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Country Implementation Manager - Early Infant Diagnosis Program (Local Candidates Only)
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Job Code: 935
 
# of openings: 1

Through funding from UNITAID, EGPAF Kenya is looking to recruit a Country Implementation Manager for the Point of Care early infant diagnosis (EID) program.

Through a grant from UNITAID, EGPAF will introduce and scale-up innovative point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID) in nine African countries. 



This four-year project will provide 650 POC EID platforms, which will enable the testing of up to 270,000 HIV-exposed infants.

The project will result in increased pediatric HIV diagnosis and earlier initiation of infants on ART, increased pediatric ARV coverage, and improved survival of HIV-positive infants. 

The Country Implementation Manager is responsible for providing the day-to-day oversight and coordination to effectively implement the UNITAID project in Kenya. 

He/she will be a key member of the country and institutional project team, and will work in close coordination with EGPAF staff in Kenya and at the global level.

The Country Implementation Manager will report to the Director of Technical Services, Kenya.

This position will work closely with representatives of the Ministry of Health in Kenya, National and International implementing partners, and representatives from other donors and normative agencies to support the optimization of early infant diagnosis in Kenya through the strategic placement and utilization of POC EID platforms. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience supporting the implementation of complex HIV programs, working collaboratively with donors and other partners, and demonstrated experience in pediatric HIV. Strong HIV Technical and Program management skills will be required. 

He/she will supervise a Country Implementation Officer and will work very closely with the regional and global units to provide leadership, facilitation, coordination and support in managing and implementing the UNITAID project. 

Strong communication skills, the ability to work well with a country and global team, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities will be key qualifications for this role. 

This individual will also be responsible for assuring high quality technical and operations support to national partners.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the key institutional resource and focal point for the UNITAID project in Kenya
  • Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health to assess and map the existing EID network in country;
  • Identify appropriate facilities for the introduction of POC EID, as part of the effort to optimize the pediatric cascade;
  • Develop and share deployment models and strategies on how to maximize the impact of new POC diagnostics
  • Provide oversight and support to the UNITAID project staff in Kenya to ensure on-time and effective program implementation
  • Assist the Ministry of Health in the development of POC testing policies and National implementation plans, and the creation of operational systems to support the wide-scale implementation of new POC diagnostic products, such as training, quality assurance, and data management
  • Provide regular updates to the Country Director, Technical Director and Global UNITAID team;
  • Develop and ensure timely submission of technical reports to the donor;
  • Support human resource planning, annual work plan and budget planning and monitoring, use of data for decision making and ensuring achievement of program results;
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence by providing, facilitating or coordinating high quality technical, programmatic, and management support to national partners
  • Support development of appropriate country specific systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management;
  • Work with EGPAF country team, government, and partners to identify funding for increased investment in new POC diagnostic products, mainstream supply of reagents and equipment for POCs
Required Qualifications

The Country Implementation Manager will be committed to EGPAF’s strategy and mission. 

He/she should have demonstrated leadership and relationship management experience. 
  • Laboratory scientist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Laboratory Technology
  • Advanced degree in public health or business Administration, with at least 5 years of management experience in similar position
  • Understanding of the MoH systems including the National Health Reference Laboratory
  • Registered with the appropriate regulatory body
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong ability to think strategically and at a high-level, with equally strong practical ability to translate strategic ideas into implementation
  • Demonstrated technical and programmatic knowledge of the HIV response globally and in Kenya
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed with demonstrated passion for EGPAF’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team
  • Solid judgment and apparent leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate with a range of colleagues across diverse countries and cultures
  • An individual who is able to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities
  • Tactful, respectful, and keen diplomacy skills
How to Apply

All applications should be sent to:  Programs-kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org

HTC Community Mobilizations Officers - ELMA Project (Local Candidates Only)
 
Location: Migori, Nyamira, Busia and Kakamega
 
Job Code: 940
 
# of openings: 4

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at over 8,000 sites around the world to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support; HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and Kenya government’s efforts to end pediatric AIDS.

Through Funding from ELMA Foundation, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is seeking to recruit four (4) HTC/ Community Mobilization officers to support demand for and promote utilization of HIV counseling and testing services in a project to improve HIV diagnosis in children older than 18 months and link HIV-infected children to HIV treatment services in Migori, Nyamira, Kakamega and Busia Counties.  

The project will work collaboratively with other existing partnerships in the target counties to 

1) implement intensified case finding for children older than 18 months in child-centered services, 

2) Support the roll-out of universal HIV testing for children older than 18 months in selected communities, 

3) Scale up family-centered model to test and treat children with HIV-infected parents and siblings and 

4) Strengthen capacity of county health authorities and health facilities for sustainable provision of high quality HIV testing and treatment services for children.

Reporting to  the HTC Project  Officer the HTC/community mobilization Officer will be responsible for mobilizing the community within his/her county through existing networks and disseminate appropriate information on HIV counseling and testing services for children and adolescents.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform demand creation activities for universal counseling and testing for children
  • Oversee planning and implementation roll-out of demand creation and referral linkages activities of community health workers for HIV counseling and testing services for children.
  • Work with respective CASCOs to plan and organize targeted HTC outreach activities for children and adolescence
  • Work with respective CASCOs to ensure maintenance of RTK buffer stocks
  • Prepare periodic and timely reports on the mobilization activities and HTC outreach services for children and adolescence
Requirements:
  • Degree / Diploma in Community Health, Social Work, Community Development or related qualification.
  • Trained and Certified HTC services supervision
  • Have at least2years’ experience in demand creation activities for HTC
  • Demonstrate awareness of guidelines and standard operating protocols and community norms and standards
The positions are attainable in Migori, Nyamira, Busia and Kakamega Counties

How to Apply
 

All applications should be sent to: Programs-kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org by 25th September 2015

HTC Project Officer - ELMA Project (Local Candidates Only)
 
Location: Kisumu, Kenya
 
Job Code: 941
 
# of openings: 1

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at over 8,000 sites around the world to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support; HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and Kenya government’s efforts to end pediatric AIDS.

Through Funding from ELMA Foundation, EGPAF in Kenya is seeking to recruit HTC Project Officer. Reporting to the Program Manager, the HTC Project Officer will be in charge of the coordination of service delivery components of quality HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) using innovative strategies to ensure delivery of quality, integrated high impact HTC services to children and adolescence in the target counties and facilities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure that HTC services for children and adolescentsare prioritized at county, sub-county and facilities by engaging the MOH focal persons at such levels in planning, implementation and review of HIV intensified case finding.
  • Offer technical support to HTC supported facilities to ensure that services are offered as per the HTC guidelines and reporting rates are continuously increased and sustained
  • To liaise with CASCOs to ensure planning and coordination forcommunity HTC outreaches in all the supported counties targeting index contact of CCC clients, and other vulnerablechildren and adolescents as per national guidelines
  • Plan with respective CHMTs to organize periodic HTC review and update meetings at county level.
  • Coordinate all HIV Counseling and Testing (HTC) activities using a broad range of strategies (HBTC, MVCT outreaches, and PITC in health facility settings.)
  • Ensure institutionalization of QA/QI in all HTC services for children and adolescents.
  • Work in close collaboration with the CHRIOs to ensure timely submission of quality HTC data for use in planning, monitoring and evaluation of HTC services forchildren and adolescence .
  • Generate and submit monthly/quarterly HTC reports to the HTC,
  • In partnership with the program manager, identify and document best practices for implementation of intensified HIV case finding in children and adolescence
  • He/She will actively represent EGPAF in county forums while strengthening linkages with CHMTs
  • Capacity building and supervision of four HTC/community mobilization officers.
Requirements
  • Degree or Diploma in health sciences – Clinical officers, Nurses, lab techs etc.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in HIV counseling and testing
  • Experience with Government of Kenya guidelines, standards, tools and best practices
How to Apply

All applications should be sent to:  Programs-kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org by 25th September 2015

M&E Officer (Local Candidates Only)
 
Location: Homa Bay and Kisumu
 
Job Code: 938
 
# of openings: 2

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. 


Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. 

With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to eliminate pediatric HIV and AIDS by implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

EGPAF Kenya is looking to recruit
 Monitoring and Evaluation Officers to be based in Homa Bay and Kisumu

Job Summary:
 Under the guidance of the Strategic Information Advisor, the M&E Officer will work to ensure furtherance of the EGPAF Project’s agenda of improving quality of integrated HIV services through continuous quality improvement, data quality assessments, technical assistance and capacity building to EGPAF Project’s technical staff and health care workers at the County, sub-county and facility level in support of strategic information activities. 

S/he will provide oversight to M&E and data management components within the EGPAF Projects and at the facility level.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist the SIA to ensure regular, complete, accurate, timely and quality monitoring reports from health facilities on all required indicators
  • Work closely with the EGPAF Project’s  SIA or his/her designate and project technical team to manage all data entry related activities
  • Work with the Facility staff and County and Sub County Health Records and Information Officers to ensure timely data collection, collation and reporting into the DHIS
  • Provide timely feedback to the County, Sub-county and facilities for decision making
  • Oversee joint DQA with the County and Sub-County HRIOs at supported facilities
  • Conduct targeted mentorship and supportive supervision on documentation and reporting at supported facilities
  • Support EMR implementation within EGPAF facilities in collaboration with ITECH
  • Support monthly sub-county data review meetings for supported facilities
  • Represent the EGPAF at County Stakeholder and Technical Working Group meetings
  • Upload data into various databases including DATIM, DHIS, KePMS, EKMS and GLASER as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors/Diploma in Biostatics, Health Information Management Systems or Health Records and Information from a recognized University
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience on monitoring and evaluation and data management for a HIV program
  • Familiar with NASCOP tools and PEPFAR reporting systems
  • Proficiency in computer packages for generating and analysing reports .
How to Apply

All applications should be sent by COB Wednesday 23rd September 2015, to:   

SI-kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org       

Procurement & Logistics Assistant (Local Candidates Only)
 
Location: Homa Bay, Kenya
 
Job Code: 942
 
# of openings: 1
 
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at over 8,000 sites around the world to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support; HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and Kenya government’s efforts to end pediatric AIDS. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is seeking to recruit a procurement and logistics assistant.

Job Purpose:
 To support the Procurement Officer in the acquisition, supply, delivery, storage and disposal of goods & services, and logistics operations at optimum cost effective levels by ensuring that all processes are thoroughly documented, compliant, expeditious and effective manner with unyielding integrity

Key Responsibilities

Procurement Documentation
  • Participate in the day to day procurement and logistics activities including solicitation of quotations, analysis of quotations/bid analysis and filing of procurement paperwork by ensuring compliance with EGPAF and Donor requirements, and this includes securing required approvals.
  • Write Local Purchase Orders (LPOs) based on approved documentations under the guidance of the Procurement Officer/ his delegate , follow up for review and approval and dispatch to vendors as appropriate
  • Processing of tax exemptions for donor funds where applicable
  • Prepare weekly and monthly procurement status reports in the prescribed template
Vendor Management
  • Develop, maintain and continually update the Pre-approved vendors register, and also create a good rapport with the existing vendors while seeking business relationship with more vendors with a view to achieving an optimal supplier base.
  • Liaise with finance team in ensuring that invoices for vendors are paid in time and that the invoice listing is timely updated and vendors are accurately informed of progress in preparation of payments.    
  • Together with Administration, verify the goods delivered against the LPOs and maintain a record of all supplies procured and issued to the field offices
Fleet Management
  • Assist in the Preparation of a weekly travel schedule for the drivers in consultation with the field officers, head driver and the office administration officer.
  • In liaison with the head Driver, ensuring that Licenses for project vehicles are up to date, ensure that vehicles are well maintained/ serviced as the need arises and reporting on the relevant costs.
  • Periodic review of vehicle satellite tracker reports to ensure compliance with applicable speed limits, as well as adherence with the Foundation’s vehicle use policy
Property and Equipment Management
  • Participate in periodic inventory verification and counting under the guidance of the procurement and logistics officer. 
  • Assist to oversee minor repairs of the office in conjunction with Landlord and Office administration, contract repairmen to fix office equipment and building.    
  • Assist in tagging of office assets and in updating of the inventory register.
  • Ensure that all assets in the register are fully insured, and maintain the insurance policy files, as well as manage any subsequent claims procedures
How to Apply

All applications should be sent to:  Operations-kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org by 25th September 2015

Project Manager - ZUIA Project (Local Candidates Only)
Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya
Job Code:
 937
# of openings:
 1
 
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 Countries at over 8,000 sites around the world to implement prevention, care, and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support; HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and Kenya government’s efforts to end pediatric AIDS.

EGPAF- Kenya received funding from CDC in 2014 to support implementation high quality HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment to the Kenya Disciplined Services including the Kenya Police, Administration Police, Kenya Wildlife services, National Youth Services and Kenya Forestry Service. This is a five year project.

Role Summary:
 Reporting to the Director of Technical Services for EGPAF, the Project Manager will be in charge of implementing and ensuring successful scale-up and sustainable provision of high quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment services to disciplined services personnel and their families. 

The Project Manager will lead capacity strengthening and technical assistance activities to support provision of high quality and evidence-based HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services to Staff and Family Members of the Kenya Disciplined Services Community (Kenya Police, Administration Police, Kenya Wildlife Services, National Youth Service and Kenya Forestry Service) and Program Transition to the Government of Kenya Disciplined Services.

Working closely with other ZUIA team members and the respective disciplined services AIDS Coordination Units (ACUs) the Project Manager ensures effective implementation of the overall project work-plan and ensures alignment of capacity strengthening activities to project’s incremental transition objectives.  

The incumbent will work closely with other technical and operations leads in EGPAF ensuring the technical assistance to the disciplined service institutions reflect the Foundation’s quality and operational effectiveness standards. 

Key Tasks and Responsibilities


Technical Assistance and Program Management
  • Provide technical assistance and oversee the implementation of all work carried out in partnership with the project team
  • Provide technical guidance and support provision of quality capacity building assistance to disciplined service institutions in HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
  • Provide technical guidance and oversee the implementation of organizational systems strengthening and capacity building activities to enable program transition to disciplined service institutions
  • Leads the development of annual project overall work plan and continuation application
  • Responsible for the technical organization and daily management of all project activities, in order to ensure effective implementation of the project and effective use of project resources, and suggesting results-based solutions to the PI
  • Ensure timely implementation of project activities as per approved work plan
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Working closely with the SI &E team supporting the project regular monitoring of the project implementation for quality and timeliness and undertake necessary administrative response.
  • Prepare event and activity reports, field monitoring reports and draft annual project implementation reports
  • Undertake analysis of interventions results, trends analysis for sharing with the program implementing partners and stakeholders to enhance knowledge sharing through dissemination of these reports
  • Prepare and lead in the presentation quarterly donor reports
  • Prepare and submit internal monthly progress reports on the project milestones and key performance indicators.
  • Review activity reports, monthly narrative reports, and the performance framework report submitted by each Disciplined Service institutions
Project Communications and Partner Management
  • Build programmatic relationships with and serve as liaison to partner organizations
  • Liaise with  other EGPAF staff regarding  project administration matters and additional technical support
  • In collaboration with  PI, maintain regular communication with CDC and other implementing partners
  • Provide leadership in overseeing effective disciplined service institution work plan development
  • Ensure proper  activity tracking  and expenditures tracking in  by the disciplined services accordance with  terms and conditions of sub-award agreement
  • Proper documentation and timely of monitoring of risks arising out of partner activities to the PI
  • Ensure accountability for use of project funds through timely submission of monthly program and financial reports.
Budget Management and Administration Support
  • Manage program budget and other program resources including subcontracts, consultants, and resources with Operations and Finance teams.
  • Develop work plans that align with budget and lead routine budget monitoring for activities in collaboration  with  Finance team
  • Regular reviews of program budget and design interventions to address variances.
  • Ensure project implementation and activities adhere to laid down policies and procedures, donor rules and regulations (CDC) and standard EGPAF policies and operating guidelines.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Medical Doctor with an Advanced Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration or social sciences.
  • A minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in Project Management
  • Experience working with disciplined services will be an added advantage

All applications should be sent to:

Programs-kenyarecruitment@pedaids.org

Application closing date:
 25th September 2015

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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