The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading humanitarian and development agency, supporting communities in transition in 40 countries.
In Nov 2015, the Ministry of Health (MoH) through National AIDS & STI Control Programme (NASCOP) launched six strategic documents namely; national IPC guideline, HTS communication strategy, HTS guideline, revised STI poster and the ART guideline (Rapid Advice) that incorporate the latest evidence based on information to facilitate provision of quality HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Kenya.
According to the current program statistics, only 17% (30,626) of the refugee camp population against a target of 20% knew their HIV status, with 403 of these being key population clients in the host community program.
In light of the above, the IRC is sourcing for a consultant to carry out four trainings to be held in Turkana County between 4th week of October and 2nd week of November 2016.
Goal: To equip health care providers with knowledge and skills to offer effective HIV prevention, care & treatment services to refugees and surrounding host population.
- To increase identification and linkage of HIV+ individuals through targeted HIV testing services
- To improve HIV care and treatment outcome through timely initiation of ART and effective monitoring
- To strengthen community based HIV intervention to enhance retention of HIV+ individuals in care and treatment programs
- To train youths and adolescents on life skills to promote HIV prevention and realization of their goals in life
A diverse training methodology is expected including:
- Presentation and mini lecture
- Group work
- Role Play
- Peer counseling on real issues
- Simulated practice
- Teach back
- Observed practices
- 81 (HTS: 25, ART: 20; PHDP: 20 and MHMC: 16) health care providers are trained and certified on different aspects of HIV programming
- The participants will develop and share a work plan for implementation of the new recommendations as espoused in the recent guidelines
The IRC Role
- Organize for the training venue well in advance
- Provide lunch, tea, refreshments and conference package to trainers and participants during the training period
- Organize transport and other logistics for participants & trainers to and from the training venue
- Pay the consultancy fee by cheque within two weeks or as indicated in the signed contract upon receiving all the required deliverables
- Arrange for participants accommodation for the training which are to be held off-site
- Pick-up trainers from Lodwar and back
- Arrange for air transport of faculties coming from outside Turkana subject to budget flexibility
- Provide experienced faculties/trainers to facilitate the trainings
- Share the schedule/time table of the trainings well in advance
- Avail the required training materials e.g. participants manuals, job aids e.t.c.
- Successfully execute all the requested trainings using the national curriculum
- Provide regular updates on the progress of the trainings to the RH/HIV Program Manager (focal person)
- Submit all the relevant qualification and statutory documents before commencement of the activity
- Provide all the relevant information to the trainers (expectations, mode of payment, scope of work, reporting e.t.c.) well in advance to avoid unnecessary inconveniences
- Prepare and submit comprehensive training report within one week after completion of the trainings
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.
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