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EGPAF Adolescent Technical Advisor – CIFF ACT Adolescent Project in Nairobi

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected.

Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States.

With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to eliminate pediatric HIV and AIDS by implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

EGPAF Kenya is looking to recruit 1 Adolescent Technical Advisor – CIFF ACT Adolescent Project to be based in Nairobi

Job Summary: Reporting to the Project Manager- CIFF ACT Adolescent Project and working in close collaboration with the National AIDS and STS Control Program (NASCOP), National AIDS Control Council (NACC), other Ministry of Health (MOH) departments, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) and Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK) the Adolescent TA will be responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and monitoring of the CIFF ACT Adolescent activities at the National level.

The Adolescent TA will work closely with the Paediatric & Adolescent Program Manager at NASCOP to ensure that the CIFF ACT adolescent activities are implemented on behalf of EGPAF Kenya.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support initial meetings with MOH, MOEST and NACC for the establishment of a multi-sectoral Adolescent HIV technical working group (TWG)
  • Support the development terms of reference for the multi-sectoral Adolescent HIV TWG
  • Support quarterly National multi-sectoral Adolescent HIV TWG meetings
  • Support the disseminate Kenya’s Fast-track Plan to End HIV and AIDS among Adolescents and Young People at National and County level
  • Support the planning and conducting of the annual national adolescent health multi-sectoral symposium/stock-taking meeting
  • Participate in national Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) TWG meetings
  • Support the formation of adolescent advisory boards at the national- and county-level as envisioned in the Kenya’s Fast-track Plan to End HIV and AIDS among Adolescents and Young People
  • Support NASCOP to develop, review, standardize and disseminate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and job aids for Adolescent Differentiated Care model
  • Provide technical support for standardization of tools for service quality assessment (SQA) at the National level
  • Provide technical and logistical support for National teams to conduct annual joint SQAs in the supported counties
  • Support NASCOP in the Finalization of the Teacher’s Guide to sensitize teachers on HIV/AIDS in school-going children and adolescents
  • Support sensitization workshops for teachers in selected schools in the supported counties to improve retention and adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for school-going adolescents
  • Support the Kenya Network of Positive Teachers (KENEPOTE) and Adolescents Living with HIV (ALHIV) champions (through NEPHAK) to carry out stigma reduction activities in selected schools in the supported counties (leveraging existing education fora at the county-level)

Required Qualifications

  • Degree/ Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing with at least 5 years’ experience in Adolescent HIV Programming. A Master’s Degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Understanding and experience working with Ministry of Health including the NASCOP, NACC, MOEST and NEPHAK will be preferred.
  • Experience in Managing  Donor funded programs including USG will be an added advantage

Required competencies, skills and experience

  • Experience in Adolescent sexual reproductive health, HIV prevention care treatment and support among adolescents
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating meetings, recording proceedings and report/minute writing.
  • Significant and up to date knowledge of the current ART, HTS guidelines, Adolescent package of care, the Fast track plan and the ALL IN Initiative.
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR Program and NASCOP reporting requirements including familiarity with the data collection and reporting tools used by NASCOP
  • Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Government of Kenya Ministries of Health at County, Implementing partners, Sub-county and facility teams
  • Proficiency in computer basic skills- MS Office; Internet; Basic data analysis skills
  • Self- managed, self-driven, results oriented individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills
  • Dedicated team player with ability and experience to work in a multidisciplinary team

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

The closing date is 23rd November 2016.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer

Please visit our website for more information about the Foundation

Updated: November 16, 2016 — 6:23 am
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