FHI 360 Temporary Technical Officer - Care and Treatment Jobs in Kenya

FHI 360 Temporary Technical Officer - Care and Treatment Jobs in Kenya


Job Summary

  • The Technical Officer, Care and Treatment will work closely with the Cross-Border Health Integrated Partnership Project (CB-HIPP) project team, county/district health teams, and USAID bilateral implementing partners (IPs) in the Busia/Kenya border areas to strengthen interventions initiated and supported by the project in improving HIV, TB and integrated health service delivery and access for mobile and cross-border populations, and in a manner consistent with ministry of health (MOH) quality standards and guidelines.

    Key Responsibilities and Contributions

  • Provide technical support and mentorship to technical staff (clinical, community) of the local implementing partners (LIPs) who provide direct technical assistance to participating health facilities (cross-border health unit).

  • Provide technical assistance (TA) and clinical mentoring to the CBHU teams in strengthening cross-border health service delivery and referral, including: facilitating community-facility linkages; improving referral and treatment adherence support systems; addressing mobile and cross-border clients’ missed appointments and loss to follow-up (LTFU); follow-up and tracking of referrals for a complete feedback loop; index client tracing, assisted partner notification services (APNS), etc.

  • Work closely with USAID bilateral implementing partners supporting HIV service delivery at the border areas to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the program.

  • Collaborate with MOH and district/county health department in offering support supervision, mentorship, orientation, training and technical updates to service providers in participating facilities.

  • Support continuous quality improvement (CQI) implementation in CBHU participating facilities, including mitigating gaps in performance identified during Site Improvement Monitoring Systems (SIMS) evaluation

  • In liaison with project team, ensure quality cross-border health data management that informs performance tracking and reporting through the HIV and TB treatment cascades.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities]

  • Comprehensive knowledge of integrated HIV and AIDS, TB, maternal, newborn and child health
    (MNCH), reproductive health (RH), family planning (FP), public health.

  • Ability to provide a wide range of clinical services and capability to effectively transfer skills combined with effective communication.

  • Sensitivity of cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV/AIDS/TB.

  • Ability to lead and work with others and experience in diplomacy with other stakeholders.

    Minimum Requirements Standards

  • MD/MB ChB registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board with working experience of at least 5-7 years; or Registered Clinical Officer with 7-9 years’ experience post-qualification and 3-5 years’ in a HIV/AIDS program.

  • HIV/AIDS/TB program management experience; knowledge of PEPFAR programming is an added advantage.

  • Familiarity with current national service delivery guidelines for the prevention, management and control of HIV and TB disease conditions.

  • Familiarity with decentralized public health systems.

  • Experience working in Busia County and/or border health settings is 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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; FHI 360 Temporary Technical Officer - Care and Treatment Jobs in Kenya


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