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HIV Testing Services (Hts) Counsellor


Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is currently sourcing for high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals on behalf of its subsidiary CHS Institute Limited to fill the position HIV TESTING SERVICES (HTS) COUNSELLOR in Makueni and Machakos county.
Overall Job Summary
Reporting to the Clinical Officer/ site in charge, the HTS Counsellor will be responsible for the provision of HIV testing, counselling for key populations, linkage of HIV positive KP to care and treatment. In addition, s/he will oversee the quality of implementation of HIV testing and counselling services as well as accurate documentation.
Responsibilities
·         Ensure quality HIV Testing Services (HTS) are provided as per the National Algorithm.
·         Offer first adherence counselling services to newly positive clients before referral to care and treatment
·         Ensure monthly forecasting, quantification and reporting of Rapid Test Kits (RTKs) and HIV self-testing kits is done according to the guidelines and raise a 1-month early warning alert for expected RTK shortage.
·         Support and spearhead promotion of HTS services and innovations aimed at increasing access to HTS service provision e.g. Assisted partner notification services (aPNS), Social Network testing
·         Participate in EQA activities (proficiency testing and observed practice) documented and available at the facility level
·         Support the M&E framework (Maintenance of HTS registers, wall charts) to ensure accurate data entry and timely reporting
·         Promote HTS services among clients who visit the hotspots and DiCEs by giving health talks and by using IEC materials
·         Conduct targeted outreaches
·         Any other duties which may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time
Qualifications
·         Diploma in relevant Social Sciences, two-week NASCOP Counselor’s Certificate
·         A degree in public health, social sciences or related disciplines will be an added advantage
·         Proficiency in computer packages like MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint
·         Data analysis and interpretation skills
·         Working knowledge of the DHIS2 reporting platform
·         Three years’ experience in HTS in a busy facility, training in counselling supervision is an added advantage
How To Apply
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV as one document stating the current and expected salary, contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title as HIV TESTING SERVICES (HTS) COUNSELLOR: CHS INSTITUTE/HTSC/001/2019 by 5.00 PM September 22, 2019.

Nurse (3 Posts)

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is currently sourcing for high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals on behalf of its subsidiary CHS Institute Limited to fill the position of Nurse in Makueni, Kitui and Machakos.
Overall Job Function
Reporting to the site/clinic coordinator, the holder of the position will be responsible for the provision of biomedical, behavioural, structural HIV prevention interventions to Key Populations (KPs) in the DiCE and during outreaches.
Responsibilities
·         Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections at the DICE and during outreaches
·         Provide family planning services to beneficiaries in the project including education, counselling and services on emergency contraception, short-term methods and long-term methods
·         Directly track linkage to post-rape care for survivors of sexual violence
·         Provide KPs with risk assessment and risk reduction counselling
·         Condom promotion, demonstration of correct use and distribution
·         Facilitate health education sessions to KPs at the DICE and during outreaches
·         Mentor peer educators on providing health education to KPs on STIs, Family Planning services, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
·         Make appropriate referrals for on-going support and actively track clients on HIV care, treatment and support services including CCC, PMTCT, TB treatment, home-based care
·         Provide HTS services to clients when the need arises
·         Collect client data and store appropriately to ensure confidentiality is maintained
·         Any other duties which may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time
Qualifications
·         Diploma in nursing from a recognized medical training institute, BSc Nursing is an added advantage
·         Registered with Nursing Council of Kenya with a valid practice license
·         Valid HTS certificate – NASCOP certified
Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required       
·         Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision
·         Demonstrated ability to work as a team player
·         Able to work in a community setting and relate well with key populations by providing KPs friendly services
·         Relate to others in a manner that creates a sense of teamwork and co-operation
·         Ability to maintain effective communication with both junior and senior colleagues
·         High level of integrity and honesty
·         Good oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili)
·         Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel & PowerPoint
·         Good record-keeping skills
·         Commitment to and understanding of CHS vision, mission and values.
Relevant Work Experience
·         At least 2 years’ post-internship experience working in a busy clinic or hospital site.
·         Experience in providing family planning services is required.
·         Experience working with KPs will be an added advantage
·         Experience in providing STI screening and treatment at outreach sites is desired.
·         Experience in providing cervical cancer screening is desired.
How To Apply
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV as one document stating the current and expected salary, contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title as NURSE: CHS INSTITUTE/NUR/003/2019 by 5.00 PM September 22, 2019.

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is currently sourcing for high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals on behalf of its subsidiary CHS Institute Limited to fill the position of Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant in Makueni, Machakos and Kitui counties.
Overall Job Function
Reporting to Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant based at the DiCEs will be tasked to ensure accurate and complete documentation of registers, data quality audit, regular reporting, and collection of monthly and quarterly data reports at DiCE level.
Responsibilities
·         Support DiCEs to manage, maintain and organize client’s medical records
·         Ensure a streamlined appointment management system
·         Mentor other DiCE healthcare care workers on documentation, filling of the client’s patient cards and registers, reporting and basic data analysis.
·         Prepare KP reports and process through MOH DHIS2, CHS reporting information system (CRIS) and 3PM.
·         Assist in weekly, monthly and quarterly data collection as per specified KP reporting indicator requirements. The data is further transferred to a customized data collection tool for various programmatic areas
·         Conduct data quality audit using specific data audit tools like paper-based DQA, EMR DQAs, and data variation analysis tracking logs
·         Support MOH reporting system (DHIS) through quality audit of KP reports in respective Dices by comparing report entered with physical report and flag the anomalies.
·         Effectively communicate to KP program supporting team on matters relating to M&E needs and reporting tools requirement
·         Report through writing all M&E activities carried out in the DiCEs and generate a list of action items that require program interventions and support.
·         Ensure M&E standards operation procedures (SOPs) are accessible and well maintained.
·         Ensure monthly updates of progress wallcharts and documenting progress on various quality improvement run charts.
·         Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor from time to time
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Health Records and Information or any other related discipline, a bachelor’s degree in health records information or related fields is an added advantage
·         Training in monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.
·         At least 2 years’ experience in health records management and data processing.
·         Computer literate; proficiency in the use Ms-excel, Ms-Access, Ms-Word, Ms-Power-Point
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·         Ability to work with minimal supervision

Clinical Officer

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is currently sourcing for high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individuals on behalf of its subsidiary CHS Institute Limited to fill the position of Clinical Officer in Makueni and Machakos counties
Overall Job Function
Reporting to the DiCE In Charge the Clinical Officer will work closely with the DiCE teams and liaise with the CACCs (Constituency AIDS Coordinators), SCASCOs, relevant facility in charges and other government officers and stakeholders at the sub-county levels. The Clinical Officer will be responsible for leading the roving service units, coordination and delivery of project deliverables at the roving units, DiCE and during outreach sessions.
Responsibilities
·         Provide quality clinical services at the Outreach and DiCE in accordance with the current clinical practices and approved national guidelines including screening diagnosis and appropriate management
·         Provide overall coordination of the roving service units including supervision of staff and ensure allocated targets are met
·         Provide coordination of the violence response teams by working closely with the CACCs, violence response teams and DiCE staff
·         Ensure provision RH services including; screening and treatment for STI, cervical cancer screening and family planning to clients in a KPs friendly environment
·         Mentor and support staff for effective service delivery
·         Ensure HIV positive KPs are enrolled for care, initiated on treatment and appropriately followed up for better treatment outcomes
·         Ensure facilitation of health education sessions on STIs to the Key Populations and other at-risk populations
·         Ensure a robust supply chain management system on all KP related and other commodities including safe custody of the drugs and equipment in the clinic
·         Ensure an effective referral and linkage system of KPs for various services
·         Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management
·         Compile monthly data and appropriate reports
·         Collect client data and store appropriately to ensure confidentiality is maintained.
·         Proper storage of client information to ensure confidentiality is maintained.
·         Document lessons learnt and challenges to inform program decisions.
Qualifications
·         Diploma in clinical medicine from a recognized medical training institute.
·         Valid HIV management training
·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a busy clinic or hospital site
·         Experience working with KPs is desired
·         Experience in providing screening and treatment at outreach sites
·         Good oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili)
·         Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is desired
·         Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision
·         Demonstrated ability to work as a team player
How To Apply
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV as one document stating the current and expected salary, contact details of three referees to vacancies@chskenya.org clearly indicating the subject title as CLINICAL OFFICER: CHS INSTITUTE/CO/001/2019 by 5.00 PM September 22, 2019.
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