The Christian Health Association of
Kenya (CHAK) through its CDC funded CHAP Uzima Project is supporting the
implementation of TB/HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions in 79
Faith-based and affiliated health facilities and 4 OVC Local Implementing
Partners (LIPs) distributed in 19 counties in the Central, Eastern, Coast,
Nairobi and Southern Rift Valley regions of Kenya.
CHAP Uzima is a five and a half years
project (1st April 2017 to 29th September 2022) and is seeking to recruit the
following positions to be based at the Embu Regional Office to serve the
central and upper eastern regions:
Ensure provision of
high-quality HIV/AIDS services in supported facilities in Upper eastern and
central regions of Kenya in accordance with MOH National Guidelines. This
position is based in the project’s Embu office supporting health facilities in
Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Tharaka Nithi, Meru and Embu counties. It reports to the
Regional Medical Officer.
Provide day-to-day technical support
and mentorship of HIV program in supported facilities as per national
Oversee follow-up & care of PMTCT
clients, HIV exposed infants, HIV infected children, adolescents and adults in
project supported facilities.
Prepare Work plans, programmatic
reports, technical papers and manuscripts.
Support Site Improvement and
Monitoring Systems at facility level through onsite mentorship.
Establish and strengthen quality
improvement structures at the facility and regional level.
Utilize data to inform quality of
care and performance in supported facilities and provide requisite mentorship
on use of data to improve patient management.
Plan and provide technical assistance
during joint supervision of HIV care and treatment with county and sub-county
health management teams.
Provide training to health care
workers using the national curriculum and training manuals.
Strengthen referrals and linkages
between PMTCT and CCC.
Participate in County HIV and PMTCT
technical working groups.
Implement required Monitoring and
Evaluation activities for the program.
Any other duties as may be assigned.
Qualification and Requirements
Registered Clinical Officer with
current license from the Kenya Clinical Officers Council
Minimum 2 years’ experience working
in HIV care and treatment
Willing to be based in Embu with
extensive travel within Upper Eastern
Good knowledge on Microsoft Word,
Excel and PowerPoint
Fluent in English and Kiswahili
Ability to work with minimal
Team player with great inter-personal
HIV Testing Services (HTS) & Treatment Adherence Support (TAS)
HTS/TAS officer will advance
treatment adherence and HIV testing services in clinics and communities within
the upper Eastern region. The HTS/TAS officer will be based in the project’s
Embu office supporting health facilities in Nyeri, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga and
Tharaka Nithi counties. It reports to the Regional Medical officer.
Provide training, mentorship and
supervision to health facilities treatment adherence support teams and HTS
counselors on, HIV testing, retention and treatment adherence strategies both
in clinic and targeted home-based activities.
Provide guidance to health facility
HTS counsellors on index testing and targeted HIV testing to improve on
Assist health facilities to develop
and implement strategiesfor HIV testing and Linkage, HIV treatment support,
including community awareness and mobilization, stigma reduction, home-based
care, support groups and index client testing.
Co-ordinate and supervise the health
facility treatment and adherence support and PITC teams on adherence monitoring
and HIV testing activities at the clinic and at household levels, with
appropriate feedback and documentation done in registers and client’s files.
Assist with implementation of
successful differentiated care models.
Assist in training health workers
supporting treatment adherence and HIV testing, including developing and
implementing curriculum, and serve as a trainer-of-trainers.
Assist Identify and train PLHIV as
Coordinate and supervise
implementation of continuous quality improvement activities within the
treatment adherence support team and HIV testing services.
Coordinate client education sessions
including treatment preparation sessions, treatment preparation for second line
regimen switch and other ongoing counseling sessions within the facility.
Formulates key client adherence and
HIV testing messages.
Help prepare TAS and HTS reports by
collecting, analyzing, and summarizing results and trends.
Submit timely reports of activities
to the Technical Assistance (TA) team leader
Improve and ensure quality outcomes
by studying, evaluating, and re-designing treatment support procedures and
patient progress; recommend changes and develop innovations in clients’
follow-up in consultation with the CHAP Uzima TA team.
Other assigned duties as needed
A degree in nursing, social sciences,
public health or equivalent.
Extensive knowledge and at least 2
years’ experience in HIV care and treatment support and HIV testing services.
Strong interpersonal and
Supervisory experience in healthcare
Willing to be based in Embu and to
travel at least 50% of the time
Ability to work effectively with
faith-based partner facilities (work experience in faith-based facilities will
be an added advantage)
Fluent in English and Kiswahili
Application with CVs and atleast 2
references should be submitted by mail or email to the following contact;
The General Secretary
Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK)
P.O Box 30690, 00100, Nairobi
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Only the shortlisted candidates will
be invited for interview and will be required to bring with them their original
copies of National ID, academic certificates, professional registration license
/ certificate and other relevant documents.
The closing date for receiving all
applications is 22nd March 2019
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