MGIC PMTCT Coordinator Job in Kenya

Vacancy: PMTCT Coordinator
Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). 
UMB
has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland
Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes
among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 
Since
2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti,
Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s
growing HIV and AIDS epidemics. 

 
The
Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each
country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations
through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and
treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS
epidemics. 
In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human
Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project
consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. 
This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date.

MGIC
seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $22,000, 000
health service delivery program that will support implementation and
expansion of comprehensive HIV prevention, Care & Treatment
programs; establish systems for quality assurance and improvement; and
support strengthening of county and sub county systems for sustainable
HIV service delivery.
 
“These positions are subject to project award and funding”
 
PMTCT Coordinator
 
Under the supervision of the HIV Technical Advisor, the PMTCT Coordinator will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) activities across supported facilities. 
S/he will be responsible for mentoring health care providers involved in the care of patients with HIV/AIDS particularly updating their clinical knowledge and skills for improved clinical decision making and care of HIV-infected pregnant and breast feeding women and HIV-exposed infants 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the program PMTCT strategy.
  • Support the PMTCT officers supporting health facilities to provide quality PMTCT/HEI services at supported facilities.
  • Develop an effective practical nurses mentorship program that addresses emerging practice needs with focus of PMTCT and task shifting.
  • Provide training to facility nursing staff to increase their knowledge and skills related to PMTCT and care of infected mothers and newborns.
  • Assist the sites to develop nursing components, processes and SOPs within an HIV program.
  • Organize and facilitate in various CPDs.
  • Strengthen monitoring and evaluation of PMTCT services including utilization of site data to inform quality of care performance at the site.
  • Represent the organization in various fora at the county and sub-county levels.
  • Develop work plans, reports and other technical papers relating to PMTCT services.
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine & Surgery or Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution. 
  • Higher Diploma Training or Degree (Bachelor of Clinical Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Nursing) will be an added advantage. 
  • ART Management training and relevant job experience of at least three (3) years working experience after internship in a CCC set up. 
  • Must be Registered and Licensed with the Clinical Officers Council or Nursing Council of Kenya. 
  • More than 3 years’ experience in the implementation of PMTCT/Programmatic activities. 
  • Experience in training and mentorship of health care workers on PMTCT. 
  • Working in a US Grants environment is an added advantage.
How to Apply
 
If
you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send
your cover letter and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by January 13, 2016. 
Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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