NASCOP is a unit within the Ministry of Health and is mainly involved with technical co-ordination of HIV and AIDS programs in Kenya. The key mandate of NASCOP is to lead the health sector response to HIV/AIDS and STIs.
Kenya continues to scale up HIV Prevention, care, treatment and support services making good progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections and reducing AIDs related mortality over the years. Over 1.6 million adults and 190,000 children are estimated to be HIV infected in Kenya.
Program Officer – HIV Care and Treatment
S/he will provide the much needed support for the 90:90:90 strategy, the KCCB program plans to recruit a Program Officer on contract basis who will work under NASCOP to support the implementation of the national plan for accelerating HIV Care and Treatment in Kenya.
Duties and Responsibilities
- On a day to day basis, in consultation with Program Manager, He/she will coordinate ACT activities at national level including
- scheduling the ACT technical working group meetings
- timely invitation of TWG members or co-opted county members to meetings
- Provide logistical support to ACT TWG meetings
- ensure proceedings of ACT TWG meetings are well documented and disseminated
- follow up on various action points from the TWG meetings
- coordinate all county meetings related to ACT
- Work in close collaboration with county health management teams including implementing partners in planning for and implementation of activities to accelerate HIV care and treatment
- Ensuring national work plan and budgets for acceleration of HIV care and treatment are adhered to and implemented in a timely manner
- Support review of routine indicators at national and county level and use of quality improvement approaches to strengthen data use and reporting in collaboration with the M & E officer. Work with counties to support development of county specific acceleration plans, develop and monitor implementation priorities
- Prepare regular reports to the NASCOP Acceleration technical working group on the progress of implementation
- Support capacity building of County Health management teams to implement, monitor and report on progress on a regular basis.
- Document best practices from program implementation as a results of the acceleration efforts
- Any other duties that may be assigned by the Head NASCOP or HIV care and treatment Program Manager from time to time.
- A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Medicine or clinical medicine is required
- A master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, global health or other health related degree will be an added advantage
- Minimum 7 years working in management of Clinical programs preferably in a HIV program setting.
- Must have extensive experience in HIV Care and treatment in the Kenyan context and preferably have been involved in program management at various levels
- Basic Computer and analytical skills desirable
Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities in collaboration with NASCOP SI Team Lead
- Contribute to the development and implementation of ACT monitoring and evaluation tools
- Audit and troubleshoot M & E systems within the HIV Care and Treatment programs at NASCOP
- Monitor County performance towards acceleration of HIV prevention, care and treatment and achievement of County specific targets
- Liaise with county records officers as well as data management assistants in counties that require additional M and E support
- Build capacity through training and mentorship programs for monitoring and evaluation activities at County level
- Participate in stakeholders activities to support, strengthen and monitor activities towards acceleration of HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
- Contribute to targeted public health evaluation and research including proposal writing, training, monitoring, analysis and dissemination of findings
- Serve as a resource in the evaluation of ongoing HIV/AIDS programs and in the subsequent development of new and/or expanded programs for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
- A Degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, international health, or related discipline
- At least 5 years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation systems, with at least 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of HIV care and treatment programs
- Excellent data management , analytical and information management skills, with advanced proficiency in relational databases
Send your application CV and cover letter only to :
The General Secretary
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops General Secretariat,
P.O. Box 13475-00800,
To reach him on or before 29th April 2016
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
For more details about the above positions see at KCCB Website: www.kccb.or.ke