March 4, 2013
University of Nairobi
CRISPP Project Positions
Applications are invited for the following positions:-
The University of Nairobi’s School of Medicine, through the Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics, College of Health Sciences, has received funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the implementation of high quality, equitable, accessible, sustainable and comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment and support services in Nairobi and Central Kenya regions.
To achieve this objective, the Project seeks to fill the following positions.
Applicants must be holders of a KCSE Grade C or its equivalent qualification with at least a C in English.
In addition, they must possess a Diploma in Secretarial Studies or Business Administration from a recognized institution and must have passed the following subjects offered by the Kenya National Examinations Council or equivalent examining body: Business English II, Commerce II, Secretarial Duties II, Office Management III, Shorthand 80 wpm or Audio Typing III and Typewriting 50 wpm. They must be computer literate.
Applicants with prior experience of working in health projects environment will have an added advantage.
Location: Nairobi / Kiambu
Applicants must be holders of a minimum of KCSE certificate.
They should have good communication and inter-personal skills.
The successful candidate will undertake messengerial, office cleanliness and other duties as may be assigned.
Location: Kiambu / Kerugoya
Applicants should be in possession of a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technology/science with a minimum of 2 years experience in a busy clinical laboratory and should be registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians Board (KMLTTB); and be computer literate.
Those with HND in medical laboratory technology and at least 3 years experience in a busy clinical laboratory will also be considered.
Additional certification in GCLP and laboratory quality systems will have a distinct advantage.
The successful candidate will:
- Work in partnership with partner laboratories, quality assurance and quality control in the laboratory, leading to accreditation with internationally recognized standards.
- Participate in internal and external quality assurance programmes.
- Establish and maintain systems for implementation of laboratory activities: Planning introduction of new diagnostic procedures, monitoring and evaluation.
- Ensure quality procedures are maintained in the pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of specimens processing.
- Participate in development and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Development of bio-safety programmes in the laboratory.
- Supervise and mentor Medical laboratory Technologists in satellite project laboratories.
- Implementation of commodity management practices to ensure regular and consistent supply of equipment and laboratory consumable.
Location: Kimbimbi / Kerugoya
The ideal candidate must be in possession of a minimum of a diploma in clinical medicine with expertise in Paediatric/Adult ART management and/or counseling with 3 years working experience in the field of HIV Care & Treatment.
In addition, they must be registered, have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be computer literate.
The successful candidate will: Provide clinical services for all HIV infected adults & children in satellite facilities weekly or twice in a month ensuring appropriate care, proper lab monitoring, proper use & reporting of ARVs & other OI drugs as well as documentation.
Strengthen documentation & reporting of HIV care activities by ensuring patient charts are correctly and fully completed and maintenance of requisite registers at all services delivery points at the facility.
Provide mentorship to nurses and other health care workers providers on the management of HIV and documentation regarding: On-job mentorship sessions, CME trainings and participation in MDT meetings in supported sites.
Summarize and submit monthly case summaries for discussion and documentation of best practices and lessons learnt.
Work with the CBTS Coordinator to create and strengthen linkages between the health facility and the community in line with defaulter tracing and psychosocial support.
Delivery of effective and efficient quality PMTCT services at the health facilities.
Supply Chain Co-ordinator
Location: Nairobi with frequent field travel
The Supply Chain Coordinator will be responsible for providing mentorship to partner organizations in all aspects related to health commodities management.
Applicant should be holders of at least a Diploma in Pharmacy.
Those with additional training in operations or supplies and logistics management will have a distinct advantage.
In addition they should possess 3 years experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of health related supply chain management systems including pharmaceuticals and diagnostic supplies.
Strategic Information Associate – Data Analysis
Location: Nairobi with frequent field travel
Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or Mathematics (Statistics or Biostatistics Major) or Information Technology (Mathematics Minor).
A Master’s degree in biostatistics or biometry or mathematics (biostatistics or statistics) will be an added advantage.
In addition, applicants must have at least two years’ experience in data management in a healthcare or research setting as well as demonstrable skills in at least one statistical package for data manipulation, preferably STATA, SPSS, SAS or related software as well as experience in data cleaning and performing data quality assurance procedures.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and implementation of a program for data demand and use; including advising project and institutional staff on appropriate statistical approaches and development and utilization of databases for data analysis and use.
ICT Support Associate – Software Development / Programmer
Applicants should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in information technology and evidence additional training in programming and software development for Java and Android-based applications.
In addition, applicants should have a working knowledge of SVN, Git, and SQL, ASP.NET, visual basic, C++ and similar applications.
The successful candidate will, among other responsibilities;
- transfer capacity to beneficiary institutions for maintenance, troubleshooting and enhancements of existing EHR system
- Design software applications for mobile-based EHR system
- Develop algorithms for interoperability/interconnectivity with other systems on diverse platforms
Health Records and Information Officer
Applicants must have a minimum of C-plus at KCSE and should be in possession of a Diploma in Medical Records and Information Management from a recognized institution; and at least 2 years work experience in health records and information management in a healthcare environment.
They should be proficient in MS suite including spreadsheets and databases.
Those with training and knowledge of SPSS, Epi Info, Stata or similar software will have a distinct advantage.
The successful candidate will develop and maintain health records infrastructure for routine patient management, quality improvement and reporting including
- Registration of patients and inputting their demographic details in the system.
- Filing patients medical record files as per the Straight Numerical filing system.
- Filing laboratory reports and radiological films in the patient files.
- Preparing new medical record files and retrieval of the same (prior to clinic visits).
- Booking appointments and providing information for managing defaulter tracing.
- Data reconstruction and entry
- Data quality assurance
- Compiling service (CCC, HTC, Laboratory, Pharmacy and PMTCT) use statistics
Strategic Information Assistant
Applicants must possess a minimum of a Diploma in Health Records and Information Technology or Information Technology and at least 3 years’ experience.
Evidence of certification in database management and use of statistical software will be mandatory.
Application with Bachelors ‘degree in Biostatics/Information Technology and relevant HIS experience will be considered.
The successful candidates will provide technical support in data management including health data entry, storage, retrieval and analysis.
How to apply
Please note that all the positions are full-time and on a one year contract renewable on satisfactory performance and mutual agreement.
Please note also that the University of Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Note: Applicants should submit seven (7) copies of the application letter and supporting documents stating their preferred location in the letter to :-
College of Health Sciences,
P.O Box 30197 00100,
Closing Date: Friday: March 15, 2013