Program Specialist Job in Kenya

Job Title: Program Specialist
Hiring Organization: CIHEB
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: NGO
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 10/23/2023


The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (Ciheb) — Kenya is a local non-governmental organization collaborating with the Ministry of Health and County Health Management Teams to strengthen health systems for improved quality of health care in Kenya. Ciheb-Kenya is collaborating with the county governments of Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Nairobi, Kisumu, and Migori to support the implementation and expansion of high quality, sustainable, and comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs, and expansion of COVID-19 vaccination with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Overview of Position:

The NYAWEST Program Specialist is responsible for designing and overseeing implementation of Nyanza and Western HIV Technical Working Group strategy to support quality HIV services, capacity building health care workers, strengthen regional and county HIV mentorship systems, inform national HIV policies and champion data utilization for decision making in 10 counties.

She/he will lead implementation of technical strategy , guide inputs needed to ensure fidelity and effectiveness of the program, including but not limited to ; leadership, coordination and management of technical assistance approaches to the supported counties and evaluation project effectiveness in collaboration with NYAWEST Secretariat, County leadership and other stakeholders.


Design, implement, monitor and evaluate program initiatives to support NYAWEST region in clinical decision making, capacity building health care workers, strengthening mentorship systems and data utilization as per the program workplan.

Review and maintain a data base of advanced and complex cases sent to NYAWEST for clinical review and management from health facilities in the 10 supported counties, ensuring feedback is comprehensive and timely.

Coordinate with county and sub county lead mentors to support facility level CME, MDT and ensure that TWG recommendations on cases are implemented with fidelity at facility levels, clients on 3rd line are monitored and reported to the TWG and NASCOP every quarter.

Collaborate with NYAWEST Co- chairs in structuring, health care provider and data driven capacity building sessions through monthly mentorship forum, CME and mentorship activities in line with national priorities.

Promote learning , knowledge sharing and scientific writing in the region through CME sessions on abstract writing, structuring NYAWEST journal clubs, organizing NYAWEST best practice forums and participation in National and International conferences

Support regional TOT in disseminating the National ART Guidelines 2022 to health care workers providing clinical services in the 10 support counties.

Collaborate with NASCOP, Counties and Implementing partners to strengthen HIV mentorship initiatives at county, sub county and facility levels through technical assistance and joint mentorship support supervision.

Oversee implementation of the JOOTRH E- learning hub as a centre for expert training, telemedicine consultations, case discussions and avenue for disseminating guidelines, policies as well as a benchmarking centre.

Coordinate and collaborate with HI teams at NASCOP and program level to ensure uptake and utilization of NYAWEST digital tools in the NYAWEST Dashboard.

Timely submission of comprehensive quality reports on NYAWEST performance to technical working group members, CDC and programs on a monthly or quarterly basis as needed by stakeholders.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited/recognized institute

Trained on the National Advanced HIV Clinical Course (NAHCC)

Trainer of Trainers – Kenya Antiretroviral Therapy Guideline 2022

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in implementation of HIV/TB programs with at least 2 years of leadership role.

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in HIV mentorship activities at county or sub county level

Experience in stakeholder management is an added advantage.

Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Demonstrable written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply:

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to on or before 3rd November 2023. Applicants are advised to include the title “Nyawest Program Specialist” on the subject line.