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Senior Technical Officer – HIV Care & Treatment

Job summary

To support establishment, expansion and implementation of a robust HIV Care & treatment program for the Vukisha95 Project that entails provision of quality integrated HIV prevention, HIV counseling and testing, care & treatment services within Ministry of Health, Private & Faith Based health facilities in Homa Bay County.

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The Senior Technical Officer Care & treatment is responsible for day to day support of the Sub-County Health management teams (SCHMT) and the Health care providers in the provision of HIV/ AIDS care and treatment services. The broad program areas to be covered shall include Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult HIV Care & Treatment as well as TB/HIV program areas. The work shall entail providing technical assistance to establish and strengthen implementation of integrated and comprehensive care and treatment activities in the assigned facilities and sub –county, support systems strengthening, improve quality of services and monitor progress towards achievement of quality results in order to attain the objectives of the Vukisha95 Project.

No two days are alike at EGPAF, but what can you expect as a Title?

  • Conduct site assessments for new sites & periodic assessments of existing sites for integrated HIV services.
  • Develop integrated HIV facility interventions and work plans and oversee the implementation.
  • Supervise site renovations.
  • Establish and Supervise the lab-networks with networked facilities.
  • Assist the HMT to develop and implement quality assurance programs for each supported site.
  • Facilitate the acquisition of Project supplies from MOH/KEMSA and other sources.
  • Responsible for visits to Vukisha95 Project supported sites in the assigned sub county in Homa Bay County to provide technical support in implementation of integrated HIV care and treatment services.
  • Conduct supportive supervision on quality assurance and improvement issues.
  • Ensure adherence & psychosocial support activities are undertaken at the Vukisha95 supported sites and links with HTS and Linkage/Adherence/Retention technical team to facilitate facility-community linkages.
  • Works closely with HMT in identifying training needs, planning and delivering trainings for facility staff.
  • Attends training session in new content areas and help facilitate attendance of facility staff.
  • Develops & maintains close working relationships with Health management teams at sub county & facility.
  • Provides feedback to facilities and participates in supportive supervision and site assessments including SIMS, CQI, and RDQAs.
  • Lead/drive the attainment of 2nd & 3rd 90’s in the ACT 95/95/95 strategy to ensure attainment of the 95% of eligible patients are on ART & 95% of those on ART are retained on care & achieve viral suppression.
  • Support health facilities in improving quality of services offered through participation in observed practice, preceptorship, and clinical review/switch meetings.
  • Working with the SI & E Technical officer, assists the Project in working with clinic staff in data collection and data management and reporting including utilization of such data for planning and decision making.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on all project input, processes, outputs, outcomes and impact at supported sites to ensure that adequate progress is made towards set targets.
  • Assist Care & Treatment TA in preparation of monthly and quarterly progress reports.
  • Working with other Teams within the project, identify opportunities for integration including decentralization of care and treatment services, formation of and supporting Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs), community-facility linkages and assist in documentation of successes, best practices and challenges associated with such linkage and integration.
  • Liaise with the HMT and any other technical counterparts among other partners on HIV care and treatment issues, participating in forums where such issues are being discussed and representing the TA Care & treatment when called upon.
  • Responsible for coordination of the Vukisha95 sub county based team comprising of Project Officers (PMTCT, HTS, Adherence, and SI&E Officers) and the assigned project driver. Acts as the primary contact person/focal person for the sub county based team with the HMT. Chair the sub county based Technical team meetings as per meeting SOPs Submit minutes for Sub County based meetings and escalate any issues arising to management. Lead in preparing and presentation of sub county performance during performance review meetings.
  • Any other duties assigned.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Diploma/Degree in Clinical Medicine.
  • Masters of Public Health is desirable.
  • At least 3 years of experience in the coordination & implementation of comprehensive HIV care services.
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Bonus points if you have:

  • Diploma/degree in Project management will be an added advantage.

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