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HTS Program Officer


Responsibilities     
·         To oversee the planning and implementation of HTS strategies at selected health facilities
·         To ensure the Provider-initiated HIV Testing and Counselling is offered at all service points (inpatient, outpatient, MNCH and clinics) at selected health facilities
·         To oversee planning and implementation of high yielding HTS strategies in selected health facilities
·         To provide supportive supervision, mentorship, coaching, on-the-job training, off-site orientation, dissemination of guidelines and standards, implementing quality improvement initiatives at selected health facilitates
·         To oversee the planning and implementation of HIV testing services for families and sexual partners/contacts of people living with HIV (Family and Partner Testing and Counselling [FPTC]) at –selected health facilities
·         To implement strategies for referrals and linkages of newly diagnosed HIV infected clients between HTS points and the HIV clinics (CCC), at selected health facilities
·         To implement internal and external quality assurance measures for HIV testing services, at selected health facilities
·         Assist with other programmatic and administrative duties as required for successful implementation of HTS activities at selected health facilities
·         Provide technical support for HTS activities, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and documentation in a timely manner
·         Work with SCHMT to ensure successful transference of mentorship, technical support and support supervision to HTS providers at selected health facilities.
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, Community Health, Sociology, or equivalent health related field.
Required Experience
·         At least two years’ experience in implementing a HIV program, preferably HIV testing services.
Other Required Skills
·         Demonstrated track record of providing mentorship and supervision for strengthening HTS services and training in quality improvement approaches
·         Training in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment including HIV Testing
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages for report writing and presentation
·         Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships
·         Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
·         Ability to train and mentor others
·         Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform

Step & Evaluation Assistant
Responsibilities
·         Review STEP applications and coordinate placement of candidates in research or clinical electives at FACES
·         Collect travel details/documents, PreTrip forms, insurance/emergency contact information, and liability waivers from each participant and share with relevant parties as needed
·         Assist participants with their KEMRI letters to request approval to visit and submit to appropriate contacts at KEMRI
·         Provide guidance and assistance to STEP participants in obtaining appropriate internship, research, or special passes from the Kenyan government
·         Maintain listings of hotels and short- and long-term housing options and assist with organization/negotiations prior to arrival as needed
·         Retain contacts of taxis, tuk tuks and other public transportation options to help ease movement of students
·         Coordinate logistics of each participant’s elective including arrival and orientation with the appropriate FACES visitor liaisons and clinical staff
·         Monitor STEP participants’ schedule of mentorship and orientations
·         Register all students with the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) as soon as they arrive and ensure the HR STEP participants’ file is updated
·         Act as point person for all STEP participants for support, emergency response, and general assistance with adjustment
·         Schedule periodic feedback sessions with current STEP participants and mentors including a final evaluation for continued program improvement
·         Solicit consent and compile photos and experience posts from STEP participants for FACES website
·         Work with STEP data clerk to ensure all evaluations are collected, submitted, and collated into a biannual report on STEP performance – address feedback as needed
·         Review STEP orientation manual quarterly and revise/update as needed
·         Routinely update STEP contacts and emergency SOP
·         Collect information on FACES sites available to host clinical electives and establish Memorandum of Understanding with the various Sub-county MOH officials and medical superintendent
·         Collect volunteers, attaches and interns needs and post volunteer opportunities
·         Liaise with coordinators to request and fill volunteer ,attachment and interns positions
·         Review volunteer ,attachment and interns applications
·         Coordinate volunteer ,attaches and interns placement within candidates and site staff
·         Develop and maintain volunteer, attaches and interns orientation materials
·         Orient volunteers to their placement and/or work with coordinators on the same
·         Develop and maintain matrix of volunteers, attaches and interns (names, contact, posting, duration, scope)
·         Liaise with the ICT department on the utilization of the ICT equipment and Internet, if needed
·         Other STEP-related duties and assignments as needed
Evaluation
·         Organize and schedule regular group internal or external meetings, working with staff to prepare and assemble relevant correspondence and materials for those meetings.
·         Make certain all appropriate materials are circulated well in advance to appropriate parties, including Kenyan and U.S.-based investigators, in preparation for meetings of the FACES Evaluation and Implementation Science Unit.
·         Follow up and track action steps and outcomes from various meetings/discussions with various leads, providing administrative support towards the completion of tasks.
·         Provide ad-hoc administrative and finance tasks as needed, to members of the FACES Evaluation and Implementation Science Unit
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Social Sciences, or Health Sciences.
Required Experience
·         Over three years of experience in the HIV related work.
·         Experience in Public relations and coordination preferred
Other Required Skills
·         Good documentation skills with high attention to detail.
·         Good presentation skills.

Lead Mobilizer
Responsibilities
·         Coordinate mobilization activities in allocated region.
·         Mobilize and successful refer clients for VMMC services.
·         Ensure supply and dissemination of VMMC education material.
·         Ensure client referral linkages are working.
·         Identify other mobilization strategies that are innovative.
·         Liaise with CHVS in implementation of community strategy.
·         Participate in review meetings with service provision teams and the CHAs.
·         Performs any other related duty as may be assigned by the supervisor depending on needs assessment
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Community health, Social Sciences, Social work, Sociology, or other related fields
·         Additional Certificates in community-based activities
·         Experience in working in VMMC or HIV clinics and programs
·         Good knowledge and understanding of VMMC priority areas and scope of operations
Required Experience
·         More than three (3) years qualitative and quantitative research experience in community mobilization.
·         Knowledge of HIV prevention and care services and family planning services
·         Good Clinical Practice training/Human Subjects Protection training is an added advantage
Other Required Skills
·         Good geographical understanding of Kisumu county
·         Knowledge of HIV prevention and care services including VMMC and HTS
·         Previous experience community-based activities and programs Residents and those staying within the said sub counties will have added advantage
·         Commitment to integrity and high-quality performance
·         Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
·         Keen and attentive to detail
·         Ability to follow instructions and procedures
·         Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili
·         Ability to speak in Dholuo is an added advantage.
Desirable Qualities
·         Commitment to integrity and high quality performance
·         Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team
·         Keen and attentive to detail
·         Ability to follow instructions and procedures
·         Articulate in both verbal and written communication in English and Swahili
·         Counseling skills
·         Computer literacy

VMMC in Charge
Responsibilities
·         Coordinate VMMC services within the static, mobile and outreach services supported by the team
·         Ensures timely and periodic achievement of set targets for the team throughout the year
·         Oversee demand creation and mobilization activities for the team as well as work plan execution.
·         Take responsibility for client safety, compliance and authenticity at all times as the team lead
·         Approves and authorizes all the financial expenditures at the site and ensure proper appropriation and accountability
·         Enforce compliance and adherence to SOPs and guideline by all providers within the team
·         Provide quality and safe male circumcision services to clients according to national guidelines as a minimum package of care
·         Document and manage circumcision related adverse events according to the national classification and algorithm for management and referral.
·         Ensure patient safety is guaranteed before, during and immediately after surgery.
·         Enhance clinic-client communication and networking throughout the processes and respond to queries and concerns in a timely manner through site hotline and physical tracing.
·         Conduct post-surgery follow up reviews to all clients based on their booking appointments and manage all missed appointments, as per the integrated defaulter management algorithm
·         Provide mentorship support to other providers stationed in the team as well as within the facility.
·         Ensure prudent management of supplies and equipment using stock cards and asset registers at all times
·         Conduct monthly data quality audit as well as ensure all the reports are updated into DHIS and other reporting platforms
·         Convene weekly and monthly target and progress review meetings to asses site performance and develop a performance improvement plans for the team
·         Represents VMMC program in facility, and sub county steering committee meetings
·         Performs any other related duty as may be assigned by the supervisor depending on needs assessment
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing
·         Registered by the relevant registration Council
·         Possesses a valid practice license from the council
·         Trained and certified in VMMC service provision with special focus to dorsal slit method
Required Experience
·         At least 2yrs experience in VMMC service provision with a clean track record on compliance
·         Competent in dorsal slit method and ability to recognize and mitigate against adverse events
·         Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team of providers and achieve results
·         Must be computer literate and able to embrace and utilize electronic medical record systems
Other Required Skills
·         Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team of providers and achieve results
·         Must be computer literate and able to embrace and utilize electronic medical record systems

Identification & Retention Assistant

VACANCY No.FN-12-09-2019
Responsibilities
·         To support HTS in tracing of newly identified HIV positive inter facility linkage.
·         Enrolling into care 100% of clients who test HIV positive.
·         Manage & book all patient appointments at the Comprehensive Care Clinics.
·         Offering ART adherence counseling and support to HIV positive clients both at facility and at home.
·         Offering patient retention services by identifying and tracing of defaulters across all program areas.
·         Conducting home visits to offer home-based services such as assisted disclosure, targeted home refills, high viral load tracing, TB intensified case finding for those exposed and PCR results counseling.
·         Follow up of HIV negative partners in Discordant relationships for follow-up testing and updating Discordant Couples Register.
·         Forming ART clubs (facility & community based), delivering drugs to the clubs and submitting related data.
·         Updating registers and providing patient adherence and retention data.
·         Support the lay counselors in facilitation of psychosocial support groups.
·         Compiling and submitting relevant departmental reports.
Qualifications
·         Diploma in Social Sciences, Public health, Anthropology, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, or Community Development/Social Work.
·         Demonstrable knowledge of HIV and ART Management, diagnosis and treatment procedures of conditions associated with HIV and adherence support.
Required Experience
·         4 – 6 years’ experience, 2 years of which should be within a busy HIV Comprehensive Care Centre and/or in the provision of HIV prevention services.
Other Required Skills
·         Work experience working in a HIV Clinical set up, Good documentation skills with high attention to detail.
How To Apply
All applications to be done through our website https://faces.ucsf.edu/ by 11th October 2019 latest at 5pm.
Applicants should attach the following:
·         A cover letter stating current position (if applicable); and date available to start working for the program
·         A current CV including email and mobile phone contact information,
·         Name and phone number for two professional referees,
·         Two letters of recommendation and certificates,
·         A copy of Identity card
Other Required documents to attach for KMR 6 and above
·         A copy of Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) clearance Certificate
·         A copy of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Tax clearance certificate
·         A copy of clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) clearance Certificate
·         A copy of Certificate of Good Conduct
KEMRI or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITED TO DIVERSITY; PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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