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Kenya: Epicentre recruits a Study coordinator (M/F) based in Ndhiwa- Kenya

Organization: Epicentre
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 23 Jul 2018

Epicentre is a non-governmental organization created in 1986 by Médecins Sans Frontières, whose activities include research, field epidemiology and training. Epicentre is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Response to Emerging Diseases. Epicentre follows its activities from Paris, Geneva, Brussels, London, Dakar, Yaoundé, Le Cap, Dubaï, New-York and from its research centres in Uganda and Niger.

Mission and Responsibilities
Based in Ndhiwa sub-county (Kenya) and under the responsibility of the Principal Investigator based in Cape Town, the study coordinator will be in charge of the implementation and monitoring & evaluation of a HIV population survey. Following a baseline survey the aim is to provide an evaluation of the HIV cascade of care, ART coverage, HIV prevalence and HIV incidence in Ndhiwa area. HIV will be also assessed in terms of access and coverage to HIV testing.
The study coordinator will lead and provide oversight and guidance on the implementation of the HIV community survey within scope, budget, timeline, and acceptable quality levels in order to achieve high quality and timely results and deliverables.
The study coordinator will work with other members of the study team in Ndhiwa, and will collaborate with the MSF teams in Ndhiwa and Cape Town. (S)he will ensure that the security rules are followed by the study team according to the MSF rules in the field.

Main activities

  1. Participate to the elaboration of work plan, standard of procedures (SoPs) of the study and update them accordingly all along the study.
  2. Identify and report protocol deviations to the Principal Investigator.
  3. Be responsible of the implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and the coordination of the study in the field including the preparation phase (field sensitization, national HR recruitment, etc).
  4. Ensure the appropriate filling of the study forms and registers and the appropriate matching of the study ID between the data collection forms and the laboratory samples. Ensure SoPs and safety procedures are in place.
  5. Ensure that participants’ enrolment and informed consent for participation in the study is followed, as well as participant’s counselling.
  6. Ensure study laboratory specimens are safely transported regarding the international standard procedures from the field to the different laboratories where the samples will be analyzed.
  7. Provide a training to the study team on filling the study forms, inclusion and consenting procedures, the collection and transport of biological, data entry file organization, etc).
  8. Recruit the study staff in collaboration with MSF team in the field, and manage the study team.
  9. Ensure a regular contact with the Principal Investigator, as well as with other partners involved in the study.

How to apply:

Candidate requirements
o Diploma in public health/ epidemiology (clinical research assistant can be considered if experience in operational research)
o Medical background (medical doctor, nurse, medical biologist)
o Experience in project management and coordination in resource-limited countries preferably with MSF
o Fluent English (speaking, reading, writing)
o Knowledge of software for data entry (EpiData), working experience with Word and Excel
o Dynamic, rigorous, with good management skills and able to work within a team
o Good communication skills, project management skills
o Experience in field research (especially population surveys) conducted in resources-limited countries
o Interest in research on HIV

Conditions
Field 5 months’ contract starting beginning of August 2018, position based in Ndhiwa, Kenya.
Applications should be made online before July 23rd 2018 by completing the form: http://epicentre.msf.org/en/job-opening
For complementary information about this position, or if you encounter difficulties to apply, please contact: recrutement@epicentre.msf.org .
Only shortlisted candidates will be contact

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Kenya: New Consultancy Recruitment & Non-Staff Workflow

Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Jun 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

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PART I

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR

Rapid Assessment, Adolescents, HIV/AIDS and SRHR

Assignment Title

Rapid Assessment: Adolescents, HIV/AIDS and SRHR in the counties of Kilifi and Makueni

Purpose of Assignment

The rapid assessment is intended to give county context in identifying equity and performance gaps limiting HIV prevention, treatment and care results and sexual reproductive health and rights in adolescents (aged 10 – 19) that would help define priority actions to accelerate and improve the quality of the county response to HIV among adolescents and hence contribute to the national response.

Location of Assignment

Nairobi, Kilifi and Makueni

Supervisor

Chief HIV Section, UNICEF Kenya

Duration of consultancy

25 days

Background

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS in Kenya, in an effort to ensure more focused and prioritised support to the national HIV and AIDS response, has set aside resources for supporting county level actions. Under the global Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF), the Joint Team developed a joint work plan to support the national response, in line with the Kenya HIV and AIDS Strategic Framework and in consultation with key national partners. A prioritisation of the work plan, based on an analysis of key gaps and priorities, was done to identify areas where the UN can add value within its comparative advantage of skill sets and mandates, while delivering as one.

One area which has been identified for focused support to counties is HIV Prevention among adolescents and young people (AYP) and Sexually Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). HIV infection among AYP in Kenya is still very high at 46% of all new infection in 2016. Young women and girls are most affected, contributing to 32% of all new infections. This is due to multiple factors including a major gap in comprehensive information on HIV and AIDS, early sexual debut, low condom use, low uptake of HIV testing and treatment services, and lack of youth friendly services for sexual and reproductive health and rights, among others. Moreover, young people living with HIV are facing poor treatment outcomes resulting in a high number of deaths. Other factors such as stigma and discrimination, high risk behaviours (e.g. alcohol and substance abuse, unprotected casual and transactional sex) and gender-based violence also contribute to the risk for HIV infection among young people. Moreover, certain groups of young people are also left behind in accessing HIV services such as young key populations (men who have sex with men, sex workers, injecting drug users), adolescents who are sexually exploited, young people in prisons and in refugee camps.

The activities to address this area will of course be tailored to county priorities as set out in County HIV and AIDS Strategic Plans (CASP).

Due to limited resources, the Joint Team together with Government decided on the selection of two counties to provide this support, based on set criteria that looked at the general epidemic; the epidemic among adolescents and young people; access to HIV testing and treatment and SRHR services; number of key populations, county HIV budgets and presence of other Joint Team programs. The two counties selected are:

1. Kilifi, which has an adult HIV prevalence of 4.5% and the estimated number of key populations is 4,676. The number of adolescents and young people living with HIV is estimated at 8,800 with an additional 747 new infections among this group in 2016. ART coverage among adults is 63% and although no breakdown is available for men, about 35% of men in Kilifi have never tested for HIV. The Joint Team therefore proposes to work in Kilifi because of the focus on key populations, in particular people who inject drugs, and the engagement of UN agencies already working in the county.

2. Makueni, which has an adult HIV prevalence of 5.1% and the estimated number of key populations is 1,966. The number of adolescents and young people living with HIV is estimated at 2,865 with an additional 831 new infections among this group in 2016. The estimated HIV prevalence among 15-24 year olds is 1.0%. ART coverage among adults is 56%. The Joint Team therefore proposes to work in Makueni because it is also a transport corridor hot spot.

Specific Tasks

· Conduct a desk review of relevant HIV and AIDS related epidemiological estimates and context for adolescents to illustrate the current situation in both counties.

· Provide background and analysis on availability and uptake of current HIV and SRH services for and by adolescents and young people. Identify key gaps and opportunities for improvement.

· Hold focus groups discussions with caregivers, adolescents and young people, including those most at risk (sexually exploited, engaged in sex work, injecting drugs and young men having sex with men) to obtain qualitative data on HIV related risks, availability and quality of HIV and SRHR services provided. Identify key barriers preventing access and use of services.

· Conduct stakeholders and beneficiary interviews including community leaders, health care service providers and representatives of adolescent and youth organizations to identify potential areas and types of involvement of adolescent and youth participation in the HIV/SRHR.

· Collate and analyse data collected and draft report with recommendations for action.

Expected Deliverables

· Compiled findings from desk review completed.

· Updated situation analysis on availability services for adolescents.

· At least four focus group discussions held with adolescents and caregivers (two in each county).

· At least six interviews held with stakeholders and beneficiary (three in each county).

· One concise report on key findings and recommendations that will help improve the lives and well-being of adolescents and young people as they relate to HIV and SRHR.

Supervision

The consultant will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief HIV Section, UNICEF Kenya.

Collaboration

As the work cuts across a number of agencies under the UN Joint Programme on HIV arrangements, UNICEF will work in collaboration with UNAIDS and UNFPA on this assignment.

Duration of Assignment

It is expected that the entire assignment will be undertaken over a period of 25 working days as detailed below:

· Desk review and preparatory work for the assessment, i.e. stakeholder briefings and logistical discussions: 4 days

· Assessment of service availability: 3 days

· Focus Group Discussions, including preparation and data compilation: 6 days

· Stakeholder interviews, including preparation and data compilation: 7 days

· Report writing: 5 days

Total: 25 days

Qualifications and Experience

· Master’s degree in Public Health, Sociology, Psychology or other relevant qualification

· At least 5 years of work experience in the field of HIV/AIDS/SRHR and adolescents and young people with a focus on conducting assessments, surveys and research

· Previous experience working with UNICEF and other UN agencies

· Results oriented with strong organizational skills

· Cultural and gender sensitivity

· Excellent command of spoken and written English

Remuneration

The consultancy fees will be paid in two tranches:

25% after the submission of the first two deliverables (desk review, situation analysis on services)

75% upon satisfactory completion of the assignment.

Consultants are requested to develop a detailed assessment proposal which encompasses all costs including travel to and from Makueni and Kilifi.

Application Process

Applications should include:

· Proposal on conducting the assessment with detailed plan of work and budget

· Current CV/P11 form

· Contact details of 3 referees

NB: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=513625

Kenya: Health Financing Officer – HP+ Kenya

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Jun 2018

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium Kenya is recruiting a Health Finance Officer who will support the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Kenya and East Africa team to support activities related to domestic resource mobilization for health and HIV. In addition, the person will support both national and county government effort to generate evidence to inform prioritization of health and HIV within the Medium Term Expenditure Framework. These responsibilities will require a person with knowledge on national and county governments budgeting and health finance issues, costing, and economic analysis. This is a full-time position based in Nairobi, Kenya and reporting to the Health Financing Advisor.

The services, job functions and responsibilities ("Scope of Work") that the Employee will perform shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess health finance impact and other related health financing studies to improve access to key financial information to determine feasibility and sustainability of scaling up health finance interventions.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of technical support activities related to health finance policy in Kenya.
  • Stays abreast of key developments in health finance and resource allocation innovations and interventions in Kenya and more broadly in East Africa, in order to inform technical support activities under the HP+ Kenya Field Program and other projects. This includes frequent interaction with the Government of Kenya stakeholders at the national and county levels relevant to this area as well as multilateral partners and donor agencies.
  • Interacts with internal and external resources and other experts to bring new and "cutting edge" ideas into approaches.
  • Provides assistance to others on matters related to topic area of health financing related to research and evaluation and applies relevant methodologies to programmatic issues of importance.
  • Represents the projects, company, and programs in the health financing area in Kenyan and regional forums, as well as with others in the professional community and in countries of collaboration independent of technical supervision.
  • Conducts all work to accepted standards of research ethics
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Significant experience in health economics in the context of Kenya and/or East Africa

  • Advanced degree (MA, MSc, PhD) in economics or health economics with academic specialization in health financing or commensurate work experience in health finance

  • Experience: With Masters-level qualification in health economics: 3-4 years of experience required, with at least 1-2 years in Kenya. With Doctoral-level qualification in economics or health economics: 1-2 years of experience required, with at least 1 year in Kenya.

  • Experience in resource tracking including application of System of Health Accounts, 2011

  • Fluency in English required and Swahili preferred

  • Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, cost-effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical/econometric analysis

  • Knowledge of relevant literature related to topic area

  • Appropriate software skills necessary to conduct research, and to conduct analysis of study data, such as STATA, SPSS, or equivalent

  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences (writing examples may be required)

  • Ability and willingness to travel within Kenya and to implement studies on a national basis

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=SmFjcXVlbGluZS5VcmlvLjYwOTM2LjM4MzBAcGFsbGFkaXVtLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ

Kenya: Senior Project Officer/County Community Services Coordinator – 2 Positions Nakuru – (Ref. 2018/041) Samburu – (Ref.2018/042)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 11 Jun 2018

Department: Programming (PQ)

Band: 7

Reports To: Community Services Manager

Country/Location: Kenya/As above

Job Summary:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods

The HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Support Activity (HSDSA) is a five-year USAID- funded project located in the Rift Valley. As a lead for the CRS HSDSA project team in the respective County, you will facilitate the achievement of project objectives through coordinating and reporting on all project activities and providing technical guidance and advice to staff and implementing partner(s) advancing Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your coordination and relationship management skills will ensure that the project for which you are responsible applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. You will ensure that activities of volunteer Mentor Mother peer educators based in facilities support PMTCT, gender based violence prevention response and social protection parenting including care giver interventions targeting adolescents and young women and HIV testing of families of PLHIV support group members. Facilitate linkage to care and treatment sites for those found to be positive in respective County adhered to the National guidelines and policies.

Job Responsibilities:

· Organize and lead the implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices.

· Ensure learning properly accompanies project activities throughout the project cycle. Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and guiding partners in their efforts to reflect on project experiences. Analyze implementation challenges and report any inconsistencies and/or gaps to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules.

· Coordinate and oversee working relationships with all local project stakeholders and serve as the liaison between them and the project team to mobilize local actors and promote project activities and impact.

· Supervise and perform ad-hoc inspections of various processes and resources at project sites to ensure timely project activities implementation and adherence to established process standards and procedures.

· Support and coordinate capacity building and technical support activities to ensure assigned project activities are implemented per project guidelines and standards.

· Coordinate provision of any logistical and administrative support to staff and partners.

· Ensure project documentation for assigned activities is complete with all required documents and is filed per agency and donor requirements. Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and documentation of case studies and promising practices

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

· Master’s Degree in Public Health, Community Health, International Development or in a related field of health and community engagement required.

· Minimum of 5 years of work experience in project support, ideally in the field of community health services and for an NGO.

· Experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment services including NASCOP Manuals and guidelines

· Experience working with international donor agencies, particularly USAID.

· Experience engaging with and writing for a range of audiences, including governments and policy makers, multilateral agencies, and the public (national and international).

· Experience working with partners, participatory action planning and community engagement.

· Staff supervision experience a plus.

· Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data.

· Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

· Analysis and problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment

· Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners

  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities

Required/Desired Foreign Language: Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required: 50% of the time within the county

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Project Officers (two to five)

Internal: HSDSA staff

External: Local implementing partners, community members, HIV/AIDS stakeholders

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

· Trusting Relationships

· Professional Growth

· Partnership

· Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to apply:

Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Monday, June 11, 2018.

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail :Crskenya-hr@crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Kenya: Medical Director, Kenya

Organization: Lalmba
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jul 2018

Lalmba Association is a small, Colorado-based NGO that operates a Health Clinic, HIV Treatment Center, Mobile Medical and Education program, and orphan programs on the shores of Lake Victoria. We are looking for U.S., Canada or European licensed Physicians, physician assistants or nurse practitioners to act as Medical Director.

Lalmba pays no salary but covers all expenses related to travel to/from Kenya, and working and living in Kenya (visas, immunizations, airfare, room and board, medical & life insurance). We are only able to consider candidates currently located and licensed in the U.S., South America, Europe and Canada.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Medical Director will provide the leadership and management of Lalmba’s Kenyan medical programs, including the health clinic, HIV treatment center and mobile clinics, as well as supervising local medical professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates are Physicians (Pas and NPs may also apply) who have a current medical license to practice in the U.S., South America, Europe or Canada, and a desire to serve the poor. Knowledge of tropical medicine is not required.

How to apply:

TO APPLY: For more information, go to www.lalmba.org or call 303-485-1810. If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply, please fill out the application form from our Volunteer page: http://www.lalmba.org/volunteer-application/

Kenya: Project Officer – Treatment and Retention Samburu (Ref.2018/024) Kajiado (Ref.2018/025) Baringo (Ref.2018/026) Laikipia (Ref.2018/027)

Organization: Catholic Relief Services
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Department: Programming (PQ)

Band: 6

Reports To: Treatment and Referral Manager

Country/Location: Kenya/1 -Samburu, 1- Baringo, 1- Kajiado and 1- Laikipia

Job Summary:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners, people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

CRS has worked in Kenya since 1965. Over the years, CRS’ focus shifted from direct relief and food distributions to a comprehensive development program that works with partners and enhances local capacity. CRS Kenya programs now support children affected by HIV, and community-based efforts to increase household incomes, improve family health and sanitation, and enhance agriculture livelihoods

The HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Support Activity (HSDSA) is a five-year USAID- funded project located in the Rift Valley lead by FHI360. As a member of the HSDSA project team, you will monitor and report on all project activities in support of CRS’ work serving the poor and vulnerable. Your thorough and service-oriented approach will ensure that the project consistently applies best practices and constantly works towards improving the impact of its benefits to those we serve. Your role will be to build the capacity of local implementing partners to coordinate HIV testing of families of PLHIV support group members and facilitate linkage to care and treatment sites for those found to be positive as well as ensuring that adherence, differentiated care activities using the national PDHP curriculum and new National HIV Treatment guidelines (2016) in Nakuru county including treatment literacy, adherence counseling and support and defaulter tracing is monitored.

Job Responsibilities:

· Support the coordination and implementation of all assigned project activities as outlined in the detailed implementation plan in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, HIV/AIDS national as well as PEPFAR guidelines and good practices.

· Monitor and report any challenges and/or gaps identified to inform adjustments to plans and implementation schedules. Assist local implementing partners (LIPs) in their efforts to reflect on project experiences.

· Support accountability through coordinating project evaluation activities and assisting partners in their efforts to collect and analyze project data per specified mechanisms and tools. Collaborate with LIPs to prepare reports per established reporting schedule.

· Collect information on staff capacity needs and technical assistance needs of partner organizations and monitor capacity building and technical support activities to ensure effective impact.

· Complete project documentation for assigned activities. Assist with identifying information for case studies and reports on promising practices.

· Represent CRS in meetings at county level, technical working groups, and other events as requested, to support forging relations with the GOK (MOH), LIPs, other stakeholders, and the community.

· Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all assigned project activities per donor and CRS standards and established schedules.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Diploma in clinical medicine or nursing with over 8 years’ experience. Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Nursing is a plus.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, TB management and other health-related projects in Kenya and for an NGO. Experience working with MOH as well as PEPFAR funded project will be an added advantage
  • Good understanding of Kenya Government National HIV treatment, Care and Support Manuals/Guidelines/Policies especially the current National HIV Treatment guidelines (2016)

· In–depth understanding of donor (USAID) expectations for program results, outcomes, impact, and reporting.

· Additional education may substitute for some experience.

· Experience in participatory action planning and community engagement.

· Experience monitoring projects and collecting relevant data preferred.

· Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills

· Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment

· Good relationship management skills and the ability to work closely with local partners and community members

  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Able to clearly communicate in written and spoken English

Travel Required

The Project Officer – Treatment and Retention will be based in applicable County and will travel 50% of his/her time within the county

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Treatment and Referral Manager, HSDSA Project team

External: Local implementing partners, field agents, community, MOH

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

· Trusting Relationships

· Professional Growth

· Partnership

· Accountability

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

How to apply:

Locals from the respective counties are encouraged to apply.

Applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday, April 13, 2018

Human Resources Manager

Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

E-mail :Crskenya-hr@crs.org

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

Kenya: DATA MANAGER- KISII

Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

Position : Data Manager

Reports to : Strategic Information (SI) Advisor

Location : Kisii, Kenya.

Purpose;

The Data Manager will be responsible for handing data collected from University of Maryland’s supported health facilities and programs.

He/she will be based at the central office and will be responsible for data cleaning and entry, data analysis and development of databases to accommodate the program needs.

He/she will part of the Strategic Information team and report to the Strategic Information Advisor.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management of data from facilities including data cleaning, standardization and data entry into project database for reporting
  • Development and updating of data collection tools
  • Ensure that data systems are operational and updated
  • Data reconstruction and computerization from source documents
  • Development of databases for program supported activities as needed
  • Data analysis
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for dissemination to program teams

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, Public Health Informatics, Statistics or Mathematics.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with HIV data systems
  • Good Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical and presentation skills,
  • Advanced Computer skills including advanced MS excel and MS Access
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Familiar with USG HIV-related donor reporting requirements
  • More than 3 years of experience in handing health related health information systems.
  • Skills in Database development

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 16th March 2018. Applicants are advised to include the position title “**DATA MANAGER- KISII**” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: MAT Clinic Nurse

Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Mar 2018

The University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine, 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 positions.

MGIC Kenya is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the following position

Position : MAT Clinic Nurse

Location : Nairobi, Kenya.

JOB SUMMARY

The primary function for this position is to provide nursing services in a Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinic.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Patient care

· Client assessment.

· Triage and emergency response at the MAT clinic

· Conducting vital signs for all MAT clients.

2. Implementation

· Conduct screening for all new clients for eligibility into MAT

· Assess patients for drug withdrawal and intoxication symptoms.

· Educate new clients on the rule and regulations of the clinic in line with the SOPS.

· Administer breathalyzer test for alcohol.

· Carry out HIV testing and counseling for all clients and subsequently enroll those who are positive into care.

· Carry out pretest counseling and referral for hepatitis B & C testing.

· Conduct individual and group addiction counseling sessions.

· Administer Hepatitis B vaccine to all eligible clients

· Review TB status for all patients

· Ensure that laboratory results are filed and communicated to the patients at all times

· Ensure that patients CD4 counts are up to date on every visit.

· Evaluation

· Consult with MAT clinical team if patient not meeting the eligibility criteria.

· Evaluate for any withdrawal symptoms the MAT client on the scheduled clinic visit.

3. Departmental and Program

· Follow the clinic communications protocols.

· Maintain the clinic equipment, supplies and consumables in proper and safe manner.

· Assess the work environment for safety concerns and seek out appropriate solutions.

· Ensure that MAT patient records are well maintained in consultation with the clinician.

Qualifications:

· Diploma in Nursing

· Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya

· NASCOP Certification in Provision of both adult and pediatric ART, and PMCT preferred

Experience & Skills:

· 2 years’ experience, 1 year of which should be within a busy HIV Comprehensive Care Centre and/or in the provision of PMTCT services

· Demonstrable knowledge of HIV/ART management, diagnosis and treatment procedures of conditions associated with HIV, adherence support and PMTCT service delivery.

· Experience working in a MAT clinic is an added advantage

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 13th March 2018. Applicants are advised to include the position title “ MAT Clinic Nurse” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: MAT Addiction Counsellor

Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Mar 2018

The University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine, 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.

Position : MAT Addiction Counsellor

Location : Nairobi, Kenya

JOB SUMMARY

The primary function for this position is to the provision of psychosocial services to patients who suffer from opioid dependence or other drug abuse related behavioral problems. The position holder will manage the psychosocial aspect of MAT clients and create a treatment plan. The addiction counselor will assist patients with the development of personal recovery programs that focus on healthier behaviors and examine the issues related to the addictions.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Meeting with clients to evaluate their health and substance problem.
  • Identifying issues arising and create goals and treatment plans and re-evaluate the treatment plans periodically.
  • Provide the clinic with clients’ progress on their treatment plans in the multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Liaise with any additional treatment programs in line with the identified issues from the treatment plan and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment programs.
  • Teaching clients coping mechanisms
  • Helping clients find jobs or reestablish their career.
  • Leading group therapy sessions.
  • Referring clients to existing support groups in the community.
  • Meeting with family members and provide guidance and support.
  • Ensure smooth coordination with the referring Civil Society Organizations and participate in MAT linage forums.
  • Participate in community education and support programs for PWID, as needed
  • Participate in the dissemination of nationally developed PWID promotional materials and information.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  1. Degree in Social work or Higher Diploma in addiction counseling.
  2. Knowledge in HIV care and treatment
  3. Counselling skills
  4. Addiction counseling skills and People who Inject drugs (PWID) care and management experience is an added advantage.

Knowledge / experience

  1. Practical Knowledge and experience in HIV management among people who Inject drugs (PWID) and or People who use drugs (PWUD)

  2. Practical experience in addiction counselling especially among PWUD.

  3. Comprehensive knowledge of client centered mental health and addictions interventions, practice methods and professional skills.

  4. Knowledge of community resources, rehabilitation centers and CSOs is an added advantage

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 13th March 2018. Applicants are advised to include the position title “ MAT Addiction Counsellor ” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Kenya: MAT Clinical Officer

Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 13 Mar 2018

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT

The University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine, 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.

Position : MAT Clinical Officer

Location : Nairobi, Kenya

JOB SUMMARY

The primary function for this position is to provide both clinical leadership and patient management in a Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT Clinic).

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide 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.

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

  3. Establish and implement treatment and care plans for all new clients enrolled into MAT.

  4. Induct new clients into methadone once they are found to be suitable and thereafter follow them up appropriately.

  5. Participate the evaluation and continued improvement of medical practice ( CQI Committee)

  6. Conduct scheduled and emergency review of all MAT clients.

  7. Manage all co-occurring disorders including HIV,TB, Hepatitis and Psychiatric disorders in consultation with other senior clinicians in the MAT clinic.

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

  9. Support infection control measures at the health facility.

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

  11. Perform any reasonable work related duties as may be assigned from time to time

  12. Prepare MAT clinic monthly reports.

Qualifications:

· Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery

· Registration with the Clinical Officers Council

· NASCOP Certification in Provision of both adult and pediatric ART, and PMCT preferred

Experience & Skills:

· 2 years’ experience, 1 year of which should be within a busy HIV Comprehensive Care Centre.

· 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:

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 13th March 2018. Applicants are advised to include the position title “ MAT Clinical Officer” as the subject.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.