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Aug 30, 2017

PHDA International NGO Regional Clinical Officer (Key Populations) Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA)

Job Vacancy: Regional Clinical Officer - Key Populations

 
Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is an international NGO working to increase access to health for the disadvantaged communities in Africa  through systems strengthening, research, program development and partnerships.
 
PHDA is sponsored by the University of Manitoba, Canada and  is currently implementing the University programs in HIV Key populations programming and Research in Kenya mainly funded by the US Govt (USAID), CDC-PEPFAR, and Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. 


PHDA is also implementing some EU and DFID funded projects.
The University of Manitoba – Centre for Global Public Health (UoM-CGPH), with funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and through Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA), has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the National STI & AIDS Control Programme (NASCOP) to support the Key Population Programme which includes programming with Female Sex Workers, Male sex workers, Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and People Who Inject Drugs (PWID).
 
The overall objectives of the project are to increase availability and uptake of quality comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services for key populations including addressing structural barriers (e.g. legal, policy, stigma, discrimination) that impede access to quality services. 

Applications are invited from qualified Kenyan nationals for the position described below:
 
Designation: Regional Clinical Officer-  Key Populations 

# of Positions: 1
 
Reporting to: Senior Regional M&E Officer 
Duration: 1 year (6 months’ probation)
Location: Kisumu
 
Position Profile and Purpose: This position will support NASCOP and its implementing partners to establish, mentor, train and monitor key populations friendly comprehensive clinics in Kenya. 

The person will also work with the key populations programs in ensuring that effective referral linkages are established and data generated is gathered routinely and fed into the NASCOP data reports. 

In addition, the person will support establishment of other innovative clinical health delivery mechanisms for key populations. 
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support to the key populations implementing partners in establishing key population friendly clinics.
  • Support partner’s in planning for scaled up clinical services delivery through appropriate mixed model approaches
  • Develop standard operating procedures for key populations clinics.
  • Support and develop referral mechanisms for treatment of STIs through other clinical mechanisms.
  • Support partners to establish mechanisms for uptake of other biomedical services like HIV testing, PrEP, PEP, linkages to care, ART uptake, viral load testing and other newer treatment initiative like test and treat models.
  • Support the partners in ensuring that the clinical data is captured and reported back to NASCOP.
  • Handhold and mentor clinical staff (Clinical officers, nurses, lab technicians etc.) on delivering key populations clinical services to KPs.
  • Undertake routine capacity building of the clinical staff on guidelines, manuals and SOPs to ensure efficient and effective clinical services for KPs.
  • Undertake routine data analysis with support from program M&E teams to improve clinical programs service delivery.
  • Provide routine feedback to the key populations program on clinical health care delivery.
  • Promote inter-partners learning on common good practices.
  • Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • Three years of experience as clinical officer in HIV prevention programs or other relevant programs is essential, of which at least two years must include experience working as clinical officer within NGOs working with key populations programs.
  • Independently led clinical operations as a clinical officer for key populations in a program for at least one year.
  • Experience in training, coaching and mentoring on clinical programs is desirable.
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programs among key populations is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and also as a team member.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel for field-related activities.
  • Strong leadership, facilitation and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication.
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine/Surgery and registered by the clinical officer’s council is essential. 
  • Other additional trainings / certifications related to STI and HIV and good clinical practices is desirable.
How to Apply:
 
This position will require extensive field travel, strong interpersonal communication skills, computer literacy with good analytical and presentation skills.
 
This position will work very closely with NASCOP. 

Applications from qualified and interested candidates should be sent by e-mail to 


indicating ‘Regional Clinical Officer: Key Populations’ on the subject line 

or address the application to 

Key Populations Technical Support Unit,
PO Box PO Box 3737 – 00506, 
Nairobi, Kenya 

on or before September 13, 2017. 

Application should consist of an updated CV with current daytime telephone contact and a Cover Letter indicating the name of the position applied for in the subject header, the current salary and expected salary.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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