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Program Officer, HTS & PrEP

REF/MCPSB/455/2022

Job Summary

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The overall function of this position is to ensure implementation of high quality, efficient and effective HIV Testing Services in supported health facilities. He/ She is responsible for ensuring efficienteligibility screening process, testing of all eligible persons who provide consent, immediate linkage of all persons who test positive to treatment, linkage of HIV negative individuals to appropriate preventionservices and screening of persons seeking HIV services for TB, Intimate Partner Violence, risks for HIVacquisition, Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision). The Program officer will also focus on Community case identification through PNS, SNS, Testing at workplace and HIVST. The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuringproper eligibility screening for PrEP, initiation of eligible persons on PrEP as well as retention. In addition, He/ She will provide mentorship to site level staff, ensure supervision and implementation of services that are aligned to MoH and CDC policy guidelines, ensure planning and execution of work- plan towards ensuring achievement of set targets and objectives.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Organize and oversee effective and efficient implementation of HIV Testing and Services (HTS) and PrEP services in all relevant service delivery points and supported health facilities.
  • To provide training, mentorship, and supervision of HTS and PrEP providers at the selected facilities
  • Oversee establishment of efficient patient workflow, eligibility testing amongst children, adolescents, and adults; testing of all eligible persons and linkage of all HIV positive person to treatment as well as optimum provision of PrEP in all supported programs and health facilities in line with MoH guidelines
  • Support efficient and effective strategies that ensure immediate linkage to treatment
  • Oversee screening of persons seeking HIV testing for TB, IPV, PrEP, PEP and VMMC, and link all those that are eligible to appropriate services

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine or bachelor’s degree in Nursing with at least three (3) years’ experience in providing and /overseeing HIV Testing and /or PrEP or other HIV services at facility and county/subcounty-county level OR Higher diploma in clinical medicine or nursing with at least 5 years’ experience in providing and /overseeing HIV Testing and /or PrEP or other HIV services at facility and county/subcounty-county level
  • Active/ current registration with professional body.
  • Training on HTS and by NASCOP or equivalent professional body
  • Very good knowledge of HIV testing guidelines
  • Good report writing skills and ability to use data to inform programming.
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office application including Word, Excel, Power Point

Program Officer, Treatment and TB/HIV

REF/MCPSB/456/2022

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Job summary

The overall function of this position is to ensure effective implementation of quality HIV Care and Treatment and TB/HIV services to pediatrics, adolescent, young people, and adults. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring attainment and maintenance of high-quality clinical patient care through strengthening of the clinical care delivery systems and processes, ensuring implementation of recommended clinical protocols and national guidelines and application of recommended standards & practices. They also support site level Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and strengthen capacity of site level MDT to increasingly use their data to support improvements for patient case management. The program officer will ensure provision of full comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatmentearly initiation of treatment, retention into care and achieving full viral suppression. Ensure provision of interventions that are patient-centered through tracking of viraemic patients, community ART groups, facilitating differentiated service delivery, involving treatment champions supporting and engaging stakeholders through advisory committee meetings and technical working groups. Engaging Healthcare providers including adherence cousellors and peer educator and updating on new ART guidelines updates and advanced HIV disease.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Organize and oversee effective and efficient implementation of HIV care and treatment; and TB/HIV services in all relevant service delivery points and supported health facilities as per MoH policy guidelines
  • Support efficient and effective strategies that ensure immediate ART initiation, retention, defaulter management, access to viral load testing and viral suppression.
  • Provide onsite mentoring of clinical teams with the goal of performance improvement in the overall patient care
  • Support site level clinical teams in management of HIV, TB/HIV, and related diseases as per the recommended national guidelines
  • Support health facilities and other service delivery point’s implement effective retention strategies including proactive appointment management system and enhanced defaulter management system across population groups and facilities.

Required qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine or bachelor’s degree in Nursing with at least three (3) years’ experience in providing and /overseeing HIV treatment and TB/HIV services or other HIV services at facility and county/subcounty-county level OR Higher diploma in clinical medicine or nursing with at least 5 years’ experience in providing and /overseeing HIV treatment and TB/HIV services or other HIV services at facility and county/subcounty-county level
  • Active/ current registration with professional body.
  • Training in paediatric, adolescent, and adult care and treatment
  • Training in advanced HIV care and treatment is an added advantage
  • Training in paediatric and adult TB/HIV
  • Very good knowledge of HIV treatment and TB/HIV guidelines
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in providing and/or overseeing HIV treatment and TB/HIV services or other HIV services at facility and County/Sub-County Level
  • Good report writing skills and ability to use data to inform programming.
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office application including Word, Excel, Power Point

Program Officer, PMTCT and SGBV /HIV

Job Summary

The overall function of this position is to provide oversite and ensure that pregnant and lactating women and their infants receive sustainable, high quality and client focused strategies to full elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV including testing of pregnant of breastfeeding women as per MoH guidelines, immediate linkage of positive clients to treatment, provision of ARVs prophylaxis, retention of mother-baby pairs, infant EID, follow up and retention of HIV Exposed Infants and linkage to PrEP. The program will work closely with case managers, mentor mother and MCH peer educators to ensure optimized effore to PMTCT.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Organize and oversee effective and efficient implementation of PMTCT and SGBV services in all relevant service delivery points and supported health facilities as per MoH policy guidelines
  • Organize and oversee capacity building activities for health providers and case managers working within MNCH clinics through trainings, update sessions etc.
  • Providing supportive supervision, mentorship and on the job training for all the clinical staff at supported health facilities
  • Support establishment and sustained SGBV screening processes and linkage to appropriate SGBV services

Required qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine or bachelor’s degree in Nursing with at least three (3) years’ experience in providing and /overseeing HIV treatment with knowledge on PMTCT/SGBV services OR Higher diploma in clinical medicine or nursing with at least 5 years’ experience in providing and /overseeing HIV treatment with knowledge on PMTCT /SGBV service at facility and county/subcounty-county level
  • Training on SGBV and PMTCT is desirable
  • Active/ current registration with professional body.
  • Very good knowledge of PMTCT and SGBV guidelines
  • Good report writing skills and ability to use data to inform programming.
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal, in English and Kiswahili languages.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office application including Word, Excel, Power Point

Method of Application

Applicants are advised to use PSC 2 application form(https://www.publicservice.go.ke/index.php/forms-downloads/application-for-employment-form-psc-2-revised-2016?download=139:psc2-form-rev-2016) and attach the necessary documents. All applications should be submitted in a sealed A4 envelope clearly marked on the top left side indicating the reference number for position applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary/CEO
Migori County Public Service Board
P.O Box 365- 40400, Suna.

  • Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the offices of the Migori County Public Service Board located at Nyamome along Namba – Masara Road adjacent to Nyamome SDA church.
  • All applications should reach the Secretary/CEO Migori County Public Service Board on or before January 3rd Tuesday, 2023 at 5:00pm.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
  • Successful candidates shall be required to produce clearance from the following institutions to meet requirements of Chapter Six of The Constitution of Kenya:
    • Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Higher Education Loans Board
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission 
    • Criminal Investigation Department
    • Credit Reference Bureau
    • Women, People Living with Disabilities and Marginalized Groups are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted and successful candidate will be contacted.

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