DSW HIV Counselling and Testing (HTC) Team Lead Job in West Pokot County

HIV Counselling and Testing (HTC) Team Lead – West Pokot County
DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung) is an International development and advocacy organization that raises awareness and conducts advocacy dialogue on Sexual reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and on linkages between population dynamics, health, poverty, environmental protection and sustainable development at national and international levels.

DSW advertises for the position of HTC Team Lead who will be based in West Pokot County. 

The position holder will be responsible for the overall coordination of HTC activities in the County and for supervision of DSW Kenya staff implementing HTC activities in the County. 
She/he will works closely with the DASCO, other government officers and other stake holders at the district level.
The HTC Team Lead will participate in the District Stakeholder’s Forums and must contribute to the preparation of the District Annual Operation Plan. 
She/he is expected to contribute to the achievement of the organizational Mission, Vision, and Strategic Objectives in line with the HIV prevention program for Most At Risk Populations (MARPs) in Rift Valley.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Under the leadership and guidance from the County Coordinator, you will;-
  • Participate in the planning and formulation of county level annual and quarterly HTC work plans and budgets based on the overall Hope World Wide Kenya (HWWK) HIV prevention annual plan /strategic plan.
  • Coordinate the delivery of HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) services using suitable approaches for the different target population groups.
  • Ensure delivery of minimum package of HTC services at all HWWK supported HTC settings.
  • In collaboration with HVOP, Prevention with Positives (PwP) and HIV Care and Treatment programs and the District Health Management Team (DHMT), develop and implement referral and linkage mechanisms to ensure continuum of services for all individuals accessing HTC services in the project area.
  • Ensure quality in HTC in line with national guidelines (some factors that must be addressed include staff training, supervision, proficiency testing, data management).
  • Facilitate regular counselors’ supervision and debriefing sessions.
  • Supervise all project activities and provide support to field staff in the implementation of HTC program components
  • Participate at the County and District Level Annual Operating Plan meetings
  • Compile and submit timely and quality monthly and quarterly reports to the County Coordinator
  • Assist the County Coordinator in budget control to ensure compliance with DSW donor regulations.
  • Work closely with project accountant to ensure availability of funds for project activities.
The minimum required academic and professional skills for the jobholder to perform successfully in this position include:
  • A Diploma in  Clinical medicine or related, Social science, or Psychological Counseling from a recognized institution
  • Valid NASCOP  HTC certificate
  • A Certificate In HTC Counselor Supervision
  • Experience in working with communities in health care or related services.
  • Experience in coordinating HTC and other HIV services at district level is an added advantage.
  • Should have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in HTC setting and experience in working in different HTC settings.
  • Proven leadership, communication, interpersonal, decision making skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (English and Swahili)
  • Computer literacy in the use of MS Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is desired
  • Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player.
Qualified applicants should send a detailed CV and an Application Letter showing  experience and skills  to vacancies@dswkenya.org with a clear subject title Ref: HTC Team Lead, West Pokot by 16th November 2012.  
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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