 2018.
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