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Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the country programme office of Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest International Health NGO. This is the largest and oldest country programme in Africa with an average annual budget of USD 40million.

Clinical Officer,

  • Contract,
  • Medical / Healthcare 

JOB PURPOSE

The Clinical Officer will support implementation of integrated HIV/RMNCAH &FP and OVC service delivery interventions in targeted health. The incumbent will report to facility In-Charge and Project Officer, Imarisha Jamii. The RCO is responsible for providing clinical HIV/AIDS services to clients in facilities including both pediatric and adult HIV care and treatment, TB/HIV and PMTCT. They will be responsible for working closely with other service providers to ensure that the quality of care and support is sustained as defined by the MOH service quality standards.

KEY AREA /KEY TASKS
Technical support

  • The holder of this position will support implementation and monitoring of activities across a broad range of HIV/FP/RMNCAH/OVC and nutrition integrated services areas, including:
  •  Provide quality clinical HIV services to clients at the CCC/ART/MCH as per the national guidelines and standards.
  •  Support other service providers in the health facility by recommending treatment and care for the patients with opportunistic infections, initiation of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in accordance with the MOH guidelines.
  •  Mentor other service providers in CCC/MCH/TB attending to HIVinfected adults, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  •  Liaise with other project staff working in the community to address issues of defaulter tracing, HIV prevention and social determinants of health to mitigate the impact of those infected and affected by HIV.
  •  Strengthen linkages and referrals within and between health facilities.
  •  Ensure quality of care for all patients seeking services.
  •  Ensure the documentation of appropriate services rendered to patients is done in the relevant service registers and electronic medical records (EMR).
  •  Support HIV/TB and HIV/MNCH service integration
  • Strengthen data reviews and use for decision making

Capacity building

  •  Work with SCHMTs team to facilitate capacity development for healthcare workers at the health facility through one-on-one mentorship and on-thejob training and CMEs.
  •  Clients information, training and counselling

Monitoring and Evaluation and documentation.

  •  Support in HIV/RMNCAH/FP/OVC data tracking and ensuring that all service delivery data is captured in the MOH relevant tools as required.
  •  Support in preparation of Monthly facility work plans and progress reports on HIV/RMNCAH/FP/OVC indicator performance.
  •  Support documentation of best practices and lessons learnt.

Partnership and networking

  •  Liaise with relevant partners, stakeholders and collaborators at the Sub County and facility level in implementation of HIV/RMNCAH/FP/OVC integrated services.

Education and Professional Qualifications:

  •  Diploma or Degree in Clinical Medicine.
  •  MUST be registered by the Clinical Officers Council
  •  Any HIV/ TB Training is an added advantage
  •  Demonstrated training and competence in HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment/PMTCT will have added advantage.
  •  Competent in development and implementation of work plans, monitoring and evaluation of activities and report writing
  •  Computer literate, particularly in the use of MS Office
  •  Proficiency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  •  Ability to conceptualize and understand program needs

Relevant Experiences and Competencies:

  •  Minimum of 2 years’ experience with direct involvement in patient care especially in HIV Prevention, Care & Treatment/PMTCT
  •  Experience working with government or donor funded programs will be an advantage.
  •  Experience in working both at health facility and community levels.
  •  Experience in implementing projects involving diverse partners, consortiums and operations
  •  Local experience working in Turkana county is an added advantage

Relevant Skills:

  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Able to work with a multi-talented project team across cultural diversities
  •  Good coordination, problem solving and networking skills
  •  Excellent reporting and computer skills and ICT competencies a must
  •  Ability to work independently and in isolation
  •  Decision making and problem-solving skills
  •  Ability to work under pressure and within strict time limits
  •  The ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
  •  High level of integrity and honesty
  •  Flexible
  •  Ability to work under minimal supervision
  •  Ability to work long hours

 

Key Populations Field Officer

  • Contract,
  • Medical / Healthcare 

JOB PURPOSE

The Key Populations Field Officer works closely with the HTS team, other DIC staff and MOH staff, and reports to the DIC Coordinator. With the support of the DIC coordinator, you will coordinate field related activities with the SCASCOs, other government officers and stakeholders at the County and Sub-County levels. Acts as liaison person between the community and the program team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Provide overall coordination of project outreach activities within your area of coverage.
  •  Ensure the project adheres to the national guidelines during service provision and maintains quality.
  •  Ensure outreaches are integrated to reach a minimum package of services to beneficiaries
  •  Provide coordination of peer education recruitment and ensure good representation of PEs in the project sites.
  •  Facilitate mobilization and enrollment of key populations for service uptake at DICE and during outreaches.
  •  Supports HTS team to ensure all HIV positive KPs are put on Care and treatment.
  •  Coordinate and/or facilitate health education sessions to target populations.
  •  Facilitate the provision of structural interventions including GBV response, linkage to social services and promote alternative livelihoods for KPs.
  •  Make appropriate referrals for on-going support e.g. Home Based Care, PMTCT, CCC and TB Clinics. This includes follow up/tracking of the referral cases.
  •  Ensure documentation of all relevant community tools and registers
  •  Ensure maintenance of adequate commodities e.g. condoms, lubricants etc.
  •  Compile and submit timely reports to the supervisor and in the correct templates
  •  Participate in routine data quality assessments monitoring and quality improvement a
  •  Captures and shares success stories, lessons learnt, challenges and best practices promptly to inform program decisions.

MAJOR/PRIMARY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
CLINICAL

  • Ensure demand creation for service uptake
  • Ensures 100% linkage of HIV negative clients to prevention interventions & positive clients to care and treatments
  •  Work with the HTS department to strengthen timely intra facility linkage of the key population
  • Prompt referral of clients & 100% timely tracking of clients and reports at the Dice

DOCUMENTATION

  • Ensure Coordinated daily updating of the registers in the Dice

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

  • Participate in monthly QI meetings within the Dice.
  • Work together with M&E in conducting 100% Data audit/review within the Dice and ensure synchrony of data.

CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Participate in monthly continuous medical education (CME) to staff within the facility / DIC

Management

  • Routine coordination of Peer educator’s operations

Education and Professional Qualifications:

  •  Diploma Holder in Counselling, Psychology, Community Health, HIV Testing Services, HIV Management, Social Sciences or other related fields.
  •  Holder of a NASCOP Certificate in HTS Provision.
  •  Training in Peer Education, BCC or HIV & AIDS is added advantage
  •  Two years relevant work experience in HIV prevention / KP programming
  •  Experience working in Turkana is an added advantage

Relevant Skills and Competencies:

  •  Team player.
  •  Non – judgmental and able to observe high levels of confidentiality.
  •  Orderly, patient and courteous.
  •  Good listening and communication skills.
  •  Good analytical skills.
  •  Strong inter – personal skills.

APPLY NOW

Interested? Please send your CV with the title ‘Clinical Officer – USAID Imaarisha Jamii Programme’ to the email address recruitment@amref.org. The closing date will be Friday 08 March, 2024 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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