Program Medical Officer / TA Team Lead Job in Kenya – Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

University of Maryland
 
School of Medicine
 
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”
 
“All these positions will be based in the western region”
 
Program Medical Officer / TA Team Lead
 
This position will work to make sure that the goals and objectives of the Program are achieved by providing oversight, technical assistance and capacity building to the Programme Technical team and facility staff.
 
Supervisory Responsibility: Direct supervision of Clinical Services Improvement Specialists, HIV prevention and adherence support Improvement Specialists, PMCT Services Improvement Specialist, TB/HIV Technical Advisor, Pharmacy Services Improvement Specialist, Continuous Quality Improvement Specialist & Monitoring and evaluation officers. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide high quality clinical patient care including leading clinical effectiveness efforts, ensuring implementation of recommended clinical protocols and national guidelines;
  • Operationalize data demand and information use at Technical team level and at site level;
  • On site mentoring clinical teams with the goal of performance improvement in the overall patient care;
  • Examine facility operations and systems and recommend ways to improve outputs and outcomes;
  • Work closely with county and sub-county teams to coordinate and implement the county HIV strategy and work plans
  • Represent the organization in technical capacity to the donors and at county level meetings;
  • Organize and coordinate journal review meetings and CMES for technical team members;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery- MBChB.
  • 4 to 7 years of experience, particularly in HIV/AIDS related Programs.
  • 2 years’ work experience in a supervisory level.
  • Registration with Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.
  • Excellent interpersonal and Communication Skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office packages, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills
  • Innovative with high degree of initiative
  • A team leader.
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 17, 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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