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NGO Jobs in Kenya – NASCOP

Medical Officer
JG ‘P’ – 1 position
Location: NASCOP National Office, Nairobi
National AIDs and STI Control Program (NASCOP) is a Unit under the Ministry of Health that works to strengthen and support prevention of HIV, Care and Treatment services at County and Sub-County health facilities. This program is part of the Ministry of Health initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through the National Treasury.
The Ministry plans to recruit several staff to support the implementation of activities at both National and County levels. The contract period is one year which is renewable yearly subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
This person will report the National HIV Clinical Support Coordinator. The medical officers will provide technical support to field clinicians. He/she will be responsible for day to day interaction with service providers managing HIV clients

Roles

·         Provision of technical support to clinicians who are HIV care providers.
·         Participate in the update or review of treatment guidelines by providing through provision of feedback to the program on the matters arising from the consultations.
·         Plan and participate in periodic technical support and M&E field visits
·         Liaise with other medical practitioners or consultants on the management of HIV patients
·         Organize periodic continuous professional development and or Continuous medical education sessions for service providers
·         Participate in quality improvement initiatives
·         Promote adherence to set organizational, national and international standards of HIV care.
·         Prepare monthly/quarterly and annual reports on all consultations received, feedback provided to the service providers and CMEs conducted.

Requirements

·         Medical Doctor with MBChB or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a master’s degree in a health related field
·         Have a minimum of 3 years practical experience in providing clinical care to HIV clients.
·         Counseling skills and providing mentorship to other health care providers in HIV is an advantage
·         Note: Fluency in English and Kiswahili both oral and written is a requirement for all the above positions

Program Officer
JG ‘M’ – 1 POSITION
Location: Turkana County
National AIDs and STI Control Program (NASCOP) is a Unit under the Ministry of Health that works to strengthen and support prevention of HIV, Care and Treatment services at County and Sub-County health facilities. This program is part of the Ministry of Health initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through the National Treasury.
The Ministry plans to recruit several staff to support the implementation of activities at both National and County levels. The contract period is one year which is renewable yearly subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
This officer will form part of the Targeted Interventions secretariat. The Program Officer will be responsible for prevention of infections in high HIV risk groups and general population with planned targeted interventions (TIs).
Co-ordinate with various stakeholders in the implementation of Combination HIV prevention and treatment interventive (COMBO). Coordinate, monitor and evaluate targeted intervention initiatives at the County and liaison with NASCOP.

Roles

·         Ensuring work plan and budget for targeted interventions are adhered to and implemented in a timely manner
·         Prepare reports to the GF TWG _ Combo prevention initiative on the progress of targeted interventions
·         At the County level the program officer will assist the Health Management team to collect targeted interventions data in the County, collate and analyze, then forward the same through CASCO to SIMU manager at NASCOP.
·         Work with the focal person in coordination of all targeted intervention activities in the county
·         Ensure timely supply of commodities to the targeted intervention activities with the County Health
·         Management teams
·         Prepare monthly quarterly and annual reports on the targeted interventions of HIV/AIDS activities at County level.
·         Participate in surveillance activities on targeted interventions at the County level
·         Coordinate and participate in the County level monthly and quarterly meetings
·         Ensure timely reporting and regular reporting of all targeted intervention activities
·         Participate in supervisory visits with the CASCO to assist in data collection and verification
·         Work closely with the County Health Management Teams.

Data Management Assistants
JG ‘K’ – 4 POSITIONS
Location: UASIN GISHU COUNTY, BARINGO LAIKIPIA AND NAIROBI COUNTY
National AIDs and STI Control Program (NASCOP) is a Unit under the Ministry of Health that works to strengthen and support prevention of HIV, Care and Treatment services at County and Sub-County health facilities. This program is part of the Ministry of Health initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from Global Fund against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through the National Treasury.
The Ministry plans to recruit several staff to support the implementation of activities at both National and County levels. The contract period is one year which is renewable yearly subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Working under the overall guidance of the County AIDS and STI Coordinator (CASCO). The Data management assistant (DMA) will assist the county health teams in data collection, analysis and report writing of HIV reports. In addition, they will undertake surveillance activities as required by the Counties and NASCOP including generation of progress update reports.
They will report to the County AIDS and STI Coordinator (CASCO) and work closely with the County Health Records Information Officer and the County Health Management Teams.

Duties

·         DMA’s will assist the CASCOs to follow up on data uploaded into the DHIS to ensure optimal reporting and completeness of county data.
·         DMAs will assist the CASCOs to analyze county relevant data to enable county review fora.
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports of all HIV/AIDS programs activities
·         Participate in surveillance activities at the County and national level
·         Follow-up County /health facilities which are having difficulties in reporting (Incomplete, irregular, untimely reports)
·         Any other duties assigned by the CASCO from time to time

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas: Health related Economics, Statistics, Information technology or any other related qualifications.
·         Experience in Data Management in the Ministry of Health and health care settings, computer skills, proficiency in statistical packages and knowledge on use of the DHIS portal will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Submit hardcopy application of your current CV, certified copies of professional certificates and a copy of ID to NASCOP reception at Afya Annex, near KNH grounds, during office hours on or before 31st October, 2017.
Also send soft copies of your applications and necessary attachments to globalfund@nascop.or.ke.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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