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CDC Kenya Public Health Specialist – MCH/PMTCT Job in Nairobi Kenya

The United States Embassy – Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Kenya has a vacancy in Nairobi for Public Health Specialist – MCH/PMTCT in Nairobi.

The PH Specialist (MCH/PMTCT) supervises Maternal Child Health (MCH)/ Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) and HIV/AIDS treatment and care/TB work for the CDC Division of Global HIV/AIDS (DGHA) Kenya and its implementing partners at selected service delivery and study sites in Kenya. Incumbent will be the primary contact for MCH/PMTCT activities for CDC DGHA Kenya.

He/She will contribute to local, provincial and national levels regarding MCH/PMTCT, pediatric care and treatment activities, curriculum development and trainings. Responsibilities are in two broad areas:

  • Implementing/supporting HIV treatment and care/MCH/PMTCT activities, and working with implementing partners in Kenya.
  • Providing technical support to the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) and Division of Family Health within Ministry of Health’s MCH/PMTCT program activities to ensure MCH/PMTCT activities are based on the latest relevant science, and that scientific knowledge is translated into program guidelines and practices for MCH/PMTCT including ARV use.
  • General responsibilities of the position are to ensure that all activities contribute to the achievement of CDC and DGHA-Kenya goals
Requirements:
  • Medical qualification (MBchB, United States MD or equivalent) and a Master’s degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Mmed OB/GY or equivalent) is required.
Medical and Public Health:
  • At least 3 years of specialist experience in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS is required, which must include experience with the use of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) and OI prophylaxis.
  • International Experience: At least 3 years of medical and public health experience in developing countries is required, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, or reproductive health.
  • Level IV (fluent) English ability is required.
  • Level IV (fluent) Kiswahili also required.
  • Must have technical knowledge of clinical medicine, epidemiology, and public health relevant to the African setting.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to guide, motivate and lead a large and technically and culturally diverse staff at assigned program sites in conducting complex programs; plan, coordinate, and prioritize complex interventions in HIV/AIDS care and prevention.
  • Must have strong computer skills and be able to produce high-quality written reports and effectively use spreadsheets, database software packages.
Those fulfilling the requirements of the position should fill an Application for Employment Form found on:http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/root/pdfs/emplyform.pdf and submit their application together with a detailed CV, and supporting documentation e.g. certificates via mail before July 8 2011 to the following address:

Human Resources Office
Public Health Professional Positions
P. O. Box 606
Village Market
00621 Nairobi, Kenya

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