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NGO Jobs in Kenya – ICAP

ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Kenya to strengthen HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services in County and Sub County health facilities.

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF-UK) and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) have launched an ambitious initiative called ‘Accelerated Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment ( ACT)’ which aims to double the total number of children on antiretroviral therapy (ART) to 300,000 across ten priority African countries by September 2016.
 

Applications are invited for the following position:
 
Senior Program Officer - ACT
 
Location: Machakos with travel to ICAP facilities in Eastern South
 
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Regional Director, Eastern South, the Senior Program Officer is a member of the Regional Technical Team and oversees implementation of field program activities for efficient delivery of quality HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for children and adolescents


Key Responsibilities
·                     To oversee the planning, initiation and implementation of paediatric and adolescent HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services at ICAP-supported facilities in the region
·                     To provide on-going supervision of ICAP-supported HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and retention programs on pediatrics and adolescents
·                     To participate in training and mentorship of ICAP program officers and site staff and Health Care workers
·                     To provide technical support for planning and implementation of pediatric TB/HIV activities at ICAP-supported facilities
·                     To assist in monitoring and evaluation and ensuring quality assurance of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment programs
·                     To liaise with county health officials and other stakeholders in coordinating the implementation of the paediatric program
·                     To prepare budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers
Key Requirements
·                     Degree in Medicine, MPH, or an advanced relevant degree
·                     5 years of experience managing donor-funded health and/or HIV programs in the public sector

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - ACT
 
Location: Nairobi with travel to ICAP sites in Nyanza & Eastern South
 
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Director M&E, the Senior M&E Officer will be responsible for oversight of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities required for the scale-up of pediatric and adolescent HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services.


Key Responsibilities
·                     Coordinate the timely collection, validation, reporting and presentation of data for ACT program.
·                     Support the cascade of reporting program data from facilities to the national M&E system (DHIS).
·                     Coordinate regional M&E stakeholder activities to evaluate and disseminate program performance
·                     Provide any other M&E technical support as required.
Key Requirements
·                     Masters degree or equivalent in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, international health, or related discipline.
·                     At least 5 years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation systems, with at least 3 years experience in monitoring and evaluation of HIV programs.
·                     Strong data management and analysis skills.
·                     Strong supervisory and management skills.
·                     Excellent analytical and information management skills, with advanced proficiency in relational (KePMS & DHIS) aggregate databases

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
 
Location: Machakos with travel to ICAP-supported sites in Eastern South
 
Overall Job Function: Working under the overall guidance of the Director- M&E, the M&E Officer will be responsible for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities required for the scale-up of pediatric and adolescent HIV Care and Treatment services. 


The incumbent will be reporting to the Senior M&E Officer, Eastern South on daily operations.

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Timely collection, validation, reporting and presentation of data for donor and program consumption
·                     Provide technical support to facility and County health records personnel
·                     Together with program teams, develop and operationalize a schedule for monthly facility and County level monitoring visits to review HIV service delivery and programs and data with a view to identifying gaps for support and mentorship.
·                     Lead in the active audit of both paper M&E tools and electronic medical records (EMRs) for data quality assurance
·                     Ensure an uninterrupted supply of M&E tools
·                     Train, mentor and evaluate performance of EMR health records officers
·                     Provide technical support to program teams in the design of new M&E data collection tools

Prevention Officers 
(5 Positions)
 
Location: Selected ICAP-supported facilities in Nyanza
 
Overall Job Function: Working under the overall guidance of the Regional Director, Nyanza, the Prevention Officer will be reporting to the Prevention Advisor, Nyanza on day-to-day basis to ensure quality HIV testing and counselling and support for adherence and psychosocial activities
 

Key Responsibilities:
 
Work under the Prevention Advisor to:
·                     Ensure provision of quality HTC services in line with National protocols and guidelines
·                     Ensure 100% linkage for HIV positive clients to HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment
·                     Establish and support psychosocial support groups
·                     Supervise peer educators and HTC officers
·                     Streamline appointment and defaulter tracing systems
·                     Support retention strategies in facilities
·                     Ensure treatment literacy is provided to enrolled clients
·                     Quality mentorship and supportive supervision to MoH staff
Requirements
·                     Diploma in Clinical medicine/ Nursing
·                     Experience in HIV programming specifically in running HIV prevention programs for at least 3 years
·                     Psychological counselling training will be an added advantage

PMTC Program Officers 
7 Positions
 
Location: Kisumu with travel to selected ICAP-supported facilities in Nyanza
 
Overall Job function: Reporting to the PMTCT Advisor, the PMTC Program Officers will be responsible for providing mentorship, technical support and supervision in the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT) services offered at ICAP- supported facilities.
 

Key Responsibilities
·                     Ensure mothers attending ANC services are offered HIV testing services
·                     Ensure that HIV-infected Pregnant mothers and lactating mothers are on Antiretroviral drugs medication
·                     Ensure access to prophylaxis for HIV exposed infants
·                     Ensure support systems are in place for retention of Mother Baby pair
·                     Ensure follow up of HIV exposed infants through to 18 months
·                     Linkage of all HIV Exposed Infants (HEI) who seroconvert
·                     Tracing of HEI lost to follow up and tracking progress over time in both 9 and 18 month HEI cohort
·                     Participate in quality assurance/quality improvement of HIV programs relating to PMTCT services.
·                     Assist in program monitoring and evaluation of activities relating to paediatrics
·                     Preparation of budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers relating to paediatrics
Requirements
·                     Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Clinical Medicine
·                     More than 3 years experience in the implementation of PMTCT/Programmatic activities
·                     Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers on PMTCT

Assistant Data Manager
 
Location: Kisumu
 
Overall Function: Reporting to the Senior M&E Officer, ACT program, the Assistant Data Manager will be responsible for the capture and analysis of all data related to the program for timely reporting to funding agencies.
 

Key Responsibilities
·                     Development of databases for specific program needs
·                     Update matrices on standard of care measures, program implementation, HTC indicators
·                     Perform Data Cleaning and verify the accuracy of the data before reporting
·                     To produce monthly data summaries that will help track and inform program performance
·                     Assist in the preparation of data summary slides for presentations
·                     Support the implementation of the ICAP patient level electronic medical records system (C-PAD).
·                     Any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time
Requirements:
·                     A bachelors degree or equivalent in statistics, computer/IT studies, epidemiology or mathematics
·                     At least 2 years relevant experience and advance skills in MS Access/Excel application use. 
·                     Knowledge on use of statistical analysis software (SPSS/SAS/STATA) is an advantage
·                     Advanced skill level in the use of KePMS & MoH DHIS aggregate databases.
·                     Experience in working with MOH systems and HIV-related reports will be an added advantage
·                     Strong Data management and analysis skills.
How to Apply

All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 professional referees (preferably current/previous supervisors with their Telephone numbers and Email addresses) should be sent to the HR and Administration Manager, ICAP icap.vacancies@gmail.com on or before 29th May 2015. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ICAP is an equal opportunity employer



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