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Program Officer Job in Kenya

OGRA Foundation is a tax-exempt Kenyan Non-governmental Organization registered in 2004. It is one of Western Kenya’s leading Non-Governmental Organizations active in 4 counties, namely Kisumu, Vihiga, Siaya and Homa-bay.  

OGRA Foundation, in partnership with Ministry of Health and ICAP of Colombia University is currently implementing a comprehensive HIV Care and Treatment Project in Muhoroni Sub-County, Kisumu County. 

This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
 

OGRA Foundation is currently looking for able professional to fill the following position in the organization:
 
PMTCT Program Officer
 
The position is based in Kisumu with frequent travels to Muhoroni Sub-County.
 
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, the PMTCT Officer 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 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.
  • Ensure linkage of all HIV-exposed infants (HEI) who seroconvert.
  • Ensure 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 activities relating to pediatrics.
  • Prepare budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers relating to pediatrics.
Requirements:
  • Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Clinical Medicine
  • More than three (3) years’ experience in the implementation of PMTCT/Programmatic activities.
  • Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers
Application Procedure

 
Interested applicants are invited to send their applications including a current CV, telephone number and referees (either current or former supervisor) to the Human Resource Manager, OGRA Foundation recruitment@ografoundation.org with the position applied for as the subject line on or before 4th November 2015.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

OGRA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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