Job Opportunities at Centre for Health Solutions Kenya (CHS); Check Jobs and How to Apply.
Job Opportunities at Centre for Health Solutions Kenya (CHS); Check Jobs and How to Apply
Employment at Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS)
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is a local, not-for-profit organisation. We understand the local context, make use of local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure we implement evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.
Senior Technical Advisor, Clinical
Overall Job Function
Reporting to the Program Director, the Senior Technical Advisor- Clinical will provide technical oversight and support for HIV clinical interventions in CHS Shinda Tena project supported health facilities in collaboration with the Siaya County government department of health and other stakeholders. He/She will provide technical oversight, leadership and coordination for implementation of HIV Care and Treatment, TB/HIV and PMTCT services in Siaya County.
- Serve as the CHS Shinda Tena project focal person for HIV care and treatment,TB/HIV, and PMTCT ,responsible for program planning, implementation and monitoring
- Support Laboratory and pharmaceutical supply chain management to ensure commodity security in support of provision of high-quality HIV clinical services in Siaya county
- Provide leadership and technical support to the Clinical services’ technical leads, laboratory technical lead, technical officers and site level staff to ensure implementation of high-quality HIV care and treatment interventions in Siaya county
- Coordinate capacity building of project and facility staff through trainings, CMEs, mentorship and dissemination of new knowledge to support implementation of HIV clinical services
- Support budget development and management by monitoring expenditure against the program approved annual budget
- Coordinate program work plan development and monitor implementation progress
- Provide technical guidance and innovations to ensure all HIV treatment targets are achieved in compliance with organization and donor rules and regulations
- Coordinate Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives to support implementation of HIV care and treatment,TB/HIV and PMTCT interventions
- Contribute to detailed analysis of program performance to support implementation of high-quality HIV care and treatment,TB/HIV and PMTCT interventions
- Assess progress and barriers to achievement of program implementation plans, recommend action for improvement or modifications to address problems, document and highlight results
- Collaborate with other technical leads to develop job aids, tools, SOPs, for implementing all the clinical interventions
- Develop work plans and coordinate implementation of project activities on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis in conjunction with the Program director
- Identify best practices, document, recommend, implement and disseminate effective and innovative approaches to support HIV care and treatment
- Coordinate County Collaborative activities to ensure sustained HIV response systems
- Represent CHS Shinda Tena in various clinical technical working groups
- Prepare relevant technical reports and recommendations to improve program performance
- Any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.
- Bachelor’s degree in Medicine
- A master’s degree in public health or any other relevant field
- Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in HIV programming is required, 3 of which should be at a senior level
- Supervisory knowledge, skills and understanding of the National and Global Health HIV/AIDS Agenda
- Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work and good understanding of the evidence-based National and Global HIV/AIDS programming
- Strong track record of HIV/AIDS programming, and proven ability to produce demonstrable technical and program results
- Familiarity with the Kenya Health system structures including MOH and NASCOP HIV program implementation and documentation
- Experience in managing a large, diverse and dynamic team of professionals providing integrated HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
Required Competencies and Skill
- Strong organisation, communication and program management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability maintain good relationships with project staff, donors, sub-contractors and other partners
- Demonstrated excellent Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)
- Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation.
PMTCT Technical Lead
Overall Job Function
Reporting to the Senior Technical Advisor (Clinical), the PMTCT Technical Lead will work closely with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to coordinate the implementation of interventions aimed at achieving eMTCT in Siaya County.
- Provide leadership in designing, and implementation of PMTCT work plans and budgets
- Oversee the capacity building of project technical officers and health care providers at CHS-supported facilities on PMTCT national guidelines and protocols
- Coordinate and innovate collaborative activities and strategies targeted to achieving elimination of Mother to Child Transmission
- Oversee follow-up of HIV infected pregnant and breastfeeding women and HIV exposed infants in CHS supported facilities and ensure optimal outcomes for the mother and infant
- Liaise with Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in the implementation of the program in line with MOH guidelines and priorities
- Take part in the drafting of monthly, quarterly and annual reports and other written materials such as lessons learned, case studies and other materials as required
- Assist in program monitoring and evaluation and use of data to inform program planning and continuous improvement
- Participate in the county, regional and national PMTCT technical working groups
- Develop job aids, tools and materials as needed including CMEs for use at the facility level to support health care workers to provide PMTCT services
- Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
- Degree in Medicine, Nursing or Clinical Medicine from a recognised training institution. A master’s degree in a relevant field is be preferred
- Minimum of five years working experience in HIV treatment programs, preferably supporting PMTCT
- Training in HIV/AIDS, PMTCT & TB comprehensive care and support
- Excellent management abilities within a multi-disciplinary team, support, training and mentoring
- Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, donors and other partners
- Ability to identify problems, design interventions and oversee their implementation
- Good use of MS Office packages and office automation solutions
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection
- Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.
Overall Job Function
Reporting to the Data Manager, the Data Officer will be responsible for the documentation and compilation of timely program data and reporting of activities at CHS-supported health facilities in the Shinda Tena Project.
- Support Strategic Information activities for HIV Care and Treatment, HIV testing Services, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT), Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC), PrEP, GBV, and community programs
- Assist in the maintenance of the routine program, donor, and MOH databases that include; the VMMC database, EID database, KHIS, DATIM, C-RIS, 3PM, and DREAMS.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of M&E data tools for MoH and CHS program areas
- Monitor, review and validate data quality in all the EMR systems in use within supported sites
- Work closely with County Health Management Team (CHMT) to compile monthly and quarterly reports as required
- Support in the implementation and maintenance of facility-level patient databases
- Work closely with regional Strategic Information Officers and other Program Officers to manage data quality and ensure all the facilities utilise data for decision making
- Support the establishment of a strong Data Demand and Information Use (DDIU) strategy with the development of monthly, quarterly semi-annually & annual facility and program performance slides for all supported sites
- Strengthen data quality systems by conducting routine data validation checks to ensure data queries and data entry errors in KHIS, CRIS, and DATIM are flagged out to foster concurrence and accuracy in all reporting systems.
- Prepare reports, dashboards, and other graphics summarising program results in Power BI, excel, or any other platform
- Develop and manage allocated live dashboard to facilitate program weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress review, and donor quarterly progress review
- Assist in the timely compilation, aggregation, and generation of weekly, monthly, and quarterly data reports to donors, the CHS program, and MoH.
- Perform data quality audits, data cleaning together with M&E field teams, and verify data accuracy of the data before submission of all data reports
- Prepare accurate data to be entered in PEPFAR and CDC reporting information systems (DATIM, 3PM, and C-RIS)
- Support the uploading of facility EMR data into the National Data Warehouse (NDWH).
- Attend designated SI meetings at the national, county, and sub-county level
- Any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly indicating the subject title, Closing date by 5.00 PM, October 22, 2023.