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Vacancy: Program Officer - MNCH

(1 Opening)

Type of position:
Full time

Location: Isiolo

Proposed Start Date: ASAP
Position Summary and Introduction:APHIAplus IMARISHA is an AMREF Kenya - led USAID-funded integrated health program in the Northern Arid Lands Region, implemented by five consortium partners.  

The program operates in 8 counties of Turkana, Isiolo, Samburu, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Tana River. 

BroadReach Healthcare works with other consortium members to strengthen and expand high quality integrated HIV care and treatment, MNCH and Nutrition services and Continuous Quality Improvement in the public and private sectors, as well as to coordinate, track and implement innovations for improving health outcomes.
BroadReach Healthcare (BRHC), one of the consortium partners on APHIAplus IMARISHA, is a rapidly growing global healthcare solutions company with offices in Arlington, VA, South Africa and around the globe. 

The company is a worldwide leader in developing, implementing, and managing innovative healthcare systems and delivery networks. 

The company has particular expertise in the management and scale-up of HIV/AIDS treatment programs in Africa. BRHC is recruiting a Program Officer-MNCH to be based in Isiolo.  

The key role of for the position is to provide direct technical support and mentorship of health care workers in both public and private health facilities as well as county health personnel to ensure provision of expanded high quality integrated health care in Maternal, Neonatal and Child health issues including family planning and reproductive health.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Provide technical support to community and facility staff, CHEWs and TBAs/ CHVs to increase their knowledge and skills related to PMTCT and care of infected mothers, exposed babies and the general care of mothers and newborns through nurse specific training
·                     Support the provision of high quality PMTCT services within the health facilities; ensuring optimal testing of all pregnant women and all HIV positive identified women are offered HAART.
·                     Regularly visit supported health facilities within the county to provide technical assistance.
·                     Provide mentorship to local health facility teams (Work Improvement teams) to build local capacity ensuring improved overall health outcomes through integrated health care delivery systems.
·                     Assist in initiating and implementing innovative approaches to improve health outcomes among mothers and children.
·                     Assist facility with development and implementation of networks of targeted community based care, including awareness and mobilization, stigma reduction, home-based care, and support groups.
·                     Implement locality-specific strategies to increase demand and utilization of MNCH services.
·                     Prepare/Adapt and disseminate relevant educational material, teaching aids and clinic reference materials for the delivery of High Impact Interventions in MNCH.
·                     Participate in monthly dashboard reviews of project clinical outcomes and utilizing project data to prioritize interventions related to MNCH.
·                     Prepare and submit the monthly clinical project implementation report related to MNCH indicators and quarterly performance review reports.
·                     Represent the project in various local/regional/ national forums as may become necessary.
·                     Any other technical duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications
·                     Bachelor’s degree in medical, nursing or other health field and 3+ years of relevant experience. Diploma in related field and 7+ years’ experience will also be considered. Post graduate training in Public Health is a plus
·                     Training and or certification in family planning and reproductive health is an advantage
·                     At least 3 years of recent experience in the care of patients affected by HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, safe delivery practices and Care of the Newborn
·                     Health-related community development experience is desirable
·                     Understanding and experience with the GOK  and the community health strategy is desirable
·                     Knowledge and experience of ART programmatic and technical issues highly desired.
·                     Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods
·                     Experience with US government reporting and grant management and implementation environment is a plus
·                     Experience working with the private health sector and/or commercial business a plus
·                     Willingness and ability to work in Northern Kenya
·                     Understanding of key stakeholders, geography, culture, and institutions in Kenya, preferably Northern Kenya
·                     Demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and diplomacy skills with the proven ability to foster good will and build consensus at all organizational levels
·                     High level of computer literacy with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point)
·                     Fluency in written and spoken English
Desired Skills
·                     Comfortable in rapidly changing and uncertain environments, including multi-tasking
·                     Able and willing to travel extensively, as work demands
·                     High level of professionalism and leadership combined with a passion for health issues
·                     Innovative thinker and good team player
·                     Self-motivated with a strong entrepreneurial spirit

Vacancy: Senior Program Officer – Care and Treatment 

(1 Opening)

Type of position:
Full time

Location: Samburu County

Proposed start Date: ASAP

Position summary and introduction: APHIAplus IMARISHA is an AMREF Kenya - led USAID-funded integrated health program in the Northern Arid Lands Region, implemented by five consortium partners.  

The program operates in 8 counties of Turkana, Isiolo, Samburu, Marsabit, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Tana River. 

BroadReach Healthcare works with other consortium members to strengthen and expand high quality integrated HIV care and treatment, MNCH and Nutrition services and Continuous Quality Improvement in the public and private sectors, as well as to coordinate, track and implement innovations for improving health outcomes.

BroadReach Healthcare (BRHC), one of the consortium partners on APHIAplus IMARISHA, is a rapidly growing global healthcare solutions company with offices in Arlington, VA, South Africa and around the globe. 

The company is a worldwide leader in developing, implementing, and managing innovative healthcare systems and delivery networks. The company has particular expertise in the management and scale-up of HIV/AIDS treatment programs in Africa.   

BRHC is recruiting for a Senior Program Officer (SPO)-Care and Treatment to be based in Samburu County. 

The key role for the position is to provide leadership and technical support and mentorship of health care workers in both public and private health facilities as well as county health personnel to ensure provision of expanded high quality integrated HIV care and treatment, TB, MNCH and Nutrition services and Continuous Quality Improvement.

Key Responsibilities
 
Reporting to the BRHC Team Lead and the R3 Senior Technical Advisor; the Senior Program Officer shall be responsible to:
·                     Co-ordinate the planning, carrying out, analysis and dissemination of  results of site capacity assessments (using the TQA tool) at supported facilities
·                     Ensure that program annual service delivery targets for the county are achieved and develops a remedial plan where the targets are not achieved
·                     Ensure synergy with the county technical team in site level supervision
·                     Outline mechanisms and a feedback loop for all activities that appear in the work plan when and how they were accomplished and any pending issues
·                     Work with the team to collect and analyze agreed monthly Quality of service indicators (QOS) reports from health facilities and provide guidance and recommendations related to tracked indicators and outcomes
·                     Support health facility teams to build local capacity for quality improvement activities by establishing Work Improvement teams at different departments that will identify gaps, analyze, prioritize and implement QI projects
·                     Maintain thorough documentation of activities and track deliverables
·                     Coordinate dashboard reviews of project clinical outcomes and utilizing project data to prioritize interventions
·                     Take lead in compilation of the monthly activity reports and quarterly project performance reports in all the clinical areas
·                     Represent the project as delegated in critical stakeholder meetings and activities
·                     Maintain current knowledge of medical practice standards and developments
·                     Identifying, planning  and implementing interventions aimed at health systems strengthening for both public and private health service providers
·                     Advocate for and promote private public partnerships in health service delivery within the region
·                     Undertake any other duties as may be assigned   .
Required Qualifications
·                     Bachelor’s degree in medical, nursing or in a health related field with 7 years of relevant experience (Diploma in a related field and 10+ years’ experience will also be considered); an MPH will be an added advantage.
·                     Significant field experience in clinical and/or community-based care of persons living with HIV/AIDS,TB, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health programming
·                     Experience in Health Care programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of ART programmatic and technical issues highly desired
·                     Program management experience and experience in a supervisory role is a plus
·                     Knowledge and experience with Kenya HIV Quality Improvement Framework
·                     Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred
·                     Experience working with the private health sector and/or commercial business a plus
·                     Willingness and ability to work in Northern Kenya
·                     Understanding of key stakeholders, geography, culture, and institutions in Kenya, preferably Northern Kenya
·                     Demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and diplomacy skills with the proven ability to foster good will and build consensus at all organizational levels
·                     High level of computer literacy with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point)
·                     Fluency in written and spoken English
Desired Skills
·                     Strong organizational, time management, computer and communicative skills
·                     Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions
·                     Ability to carry out multiple assignments and plan accordingly in order to meet scheduled deadlines
·                     Ability to analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures and make sound judgments based upon this knowledge
·                     Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training
·                     Ability to cultivate team work and team spirit in order to strengthen and cultivate relationships
·                     Ability to clearly communicate results of work both orally and in writing to stakeholders and management
·                     Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis
·                     Comfortable in rapidly changing and uncertain environments, including multi-tasking
·                     Able and willing to travel extensively, as work demands
·                     High level of professionalism and leadership combined with a passion for health issues
·                     Self-motivated with a strong entrepreneurial spirit
·                     Proficiency with STATA or SPSS statistical software packages is a plus
How to Apply:  

(PLEASE – NO PHONE CALLS)

To create an on-line profile and submit your application to BRHC, please go to www.brhc.com - Enter “Global Health” and select the “Careers” Tab. (Highly Recommended/Preferred).

To submit your cover letter and CV by E-mail:  Please send it to broadreach01@brhc.com.  

(Only those applicants who most closely fit the job requirements will be contacted for interviews.) 

Closing date: November, 17th 2014.



BroadReach Healthcare offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

BroadReach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
www.brhc.com

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