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Program Officers (PITC) Jobs in Kenya - Liverpool VCT Care and Treatment

Title: Program Officers (PITC)

Ref: PITC/LVCT/2011

Location: Embu / Nyeri

The PITC Officer will support establishment of Provider Initiated Testing and Counseling (PITC) services in selected provinces in liaison with the PITC coordinator, Identify and document best practices for implementation of PITC for replication in all sites within the province and strengthen linkages between PITC and care and treatment in supported sites.


He/She will actively represent LVCT in district and provincial stakeholder fora while strengthening linkages with DHMTs and PHMTs, carry out capacity building – identify knowledge gaps, provide training, clinical mentorship and OJT for staff providing PITC in all sites.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Support establishment of Provider Initiated Testing and Counselling (PITC) services in selected provinces in liaison with the PITC coordinator.
  • Identify and document best practices for implementation of PITC for replication in all sites within the province.
  • Strengthen linkages between PITC and care and treatment in supported sites.
  • Actively represent LVCT in district and provincial stakeholder fora while strengthening linkages with DHMTs and PHMTs
  • Capacity building – identify knowledge gaps, provide training, clinical mentorship and OJT for staff providing PITC in all sites
  • Commodities management - Liaise with the PITC coordinator to ensure availability of all commodities and materials for PITC including test kits, data tools and IEC materials in all supported sites.
  • Data management - ensure accurate collection of PITC data from supported sites, prepare and present to management, regular PITC reports from each region, ensure relevant analysis of PITC data on a regular basis and ensure appropriate comparison of project PITC data with other national HTC data
  • Monitoring and supervision – monitor and provide support supervision of all PITC implementing sites in collaboration with PASCOs and DASCOs and ensure quality is maintained at all times
  • Planning and budgeting – prepare regular (monthly/quarterly) work plans and budgets in consultation with the PITC coordinator and liquidate funds in a timely manner as per LVCT guidelines
Requirements
  • Degree or Diploma in health sciences - Clinical officers, Nurses, Lab Techs etc.
  • At least 2 years experience in HIV counseling and testing especially PITC
  • Trained in PITC and other HIV related courses.
  • Experience with Government of Kenya guidelines, standards, tools and best practices with good knowledge of PEPFAR programs
  • Demonstrable leadership and report writing skills
  • Trainer preferably with TOT training
  • Good communication skills
  • Good with MS Office suite
Qualified applicants are invited to send their cover letter and detailed CV along with contacts of three referees, Salary history and expectations, clearly stating the position and location applied for, to:

Human Resource and Administration Division,
Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment,
P.O Box 19835, 00202 Nairobi, Kenya

Or email: recruitment@liverpoolvct.org

so as to reach us NOT later than April 4, 2011

Note: Only short listed applicant will be contacted.

LVCT is an equal opportunity employer

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