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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Centre for Health Solutions

Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is an indigenous, not-for-profit organisation that utilises local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure the implementation of evidence informed solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of
 VMMC Surgeon 

Ref: 031/41/2016

16 Positions

Location: Siaya County
  

Overall Job Function: Together with the team VMMC surgeon head, participates in the provision of safe male circumcision services as part of a team working in a health care facility.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide quality and safe male circumcision services to clients in the fixed, outreach and mobile sites and facilities.
  • Provide STI screening and treatment for clients attending male circumcision services presenting with STI.
  • Monitor the health process of the clients and ensure that the national standards are strictly adhered to by the team.
  • Screen patients and ensure that they are fit for surgery.
  • Manage circumcision adverse events where necessary and immediately notifying the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Program Officer.
  • Ensure patient safety before surgery, during surgery and immediately after surgery.
  • At the health facility work with the facility in-charge to ensure complete VMMC services MoH integration and that male circumcision service provision runs smoothly.
  • At the health facility, conduct reviews and engage the healthcare workers in male circumcision services to ensure their participation and skills development.
  • Manage the consumables, STI and equipment inventory and place timely orders for re-stocking of necessary items.
  • Ensures that all VMMC protocols and checklists are available at the site and adhered to.
  • Be fully responsible and accountable for project resources entrusted upon him/her at the facilities.
  • Keep information about clients in strict confidence.
  • Ensure participation in CMEs and documentation of the same.
  • Any other official duties that may be assigned by the VMMC program officer or any other senior staff.
Person Specification
  • Degree or Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing
  • Three years’ experience conducting VMMC Surgeries
  • Trained and certified as VMMC surgeon
  • Two years’ experience coordinating VMMC Program activities


CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of HIV Testing Services (HTS) Officer 

Ref: 017/41/2016

13 Positions

Location: Siaya County
 

Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, the HTS officer will strengthen the implementation of HIV testing services (HTS) in CHS-supported health facilities in collaboration with county, sub county and hospital management teams at the facilities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To oversee the planning and implementation of HIV Testing and Counseling strategies at selected CHS -supported facilities
  • To ensure the Provider-initiated HIV Testing and Counseling is offered at all service points (inpatient, outpatient and clinics) at selected facilities.
  • To oversee planning and implementation of high yield community HTS strategies in selected catchment areas
  • To provide training, mentorship and supervision of HIV Testing services to the HTS providers at the selected facilities
  • To oversee the planning and implementation of HIV testing services for families and sexual partners/contacts of people living with HIV (Family and Partner Testing and Counseling [FPTC]) at selected CHS supported facilities
  • To implement strategies for referrals and linkages of newly diagnosed HIV infected clients between HTS points and the HIV clinics (CCC), at selected health facilities
  • To implement internal and external quality assurance measures for HIV testing services, at selected health facilities
  • To improve documentation and reporting of HTS activities at facility level for program evaluation and planning
Person Specification
  • A diploma or degree (preferred) in nursing, clinical medicine, public health, community health, sociology, or equivalent health related field.
  • At least two years’ experience in implementing a HIV program, preferably HIV testing services
  • Training in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment including HIV Testing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages for report writing and presentation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships
  • Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to train and mentor others


CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Laboratory Advisor 

1 Position

Location: Siaya County

Ref: 008/41/2016
 

Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Program Director, the incumbent will be responsible for providing technical support in the planning and implementation of laboratory services required for HIV prevention, care and treatment services within facilities supported by CHS in coordination with the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP), Ministry of Health and Partners
 
Key Responsibilities
  • To assist with the planning and implementation of laboratory activities required for CHS-supported HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs in Kenya, including baseline laboratory assessments and laboratory capacity development and technical
  • Advise in Implementation of Laboratory Services
  • To provide technical assistance to facility-level laboratory personnel, including regular and systematic observation of laboratory testing procedures, and ongoing bench-level supportive supervision and instruction
  • To provide technical assistance to facility-level laboratory managers, including: establishing routine workflow; developing/refining SOPs, job aids, log books, and referral forms as needed; planning of lab activities to improve test performance and decrease turn around time; and developing and implementing an equipment maintenance program
  • To help implement and monitor efficient documentation of laboratory results at the sites, as well as effective linkages between laboratory and clinical services
  • To supervise laboratory reagent and consumable purchase and distribution
  • To supervise equipment purchase, installation and maintenance
  • To provide technical assistance in rapid HIV tests, hematology and clinical chemistry tests, CD4 Testing and HIV Viral Load Sample Transport Network.
  • To supervise the laboratory network transports samples to county hospitals
  • To develop SOPs for major equipment and procedures or assays
  • To prepare reports on progress of each site on project implementation activities
  • To assist in the implementation of quality management/quality assurance activities.
  • To participate in technical working groups at the national and county levels
Person specification
  • Diploma in clinical laboratory services. A degree is preferable
  • Five years experience in managing laboratory services and programs.
  • Experience with MOH and donor funded programs is an advantage.
  • Experience with design of programs, SOPs, tools and guidelines
  • Experience in capacity building of laboratory personnel
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, donors, sub-contractors and other partners
  • Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.


CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Technical Advisor – VMMC 

Ref: 002/41/2016

Location: Siaya County
 

Overall Job Function: The VMMC Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership, management and supervision of all VMMC activities in CHS-supported facilities under the SHINDA project.
Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of VMMC program in Siaya County 
  • Provide programmatic and technical oversight for the implementation of VMMC activities
  • Supervise staff involved in implementation of the VMMC program
  • Coordinate procurement of VMMC equipment and consumables
  • Provide relevant VMMC training to health care providers along with supportive supervision, and/or mentoring as necessary to ensure high quality service provision
  • Work in collaboration with MoH to equip the SHINDA project with materials needed to perform large-scale VMMC services and to integrate an MoH-owned set of continuous quality improvement activities
  • Lead annual work planning and prepare quarterly reports for the program
  • Coordinate closely with the demand creation team to put together weekly, monthly, and quarterly plans for day-to-day and campaign activities that ensure a balance of supply and demand to meet targets.
  • Ensure sufficient post-training supervision to ensure providers are competent in the VMMC procedure
  • Represent CHS in meetings organised by the donor or MoH, technical working groups, and in professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations.
  • Document best practices on VMMC for lay and technical audiences
  • To perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Director
Person Specification
  • Medical (MBCHB ) or Master’s degree in a clinical discipline (Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Public Health)
  • At least five years’ experience in HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs, with a particular focus on VMMC preferred
  • Experience conducting or supervising VMMC procedures
  • Experience designing and/or implementing training programs for VMMC
  • Knowledge of key VMMC quality-assured, evidenced-based best practices, trends and new devices
  • Experience with donor-funded health projects
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills


CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Technical Advisor – Adult 

Ref: 003/41/2016
 
Location: Siaya County


Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Program Director, the Adult HIV/AIDS Advisor is a key member of the technical team in the region. 

S/he will be responsible for providing technical support in the implementation of clinical care in Adult HIV prevention, care and treatment activities. 

This will be in coordination with the Ministry of Health and CHS county staff specifically in Adult HIV care, under the SHINDA project.

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing technical support in development and implementation of work plans
  • Providing technical support in design and implementation of Adult HIV programs
  • Providing technical support to a team of implementing officers in the region and to MoH staff including training and mentorship
  • Development of job aids, tools and materials as needed including CMEs for use at facility level to support health care workers to provide paediatric HIV services
  • Build capacity of county teams to prioritise and provide Adult HIV/AIDS services
  • Provides technical support in the plans, budgets and report for the Adult health activities in the program
  • Take part in drafting CHS quarterly and annual reports and other written materials such as lessons learned, case studies and other materials as require
  • Assisting in program monitoring and evaluation and use of data to inform program planning and continuous improvement as well as research as required
  • Participate in TWGs and relevant meeting to strengthen and report on Adult HIV/AIDS related activities and targets.
  • Liaising with Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in the implementation of the program in line with Ministry of Health guidelines and priorities
  • Represent CHS in various forums including Adult HIV/AIDS technical working groups and report on the same
Person specifications
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) with Masters in Medicine or Public Health
  • Minimum of five years working experience in development programs with significant technical assistance experience in public health programs; HIV/AIDS program experience preferred
  • Working experience in donor funded public health program is an added advantage
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, donors, sub-contractors and other partners
  • Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.


CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Technical Advisor – TB/HIV 

1 Position

Ref: 004/41/2016
 
Location: Siaya County, Kenya


Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Program Director, this role is responsible for providing technical assistance in the design; implementation and evaluation of all TB/HIV activities within CHS-supported programs under the SHINDA project.

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing technical support at national, regional and facility level and for the establishment and strengthening of TB/HIV activities at all CHS-supported facilities in coordination with the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Lung Diseases Program (NTLD-Program),the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP), County Departments of Health and the Ministry of Health (MoH), as well as the capacity of health workers
  • Participate in preparation of TB/HIV technical papers
  • Training and mentorship of health care providers in TB/HIV co-management
  • Providing technical assistance on TB/HIV to CHS officers and health care providers
  • Strengthening referral linkages between TB Clinic and Comprehensive care clinics at CHS-supported facilities
  • Strengthening implementation of TB infection control at CHS-supported facilities
  • Strengthening implementation of IPT use at CHS-supported facilities
  • Strengthening implementation of surveillance and management of drug-resistant TB infection control at CHS-supported facilities
  • Strengthening implementation of implement Provider-initiated Testing and Counselling (PITC) of TB patients at CHS-supported facilities
  • Providing on-going supervision of TB/HIV activities
  • Take part in drafting CHS quarterly and annual reports and other written materials such as lessons learned, case studies and other materials as require
  • Contributing in designing, planning and implementation of research related to TB/HIV
  • Coordinate TB quality improvement strategies and processes in the Ministry of Health facilities supported by CHS
Person Specification
  • A clinical officer with seven years’ experience in clinical and program work will be considered
  • A master’s degree in Medicine, Public Health, Health Systems or its equivalent will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of five years working experience in development programs with significant TA experience in public health programs; HIV/AIDS program experience preferred
  • Working experience in donor-funded public health program is an added advantage
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, donors, sub-contractors and other partners
  • Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.


CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Technical Advisor – Paediatric / Adolescent 

1 Position

Location: Siaya County

Ref: 005/41/2016
 

Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Program Director, this role is responsible for providing technical support in the implementation of clinical care in paediatric HIV prevention, care and treatment activities in coordination with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and CHS staff, especially in adolescent and paediatric HIV care including care for HIV exposed infants and paediatric TB, under the SHINDA project.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Providing technical support in development and implementation of work plans
  • Providing technical support in design and implementation of paediatric and adolescent HIV programs
  • Providing technical support to a team of implementing officers in CHS and to MOH staff including training and mentorship
  • Capacity building of clinical team on paediatric matters through CMEs, mentorship and dissemination of new knowledge
  • Liaising with Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in the implementation of the program in line with Ministry of Health guidelines and priorities
  • Take part in drafting CHS quarterly and annual reports and other written materials such as lessons learned, case studies and other materials as required
  • Development of job aids, tools and materials as needed including CMEs for use at facility level to support health care workers to provide paediatric HIV services
  • Assisting in program monitoring and evaluation and use of data to inform program planning and continuous improvement as well as research as needed
  • Represent CHS in various forums including technical working groups
  • Any other duties assigned by the Program Director
Person Specification
  • Medical degree and a Masters degree in paediatrics and child health
  • MPH is an added advantage
  • Minimum of three years working experience in development programs with significant TA experience in public health programs; HIV/AIDS program experience preferred
  • Working experience in donor funded public health program is an added advantage
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, donors, sub-contractors and other partners
  • Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.


CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Pharmacist

Ref: 007/41/2016
 
1 Position

Location: Siaya County, Kenya


Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Program Director, purpose of the position is to work closely with county and sub-county teams, relevant health care providers, program staff and other partners to ensure commodity security and effective management of ART & TB commodities at all levels of the health care system through strengthening pharmaceutical management, supply chain management, pharmaceutical management information systems and building capacity of providers to improve the quality of pharmaceutical services provided to clients

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical support to NASCOP and NTLD-Program to support the design and implementation of supply chain management interventions for TB and HIV commodities; such as commodity security, forecasting, quantification, procurement planning, orders management planning, distribution, Logistics Management Information System (LMIS), quality assurance etc
  • Provide technical leadership and support to develop and implement strategies for strengthening commodity security and building supply chain management systems, pharmaceutical management, and capacities at county, sub-county and facility level
  • Support the county commodity security committees in coordination, management, distribution and stock monitoring of TB & HIV commodities
  • Organise and conduct trainings on pharmaceutical management and supply chain management for health care workers at all levels as required, including development of training materials and curricula in line with the national policies and guidelines
  • On site mentoring and on-job-trainings for pharmacy staff in commodity management, inventory management, pharmaceutical care, ordering and reporting of drugs, pharmacovigilance, storage, dispensing of drugs etc
  • Support facilities to develop site specific SOPs for commodity management and inventory management of TB, ARVs drugs and drugs for management of opportunistic infections
  • Conduct training of program staff on supply chain management, Strengthen logistics management information systems for pharmaceutical commodities at implementing health facilities pharmaceutical management and commodity management
  • Support facilities to monitor HIV drug resistance early warning indicators
  • Monitor the supply chain to ensure continuous and timely availability of ART commodities in all implementing sites
  • Assist counties and sub-county teams, and providers in implementation of quality assurance practices, Pharmacovigilance, monitoring of adverse events/reactions and capacity building for providers
  • Design and conduct pharmaceutical quality data review audits as required
  • In collaboration with the M&E team, generate reports to donors on project progress, outputs and results
  • Develop and implement a data-driven framework to monitor and support supply chain improvements
Person Specification
  • A master’s degree in Public Health, Health Systems or its equivalent will be an added advantage
  • BSc Pharmacy
  • Minimum of five years working experience in development programs with significant technical assistance experience in public health programs; HIV/AIDS program experience preferred
  • Working experience in donor funded public health program is an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience in the design, implementation and management of the supply of the chain system
  • Knowledge of MoH systems
  • Proficiency on Ms Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with staff and partners


CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of PMTCT Advisor 

Ref: 010/41/2016

1 Position

Location: Siaya County
 

Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Program Director this role is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of PMTCT activities within CHS-supported facilities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Providing on-going technical support for the PMTCT programs.
  • Overseeing the training of health care workers at supported facilities on National PMTCT, HIV exposed Infants Cohorts Analysis standards and protocols.
  • Oversee the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation systems for PMTCT. 
  • Liaise with MoH and partners to support delivery of PMTCT services as needed
  • Participate in the PMTCT technical working group in the Ministry of Health’s National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP)
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of cervical cancer screening services at supported facilities
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Program Director
Person Specification
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Trainer of Trainers in PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis
  • More than five years’ experience in the implementation of PMTCT activities
  • Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers on PMTCT
  • Proficiency on Ms Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with staff and partners
  • Experience in design of programs


CHS is currently sourcing for a high calibre, self-motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Quality Improvement Advisor

Ref: 011/41/2016

1 Position

Location: Siaya County


Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Program Director, the Quality Improvement Advisor will closely work with the program technical staff and the rest of the program implementation team to support teams to effectively implement, document and report Quality Improvement activities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Building capacity for QI coaching at project supported sites by closely working with the project QI teams to plan for and implement activities aimed at institutionalising the use of QI methods to improve service delivery and client outcomes through training, on-site coaching and support supervision
  • Support needs-based quality improvement capacity building for community based HCT while supporting them in providing leadership to improvement initiatives
  • Work with health facilities to apply QI approaches to routine facility practices to bridge performance gaps
  • Support MoH to establish systems for continuous learning and implementation of continuous Quality Improvement methods as well as the spread of successful innovations throughout the health sector
  • Work with the MoH to improve the competency and capability of health workers by strengthening quality training programs, including advocacy for quality improvement within core curricula for health providers
  • Assist the MoH in improving performance of health care providers by applying evidence-based innovations and continuous monitoring techniques including proficiency testing and point of care CD4
  • Convene and conduct quality improvement performance review meetings and other fora needed to achieve the project objectives
  • Assist with the design and oversight of learning sessions to facilitate the scale up of improvements
  • Work with MoH to establish performance monitoring system for tracking priority QI indicators across collaborating sites to show improvement in HCT processes and care outcomes
  • Actively participate in compilation and submission of periodic performance and progress reports
  • Work with MoH and Implementing Partners in identifying and communicating best practices in improvement of healthcare delivery through newsletters, training and coaching session’s publication and research
  • Document QI efforts and develop QI tools as necessary
  • Guide initiation and implementation of the Collaborative improvement effort in the region
Person Specification
  • BS/BA in Public Health or related field and five to seven years’ experience in the public health sector (Nursing Degree preferred)
  • At least five years’ experience of working with government healthcare facilities in the area of quality improvement
  • Demonstrable knowledge and skills in implementation of QI interventions in the context of developing countries and management of QI data and databases
  • Experience in knowledge management, specifically in the area of public health/ healthcare
  • Good facilitation and writing skills
How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to vacancies2016@chskenya.org clearly indicating the job title and reference number on the subject line, on or before 5:00PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.


CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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