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Project Officer

Job Purpose
To support establishment, expansion and implementation of a robust HIV Care & treatment program for the Timiza90 Project that entails provision of quality integrated HIV prevention, HIV counselling and testing, care and treatment services within the Ministry of Health, Private and Faith Based Sector health facilities in Homabay County.
Scope
The Senior Project Officer – Care & treatment is responsible for day to day support of the Health management teams (HMT) and the Health care providers in the provision of HIV/ AIDS care and treatment services. The broad program areas to be covered shall include Paediatric, Adolescent and Adult HIV Care & Treatment as well as TB/HIV program areas. The work shall entail providing technical assistance to establish and strengthen implementation of integrated and comprehensive care and treatment activities in the assigned facilities and sub –county, support systems strengthening, improve quality of services and monitor progress towards achievement of quality results in order to attain the objectives of the Timiza90 Project.
Responsibilities
Project management: 20%
·         Conduct site assessments for new sites and periodic routine assessments of existing sites for integrated HIV service delivery
·         Develop integrated HIV facility interventions and work plans and oversee the implementation
·         Supervise site renovations
·         Establish and Supervise the lab-networks with networked facilities
·         Assist the HMT to develop and implement quality assurance programs for each supported site
·         Facilitate the acquisition of Project supplies from MOH/KEMSA and other sources.
Technical Support: 20%
·         Responsible for visits to Timiza90 Project supported sites in the assigned sub county in Homabay County to provide technical support in implementation of integrated HIV care and treatment services
·         Conduct supportive supervision on quality assurance and improvement issues.
·         Ensure that adherence and psychosocial support activities are undertaken at the Timiza90 supported sites and links with the HTS and Linkage/Adherence/Retention technical team to facilitate facility-community linkages
·         Works closely with the HMT in identifying training needs, planning and delivering trainings for facility staff, according to the training plan.
·         Attends training session in new content areas and helps facilitate attendance of facility staff in training sessions.
·         Develops and maintains close working relationships with the health management teams at the sub county and facility level.
·         Provides feedback to facilities and participates in supportive supervision and site assessments including SIMS, CQI, and RDQAs.
·         Lead/drive the attainment of the 2 nd and 3 rd 90’s in the ACT 90/90/90 strategy to ensure attainment of the 90% of eligible patients are on ART and 90% of those on ART are retained on treatment and achieve viral suppression.
·         Support health facilities in improving quality of services offered through participation in observed practise, preceptorship, and clinical review/switch meetings.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting: 10%
·         Monitors on a regular basis the availability of supplies necessary to accomplish project objectives
Working with the SI & E program officer, assists the Project in working with clinic staff in data collection and data management and reporting including utilization of such data for planning and decision making.
Responsible for tracking and reporting on all project input, processes, outputs, outcomes and impact at supported sites to ensure that adequate progress is made towards set targets.
Identifies obstacles to achievement of desired results early enough, identifies remedial actions and seeks support to overcome these obstacles
Assist the Deputy Project Director/Technical Advisor in preparation of monthly and quarterly progress reports.
Linkages, Networking, and Integration: 30%
·         Working closely with the other Project Officers to plan and participate in site assessment, follow up on identified gaps and implementation of interventions including formation of Quality Improvement Teams and re-assessment of progress
Working with other Teams within the project, identify opportunities for integration including decentralization of care and treatment services, formation of and supporting Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs), community-facility linkages and assist in documentation of successes, best practices and challenges associated with such linkage and integration
Liaise with the HMT and any other technical counterparts among other partners on HIV care and treatment issues, participating in forums where such issues are being discussed and representing the Deputy Project Director/Technical Advisor when called upon to do so.

Staff Management: 20%
·         Responsible for coordination of the EGPAF sub-county based team comprising of Project Officers (PMTCT, HTS, Adherence, and SI&E Officers) and the assigned project driver.
Acts as the primary contact person/focal person for the sub county based team with the HMT.
Chair the sub county based Technical team meetings as per meeting SOPs
Submit minutes for Sub County based meetings and escalate any issues arising to management.
Lead in preparing and presentation of sub county performance during monthly performance review meetings
Any other duties assigned

Information & Evaluation Officer

Job Summary
Under the overall supervision of the Director, Strategic Information and Evaluation, SSIEO will support design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive, efficient and effective system of monitoring and evaluation (M&E System) that will enable the EGPAF Mechanism to track progress, evaluate effectiveness, and assess the impact of EGPAF projects. The incumbent will also act as resource for all EGPAF staff to enhance program design, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
S/he will work to ensure furtherance of the Timiza90 Project goals and objectives through continuous quality improvement, data quality assessments, technical assistance and capacity building to Timiza90 Project technical staff, SIEO, health care workers, and data management staff based at the county, sub-county and facility level in support of strategic information activities. S/he will provide oversight to the Data management officers and all other SI, M&E and data management components within the Timiza90 Project and at County, Sub-county and facility level.
Responsibilities
·         Support development of the overall framework for EGPAF’s monitoring and evaluation activities including, but not limited to, regular project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process and operations monitoring and communication of lessons-learned using data
·         Ensure regular, complete, accurate, timely and quality monitoring reports from health facilities on all required indicators
·         Work closely with project technical team to manage all data entry related activities and ensure maintenance of up to date project data bases including DATIM, EKMS, etc. as needed
·         Lead and oversee the implementation of EGPAF’s Strategic Information Minimum Standards in Timiza90 Project.
·         Lead the development, standardization and deployment of a robust M&E Plan and tools that capture quantitative and qualitative data to be utilized in monitoring, evaluation and reporting of Timiza90 Project
·         Lead and coordinate a systematic and planned utilization of data generated through the monitoring and evaluation system for program management and improvement of quality of supported services
·         Lead and coordinate development and implementation of data quality assurance strategy for Timiza90 Project
·         Provide managerial and technical leadership to Timiza90 Project monitoring and evaluation team
·         Train local partners (and staff where appropriate) on the M&E framework, M&E techniques, data management, data analysis, data use, data reporting, results-oriented programming, basic surveying, sampling and report writing
·         Participate actively in internal or external meetings concerning M&E and other project activities as delegated by the DSI&E with various stakeholders, including the MOH, CDC, and other stakeholders; assume representational responsibilities when asked
Qualifications
·         Degree in relevant areas such as Statistics, Public health, Epidemiology related or other related field from a recognized institution of higher learning and a certificate in M&E related courses
·         Minimum of 5 years’ experience related to the above duties and responsibilities
·         Experience with a proven track record in monitoring and evaluation work, conducting assessments and surveys, proposal development, program design, selecting indicators, implementing monitoring plans, and data analysis
·         Familiar with NASCOP HMIS tools, DATIM and other PEPFAR reporting requirements
·         Experience in providing on site mentorship to health care workers on HMIS, cohort analysis and other SI related issues
·         Proficiency in computer packages for generating and analysis reports. Experience in use of visual analytics tools is an added advantage
·         Proficient in statistical analysis packages (SPSS/STATA/R etc)
·         Experience with managing and coordinating teams
·         Ability to build and manage strong working relationships among diverse stakeholders
·         Ability to work effectively in a busy, high pressure team environment
·         Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate outcomes on strict deadlines
·         Commendable knowledge & skill in monitoring & evaluation activities
·         Strong analytical skills
·         Strong oral and written communications skills

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