PATH Program Officer, HIV Integration, USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto Jobs in Kenya

PATH Program Officer, HIV Integration, USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.

PATH Kenya is an organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.

With expertise in science, health, finance, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH Kenya develops and scales innovative solutions and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

Nuru Ya Mtoto is a PEPFAR-funded USAID project covering Kakamega, Kisumu, Nyamira, Vihiga, Homa Bay, Kisii and Migori counties. The purpose of this project is to provide key clinical support to the Government of Kenya national HIV response with the overall goal of increasing access and coverage for HIV prevention, care and treatment services towards achieving the “95-95-95” targets.

PATH Kenya seeks to recruit Program Officers, HIV Integration to provide technical support and expertise, coordination and supervision of all HIV Care and Treatment and Prevention, PMTCT, Gender and TB/HIV activities at the facility and sub-county level within the assigned project area.

This implementation will be in compliance with national and donor guidelines and policies, and to provide technical support and supervision to ensure that the HIV/TB, PMTCT and Gender service delivery Scope of Work for the USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto project at facility and sub-county and county level is carried out to the fullest extent possible and to the highest possible degree of quality.

The incumbent will provide technical support and supervision in collaboration with MOH CHMT and SCHMT teams to ensure the successful planning and implementation of HIV TB service delivery activities at facility level including facility work planning and target setting, performance reviews, support supervision, technical support, SIMS activities and reporting.

The Program Officer will provide representation for the USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto project at facility, sub-county and county HIV TB related technical forums and meetings as may be called upon. The Program Officers HIV Integration will be based in Kakamega, Kisumu, Nyamira and Vihiga counties and will report to the Technical Advisor as assigned.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and mentorship in the implementation of the HIV TB service delivery component of the project at facility, sub-county and county level.

  • In consultation with Technical Advisor/s, monitor implementation of costed project work-plans at facility, sub-county, and county levels.

  • Champion use of evidence-based interventions along the continuum of HIV care services by guiding adherence to the principles of continuous quality improvement through use of data, e.g., MER indicators, HFR indicators, MPRs and SIMS reports.

  • Provide technical support for integration of the project’s technical approaches
    for the achievement of successful project implementation at facility level using evidence informed, innovative and best practices.

  • Provide technical support in creating and strengthening linkages and referral networks between facility and community activities ensuring there is seamless implementation of activities leading to improved health outcomes at facility, sub-county and county levels.

  • In consultation with the Technical Advisor/s support preparation of monthly, quarterly, and other reports as may be required and submit these to the Technical Advisor/s in a timely manner.

  • Provide technical support for weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual facility performance reviews, assessing progress in an objective manner in collaboration with S/CHMT.

  • Provide technical support for Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance interventions at facility level in collaboration with S/CHMT.

  • Provide technical support for implementation and utilization EMR at facility level.

  • Participate in site preparation for supportive supervision and SIMS assessments and ensure recommendations are implemented at facility level by project team in collaboration with S/CHMT.

  • Coordinate with S/CHMT on implementation of facility level HIV TB service delivery work plans.

  • Represent the project in technical forums at facility, sub-county and county level.

  • Participate in any other duties as assigned.

    [Required Experience

  • Clinical Officer (or equivalent qualification) with an advanced diploma with a minimum of 5 years’ experience providing direct technical support in implementation of health service delivery project with specific experience in HIV/TB projects.

  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences and/or MPH or other master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

  • Training on GBV minimum package of care for survivors

  • Hands on clinical experience in HIV service delivery and technical coordination.

  • Proven experience and familiarity with MOH/GOK health systems and reporting tools including EMR systems.

  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, capable of directing and managing change, effective delegation, inspiring teamwork and motivating staff and partners to achieve results.
    Computer literacy

  • Research experience, proposal and abstract writing will be a distinctive advantage.

  • Ability to work in a complex project implementation environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform.

  • Ability to work with a multi-sectoral team and support collaboration with multiple stakeholders

  • Ability and willingness to learn.

  • Excellent facilitation, mentorship, team building and coordination skills.

  • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations.

  • Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming

    How to Apply

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