Senior Technical Advisor, Clinical, Job in Kenya

Senior Technical Advisor, Clinical


Overall Job Function

Reporting to the Program Director, the Senior Technical Advisor- Clinical will provide technical oversight and support for HIV clinical interventions in CHS Shinda Tena project supported health facilities in collaboration with the Siaya County government department of health and other stakeholders. He/She will provide technical oversight, leadership and coordination for implementation of HIV Care and Treatment, TB/HIV and PMTCT services in Siaya County.

Key Responsibilities

Serve as the CHS Shinda Tena project focal person for HIV care and treatment,TB/HIV, and PMTCT ,responsible for program planning, implementation and monitoring

Support Laboratory and pharmaceutical supply chain management to ensure commodity security in support of provision of high-quality HIV clinical services in Siaya county

Provide leadership and technical support to the Clinical services’ technical leads, laboratory technical lead, technical officers and site level staff to ensure implementation of high-quality HIV care and treatment interventions in Siaya county

Coordinate capacity building of project and facility staff through trainings, CMEs, mentorship and dissemination of new knowledge to support implementation of HIV clinical services

Support budget development and management by monitoring expenditure against the program approved annual budget

Coordinate program work plan development and monitor implementation progress

Provide technical guidance and innovations to ensure all HIV treatment targets are achieved in compliance with organization and donor rules and regulations

Coordinate Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives to support implementation of HIV care and treatment,TB/HIV and PMTCT interventions

Contribute to detailed analysis of program performance to support implementation of high-quality HIV care and treatment,TB/HIV and PMTCT interventions

Assess progress and barriers to achievement of program implementation plans, recommend action for improvement or modifications to address problems, document and highlight results

Collaborate with other technical leads to develop job aids, tools, SOPs, for implementing all the clinical interventions

Develop work plans and coordinate implementation of project activities on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis in conjunction with the Program director

Identify best practices, document, recommend, implement and disseminate effective and innovative approaches to support HIV care and treatment

Coordinate County Collaborative activities to ensure sustained HIV response systems

Represent CHS Shinda Tena in various clinical technical working groups

Prepare relevant technical reports and recommendations to improve program performance

Any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Person Specifications

Bachelor’s degree in Medicine

A master’s degree in public health or any other relevant field

Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in HIV programming is required, 3 of which should be at a senior level

Supervisory knowledge, skills and understanding of the National and Global Health HIV/AIDS Agenda

Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work and good understanding of the evidence-based National and Global HIV/AIDS programming

Strong track record of HIV/AIDS programming, and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results

Familiarity with the Kenya Health system structures including MOH and NASCOP HIV program implementation and documentation

Experience in managing a large, diverse and dynamic team of professionals providing integrated HIV prevention, care and treatment services.

Required Competencies and Skill

Strong organisation, communication and program management skills

Strong interpersonal skills and ability maintain good relationships with project staff, donors, sub-contractors and other partners

Demonstrated excellent Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)

Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation.

How To Apply

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to clearly indicating the subject title ,  Closing date by 5.00 PM,  October 22, 2023.