PATH Technical Advisor - HIV Prevention Services, Dumisha Afya Jobs in Kenya

PATH Technical Advisor - HIV Prevention Services, Dumisha Afya Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • PATH is a global 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 develops and scales innovative solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

  • Dumisha Afya is a USAID funded project covering Busia and Bungoma 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.

  • We seek to recruit a Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention Services who will serve as the lead and technical expert in HIV Prevention services for the Dumisha Afya project, provide technical support and oversight to ensure that the HIV Prevention services scope of work including services to Key Populations (KP), Fisherfolk and Truckers, and provision of VMMC for the Dumisha Afya project area assigned, is carried out to the fullest extent possible and to the highest possible degree of quality.

  • The incumbent will provide technical support and oversight in collaboration with Dumisha Afya project management teams to ensure the successful planning and implementation of HIV prevention services activities, including work planning, budgeting, support supervision, technical support and reporting in assigned areas. S/he will provide technical expertise, coordination and supervision of all HIV Prevention activities within the assigned project area in compliance with national and donor guidelines and policies. This position is based in Busia.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Take the lead in planning, implementation and supervision of all planned Key Populations (KP), Fisherfolk, Truckers and VMMC activities within the project area, and ensure these activities are implemented to the highest degree of quality possible.

  • Ensure key KP, Fisherfolk, Truckers and VMMC strategies implementation through supportive supervision and capacity building modalities, dissemination of guidelines and standards and implementing quality improvement and quality assurance initiatives.

  • Provide overall technical leadership in the implementation of the Key Population, Fisherfolk, Truckers and VMMC service delivery component of the project.

  • Coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of costed project work-plans
    Oversee the integration of the project’s KP, Fisherfolk, Truckers and VMMC technical approaches for the achievement of successful project implementation using evidence informed, innovative and best practices

  • Provide leadership in creating and strengthening community demand creation and referral networks between facility and community ensuring there is seamless implementation of VMMC activities.

  • Take lead in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and other reports
    as may be required and submit these to the Chief of Party in a timely manner

  • Provide leadership on weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual project performance reviews, assessing progress in an objective manner in collaboration with C (SC) HMT, and the local implementing partners for KP, fisherfolk and truckers programming

  • Provide leadership for the VMMC component on Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance interventions at facility level in collaboration with C (SC) HMT.

  • Participate in the donor progress report writing, continuation application and quarterly review report writing and presentation.

  • Take lead in site preparation for supportive supervision and SIMS assessments and ensure recommendations are implemented at facility level by project team in collaboration with C (SC) HMT.

  • Represent the project in technical forums including VMMC taskforce meetings, and KP technical working groups at sub-county, county and national level.

  • Participate in any other duties consistent with the position as assigned.

    Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences and/or MPH or other master’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of 5 years’ experience providing leadership in implementation of HIV treatment and/or prevention services and hands on clinical experience in HIV continuum of care

  • Extensive experience in HIV prevention services with key and priority populations is an added advantage

  • Trainings in VMMC service provision will be an advantage.

  • Proven experience and familiarity with MOH/GOK health systems.

  • Experience managing partners such as the MOH/GOK, local implementing partners is desirable

  • 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 an advantage.

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

  • Ability to lead 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.

  • Candidates must currently have legal authorization to work in Kenya.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; PATH Technical Advisor - HIV Prevention Services, Dumisha Afya Jobs in Kenya

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