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German Foundation for World Population (DSW)
HTC Counsellor Supervisor 
2 Posts

German Foundation for World Population (DSW) is an International Non-governmental Organization working in the area of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS. DSW Kenya is currently recruiting to fill the 2 new positions of counselor supervisors.

This is a field based full-time position that requires a flexible person willing to travel extensively and work across the Rift valley region with minimum supervision. DSW will be implementing the a 5 year HTC programme targeting Most at risk populations (MARPS) by use of all approved counseling protocols.

Responsibilities

Overall responsibilities

The CT Supervisor in collaboration with the strategic partners and the HTC counselors is expected to coordinate counseling and testing services in the greater Rift valley region and other planned activities of the HIV project and is in charge of the implementation and follow-up of the CT services in the target health facilities and communities.

Specific responsibilities
  • Support the day to day running of CT sights and referral points.
  • Ensure adequate staffing at the CT and appropriate coverage of duties
  • Ensure regular supervision of the CT counselors.
  • Ensure that all the project targets are met and the performance at the static and mobile CT centers are achieved.
  • Ensure appropriate training and certification for all staff providing CT services
  • Conduct weekly general and case conferencing meetings with counseling staff for problem solving; to develop counseling staff ability and teamwork.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of quality assurance protocols and checklist to monitor and evaluate the quality of CT services provided by the site and mobile units.
  • Enforce safety precaution measures at the CT centre
  • Maintain supply inventories of test kits, IEC materials and other supplies necessary for CT site operations.
  • Ensure that staff members understand referral policy including client confidentiality protocol, and have the necessary support to provide referrals
  • Ensure that support groups for the PLWHA are operational and that they have monthly meetings where they support one another and coordination of any other forms of support.
  • Ensure that post test clubs are formed and are operational within the area of operations.
  • Work closely with the laboratory team to ensure blood safety for transfusion
  • Work closely with the Clinical identified clinical sights and further referrals for clients in need of further management and care including treatment of OI’S and ART management.
  • Work closely with the relevant stakeholders to ensure effectiv mobilization, IEC, BCC and adequate condom distribution.
  • Ensure appropriate data collection using standard tools provided as per NASCOP/MOH and Project requirements.
  • Monitor CT site activities; review data, conduct needs assessments at intervals, and evaluate services
  • In collaboration with the programme assistant/officer compile timely monthly and quarterly reports
  • Coordinate with other agencies providing HIV services through monthly meetings
Qualifications / Profile of candidates

Essential
  • The CT Supervisor will be a counsellor, lab-technologist, social worker, with more than five years working experience
  • S/he should have had formal training in CT
  • Formal training in CT supervision.
  • Previous experience in CT supervision.
  • Should have ability and demonstrated experience in training, mentoring and coaching other health workers. Those who have had training as trainers of trainers will have an added advantage
  • Candidates with interest in public reproductive health activities working with communities especially those outside the health sector will be preferred.
  • Experience in working with highly stigmatized groups and special populations is essential.
  • Candidates should have good organization skills, capable of working in a team and able to supervise other staff.
  • Should be able to use computer, write reports and able to train people within the community.
  • Fluency in English
  • Reasonably computer literate
Applications including your detailed curriculum vitae not exceeding 4 pages and a cover letter 1 page maximum should be e-mailed to cs2010@dswkenya.org

The deadline of submitting applications is 5
th October 2010.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. DSW is an equal opportunities employer, and will not discriminate on the basis of tribe, gender, race, religion, pregnancy and colour.

Canvassing will be a basis for disqualification

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