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NGO Jobs in Kenya – ICAP

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

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). 

Applications are invited for the following position:

Job Title: 
Prevention Officer


Location: Machakos with travel to ICAP sites in Eastern South

Overall Job Function: Working under the guidance of the Regional Director, the Prevention Officer will report to the Regional Prevention Advisor in Nyanza on a day-to-day basis to ensure quality HIV testing and counseling and support for adherence and psychosocial activities

Key Responsibilities:
  • 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
  • Provide quality mentorship and supportive supervision to MoH staff
Requirements
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing
  • Experience in HIV programming specifically in running HIV prevention programs for at least 3 years
  • Psychological counseling training will be an added advantage


Job Title: Adolescent Project Coordinator - PMTCT Adolescent Project
 

Location: Kisumu with travel to ICAP sites in Nyanza
 
Overall job function: Under the supervision of the in-country Project Director and the Evaluation Coordinator, the Project Coordinator will provide overall and day-to-day management of the implementation of the pilot project, including reviewing facility data quality, monitoring adherence to the project SOPs and ethics protocol. 

This position will be based at the ICAP Nyanza office with extensive travel between the study sites.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the development of training materials and SOPs and in coordinating the conduct of trainings for health care workers and adolescent/youth peer educators on adolescent friendly services
  • Assist in developing appropriate project indicators, data collection tools and training materials for health care workers and adolescent/youth peer educators on adolescent friendly services
  • Assist with project start up including overseeing the initial mapping exercise and overseeing procurement of all necessary supplies and renovations
  • Supervise on site Data Managers including regular monitoring of data quality
  • Conduct frequent (weekly/biweekly) trips to project sites to monitor adherence to project SOPs
  • Submit all applications and renewals to the local ethics board and assist with providing documentation for international ethics board submissions
  • Assist in the completion of deliverables including best practices documentation, adaption of implementation materials (SOPS, training materials, job aids, etc)
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Clinical medicine. Additional degree in Social Science with relevant experience is an asset
  • Experience in PMTCT and HIV/AIDS care and treatment.
  • Experience in community dialogue and communication.
  • Experience in operational research or qualitative research is an advantage.
  • Good problem solving skills and analytical capabilities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluency in English and Swahili.
  • Experience in on-site training and mentoring.
  • Must be flexible to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Must be culturally sensitive and have strong team building skills.
  • Must be computer literate; able to use Windows, MS Office Package, and be knowledgeable of e-mail and standard office equipment.


Job Title: Adolescent Nurse Specialist
 

Location: Kisumu with travel to ICAP sites in Nyanza
 
Overall Job Function: Under the supervision of the in-country Project Director and the Evaluation Coordinator, the Nurse Specialist will oversee implementation of all technical aspects of the Adolescent project. 

This position will be based at the ICAP Nyanza office with extensive on-site work and weekly travel between the project sites.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead development of facility SOPs and training materials for health care worker and adolescent / youth peer educators on adolescent friendly services
  • Lead training sessions for Ministry of Health (MOH) staff, healthcare workers and adolescent / youth peer educators on adolescent friendly services
  • Provide on-site supervision of the adolescent/youth peer educators
  • Provide on-site mentorship, guidance and technical assistance to healthcare workers during the implementation of the adolescent friendly services
  • Lead project documentation of best practices, lessons learned and adaption of implementation materials (SOPS, training materials, job aids, etc)
  • Communicate regularly with and provide updates to facility management and regional MOH staff on project implementation and challenges
  • Provide data quality assurance including monitoring documentation of project activities by healthcare workers
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements
  • Degree in nursing or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of experience in the provision of clinical care at clinic or hospital level.
  • Experience in PMTCT and the provision HIV care and treatment services.
  • Experience with program evaluations/operations research.
  • Experience with on-site training and clinical mentoring.
  • Experience working in collaboration with local government partners and community based organizations.
  • Strong problem solving skills and analytical capabilities.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Must be flexible to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Must be culturally sensitive and have strong team building skills.
  • Must be computer literate; able to use Windows, MS Office Package, and be knowledgeable of e-mail and standard office equipment


Job Title: Data Manager – PMTCT Adolescent Project
 

Location: Kisumu with travel to ICAP sites in Nyanza
 
Overall Job Function: The successful applicant will be responsible for supervising staff performing data entry, cleaning and storage of a study data to produce clean, complete final data sets for transmission to ICAP New York.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare data-related standard operating procedures and train study staff on the same
  • Participate in the design of study data collection tools and the study electronic data capture databases
  • To supervise the implementation of and track the flow of study data collection forms from study facilities to the office and entry into study databases as well as proper filing of any paper-based study records
  • Conduct routine data quality assurance assessments on study questionnaires, facility records and on electronic study databases to ensure data completeness, accuracy and consistency
  • Perform various data manipulations, analysis and generate weekly and monthly data reports data dashboards and tables as required to track study implementation progress
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer studies, statistics, epidemiology or mathematics; relevant Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 2 years relevant experience as a research study data manager with experience supervising study data staff
  • Excellent knowledge and working experience of at least one statistical package for data manipulation and analysis (SAS, SPSS, STATA) and a bonus if familiar with designing / maintaining database software (SQL server, MS Access)


Job Title: Data Management Officer - PMTCT Adolescent Project
 

Location: Kisumu with travel to study sites in Nyanza
 
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Data Manager, the Data Management Officer will provide support for all study data activities to ensure high quality, accurate and timely reports.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Routine site visits to collect study data questionnaires, data abstraction, backup of field study databases and return them to study office
  • Conduct field study data quality assessments for completion and accuracy and conduct data cleaning activities as required
  • Enter data into study databases
  • Assist in the compilation and generation of weekly, monthly and periodic data progress reports
  • Ensure availability of study data capture materials at all study sites
Requirements:
  • Diploma in Health Records Information/ Health Information Technology. Those with relevant degrees related to the field will have an added advantage
  • At least 2 years’ experience in handling research data. Previous experience working in within MoH facilities an added advantage
  • Skilled in use of MS Excel, MS Outlook, and basic data manipulation
How to Apply
 
All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees (one who should be at least your current / previous supervisor) should be sent to the 

Director-Human Resources, 
jobs@icapkenya.org 

on or before July 1, 2016.

ICAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Online at icap.columbia.edu

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