ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and the Ministry of Medical Services to strengthen HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services at provincial and district health facilities.

This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Applications are invited for the following position to be based in Nairobi:

1. PMTCT Advisor

Job Location: Nairobi

Overall Job function:

The PMTCT advisor will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of PMTCT activities within ICAP-supported facilities in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

He/she will supervise regional PMTCT Advisors and will report to the Director of Programs, ICAP Kenya. In addition he/she will be responsible for the planning, coordination and providing overall direction for the Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment programming as well as providing strong leadership to a team of implementers working with the facilities.

Key Job Responsibilities:
  • To oversee the planning and implementation of PMTCT in ICAP supported facilities.
  • To provide on-going technical support and supervision to regional PMTCT officers who will in turn provide technical support to facilities in the implementation of PMTCT activities.
  • To oversee the training and updating of health care workers at ICAP-supported facilities on National PMTCT guidelines and protocols.
  • To strengthening referrals and linkages between the MCH where PMTCT activities are provided and the HIV clinics at ICAP-supported facilities.
  • To strengthen collaboration and linkages between PMTCT and HEI activities at the MCH.
  • To assist in the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation systems for PMTCT
  • To participate in the PMTCT technical working group in the Ministry of health, National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP)
  • To oversee the planning, initiation and implementation of HIV Pediatric Care and Treatment services at ICAP-supported facilities.
  • To develop a standard package of Paediatric HIV care services and ensure its implementation in ICAP supported facilities
  • To oversee the planning, initiation and implementation of Early Infant Diagnosis program and integration of Early Infant Diagnosis with HIV Pediatric Care and Treatment program
  • To provide supervision of program officers working in all aspects of Pediatric Care
  • To contribute to training and mentorship of ICAP and site staff in Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment
  • To assist in program monitoring and evaluation in Pediatric HIV care and treatment
  • To provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment
  • Strong mentorship and supervisory skills
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or medicine. A Masters degree in relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Trainer of Trainers in PMTCT and Early Infant Diagnosis
  • More at least 5 years experience in the implementation of PMTCT activities
  • Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers on PMTCT
2. Program Officer, TB/HIV

Location: Kisumu with frequent travel in ICAP-supported facilities in Nyanza

Overall Job Function:

The Program Officer, TB/HIV will give direction and technical support to all TB/HIV activities in ICAP-supported facilities in Nyanza.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide, plan, direct and participate in formal training and mentorship at health facilities in TB/HIV co-management
  • To implement TB screening for PLWA at all ICAP-supported facilities in Nyanza
  • To implement Provider-initiated Testing and Counselling (PITC) of TB patients at ICAP-supported facilities in Nyanza
  • To strengthening referral linkages between TB Clinic and Comprehensive care clinics at ICAP-supported facilities in Nyanza
  • To provide on-going supervision of TB/HIV activities in Nyanza
  • To provide technical assistance for TB infection control at ICAP-supported facilities in Nyanza
  • To provide technical assistance on TB/HIV to ICAP officers and health care providers in Nyanza
  • To contribute to design, planning and implementation of research related to TB/HIV
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Medicine. A masters degree in Medicine or its equivalent will be an added advantage
  • Experience in public health preferably within TB control programs
  • Clinical experience including HIV management
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
All applications including a current CV (attachments bearing both your names and the job title), telephone number, referees current and expected salary should be sent to the HR and Administration Manager, ICAP, icap.vacancies@gmail.com on or before 28th Sept 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ICAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job Vacancy: Project Officer – IEC/SBCC

Department: IEC/SBCC

Responsible to: Project Health Coordinator

Staff directly supervised: Field Officer IEC/SBCC

Relationships internally: All programme and support staff

Relationships externally: Governmental and non-governmental counterparts, community members, CHWs, media outlets etc

Overall Objective of the Job

The Project Officer will be based in Kisii and will oversee the development, planning, organisation, implementation and monitoring of all IEC/SBCC activities, working in close collaboration with other Project Officers to ensure efficient implementation of IEC/SBCC activities.

Key Job Responsibilities
  • In liaison with key MOH counterparts, take the lead in development of and implementation of IEC/SBCC strategies for prevention and control of HIV/AIDs, TB, Malaria and other diseases as outlined in the respective project proposals.
  • Develop and review IEC/SBCC messages / materials in collaboration with other program staff, MoH counterparts and community representatives.
  • Support development and review of training materials and job aids.
  • Develop SBCC skills of Merlin staff, MOH staff, CHWs, CORPs, theatre groups and other partners.
  • Organise and execute community IEC/SBCC campaigns in collaboration other program staff, MoH counterparts and community representatives.
  • Design appropriate monitoring tools for IEC/SBCC activities in collaboration with other stakeholders
  • Evaluate and document the impact of IEC/SBCC activities in collaboration other stakeholders.
  • Participate in Merlin -initiated as well as multi-stakeholders advocacy activities, forums and networks aimed at raising the profile of key health issues in the agenda of government, donors and communities.
  • Take part in planning, designing and undertaking of surveys and operational research on IEC/SBCC and disseminate findings to stakeholders.
  • Organise Merlin’s participation in local, national and global commemorative and advocacy events such as World Malaria Day, World AIDS Day etc.
  • Undertake Monthly documentation of departmental activities including lessons learnt and success stories.
  • Ensure Gender is mainstreamed in the implementation of project activities
  • Any other duties assigned by the line manager/ supervisor.
Job and Person Specifications
  • Degree in Public Health Social Science or Community Health; a post graduate qualification in project monitoring and evaluation would be an added advantage.
  • Experience in development and design of IEC materials
  • Strong professional health background.
  • 5 years experience in Community Health - Primary Health Care, including undertaking of health surveys.
  • Profound understanding of local environment and cultural habits
  • Ability to work independently according to objectives
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
How to Apply for the Job

All applications should be sent to:

HR Department,
Merlin, Nairobi Office,
P.O Box 3350 – 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

Or Email to: recruitment@merlin-kenya.org

Application deadline is 23rd of September, 2011 at 5.00pm.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  
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Job Title: Field Officer – Malaria

Department: Malaria

Responsible to: Project Officer- Malaria

Staff directly supervised: None

Relationships internally: All programme and support staff

Relationships externally: MoPHS personnel, other governmental and non-governmental counterparts, community members


Overall Objective of the Job


The overall objective of the position is to support Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation to implement community based malaria control activities.

Job Responsibilities
  • Participate in all district, divisional and grass-root level planning of malaria interventions
  • Strengthen the linkage between community level (level 1) and the formal health system in line with the MoH’s community strategy.
  • Participate in assessments of malaria related knowledge, attitudes and practices in the targeted communities.
  • Organise and facilitate targeted community SBCC campaigns to influence behaviour change and enhance uptake of various malaria control interventions including consistent use of LLINs, prompt and effective treatment of malaria, IPTp and IRS.
  • Identify and create active networks with strategic grassroots players for engagement and participation in malaria control activities.
  • Participate in training of health workers and community resource persons (CORPs) as outlined in the project proposal
  • In liaison with MOH counterparts, provide technical support to CHWs, CHEWs, Community Units, CBOs and women groups in drafting micro-plans and ensure successful implementation of the same.
  • Distribute and monitor utilisation of ITNs, IEC materials, job aids and incentive commodities in line with the project strategies and ensure accountability on the same.
  • Ensure grassroots actors remain highly motivated to sustainably participate in malaria control at the local levels.
  • Assist the supported CBOs, CUs and CHWs to prepare monthly progress reports.
  • Ensure timely and accurate collection of project data
  • Compile monthly and quarterly reports in the prescribed formats.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
Job and Person Specifications
  • Must have at least a Diploma in Health Sciences or its equivalent with a bias in Community Health, health Promotion & Education or Public Health.
  • At least 1-2 years relevant working experience
  • Sensitive to local social- cultural practices
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Competence in basic computer usage
  • A team player, keen to understand and support others
How to Apply for the Job

All applications should be sent to:

HR Department,
Merlin, Nairobi Office,
P.O Box 3350 – 00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

Or e-mail to: recruitment@merlin-kenya.org

Application deadline is 23rd of September, 2011 at 5.00pm.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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