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Friday, December 17, 2010

PMTCT District Coordinators- Central Province Kenya

Centre for Health Solutions- Kenya (CHS) is a local indigenous Kenyan organization working in partnership with ICAP Kenya and the Ministries of Medical Services and Public Health and Sanitation to support the implementation of HIV prevention, care and treatment activities at provincial, district and health centre facilities in nine districts in Central Kenya.

CHS harnesses local expertise as well as strategic partnerships to support the implementation of evidence based solutions and interventions to existing and emerging public health concerns.

CHS is looking for suitable Kenyan nationals to fill the following positions:

PMTCT District Coordinators- Central Province
Ref: 003/CHS/PDC/2010
4 Positions

Reporting to the PMTCT Advisor, the PMTCT District Coordinators will work closely with relevant departments of the MOH and AIDS Control Program (ACP), respective regional referral and district hospitals, as well as district health teams and other implementing partners to plan for and provide the required support for smooth delivery of PMTCT and pediatric
HIV (including Early Infant Diagnosis – EID) services at all supported health care facilities, as per the Kenyan Ministry of Health national guidelines and policies.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Work with the district stakeholders, MOH and facility team to:

    * Evaluate of strengths and gaps within current PMTCT and pediatric HIV services at supported facilities, including technical capacity issues;
    * Rationally plan for and implement activities to build onto the strengths and address the identified gaps
    * Provide technical assistance and supportive supervision to selected health facilities
    * Closely coordinate with the Ministry of Health to roll out implementation of the new PMTCT and pediatric HIV care and treatment guidelines to support facilities, as per the MOH strategy.
    * Plan for and implement MOH-developed technical and quality improvement trainings, utilization of MOH data tools and job aids to facilitate successful implementation.
    * Ensure functional linkages and referrals/counter-referrals between supported facilities, other facilities supported by other partners, community-based services and the private sector.
    * With the CHS M&E manager and MOH relevant team, develop and implement activity documentation, monitoring and progress reporting framework that addresses requirements of the MOH, CDC project.

Minimum Qualification

    * A Diploma in clinical medicine or Diploma in Nursing.
    * At least 5 years experience in managing HIV programs in Kenya, preferably in the areas of PMTCT and/or pediatric HIV services.
    * Knowledge of the current policy, programming and practice trends in the field of PMTCT, Early Infant Diagnosis and pediatric HIV care and treatment.
    * Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    * Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Qualified candidates should send their application cover letter indicating their salary expectations and current CV with three professional referees to the Finance and Administration Director, at by 31st December 2010.

Please indicate the title and Reference number of the position applied for in the subject line of the mail.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CHS is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all who are qualified for the above positions.

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