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Field Officers Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - NGO

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), a non profit organization, is the world leader in the fight to eliminate Pediatric AIDS. 

Our mission is to prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eliminate Pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs.
In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV prevention, Care and Treatment. 

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - Kenya seeks to fill the following position:

Field Officers - EGPAF / CIFF Adolescent Project

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job Code: 1261

Job Purpose / Objective: EGPAF seeks to hire full-time Field Officers to support selected health facilities in Homabay County in the intensive case finding, ART initiation, adherence to treatment, access to viral load, viral suppression adherence counselling and retention in care for HIV-infected children and adolescents.  

The Field Officers will take part in CMEs, MDTs, CQI, identification and implementation of QI projects, on job trainings and mentorship activities in the facilities, jointly with MOH site staffs. 

Under the technical and administrative supervision of the EGPAF Project Manager and the CCC in charge, the Field Officer will provide quality HIV Care and Treatment services to all HIV-positive children and adolescents enrolled in selected clinics.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support a cluster of facilities in clinical assessment, proper case management and prescription of treatment for children and adolescents attending the CCC Clinics as per the national guidelines.
  • Provide technical support and mentorship to facility staff to adhere to national HIV/AIDS care and treatment guidelines on-site mentoring, coaching and on-job training trainings.
  • Continuously review patient files and ensure line listing of all clients eligible for VL, take blood samples for eligible patients and ensure that all patients’ viral load results are up to date in patient files and acted upon.
  • Review clients with high viral loads, proactively work with peer educators and adherence counsellors to identify possible reasons for suspected treatment failure, and take appropriate steps based on identified issues to ensure their effective management.
  • Ensure that all clients are supported with adherence counselling, health education and treatment literacy sessions at all clinic visits, paying special attention to the initial enrolment visit.
  • Ensure disclosure is initiated at the right time and all children and adolescents have received age appropriate disclosure.
  • Ensure effective retention strategies are in place for all children and adolescents on ART, including enrolment in PSSGs and OTZ clubs.
  • Ensure effective defaulter tracing mechanism is in place for both TB/HIV patients and participate in targeted home visits.
  • Ensures proper patient record keeping on ART, Pre ART and other records according to the MOH guidelines.
  • Ensure that all assessments and treatments provided are properly documented in patient's files.
  • Ensure all patient data, records and registers are updated and are kept safe in the CCC unit or other spaces as identified in each clinic
  • Prepare and submit site reports on weekly or monthly basis as needed.
  • Ensure availability of clinical protocols and SOPs in the facility.
  • Help identify topics/cases and areas for CMEs, MDT discussions and CQI activities, participate in discussions and maintain an up to date record of all the sessions.
  • Participate in biweekly CCC staff meeting to enhance quality of care for patients.
  • Ensure integration of TB/HIV activities for children and adolescents in the facility.
  • Support implementation of caregiver treatment literacy trainings at supported sites.
  • Ensure 100% utilization of paediatric and adolescent TA tool in all supported sites.
  • Ensure efficient, streamlined linkage of children and adolescents newly identified in the facility.
  • Support community-facility linkages.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Education and/or Experience
  • Diploma/Degree in Clinical Medicine from a recognized Medical College
  • Possess a valid registration certificate from the Clinical Officer Council of Kenya
  • Certificate of Training in Pediatric ART from National Aids control council (NASCOP) Kenya
  • Training in APOC and counselling skills are an added advantage
  • At least 3-5 years’ clinical and programmatic experience in HIV/AIDS management
  • Good computer skills, especially with Microsoft Word and Excel, and in internet-based communications
  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS care and treatment, especially for children and adolescents
Other Skills & Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer care skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to problem solve and think proactively
  • Ability and willingness to travel across different facilities and work for extended periods
  • Be a team player
  • Flexibility at work
  • Passionate about children and adolescents, self-driven and willing to work in different locations
  • Possess good listening and counselling skills
  • Ability to plan and work with limited supervision
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Closing Date: 9th June 2017

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