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Oct 19, 2017

Jhpiego Program Jobs in Kenya

Jhpiego is a nonprofit global leader in the creation and delivery of transformative health care solutions for the developing world. 

In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, we build health providers’ skills, and we develop systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families. 

Our aim is revolutionizing health care for the planet’s most disadvantaged people.
We are seeking an experienced individual with excellent organizational and technical skills, who is a team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure environment requiring multitasking abilities.

Program Officer - Coast

Reporting to the County Cluster Manager, the program officer will be responsible for building the capacity of health care providers on Oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), monitor adherence and drug safety, assist in supply chain management and strengthen service delivery at the health facility level and drop in centers for the Jilinde Project. 

S/he will also identify gaps in service provision and lead efforts in quality improvement of services. 

In addition, s/he will assist with technical strategy and work plan development, site assessment, supportive supervision and implementation.

  • Provide support in the design, planning, implementation and routine monitoring of Jilinde project activities at the county cluster level
  • Lead the integration of oral pre exposure prophylaxis as a combination prevention intervention within the existing service delivery infrastructure
  • Provide technical support (including training, CMEs and mentorship) to Health care providers in health facilities, drop in centers, and other service delivery points on the delivery of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • Support in strengthening the commodity supply chain at the county and sub county level to ensure a consistent supply of oral PrEP commodities, monitor adherence and safety
  • Manage technical contributions of sub grantees, including providing clinical support
  • Represent Jilinde in technical working groups and committees, stakeholder and partner meetings at sub-county, county and national level, and disseminate relevant evidence on oral pre-exposure prophylaxis
  • Spearhead innovative and cost effective strategies of ensuring conversion of knowledge derived from continuous program implementation and learning into action for quality improvement
  • Coordinate with the county and sub-county health management teams in the implementation of oral PrEP service delivery activities, including supportive supervision and quality improvement
  • Prepare periodic (monthly, quarterly and annual) project reports and provide relevant programmatic information for internal and external reporting purposes
  • Monitoring, documentation and sharing of best practices and ‘success stories’
  • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine, Nursing or related qualification
  • 5 years’ hands on experience working with health or related programs at the national and county level
  • At least 3 years’ experience implementing HIV prevention, care and treatment programs
  • Experience in implementing oral pre-exposure prophylaxis interventions will be an added advantage
  • Sensitivity and willingness to work with Key Populations
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application & CV with 3 referees to the following email address: [email protected] by 25th October 2017. 

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer. 

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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