Executive Program Officer, District PMTCT Coordinator job in Kenya
ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and the Ministry of Medical Services to strengthen HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services at provincial and district health facilities. This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are invited for the following positions:
EXECUTIVE PROGRAM OFFICER
Location: Nairobi with travel to ICAP sites
Overall Job Function:
Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Senior Program Officer is a member of the senior technical team responsible for providing technical support to ICAP regional teams on policies and implementation of HIV supported services for efficient delivery of quality services.
To participate in planning of the implementation of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services at ICAP-supported facilities To participate in the development of strategies and implementation designs for new program areas as identified To participate in training and mentorship of ICAP and facility staff on HIV related areas. To participate in designing programs to assist in monitoring and evaluation and ensuring quality assurance of HIV prevention, care and treatment programs To monitor and evaluate progress made in supported program areas to inform program design and prioritization of needs To liaise with Ministry of Health officials and other stakeholders in coordinating implementation of the program To represent ICAP in National HIV technical working groups To prepare budgets, work plans, reports and other technical papers
Degree in Medicine, MPH, or an advanced relevant degree 5 years of experience managing donor-funded health and/or HIV programs in the public sector
PMTCT DISTRICT COORDINATORS
Location: Eastern South
Work Stations and Residence: Matuu/Makindu
Overall Job Function:
The Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) District Coordinators will oversee the day-to-day planning and implementation of PMTCT activities within ICAP-
supported facilities in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation. S/he will supervise Clinical officers and Nurse counselors providing PMTCT services at the ICAP-supported facilities within the district and will report to the regional PMTCT Advisor.
Provide day-to-day technical support and supervision of the PMTCT services in facilities to support the provision of comprehensive PMTCT services in the MCH as per national guidelines Provide technical support for the implementation and provision of comprehensive Early Infant Diagnosis services, in supported facilities within the districts Support the training and mentorship of health care workers on the national PMTCT guidelines Strengthen linkages between PMTCT, follow-up of HIV-exposed infants (HEI) and Comprehensive Care Clinics Work closely with the ministry district PMTCT coordinators to oversee and supervise PMTCT services in the district Assist in the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation for PMTCT and HEI Participate in district PMTCT meetings
Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Clinical Medicine More than 3 years experience in the implementation of PMTCT activities Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers on PMTCT
All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees ( one who should be at least your current/previous supervisor) should be sent to the HR and Administration Manager, ICAP firstname.lastname@example.org before 7th June 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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