Jun 10, 2009
We optimize our impact on the HIV/AIDS response by building capacity of partners and pay special attention to vulnerable groups and populations with special needs.
LVCT’s focus is on the scale-up of quality-assured HIV counseling, testing and care services. We partner closely with the NACC, the MoH, NGOs and provide short and long-term technical assistance to strengthen the HIV response.
We have vacancies for the following positions:
Program Officer - Blood Safety
The Blood and Safety Program Officer, is responsible for overseeing blood and injection safety and infection control practices among our sub partners and providing technical direction and ensuring the highest quality of HIV/Aids activities related to Medical transmission through technical input, capacity building and sharing lessons learned.
He/she will also be responsible in developing and strengthening blood safety systems including: infrastructure developments, collection strategies, blood testing and processing systems.
Key duties and responsibilities:
To provide technical support to sub partners in the following areas:
- Ensuring that blood units transfused are adequately screened for HIV according to national or WHO guidelines
- Increasing regular blood collections from low-risk, voluntary, non-remunerated donors
- Ensuring that different subsets in the society are targeted with integrated blood donation and HIV prevention messages including AB and other prevention messages provided during blood drives and mobilization campaigns.
- Support sub- grantees and MOH health systems to strengthen national blood transfusion services
- Improvement of hospital transfusion practices through formation, capacity building and mentoring of hospital transfusion committees and dissemination of Kenya Blood Transfusion Guidelines and standards.
- Support practices that ensure reduction in the average number of medical injections per person per year
- Ensuring that all health care injections are given with a syringe and needle set from a new, unopened package
- Ensure infection prevention control systems are set up in all health settings including disposal of medical waste, hand washing etc.
- Ensure that partners report on the activities in an appropriate and timely manner
- Link up with CT technical officers to ensure HTC is provided during blood transfusion drives
- Integration of prevention in HIV/Aids messaging.
- Degree clinical medicine or laboratory sciences with over 3 years experience in prevention of medical transmission.
- 4 years experience in designing, implementing and managing Blood Safety programs
- Experience with Government of Kenya guidelines, standards, tools and best practices
- Broad understanding of overall public health issues and specific understanding of, and experience in, HIV/AIDS programming
- Experience in training on various aspects of HIV/AIDS
- Ability to work with stakeholders at various levels to strengthen support system for Blood Safety in Kenya
- Demonstrated ability to work with local partners to build capacity to expand and improve community HTC services
- Knowledge of PEPFAR programs
- Previous experience in blood and injection safety will be an added advantage
The HIV/AIDS Prevention Officer serves as the leading technical expert in the area of behaviour change and prevention of HIV/AIDS. Working in close collaboration with other Prevention, Care and Treatment team members
Key duties and responsibilities:
- Oversee the overall strategic direction, relevance, coverage and quality of the Other Prevention (OP) and Prevention with Positives (PwP) portfolio.
- Ensure the coherence and quality of OP and PwP services provided by Sub partner organizations through provision and coordination of capacity building efforts aimed at improving quality and expansion of services
- Undertake regular field visits to support programs
- BA/ BSc. degree in social sciences, education, or related field. Masters-level or higher training in public health, epidemiology, social or behaviour science, a plus
- Experience in behaviour change methodologies and their application to HIV/AIDS is particularly desired;
- Evidence of excellent interpersonal, facilitation and teambuilding skills/experience required;
- Knowledge of positive prevention activities, a plus
- The person should be value driven, a team player and display high level of interpersonal skills
To relieve management of administrative details, coordinate workflow, update and chase delegated tasks to ensure progress to deadlines, keep programs on schedule and maintain procedures manual to ensure consistent performance of routine functions.
Key duties and responsibilities:
- Prepare correspondence/ reports for the programs
- Maintain files and records for programs
- Facilitate meetings and appointments
- Arrange travel in liaison with the LVCT hospitality officer/logistics division for department
- Undertake other supportive administrative duties as requested from other departments
- Bachelors in Business Administration or Human Resource Management ( Relevant Diploma holders with extensive experience will also be considered)
- Minimum of 4 years relevant work experience preferably with an NGO
- Excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills
- Hands on skills in MS office packages
- Good communication and presentation skills
- The person should be value driven, be a team player and display high level of interpersonal skills
M & E/LVCT/09
Assisting in overseeing the daily management of monitoring and evaluation activities within the organization
Key duties and Responsibilities:
- Support implementation of all monitoring and evaluation processes and procedures as per the monitoring and evaluation framework
- Assist in documentation and dissemination of programs M&E results generated from project implementation based on the project’s work plan
- Support compilation of reports and other written documents for submission to donors and other stakeholders
- Ensure the collation and documentation of Sub Partners project experiences and best practices and participate in meeting that share these best practices and lessons learnt.
- Build staff and sub partner capacity by conducting regular training on M&E
- Attend external meetings and taskforces that require an M&E input
- Validate data sent from the field by periodic monitoring of the existing database management system
- Assist in periodic review of program performance and process monitoring of project.
- A minimum of a Bachelors degree in social sciences or its equivalent
- At least 2 years demonstrable experience working in HIV/Aids related M&E
- Demonstrable experience in writing donor reports
- Good communication and capacity building skills
- The person will be value driven, be a team player and display high level of interpersonal skills
Human Resource and Administration Division,
Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment,
P.O Box 19835, 00202 Nairobi, Kenya
Or email: recruitment @ liverpoolvct.org so as to arrive NOT later than 17th June 2009
Note: Only short listed applicant will be contacted.