USAID Stawisha Pwani CIHEB Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Specialist Jobs in Mombasa

USAID Stawisha Pwani CIHEB Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) Specialist Jobs in Mombasa


Background:

  • The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) – Kenya is a local non-governmental organization collaborating with the Ministry of Health and County Health Management Teams to strengthen health systems for improved quality of health care in Kenya.

  • CIHEB-Kenya is seeking to recruit candidates for the USAID Stawisha Pwani project.

  • The USAID Stawisha Pwani project is a 5-year Kenya Health Partnerships for Quality Services (KHPQS) project to be implemented in four coastal counties of Kilifi, Kwale, Mombasa and Taita
    Taveta.

  • The aim of the project is to increase the use of quality county-led health services by strengthening county health systems with a focus on HIV Prevention & Treatment, FP/ RMNCAH and Nutrition.

  • The program aims to support the four county governments toward sustainability in quality and systems of health services.

    Job Summary:

  • The primary function for this position is to provide technical assistance to the county teams to scale-up the provision of quality Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinicsfor people who inject drugs (PWID).

    Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with county, subcounty and facility teams to provide technical support to facilities to establish and provide oversight to MAT clinics for PWIDs, in the counties

  • Provide mentorship to multidisciplinary teams to enhance the provision of high-quality clinical assessment of all new clients for suitability for induction into MAT according to national guidelines including leading clinical effectiveness efforts, ensuring implementation of recommended clinical protocols, national guidelines.

  • Ensure that the MAT client care is provided according to agreed basic care standards as defined by national guidelines and agreed performance measures.

  • Ensure that treatment care plans are developed for all clients enrolled into MAT.

  • Participate in the evaluation
    and continued improvement of medical care for people who inject drugs

  • Conduct training and mentorship of multidisciplinary teams equipping them with skills to manage all co-occurring disorders among PWIDs including HIV, TB, Hepatitis and Psychiatric disorders in consultation with other clinicians in the MAT clinic.

  • Establish and implement referral systems to other relevant service points.

  • Support infection control measures at the health facility.

  • Participate in monthly and quarterly stakeholder meetings to review utilization of MAT services including effective referrals with community-based organizations.

  • Utilize MAT facility data to inform delivery of services at the MAT facility.

    Required Qualifications

  • Medical Degree or related field.

  • 5 years’ experience in health programming for key populations and at least 3 years with PWID.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of HIV/ART management, diagnosis and treatment procedures of conditions associated with HIV and Adherence support.

  • Experience working in a MAT clinic is an added advantage.

    How to Apply:

  • Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to

  • CIHEBKENYA_Recruitment@cihebkenya.org on or before 22nd July 2021.

  • Applicants are advised to include the title “MEDICATION ASSISTED THERAPY (MAT) SPECIALIST” on the subject line.

  • The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB)-Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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