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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation TUNAWEZA Project Jobs in Kenya

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to recruit the following positions.
TUNAWEZA is a 5 year U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded program providing support and assistance to indigenous Kenyan organizations working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. The project is designed to provide organizational systems development support and technical assistance.
The project aims to build, expand the quality of HIV /AIDS, and improve outcomes of HIV/AIDS services and the sustainability of HIV/AIDS interventions of local Kenyan organization including the Ministry of Health Structures.  Activities include organizational systems strengthening, technical capacity building in provision of evidence based HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services, and provision of grants. Particular emphasis is placed on expansion and sustainability of quality of HIV/AIDS interventions.
Job Title: Deputy Project Director 
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Location: Nairobi
Reports To: The Project Director

Overall Job Function
To contribute to TUNAWEZA Project goal to strengthen the overall sustainability, quality, and reach of HIV/AIDS interventions in Kenya.
The deputy project director assists the project director in coordinating, directing  and providing oversight of activities intended to increase the capacity of Ministry of Health  and indigenous civil society organizations to respond effectively to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and will focus on:
(1) Strengthening service delivery with the provision of high-quality  technical assistance;
(2) building the capacity of implementing partners organizational systems for sustainability of HIV/AIDS interventions
(3) strengthening implementing partners prevention activities, with a specific focus on behavioural, structural  and biomedical interventions  programming; and
(4) improving the delivery of care and treatment services, particularly palliative care, ART, PMTCT and TBHIV.
Duties and Responsibilities
·         With the Project Director, set program direction and approaches
·         Lead the strategic development of organizational capacity building programs in order to strengthen the overall sustainability, quality, and reach of HIV/AIDS interventions by implementing partners
·         Integrate project activities into a single strategic approach and assist the Project Director in providing oversight and technical direction to the project.
·         Oversee the work of the technical staff, as delegated, and ensure that the work of each technical area is coordinated at all levels.
·         Ensure that technical work plans are linked so that the monitoring and evaluation plans are integrated.
·         Along with the Project Director, you will serve as a technical liaison between the Project and donor and stakeholders.
·         Provide guidance in identifying emerging areas of need for capacity building and training, integrating priorities in the context of national priorities and emerging evidence in the field of HIV.
·         Collaborate with monitoring and evaluation staff to monitor and evaluate the impact of the project’s capacity building and training interventions.
·         Define a programmatic approach to capacity building, create implementation tools for application to programs
·         Manage the development of a centrally organized knowledge system to promote the understanding and use of capacity building best practices. Collect and organize best practices.
·         Disseminate information to target audiences about capacity building best practices, utilizing various methods to promote adoption of capacity building approaches, as well as ensuring the retention of knowledge retention.
·         Provide capacity building to project personnel technically and organizationally to enable them to provide high-quality prevention, care, and treatment technical assistance and mentorship support to implementing partners
·         Proactively contribute to programme development and strategy within EGPAF.
Minimum Qualifications
·         Master’s degree (MMed/MPH)
·         3-5 years HIV/AIDS works experience (especially within the context of health systems strengthening or health systems development); or quality assurance/quality management.
·         Demonstrated experience in program design, strategic planning, and program management and implementation experience.
Job Title: Health Lab. Capacity Building Officer/Advisor 
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Location: Nairobi
Reports To: Tunaweza Project Care and Treatment Officer
Overall Job Function:
The Laboratory Advisor will provide support and strengthen human resource capacity needed for high-quality laboratory services for HIV, TB,  and TB/HIV-coinfection care and treatment services. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Laboratory Advisor will provide direction and coordination to  TUNAWEZA project team and implementing partners to develop and strengthen  HIV/AIDS laboratory network and services through capacity building and ongoing quality assurance. The Laboratory Advisor will also provide support in implementation of national/WHO guidelines  and protocols for laboratory services..
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Provides leadership and support on laboratory services to  EGPAF technical teams responsible for mentoring supported sites.
·         Provides technical assistance and capacity-building support to MOH and implementing partners on laboratory services.
·         Provides ongoing technical assistance and supportive supervision to laboratory staff.
·         Develops, implements, and monitors operating procedures and standards to ensure laboratory safety and overall lab management at EGPAF-supported lab facilities.
·         Implements and monitors quality management/quality assurance activities at supported sites.
·         Provides guidance on laboratory setup or design, equipment acquisition, laboratory operation and monitoring, and maintenance.
·         Supports the development or refinement of laboratory networks related to TB and HIV care and treatment, including guidelines, protocols, work plans, rehabilitation planning, procurement and logistical systems, and monitoring and evaluation tools.
·         Prepares progress reports on laboratory services at supported sites and completes special projects as requested, e.g., surveys, statistical reports on laboratory functions, progress, and obstacles..
Minimum Qualifications:
·         College degree or Higher Diploma in Medical laboratory sciences
·         3+ years of experience managing a clinical or research laboratory.
·         Extensive knowledge and experience in design, implementation and management of laboratory services in HIV, TB, and HIV/TB-coinfection programs.
·         Knowledge/experience of procurement procedures and equipment/supply/stock tracking and inventory.
·         Experience with lab-related data management systems.
·         Excellent interpersonal, management, and communication skills.
·         Willingness to travel to remote rural districts of kenya
Job Title: District HIV/Aids Care and Treatment Coordinator
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Location: Lodwar, Turkana District, Kenya
Reports To: Deputy Project Director
Overall Job Function:
To provide technical assistance and support to Ministry of Health and HIV/AIDS care and treatment implementing partners in Turkana  District to improve and ensure the quality, utilization, and scope of HIV/AIDS care and treatment services  (HBHC, ART, PMTCT and TBHIV) with an emphasis on integration and family focused care. To serve as a technical resource to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and TUNAWEZA Project funded partners across the district, support the strengthening and programs, systems and linkages of clinical HIV services.  To support the mentoring of clinical teams and support HIV Care and Treatment decentralization.
The position will provide technical, program, capacity-building, and health-system strengthening support that will enhance facility-based HIV/AIDS services throughout Turkana district.
Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Lead the EGPAF team in Turkana to provide technical assistance to all sites (clinical and community-level) supported by TUNWEZA project to offer a complete care and treatment package, including PMTCT (including pediatric AIDS), HAART/ARV, OI, TB/HIV co-infection, palliative care, PITC and PwP services.
·         Provide direct technical assistance to health care facilities supported by EGPAF: training of staff, facilitation of community linkages, patient flow analysis, and support in drug and supply management, development of quality improvement action plans.
·         Provide direct technical assistance to multidisciplinary teams at each site to implement continuum of care services for adult/pediatric care and treatment, PMTCT and TBHIV including the strengthening skills of health care workers in provider initiated testing and counselling (PITC) and prevention with positives (PWP) activities
·         Support the strengthening, development and management of clinical systems related to HIV/AIDS service scale-up including improved use of information, adherence support, and referral systems.
·         Support and conduct training of multidisciplinary teams at each site to implement and scale-up provision of quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment, PMTCT and TBHIV services.
·         Support facility based clinical mentoring teams to be able to provide quality clinical mentoring services to support decentralization of HIV Care and Treatment services.
·         Evaluate ongoing services, and support the Ministry of Health and implementing partners in development strategies for client retention,   expanded coverage, getting-to-outcomes and community facility linkages.
·         Support dissemination and monitor implementation of  national  HIV/AIDS tools, including clinical guidelines, protocols, algorithms, drug formularies, training materials, and monitoring and evaluation tools.
·         Supports the capacity building of district, and facility personnel to enhance their performance in the technical planning, management, and evaluation of HIV/AIDS programs
·         Work closely and in collaboration with DASCO, DTLD, DPHN, DHMT, DMLT and maximize partnerships with HIV/AIDS prevention partners in the district
·         Represent EGPAF before MoH teams and partner organizations in the district, as necessary.
Minimum Qualifications:
·         Medical Degree
·         Diploma in Clinical Medicine with extensive clinical experience in care and treatment of TB, HIV, and HIV/TB-confection including  3-5 years experience in TB/HIV and public health programs,
·         3+ years experience in TB/HIV programs at facility level.
·         Exceptional problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities.
·         Ability to analyze health statistics and draw conclusions regarding programmatic priorities
·         Strong interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines.
·         Strong written and oral communication skills.
·         Highly proficient in relevant computer applications, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
·         Experience in training
·         Must be willing to travel 30% of the time throughout Turkana
Job Title:  Community-Facility Linkages Officer 
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Location: Lodwar -Turkana District
Reporting To: District Coordinator
Position Objective:
The Community-facility Linkages Officer will provide technical expertise in designing and implementing interventions to sensitize and engage community, create community-facility linkages and implement psychosocial support activities to adults and children to support adherence to the continuum of care and retention at all project supported sites.
Purpose of Position
The Community-Facility Linkages Officer will work to provide technical assistance and capacity building to community volunteers and health care workers in support of community HIV prevention, care and treatment support activities.
S/he will provide oversight to the community involvement components in health facilities and  maintain psychosocial support groups and community units in support of the community strategy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Management 20%
·         Identify, develop , document and share various psychosocial and treatment support models and their effectiveness
·         Provide on the job training to field officer , volunteers and implementing partners staff,
·         Ensure project activities comply with national guidelines and policies for HIV/AIDS and ART.
·         Integrate evidence-based techniques and strategies to ensure quality programming
Technical 20%
·         Assess health facilities for readiness to initiate Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) adherence programs
·         Assess quality of community adherence support activities relating to ART in and around potential Care and treatment sites
·         Assist health facilities in developing their adherence programs.
·         Identify training needs, plan trainings and facilitate training sessions on adherence for ART and psychosocial support.
·         Develop and distribute appropriate job aids and education materials for treatment support staff and adherence counselors at the sites
·         Play key role in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement of psychosocial support and adherence interventions in Tunaweza project sites.
Monitoring , Evaluation and Reporting 10%
·         Identify, document and share key lessons learnt on adherence from health facilities.
·         Monitor the performance of adherence and community involvement activities at partner facilities
·         Perform any other functions set out by the deputy project director.
Linkages Networking and Integration 30%
·         Facilitate partnership meetings between key adherence staff, project technical staff and community staff at each health facility to enable the sharing of information and peer learning between various health facilities.
·         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 the field officers to educate the community on available services for persons living with HIV, their families and other community members, how to access these services and importance of sustaining interventions for better quality of life
·         Work with other Tunaweza project teams and partner health facilities to establish and strengthen adherence systems within health facilities for improved quality of patient care
·         Work with other Tunaweza Project technical staff, facility health care workers and facility health committees to establish and maintain community units ensuring that these units link communities with facilities and maintain chalk boards
Supervision 20%
·         Coordinate and carry out regular technical assistance visits on treatment adherence and psychosocial support to the Tunaweza project partner facilities.
·         Coordinate technical program activities of community liaison officers to ensure regular contact with the Tunaweza sites
Desired Qualifications:
·         Public Health, Community health, Nursing,  Epidemiology, counseling or a health related field diploma. A university degree will be an added advantage.
·         HIV/AIDS knowledge and related experience.
·         Experience in adherence and factors associated with non adherence
·         Background in community development activities
·         Computer literate
·         Specific skills required for performance of the work.
1.    Teaching skills
2.    Counseling skills
3.    Prior experience in capacity building, such as planning and facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance
4.    Ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods;
·         Good interpersonal, organizational and written / verbal communication skills, including in cross-cultural settings;
·         Willingness to travel and work in hardship region. Experience in Turkana a
·         Ability to work effectively under pressure and to organize and prioritize competing activities;
·         Ability to work effectively in a team oriented environment;
·         Flexibility, patience, dedication and creativity
·         Computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point)
Application and Contact Details:
Interested qualified candidates are requested to submit a letter, a resume and names of three references to by 4th November 2010.
To ensure timely review of your credentials, please insert the job reference number in the subject line of the email.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
EGPAF is mainly funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The TUNAWEZA Project is funded by CDC.
EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer.
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