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 collaborating with the county governments of Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta, Machakos, Makueni, Kitui, Nairobi, Kisumu, and Migori to support the implementation and expansion of high quality, sustainable, and comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs, and expansion of COVID-19 vaccination with funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). 

Job Summary: 

S/he will lead the implementation of technical strategy, guide inputs needed to ensure fidelity/quality and effectiveness of program, including, but not limited to development of conceptual framework; leadership, coordination and management of technical assistance approaches and provision; evaluation of project effectiveness and performance and quality improvement processes. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure program fidelity through continuous monitoring of program achievements aligned to program resources outlay and work with program implementation teams to re-allocate program resources as appropriate in collaboration with the relevant technical leads within the CHMT.
  • Design and lead program initiatives to increase utilization and delivery of high quality, high impact technical strategies aligned and delivered according to the norms and guidelines established.
  • Provide leadership for continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiatives and technical assistance to increase utilization of and continuity in care and treatment, PMTCT and TB programs, as well as viral load suppression and monitoring.
  • Support health facilities and other service delivery points to implement effective and efficient HIV case identification strategies, PrEP delivery, scale up and continuation, integrated GBV services and optimal linkage to other prevention services such as DREAMS and OVC ensuring comprehensive HIV prevention services.
  • Design and lead initiatives to scale up high-impact continuity in treatment and viral load suppression strategies to ensure continuity in treatment rates of over 90% and viral load suppression rate of over 95% alongside identification and treatment of co-morbidities, such as TB.
  • Develop and/or update care and treatment and TB strategies, in-service training approaches/curricula, standard-operating procedures and job aids as needed.
  • Oversee and support the training and continuous professional development systems for the technical assistance teams, CHMT and SCHMT and the health care workers within supported healthcare facilities as required.
  • Supervises Technical Leads and support to coach staff in all aspects related to HIV prevention, care and treatment.
  • Use data driven approach to problem solve, strategize and focus interventions, and ensure that project performs according to the donor’s agreement. 
  • Facilitate regular structured technical review meetings at county and sub county level and routinely inform PI, PD MoH, and other key stakeholders of program successes, outcomes, lessons learned, and challenges.
  • Provide technical prioritization to ensure integrity and to achieve project goals, objectives and targets whilst reviewing them for completeness, accuracy.
  • Participate in and provide technical assistance within relevant Technical Working Groups (TWG), particularly C&T task teams, workshops, and campaigns.
  • Support efforts to ensure that state-of-the-art gender and stigma reduction programming are effectively incorporated across interventions and are linked with testing, care, treatment, and support activities.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the various HTS, prevention and care and treatment programs and partners to implement and scale-up comprehensive HIV programs. This will involve coordination across clinical and community-based mobilization, service delivery, demand creation, and commodity procurement aspects of implementation.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) 
  • Master’s Degree Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health, Epidemiology or Microbiology or other health-related discipline is an added advantage 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience implementing complex HIV programs, with at least 3 in a senior level position. 
  • Experience working under PEPFAR funded programs, and USG donor’s regulations. 
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Demonstrable written and verbal communication skills 
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