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Program Officer

Published on 12.11.2020


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Position : Program Officer

The program officer will oversee HIV and TB clinical service delivery in multiple sites in various regions.

Job Description

LVCT Health is an established Kenyan NGO that is renowned for its implementation of HIV and health programs at scale in Kenya. Through its vision of Healthy Empowered Communities, LVCT Health is a leader in designing and implementation of innovative HIV prevention and treatment approaches, sexual and reproductive sexual and Gender Based Violence programs reaching the most vulnerable populations. The organization works with government and other stakeholders at national and county levels.

LVCT Health has recently began implementing a CDC funded comprehensive TB/HIV prevention and treatment project in Kenya Prisons Services (KPS) across the country. The project involves delivery of TB/HIV prevention, testing, linkage and treatment services in KPS health facilities serving prisoners, KPS staff and host communities.

LVCT health seeks to fill in the following position: -

POSITION: Program Officer (6 Positions) RC/LVCT/11/2020
REPORTING TO: STA – Care & Treatment

Job Summary
The program officer will oversee HIV and TB clinical service delivery in multiple sites in various regions. They will provide clinical services at their base stations and offer mentorship support to service providers at other stations in their regions. They will also ensure optimal support to sites, prudent use of resources and timely and accurate reporting. Working with Kenya Prisons Services (KPS), the Ministry of Health and County Health Management Teams, the Clinical Managers will build the capacity of uniformed county clinical coordinators towards eventual transition of their roles to KPS.

Job responsibilities
Service delivery
• Provide technical oversight in HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services at the KPS health facilities
• Work in collaboration with the RACUs to offer leadership in HIV and TB services at the site
• Strengthen systems for high quality service delivery at the base station towards centre of excellence including active continuous quality improvement teams, multi-disciplinary team meetings, regular continuous medical education activities etc.
• Oversee routine and adhoc reporting and data demand and information use

Leadership and Management
• Strengthen the capacity of KPS County Clinical Coordinators in HIV and TB program management with incremental role transfer
• Oversee regional technical assistance teams and offer technical advice in their operations
• Work with the Health Strat Project Coordinators and KPS Regional AIDS Coordinators (RACUs) to plan, prioritize, implement, report and review HIV and TB activities at supported prison facilities
• Conduct regular mentorship visits to supported sites
• Ensure timely reporting and data use at regional and facility levels
• Participate in regular national performance and planning meetings to advise project implementation
• Represent the project in various stakeholder forums including county engagement, regional technical working groups, CDC and MoH site visits and partners meetings.

    Required profile for job ad : Program Officer
    • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
    • Experience Level: Mid level
    • Experience Length: 5 years
    • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing from a recognized institution
    • Higher diploma or bachelor degree in related field (added advantage)
    • 5 years’ experience in providing clinical TB and HIV care and treatment service
    • Recognized clinical mentor
    • Registration and valid practice licence from the Clinical Officers’ Council or Nursing Council of Kenya
    •  MoH in-service training in HIV and TB care
    • Training in the National Advanced HIV Clinical Course (NAHCC) (added advantage)
    • Member of a NASCOP-recognized regional technical working group (added advantage).
    Job criteria for job ad : Program Officer
    Job category :
    Health and social professions
    R&D, project management
    Industries :
    Associative activities
    Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
    Employment type :
    Permanent contract
    Region :
    Central - Coast - Eastern - Nairobi - North Eastern - Nyanza - Rift Valley - Western
    Experience level :
    5 to 10 years
    Educational level :
    Spoken language :
    Number of Position(s) : 1

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