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Senior Laboratory Advisor

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support KENPHIA to conduct a baseline assessment of the NHRL and identify satellite laboratories for the study and follow through to equip and ensure the preparedness of the laboratories for the survey
  • Develop and/or update training materials, sample referral/network systems and data management systems to appropriately capture the project requirements as per the protocol
  • Build capacity and provide technical support to all Field, satellite and Central lab (NHRL) staff on KENPHIA lab procedures, techniques and other activities
  • Develop and ensure the implementation of precise laboratory policies, supervisory checklist, SOPs and manuals to implement a large-scale national population-based household survey with biomarkers
  • Lead the development of work plans for Incidence (Recency) testing, HIV DR testing, ARV metabolite testing and any other tests as per protocol for KENPHIA and perform routine Quality Assurance measures in all phases of biomedical testing
  • Coordinate the development of quality control materials and panels, shipment, distribution and analysis for the survey, working with technical leads to develop a laboratory chain of custody to ensure participant samples are tested and participant results are returned in time to the appropriate facilities
  • Work with all stakeholders to develop and/or update policy and guidelines for national specimen networking, repository and use through the National Laboratory TWG
  • Oversee, develop and implement a Sample Storage Plan in collaboration with key stakeholders for proper storage of KENPHIA samples for both short and long-term sample integrity for the MoH Kenya
  • Monitor and provide technical support to procurement and logistics for all laboratory supplies needed for testing of KENPHIA samples and communicate stock needs to the warehouse
  • Ensure laboratory specimen data are correctly captured in the study database to ensure accurate and well tracked testing and assist with routine data analysis and interpretation of laboratory results from the KENPHIA project and provide feedback on ways to improve/streamline lab procedures and systems
  • Provide clear and concise periodic Laboratory reports for internal and external audiences to monitor progress towards achieving the project milestones

Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in any laboratory field with 10 years’ experience and a valid KMLTTB license
  • Extensive knowledge in HIV and TB laboratory diagnostics, QMS including PT proficiency and Data management using Laboratory Information Management systems, specifically CAPI and/or LDMS
  • Experience working in complex large-scale USG donor funded Laboratory Strengthening programs is required, population survey experience will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity coordinating multiple stakeholders including donors, senior government and county officials and policymakers
  • Demonstrated skills in the technical aspects of Lab strengthening with Excellent oral and written organizational skills and knowledge of the Kenyan health system  
  • A systematic approach to tasks, hands-on, detail oriented and motivated self- starter with ability to lead and work as part of a team

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to CIHEBKENYA_Recruitment@cihebkenya.org on or before June 7, 2023. Applicants are advised to include the title “Senior Laboratory Advisor” on the subject line.

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB)-Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

KENPHIA Project Director 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Engage and coordinates with all key national and sub-national stakeholders and partners to plan for KENPHIA II prioritizing protocol development and a costed work plan and ensuring the smooth running and implementation of the survey
  • Providing leadership to implement the developed KENPHIA II protocol for optimal use of human, financial and physical resources for day-to-day operations of the project to achieve project milestones.
  • With technical inputs from key stakeholders, develop and implement a plan for robust monitoring of survey activities (sampling, survey response, adherence to consent and other human subject protection measures, data quality, specimen quality, and testing quality) which includes both remote monitoring of real-time data and in-person monitoring of field teams and laboratories
  • Coordinate, supervise and monitor implementation of activities within the work plan, ensuring that activities are effectively implemented, performed to a high professional standard, fulfil donor and the organization’s requirements and ensure that the project meets stated goals and reporting requirements
  • Under the guidance of survey stakeholders and working with the Chief Operations Officer, develop a comprehensive cost monitoring system, which reports on both fixed and variable costs, provides detailed breakdowns of cost by survey component, and assesses the cost of field implementation at levels which can guide the decision making
  • Monthly submission of survey monitoring reports and improvement plans as needed leading to increases in survey quality with respect to sampling, survey response, adherence to consent and other human subject protection measures, data quality, specimen quality, and testing quality
  • Under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and survey stakeholders and with technical assistance from CDC, develop a data sharing, governance, and publication agreement, design appropriate mechanisms and content for public dissemination of the survey concurrent with the release of the final report

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 10 years of experience in public health, medicine or a related discipline with relevant development experience in designing, implementing, and managing USG-funded or other donor-funded health programs of similar size, scope, and complexity
  • Working knowledge of HIV, TB, Prevention and Community Health
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity coordinating multiple stakeholders including donors, senior government and county officials and policymakers
  • Ability to incorporate quality improvement strategies into all facets of the project, especially around data management and field implementation
  • Demonstrated skills in the technical aspects of program implementation with Excellent oral and written organizational skills and knowledge of the Kenyan health system

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to CIHEBKENYA_Recruitment@cihebkenya.org on or before June 7, 2023. Applicants are advised to include the title “KENPHIA Director” on the subject line.

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB)-Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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Nursing Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Focal person at the DiCE in coordinating PEs, ORWs, and PHDP champions, ensuring community mobilization is optimized towards KP Prev target achievement.
  2. Render ART services to Key populations as per the National guidelines for ART
  3. Ensure all clients initiated on ART are screened for TB and all those eligible for IPT are initiated on IPT.
  4. Screening and treatment of STIs as per the current algorithm.
  5. Offer cervical cancer screening to sex workers.
  6. Take lead of clinical services at the outreach sites.
  7. Support the DiCE in charge populate monthly reports in ART, TB and other clinical services rendered.
  8. Ensure completeness of the clients’ folders and entry to respective registers including cohort registers and Kenya EMR.
  9. Any other program duty as may be assigned by the supervisor

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Education: Diploma in Nursing/clinical medicine with a valid practicing license and registered with reputable Council in Kenya.
  • Experience: 2 years working experience in a clinical setting (experience in KP is an added advantage)

Skills & Attributes:

  • Good Interpersonal / Communication skills
  • Good report-writing skills
  • Results orientated
  • Good Leadership skills
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Motivation and Innovation

How to Apply:

Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to CIHEBKENYA_Recruitment@cihebkenya.org on or before June 9, 2023. Applicants are advised to include the title “NURSING OFFICER” on the subject line.

The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB)-Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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