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Monday, December 13, 2010

Christian Health Association of Kenya Job Vacancies

Position: HIV AIDS Technical Advisor – Medical Doctor

Job Location: Counties in Central and Eastern Province of Kenya with frequent travel within the project zone.

Background Information

Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) is faith based organization that is a national network of Protestant Churches’ health facilities and programs from all over Kenya.

CHAK is seeking to recruit an HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor and 4 Programme Officers in the USAID Funded APHIA Plus HIV/AIDS Project in Eastern and Central Kenya zone (Zone 4).

CHAK is part of the consortium that has been awarded the APHIA Plus grant to implement HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support in Faith Based facilities in the region.

The HIV AIDS Technical Advisor will provide technical and management leadership on HIV/AIDS and related TB/HIV/AIDS co-infection in Faith Based health facilities in APHIA Plus Zone 4.

He/She will support the design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health activities in FBO Health facilities in the region to ensure a fully coordinated, integrated and collaborative response to HIV/AIDS.

Roles and responsibilities

    * Provide overall programmatic and technical leadership support to the APHIA Plus program in Zone 4.
    * Provide management and technical support to HIV/AIDS and related TB/HIV/AIDS and RH programs and coordinate with relevant partners in the region.
    * Work with Program Officers in the field to ensure proper program implementation, including tracking progress, and documentation of outcomes.
    * Support program monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS, TB and RH activities
    * Represent CHAK in HIV/AIDS, TB and RH stakeholder forums.
    * Provide mentorship to staff working in the program.
    * Facilitate communication between CHAK and the other consortium members
    * Any other responsibilities that may be assigned based on the project needs.

Job Requirements

    * At least a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine (MBCHB). MPH is an added advantage.
    * Minimum three years experience working in technical oversight, design and implementation of HIV/AIDS programs.
    * Minimum three years experience in managing international donor funded programs including work plan development, budget development and tracking, staff supervision and monitoring & evaluation.
    * Experience in working on USG funded programs is an added advantage.
    * Good technical knowledge and experience in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and RH
    * Computer literacy. Competency in data analysis software is an added advantage.
    * Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
    * Good interpersonal skills
    * Self driven, team player and ability to cope with demanding situations to meet deadlines.
    * Strong conceptual, analytical and planning skills.

HIV/AIDS Programme Officers – Nurses 2, Clinical Officers 2

Roles and responsibilities

    * Contribute to the development and implementation of the HIV/AIDS work plans
    * Data collection, analysis and report writing.
    * Work with Technical Advisor and Accounts department to support budgeting, budget tracking and ensure proper utilization of program funds
    * Participate in program monitoring and evaluation in line with the work plans.
    * Support the HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor to facilitate activities in APHIA Plus Zone 4.
    * Support the development, production and dissemination of various HIV/AIDS educational materials.
    * Coordinate and facilitate capacity building of the health facility based staff.
    * Participate in organization and facilitation of information sharing forums.
    * Conduct support supervision and mentorship of health facility based staff.
    * Identify capacity building needs of the implementing health facilities
    * Ensure that the necessary medical supplies are provided to the implementing sites.

Job Requirements

    * At least a Diploma in Nursing or Clinical Medicine.
    * Relevant training in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment.
    * Up-to-date Registration with the relevant Council.
    * Minimum three years experience in provision of clinical care and treatment for AIDS patients
    * Experience with in-service training on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment
    * Facilitation, training, documentation and report writing skills.
    * Good written and oral communication skills in English.
    * Ability to work under demanding deadlines and handle several tasks.
    * Computer literacy with good knowledge of Micro Soft software.
    * Good interpersonal skills
    * Experience in working effectively in both an independent capacity and in diverse teams.
    * Strong conceptual, analytical and technical skills.
    * Willingness to travel extensively within the zone

Applications with detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, names and addresses of three
referees, and daytime contact should be addressed to:

The General Secretary
Christian Health Association of Kenya
P.O. Box 30690 – 00100 GPO Nairobi
Tel. (20) 4441920 / 4445160 / 4441854

Fax: (20) 4440306

Email :

Closing date for receiving all applications is December 20, 2010

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