Kenya: ADHERENCE AND RETENTION IMPROVENT OFFICER

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Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Dec 2017

VACANCY ADVERRTISEMENT

POSITION TITLE : ADHERENCE AND RETENTION IMPROVENT OFFICER

REPORTS TO : SENIOR TECHNICAL ADVISOR

LOCATION : MIGORI/KISII

The University of Maryland Baltimore Global Health Initiatives through its operating arm Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Kenya implements comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Ministry of Health in Kenya to control the spread of HIV and rapidly scale up HIV services, institute continuous quality improvement methods as well as the M & E infrastructure necessary to support these services. MGIC Kenya is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the following position based in our UMB PACT TIMIZA Program based Kisii and Migori.

The Longitudinal Care Improvement Specialist will work with the County Health Management Team to provide guidance related to chronic care continuum of care from linkage for all identified HIV positive through to enrollment, Clients adherence support that is treatment preparation, treatment support, Positive health and dignity prevention messaging (PHDP) support patient retention strategies and continuity of care during transfers.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Develop and implement a capacity-building and systems-strengthening plan for facility HCW continuity of care, patient retention, and adherence support, in close collaboration with key partners

· Institutionalize continuous quality improvement systems for, continuity of care, patient

· retention, and adherence support

· Examine adherence and retention operations, facility and community patient linkages/referral systems, retention strategies, and adherence support mechanisms and lead the development of strategies to address findings

· Lead the implementation of training and continuous professional development systems for

· counselors, for health professionals and lay health workers (CHWs, peer educators, etc.) involved in continuity of care and adherence support, and SUB-CHMT members

· Evaluate and adapt Community Strategy implementation for the context of county of implementation

· Develop and strengthen adherence and retention Innovations and evidence based interventions through staff mentorship and follow-up and document best practices

· Develops and distributes appropriate job aides and educational material for treatment support staff and counselors

· Represent the organization at stakeholder meetings

· Support staff through onsite mentorship and operations discussions

· Evaluate outcomes of capacity-building activities and shares recommendations

Qualification

· Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing or any other related health discipline

· Training in HTS and adherence

· NASCOP ToT on any adherence /retention related field is an added advantage

· Evidence as Trained and practicing counsellor is an added advantage

· 5 years’ experience providing and/or overseeing adherence and retention support services

· Good report writing skills

How to apply:

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to MGIC_Recruitment@mgic.umaryland.edu indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 12th December 2017. Applicants are advised to include the position title “Adherence and Retention Improvement Officer” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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