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3. FHI 360 International NGO Technical Officer – Care and Treatment Jobs

Job ID 17963

Description:
The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing strategic direction in care and treatment, mentorship, coaching and regular updates to clinical mentor’s service providers in the area of both pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment.

They will be responsible for working closely with the service providers to ensure that the quality of care is sustained across the program as defined by the MOH quality standards.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic direction in care and treatment program in liaison with the Senior Technical Officer
  • Provide mentorship, coaching and updates to program clinical mentors and service providers at the CC/ART to offer patients quality care and treatment services according to the national guidelines and standards.
  • Support the service providers by recommending relevant treatment and care for the patients with opportunistic infections and recommend initiation of ART treatment in accordance with the MOH recommended guidelines.
  • Liaise with other project staff working in the community to address issues of defaulter tracing, HIV prevention and addressing other social determinants of health to mitigate the impact of those affected and infected by HIV.
  • Coordinate and provide needed programmatic support to ensure the health facilities with high patient workloads and poor performing sites in terms of initiating patients on treatment are mentored and the necessary skills and confidence is transferred to the clinicians.
  • Support facilities to institute systems for inter and intra facility referrals.
  • Ensure quality of care is attained for patients seeking the services.
  • Ensure the documentation of appropriate services rendered to the patients is done in the relevant service registers.

    Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of HIV and AIDS, reproductive health, family planning, public health.
  • Ability to provide a wide range of clinical services and capable of effectively transference of skills, effective communication.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer software skills for word processing.
  • Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume workload.
  • Ability to lead and work in teams to accomplish given tasks.
  • MSc/MPH with 3-5years relevant working experience; Medical degree preferred. Trained in HIV management, care and treatment. Additional training in both pediatric and adult rational ART use is an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a health facility offering HIV Comprehensive care and treatment.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of HIV knowledge and the various interventions being offered to prevent and control the morbidity and mortality arising from the infection will be an added advantage.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 International NGO Technical Officer – Care and Treatment Jobs

    4. FHI 360 International NGO Technical Officer - Pharmaceutical Technologist Jobs

    Job ID 17962

    Description:
    Works as a member of the regional mentorship team under the guidance of the Senior Technical Officer (Care and Treatment). S/He will mentor health service providers on the pharmaceutical management information system, pharmacovigilance tools and provide policy updates on HIV management including ART.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:
  • Provide updates to the service providers on the revised ART policies and SOPs.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching on ART adherence preparation of new patients, dispensing medication use and counseling.
  • Provide support supervision on monitoring ART adherence (using multiple approaches).
  • Provide support in counter-checking drug dosages and formulations.
  • Support health care providers to document and report adverse drug interactions.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to service providers on inventory management (quantification, requisition, storage, expiry tracking and reporting).
  • Provide updates to service providers on pharmaceutical management information system (PMIS); Daily Activity Register, Facility CDRR, District CDRR, Bin card, expiry tracking chart temp logs, Inventory Tracking Tool, Dispensing Tool, job aids (dispensing, storage, inventory management, quantification, medication use counseling), national set of recommended standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Use of the ADT (where applicable).

    Qualifications:
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated team player.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized Medical Training College with 7-9 years relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree in the same field with 5-7 years of relevant work experience.
  • Basic training on ART, Commodity Management (and preferably TOT).
  • Experience in mentoring and supervision of other pharmacy staff on inventory management, rational use and quantification.
  • The use of the ARV Dispensing tool (ADT) is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in providing support for a busy ART program.

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 International NGO Technical Officer - Pharmaceutical Technologist Jobs

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