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).
EGPAF in Kenya is recruiting for a Project Officer – Prevention.
Reporting to the Prevention Advisor, the Project Officer-Prevention will work to provide technical assistance and capacity building to community volunteers and MOH staff in support of community HIV prevention, care and treatment support activities in the target districts.
S/he will oversee the community-facility linkages in HIV prevention, Care and treatment components in health facilities and Community Groups.
S/he will work with the HIV integration field officers and MOH teams to help set up Psychosocial Support Groups and coordinate PWP activities.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide on the job training to field Peer volunteers and MOH staff,
- Ensure project activities comply with national guidelines and policies for HIV/AIDS
- Implement evidence-based techniques and strategies to ensure quality programming in adherence and psychosocial support.
- Implement quality community adherence support activities relating to PMTCT/ART in and around Health facilities
- Identify training needs, plan trainings and facilitate training sessions on adherence and stigma reduction for psychosocial support groups and Peer Educators.
- Develop and distribute appropriate job aids and education materials for treatment support staff and adherence counsellors at the sites
- Play key role in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement of psychosocial support and adherence interventions in project sites.
- Identify, document and share key lessons learnt on adherence from health facilities.
- Monitor the performance of adherence and community involvement activities at supported facilities
- Facilitate partnership meetings between key adherence staff meetings with key adherence and community staff at each health facility.
- Network with local organizations involved in adherence to ART and promote linkages between Health facilities and organizations providing HIV support services in their community.
- Work with other Pamoja project teams and partner health facilities to establish and strengthen adherence systems within health facilities for improved quality of patient care
Qualifications and Competencies
- Diploma in Nursing, Public Health, Community health, or a health related field Diploma
- HIV/AIDS knowledge and related experience.
- Background in community development activities
- Counselling skills
- Good interpersonal, organizational and written / verbal communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings;
- Willingness to travel
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize competing activities;
- Ability to work effectively in a team oriented environment;
How to Apply
All applications should be sent to: [email protected] Application Closing Date: 11th September 2015 Only short listed candidates will be contacted