Wednesday, 18 January 2012

FHI360 - Technical Officers, Health Records Information Officer, Grants Officer and Health Comm Associate Director Jobs

FHI360 is a global health and development organization whose rigorous, science-based approach builds programs that create lasting change.

Founded in 1971, FHI360 maintains offices and staff worldwide, helping to forge strong local relationships that enable us to make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity – improving lives for millions.

We seek qualified candidates for the following positions.

Technical Officer - Pharmaceutical Technologist

Location: APHIAplus Project- Laikipia, Nakuru, Eldoret (2), Kajiado, Narok

Reference #: FHI360-TOPT-012

Works as a member of the regional mentorship team under the guidance of the Senior Technical Officer (Care and Treatment). S/he will mentor health service providers on the pharmaceutical management information system, pharmacovigilance tools and provide policy updates on HIV management including ART.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide updates to the service providers on the revised ART policies and SOPs.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching on ART adherence preparation of new patients, dispensing medication use and counseling.
  • Provide support supervision on monitoring ART adherence (using multiple approaches).
  • Provide support in counter-checking drug dosages and formulations.
  • Support health care providers to document and report adverse drug interactions.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to service providers on inventory management (quantification, requisition, storage, expiry tracking and reporting).
  • Provide updates to service providers on pharmaceutical management information system (PMIS); Daily Activity Register, Facility CDRR, District CDRR, Bin card, expiry tracking chart temp logs, Inventory Tracking Tool, Dispensing Tool, job aids (dispensing, storage, inventory management, quantification, medication use counseling), national set of recommended standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Use of the ADT (where applicable).
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from a recognized Medical Training College with 7-9 years relevant experience.
  • Basic training on ART, Commodity Management (and preferably TOT).
  • Experience in mentoring and supervision of other pharmacy staff on inventory management, rational use and quantification.
  • The use of the ARV Dispensing tool (ADT) is an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in providing support for a busy ART program.
Technical Officer - Nurse / Midwife

Location: APHIAplus Project -Nakuru, Narok, Nanyuki, Eldoret (2), Kajiado, Kericho

Reference #: FHI360-TONM-013

The Technical Officer - Nurse/Midwife will report to the Senior Technical Officer (Care and Treatment).

S/he will mentor health service providers on the high impact integrated maternal, neonatal and newborn care nursing interventions including documentation and review of records.

In addition s/he will provide policy updates and facilitate effective referral systems to increase access to integrated services.

Key Responsibilities:
  • The Nurse/Midwife will use his/her CTS skills to update and coach the facility based Service providers on the latest updates on RH/FP.
  • Provide mentorship, coaching and OJT on: focused antenatal care, EONC including AMSTL and care of the newborn, FP in particular on LAPMs including contraceptive use for HIV +ve clients and dual method use.
  • Provide regular update to service providers on targeted postpartum care and comprehensive post rape care.
  • Provide regular updates to service providers on other cross–cutting approaches such as: infection prevention practices and both internal and external support supervision.
  • Support facilities to initiate QA/QI approaches and integration of RH/HIV services including the screening of cervical cancer with other RH and HIV services.
  • In liaison with the MOH supervisors, jointly conduct supportive supervision visits and also ensure internal supervision is taking place regularly.
  • Carry out periodic assessments to monitor quality of care in health facilities and come up with joint work plans and regularly monitor progress.
Minimum Requirements:
  • The Nurse /Midwife should preferably be a KRCHN –Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse with 7-9 years’ work experience.
  • MPH would be an added advantage with 3-5 relevant years of experience.
  • Clinical training skills, knowledge and skills on the following basic approaches: Focused Antenatal care, EONC, FP, Targeted Postpartum care, Comprehensive Post Rape Care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in common cross cutting principles such as: infection prevention practices, support supervision, QA/QI approaches.
Technical Officer - Laboratory Technologist

Location: APHIAplus Project -Nakuru, Narok, Nanyuki, Eldoret (2), Kajiado

Reference #: FHI360-TOLT-014

The Technical Officer - Laboratory Technologist will report to the Senior Technical Officer (Care and Treatment).

S/he will provide laboratory mentorship with technical assistance, capacity building, training, and quality assurance services.

In addition, prepares laboratory procedures and manuals and trains staff in their use.

Prepares reports and supports the follow-up of technical assistance and assessment visits to include corrective actions and capacity building initiatives to medical laboratories serving APHIA plus Rift Valley region.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with facility based laboratory staff to provide laboratory technical assistance as needed and requested as part of overall mentorship improvement schemes.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching of laboratory staff in the respective regions to include OJT and support supervision.
  • In close collaboration with laboratory management support the follow-up of needed corrective and preventive actions.
  • Assist laboratories and capacity laboratory hire with development of routine SOP development and internal quality control interpretation/EQA.
  • Support selected laboratories with preparation towards the implementation of ISO15189/WHO-AFRO accreditation process.
  • Provide laboratory improvement report of all the laboratories within his/her allocated region within the agreed time period.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with at least 4 years related work experience within a clinical or research laboratory including experience with laboratory quality control and quality assurance systems and implementation; OR Diploma in Medical laboratory technology with 6 years of experience will be considered.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory accreditation mentorship services and to perform quality assurance assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations.
Technical Officer - Care and Treatment Mentors

Location: APHIAplus Project -Kajiado, Eldoret, Narok, Laikipia

Reference #: FHI360-TOCTM-015

The Technical Officer – Care and Treatment Mentors will report to the Senior Technical Officer (Care and Treatment).

The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing mentorship, coaching and regular updates to service providers in the area of both pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment.

They will be responsible for working closely with the service providers to ensure that the quality of care is sustained across the program as defined by the MOH quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide mentorship, coaching and updates to service providers at the CC/ART to offer patients quality care and treatment services according to the national guidelines and standards.
  • Support the service providers by recommending relevant treatment and care for the patients with opportunistic infections and recommend initiation of ART treatment in accordance with the MOH recommended guidelines.
  • Offer mentorship to service providers in Comprehensive care centers attending to HIV infected adults and children.
  • Liaise with other project staff working in the community to address issues of defaulter tracing, HIV prevention and addressing other social determinants of health to mitigate the impact of those affected and infected by HIV.
  • Coordinate and provide needed programmatic support to ensure the health facilities with high patient workloads and poor performing sites in terms of initiating patients on treatment are mentored and the necessary skills and confidence is transferred to the clinicians.
  • Support facilities to institute systems for inter and intra facility referrals.
  • Ensure quality of care is attained for patients seeking the services.
  • Ensure the documentation of appropriate services rendered to the patients is done in the relevant service registers.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine from a recognized institution and registered with the Clinical Officers Council with 5 years’ work experience.
  • Trained in HIV management, care and treatment.
  • Additional training in both pediatric and adult rational ART use is an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ experience working in a busy health facility offering HIV Comprehensive care and treatment.
  • Experience in supervision and mentorship is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of HIV knowledge and the various interventions being offered to prevent and control the morbidity and mortality arising from the infection will be an added advantage.
Health Records Information Officer

Location: APHIAplus Project - Laikipia, Nakuru, Eldoret (2), Kajiado, Narok

Reference #: FHI360-HRIO-016

Working closely with the mentorship team in conjunction with the Data Manager (Monitoring & Evaluation), the Health Records Information Officer will be responsible for mentoring health workers in various health facilities to maintain service registers, conducting regular data quality assessments activities, ensure accurate and timely facility reports and support facilities to run basic data analysis for decision making.

S/he will be required to maintain confidentiality and integrity for the facility data as directed.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Verify data based on MOH defined service standards.
  • Mentor health workers on patient records management.
  • Support facility based service providers to ensure all health records and registers are up to date.
  • Mentor and coach health facilities to ensure timely and accurate facility reporting.
  • Support and mentor health workers on data utilization for decision making.
  • Responsible for ensuring data quality is maintained.
  • Mentor and coach service providers to ensure appropriate filing of facility records and reports.
  • Support health workers in conducting regular data quality assurance.
  • Actively follow-up facilities to ensure that commonly agreed data management improvement plans are followed and monitored by all parties.
  • Provide basic data summaries to facility as required from time to time.
  • Support facilities to maintain data confidentiality and security.
  • Providing regular feedback to APHIAplus Data Manager (M&E).
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in Statistics/Health Information Systems/Information Technology with at least 4 years work experience in data management systems and experience in use of MOH tools.
  • Experience in training is an added advantage.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite and word processing, databases, spreadsheets, including advanced skills in at least two of the following programs: SPSS, Epi Info, Stata.
  • Good organizational, planning, interpersonal and communication skills
Associate Technical Officer - Adherence Nurse

Location: APHIAplus Project-Laikipia, Nakuru, Eldoret (2), Kajiado, Narok

Reference #: FHI360-ATOAN-017

Work as a member of the regional mentorship team whose duties will be carried out under the guidance of the Senior Technical Officer (Care and Treatment).

S/he will mentor health service providers on the critical integrated nursing and counseling services for HIV infected patients at the CCCs, including documentation and review of records.

In addition s/he will provide policy updates and facilitate effective referral systems to increase access to services.

The Associate Technical Officer - Adherence Nurse will support facilities to come up with strategies for defaulter tracing.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide updates of the revised ART policies and SOPs to service providers.
  • Provide support to facilities on clinic organization, patient flow and triage.
  • Vital signs, anthropometric measurements.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to service providers on ART adherence preparation of new patients and on-going adherence support.
  • Facilitate treatment literacy sessions.
  • Provide mentorship of ART adherence (using multiple approaches).
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to service providers on nutrition assessment, counseling and management including Infant and young child feeding counseling in the context of HIV.
  • Provide support supervision on review of referral decisions.
  • Provide mentorship on integration of services especially FP, screening of cervical cancer, STIs and NCDs.
  • Support facilities to facilitation of clinic based, mini group counseling sessions for PLHIV; facilitation of topics related to HIV&AIDS during support group meetings.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma/Advanced Certificate in Nursing and be registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Additional training in Counseling in the context of HIV (PMTCT, ART or TB) is required.
  • Knowledge of the public health sector and at least 3 years’ working experience working in a CCC and/or ANC/PMTCT setting will be an advantage.
Contracts and Grants Officer

Location: APHIAplus Project, Nakuru

Reference #: FHI360-CGO-018

The Contracts and Grants Officer will report to the Project Director. S/he will provide support for Contracts and Grants function, with an emphasis on subawards, consultancies and leases.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate issuing of subawards, consultancies, and other contractual arrangements.
  • Review documentation from decentralized programs for completeness, accuracy and compliance within FHI 360 policies and donor requirements.
  • Update award information management tools and respond to inquiries regarding the status of awards.
  • Provide C & G support to project management teams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements:
  • MS/MA/MBA, or LLM, with a minimum of 3-5 years of work experience in contracts and grants management in related organizations;
  • or BS/B.Com/LLB or related field with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience in contracts and grants management in related organizations.
  • Legal background will be desirable.
Senior Technical Officer, Health Communication

Location: APHIAplus Project, Nakuru

Reference #: FHI360-STOHC-019

The Senior Technical Officer, Health Communication will report to the Associate Director, Health Communication.

S/he will provide technical support to implement high quality Health Communication strategies and testing for prevention of public health diseases including HIV transmission among the general population and key target groups who may engage in highrisk sexual activities in Nuru Ya Bonde supported districts of the Rift Valley.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical assistance to local implementing partners in the design and implementation of health promotion activities targeting local communities.
  • Develop strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
  • Analyze data sets and technical assessment findings for decision making.
  • Develops and oversees detailed work plans and budgets for implementing partners.
  • Provides technical guidance on health communication interventions and community mobilization, including development of messages, materials and mass media programs.
  • Participate in the process of contracting health communication staff, consultants and partners, as appropriate.
  • Monitors ongoing health communication BCC interventions to ensure that activities are on schedule, meet program quality criteria, and yield expected results.
  • Develops excellent working relationships with all critical stakeholders, share information as relevant, and build and promote better working and synergies between activities, partners and the different components of the project.
  • Develops lessons learned from programs and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
  • Represents the project at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Maintains close liaison with partners working in the field of health communication in the Nuru Ya Bonde supported region.
  • Participate in the compilation and dissemination of project quarter, semi-annual report.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:
  • BS/BA in public health or related field, and 7-9 years relevant experience in HIV/AIDS or family planning with international development programs or Advanced degree with 5- 7 years relevant experience in public health, communication, marketing, social science or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in managing behavior change communication and/or social marketing projects, with responsibility for providing strategic direction and managing staff/funds.
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Associate Director, Health Communication

Location: APHIAplus Project, Nakuru

Reference #: FHI360-ADHC-020

The Associate Director, Health Communication will report to the Project Director, APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde Project.

S/he will provide strategic leadership to the health communication portfolio to implement high quality health communication strategies.

Provide leadership in provision of technical assistance to various levels of program implementation while monitoring to ensure quality delivery of the health communication portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic leadership to the health communication portfolio in APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde project.
  • Provide technical leadership to health communication team to implement quality interventions informed by evidence.
  • Mentor the health communication team to support implementing partners and other agencies in design and project implementation of a quality HIV/AIDS/RH/TB/Malaria prevention program.
  • Provide leadership in provision of technical assistance to DHMTs in developing health communication strategies, messages and materials.
  • Prepare annual work plans, budgets and quarterly reports for the health communication activities.
  • Monitor the achievements of set targets for health communication.
  • Liaise with critical stakeholders in health communication including the relevant government departments.
  • Maintain smooth regular information flow with the government and FHI 360 technical staff.
  • Ensure that project implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound.
  • Provide leadership in the development of lessons learnt from programs and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
  • Conduct analysis of program implementation to identify areas of weakness or opportunity vis a vis the appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
  • Analyze data sets and technical assessment findings for decision making.
  • Represents the project at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum Requirements:
  • MBA/MA/MS/MPH in a social science or public health or related advanced degree with 7-9 years relevant experience or BA/BS in relevant field with 9-11 years relevant experience in Health Communication including HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Must have experience in managing budgets, project planning, monitoring and evaluation and excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in working with multi-cultural communities is an added advantage, excellent computer skills in MS Office Suite. Working knowledge of Kiswahili is crucial.
FHI360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI360’s Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter

or apply via email to: Kenya-HR@fhi360.org.

Please specify source in your application and quote the Reference # provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than February 1, 2012.

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted

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