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Health Officer Job in Suba / Rongo Districts

Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program working in over 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.

RCTP is seeking a motivated individual to fill the following vacancy for Sustainable East African Research for Community Health (SEARCH).

SEARCH is a five-year cluster randomized trial to test whether universal ART can improve health, educational, and economic outcomes.

We are going to be conducting a household census in 12 communities and annual multi-disease diagnostic health campaigns.

We will also be supporting ART delivery through FACES clinics.

Job Title: Costing Health Officer

(1 Positions)

Reports to: Study manager and the SEARCH SE/C (Socioeconomic/Costing) Team based mainly in the US

Duty Station: Suba / Rongo Districts

Duration: One year Renewable

Vacancy No. FN-093-2013

Duties: (Working closely with the Costing Finance Officer)
  • Coordinate and conduct the costing exercise for the community health campaigns (CHC) including but not inclusive:
  • Gathering the CHC cost data in each study community once a year, which involves quantification of resources and unit costs;
  • Entering the CHC cost data in uniform Excel data sets and perform basic quality checks;
  • Reporting to the SE/C team on the data collection progress
  • Conduct the time and motion (T&M) exercise at each study clinic including but not inclusive:
  • Providing training on the time and motion (T&M) exercise to the clinic staff;
  • Coordinate and conduct the T&M exercise at each study clinic once a year
  • Conduct the micro-costing exercise at each study clinic including but not inclusive:
  • Working in close consultation with clinic staff and administrators to quantify resources used to provide ART services under standard expenditure categories (e.g., personnel, capital goods, ARV drugs, etc.);
  • Gathering expenditure data from various sources (e.g., administrative records, study budget and expenditure, etc.);
  • Identifying other information sources when cost data is not available (e.g., donated items);
  • Completing the uniform cost data collection protocol retrospectively in 12-monthly intervals for each study clinic;
  • Assuring accuracy of data entry and resolving discrepancies in data in consultation with the SE/C team;
  • Collecting monthly patient data (e.g. number of patients on ART) at each clinic
  • Liaison with other local SEARCH teams (e.g., CHC team), study sites, and off-site administrators
  • Communicate (e.g., Skype calls) with the SE/C team weekly on the overall data collection progress and other issues

Key Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in public health.
  • Demonstrated time management skills, planning and prioritization skills and ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in HIV/AIDS cost-effectiveness issues
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings
  • Competent in MS Excel (including formatting, formulas, and auditing) and MS Word
  • Comfortable with frequent emails, SMS, and Skype IM chats and calls
  • Demonstrated effective presentation skills and the ability to motivate others
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build positive relationships
  • Bilingual in English and Dholuo
  • HIV/AIDS experience in clinic setting/research projects preferred

Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter stating the current position (if applicable),current salary and date available
  • A current CV
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Copies of official certificates
  • Copy of the latest pay slip
  • Names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
  • An email address and a telephone number

How to Apply

All applications must be sent electronically quoting the vacancy number and position on the envelope and subject line of email to the address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 2nd Jan 2014:

Human Resources Manager
P. O Box 614-40100

Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

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