EGPAF Project Officer (Care and Treatment) Job-September 2015

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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), is a Global leader in the fight against Pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected.

In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment.

EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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EGPAF in Kenya is recruiting for a Project Officer – Care and Treatment to be based in Kakuma (Turkana) and Narok.

Under the guidance of the Service Delivery Advisor, the Project Officer – Care and Treatment will be responsible for providing day to day contact with County and Sub-County HMT team members – providing technical assistance to establish and

strengthen implementation of integrated and comprehensive prevention, care and treatment activities in each district, support systems strengthening, improve quality of services and monitor progress towards achievement of quality results in order to attain the objectives of the Pamoja Project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop integrated HIV facility interventions and work plans and oversee the implementation
  • Assist the Sub-County HMT in the respective sub-Counties to develop and implement quality assurance programs for the each supported site
  • Responsible for visits to Pamoja Project supported facilities to provide technical support in implementation of integrated HIV prevention, care and treatment services
  • Conduct supportive supervision on quality assurance issues and provide on-site job training and mentorship
  • Ensure that adherence and psychosocial support activities are undertaken at the Pamoja supported sites and links with the PSS technical team to facilitate facility-community linkages
  • Develops and maintains close relationship between County AIDS and STI Coordinating Officer (ScASCO/CASCO) and the health facility on Pamoja Project related issues
  • Participate in relevant Technical Working Groups activities
  • Working with the SI program officer, assists the Project in working with clinic staff in data collection and data management and reporting including utilization of such data for planning and decision making
  • Participate in preparation and timely submission of timely in monthly and quarterly progress reports
  • Working with other teams within the project, identify opportunities for integration including decentralization of care and treatment services, formation of Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs), community-facility linkages and assist in documentation of successes, best practices and challenges associated with such linkage and integration

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Clinical Officer with 3 years of continuous HIV program implementation
  • Registered with the Clinical Officers’ Council
  • Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Government of Kenya Ministries of Health at County and Sub-county level
  • Significant and up to date knowledge of the current ART, PMTCT, TB/HIV, HTC guidelines, standards, tools and best practices
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS care and treatment program implementation with demonstrated expertise in initiating care and treatment services in a public, faith based or private health facility; experience with decentralized ART model of care will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR Program and NASCOP reporting requirements including familiarity with the data collection and reporting tools used by NASCOP

How to Apply

All applications should be sent to: [email protected] Application Closing Date: 11th September 2015 Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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