Program Officer

at Christian Health Association of Kenya
Published November 15, 2022
Location Meru, Kenya
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

 

Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK)is a leading National Faith Based Organization (FBO) of Protestant churches' health facilities and programmes from all over Kenya, established in 1946 with a goal of promoting access to quality health care. We seek a dynamic and highly experienced candidate for the Program Officer, Care & Treatment position to be based in Meru County for a USAID-funded Jamii Tekelezi project.

Key Responsibilities

Provide technical support to health workers in all aspects of planning and implementation of HIV services (care and treatment, TB/HIV, and PMTCT & HIV continuum of care) to ensure that patients receive the full complement of prevention, treatment, and care per MoH guidelines.
Provide technical support through training and on-site mentorship to facility multidisciplinary teams in the management of HIV, TB, and related diseases as per the recommended national guidelines, including cervical screening & management.
Entrench to USAID-UJTP/County mentorship model and walk the sub-counties on the journey to self-reliance.
Provide ongoing supervision of UJTP-supported HIV prevention, care, and treatment activities in assigned sites including scheduled joint supportive supervision with County and Sub-County level MoH staff.
Ensure understanding and compliance with National guidelines, policies, procedures, structures, and systems regarding program management and implementation, and any other relevant aspects of operations in UJTP supported Health facilities.
Assist in program monitoring and evaluation with reporting through national HMIS tools and other tools in use by UJTP and its funding partners.
Keep abreast with changes and developments (shifting specialist knowledge, technological, and paradigm shifts - methodological or developmental) that relate to program work and apply what is relevant to enhance program initiatives.
Routinely monitor program quality through QI approaches as well as elements of operations research including identification and documentation of ‘best practices to ensure high-quality HIV/AIDS service provision.
Support site level Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and strengthen the capacity of site-level MDT to increasingly use their data to support improvements in patient case management.
Support scale-up and sustenance of Differentiated Service Delivery at CCC and PMTCT setups.
Actively participate in strengthening linkages between testing points and care clinics in all program-supported sites.
Assisting in program monitoring, evaluation, and use of data to inform program planning and continuous improvement as well as research as needed.

 

Education

Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery or Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine/ Nursing

Master’s degree in a relevant health-related field will be an added advantage.

Experience

At least five (5) years of HIV program implementation experience is required

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