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Clinical Officer Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Clinical Officer -LINKAGES Project - TUPADO
 
Reference No: LINKAGES – CO 16 

Turkana Pastoralist Development Organization (TUPADO) is an NGO founded in 2000 and registered in Kenya by the NGO Coordination Board. 

The organization implements a range of activities including 

  • rain water harvesting (transfer of skills on modern farming techniques and dry land farming), 
  • reproductive health targeting four sub-counties of Turkana County through training of community groups and supporting social events, 
  • animal health (through training on Community Based Animal Health Care and drug provisions),
  • marketing and value addition of hides and skins, 
  • training on the workings and operation of revolving funds community food, veterinary drugs and rainwater harvesting stores, 
  • resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs), 
  • restocking of post raids and drought victims, 
  • support to disabled persons, HIV/AIDS behavior change communication targeting most at risk populations, and 
  • capacity building (training of communities on participatory development approaches).
For the new LINKAGES Across the continuum of HIV services for key populations affected by HIV, TUPADO seeks to recruit a Clinical Officer for the LINKAGES project.

The clinical officer will provide clinical services at the drop-in center and during integrated outreaches. 
 
Major Responsibilities
  • Overall in-charge of the drop in center
  • Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Diagnosis and treatment of HIV opportunistic infections
  • Diagnose and treat general medical conditions
  • Antiretroviral treatment for HIV positive patients and identification of adverse events related to ART
  • Referral of KPs to other health facilities for additional care and treatment not available at the DIC
  • Help in preparation of monthly program reports
  • Participate in monthly meetings between KP community members and the program team
  • Advise the program on matters pertaining to clinical care of key populations
  • Perform HIV counseling and testing at the drop-in center
  • Perform HIV counseling and testing during outreaches
  • Participate in quality improvement at the drop-in center
  • Help in preparation of reports
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Clinical medicine and Surgery.
  • Working experience in the field of HIV/AIDS including counseling, administration of antiretroviral therapy and data collection.
  • Computer literacy skills with MS Office software
  • Good communication skills, good inter-personal skills
  • Able to provide stigma-free and non-discriminatory services
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience with Key populations is an added advantage
How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: tupadongo@gmail.com

Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than December 20th 2016. 

Kindly note that only short listed persons will be contacted.

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