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NGO Program Manager and CBTS Advisor Jobs in Kenya

An international NGO, implementing comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Kenya Ministries of Medical Services and Public Health to control the spread of HIV and rapidly scale up HIV services with primary goal of supporting the scale-up of HIV prevention, care, and treatment activities, institute continuous quality improvement methods as well as the M&E infrastructure necessary to support these services, within designated health care facilities in Nairobi is seeking suitably qualified Kenyans able to fill the following positions:

 Program Manager

Reports To:
 Program Director

Job Purpose:
 To support day to day running of PACT COE and MEPI Grant

Specific Responsibilities:

The Program Manager will be responsible for:

Project Implementation and Monitoring
  • Supporting the project implementation team to develop work plans specific to the supported pre-service, in-service and laboratory components, and monitoring execution of those plans
  • Managing the completion of project deliverables under the direction of the Program Director, including keeping the timeline, assigning responsibilities for project tasks, ensuring accountability, receiving reports from project teams, and trouble-shooting to ensure timelines and targets are met as agreed with partners and donors
  • Planning and ensuring execution of key programmatic meetings and activities Project Resource Management
  • Ensuring that all project resources are aligned to enable delivery of project goals
  • Developing budgets in conjunction with Program Director and monitoring project burn rates to ensure activities are implemented within timeframe and budget
Representation and Reporting
  • Organizing and coordinating representation of the program at relevant meetings with stakeholders, as appropriate
  • In conjunction with Program Director, representing program to Donors and key in-country stakeholders, such as NASCOP, and building and maintaining relationships and operational partnerships with a broad range of organizations and individuals working in the field of HIV and related diseases in-service education within Kenya
  • Assisting Program Director with convening information, writing and submitting programmatic reports, circulating regular internal briefings to US HQ based staff and management team at the national office.
Key Qualifications and Experience
  • Performing in their current position
  • At least a Masters in a health field such as public health, health policy, planning and management, MBA in Health Management or its equivalent
  • Experience of at least 5 years in project management
  • Proven and excellent writing skills
  • Training facilitation experience
  • Experience of not less than 3 years working within the formal Kenya health system
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

A leading medical and health systems technical support institution is looking for a dynamic, driven and competent individual to fill the post of Community Based Treatment Support Advisor.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic technical leadership to the community based treatment support program teams in a large HIV service.
  • Provide technical leadership for all aspects of monitoring and evaluation for community-based interventions in a large HIV care service
  • Assist the organization in developing evidence-based protocols and clinical and community protocols and tools for community based interventions to support HIV patients in care and treatment in line with the MOH community strategy.
  • Assist the organization in preparing teaching materials CBTS activities in designated facilities and communities
  • Work as a member of interdisciplinary team to provide mentorship and supportive supervision for CBTS technical and implementing staff.
  • Work with the other team members in implementing effective data collection, analysis and use to improve patient outcomes in designated facilities
  • Attend and participate in both clinical and administrative team meetings as needed to promote continuity of care and treatment delivered by the designated facilities.
  • Formulate and supervise the development of CBTS staff professional development within the organization.
  • Prepare and submit appropriate reports to the project director.
  • Represent the organization in appropriate forums as requested by the
  • Minimum of a Degree in nursing, social work or related field with 5 years minimum experience; Masters or PhD degrees will be added advantage
  • At least 3 years working in HIV/AIDS care and treatment at the national and/or international level
  • Prior experience in capacity building, such as planning and facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance
  • Background in community development, management experience in the areas of family planning, reproductive health, community health, IMCI, MCH and HIV/AIDS is desirable
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and cross cultural skills
  • Computer literate
All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

All applications should be submitted on or before 1st July, 2011 to:

The HR Manager,
Maryland Global Initiatives,
P.O. BOX 495-00606, Nairobi.

Documents to be included: a cover letter with the applicants current contact information, CV showing the names of three professional referees and testimonials

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