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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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