Amref Health Africa | USAID
APHIAplus Imarisha Project
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We are seeking organized, highly motivated and results oriented individuals to fill the following positions in the APHIApIus IMARISHA project funded by USAID for the period March 2012 to June 30, 2019 and covering the counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit, Tana River and Wajir in the northern arid lands.
The project works closely with the County Governments, private and faith-based health facilities to support the delivery of quality HIV/TB services, including support to orphans and vulnerable children.
JOB OPENING: County Coordinator / Care and Treatment Officer
REF: Amref/IMARISHA/CC/CT Officer/2018/04-02
Duty Station: Mandera (Mandera County)
JOB TITLE: County Coordinator / Care and Treatment Officer
JOB GRADE: TBD
REPORTING TO: Deputy Chief of Party / Service Delivery Technical Advisor
DEPARTMENT / PROGRAM / PROJECT: APHIAplus IMARISHA
PHYSICAL LOCATION: Mandera (Mandera County)
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB: The County Coordinator / Care and Treatment Officer is responsible for technical leadership and coordination of the program activities at the county level ensuring delivery of quality services at facility and community levels.
Working under the DCOP/SDTA, the CC/CT Officer reports will ensure technical excellence in delivery of services and achievement of reporting requirements and set targets.
S/he assumes responsibilities as assigned from time to time and takes a leading role in coordination with all key stakeholders and other implementing partners at County level.
The incumbent will work closely with a CHMT focal person, the CASCO and facility in-charges to ensure sustainable delivery of services beyond the project life.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (KEY AREA and Associated Activities)
- Provide overall leadership of the project at the county level and formulate county quarterly work-plans from the overall project work-plan
- Convene weekly/ monthly facility based multi-disciplinary teams meetings to monitor project implementation
- Share issues and challenges arising from the county teams with the Nairobi-based team and work to resolve them to ensure smooth implementation of field activities
- Effectively coordinate the project implementation at the county level alongside the county transition and implementation teams
- support commodity security meetings at the county level
- represent the project at the county stake holder forum
Human Resources Management
- Supervise the human resource for health supported by the project in collaboration with the county and sub county health Management Team
- Proactively identify appropriate training/ capacity building opportunities for CCs and other Officers that are in line with their performance plans and organization objectives
Monitoring and Evaluation
- Undertake to routinely track, document and report on project performance
- Collate and share quality monthly , quarterly and annual reports in timely manner
- Contribute to the preparation and review of the quarterly performance and annual reports to the donor
- Participate in the counties joint review meetings to monitor project implementation
- Support CHMT undertake support supervision
- Documentation and sharing of best practices /abstract
Provide technical support and guidance to project
- Participate in relevant county technical working groups and committees, provide feedback and develop networks to support project implementation
- provide day to day technical support to facility based staff with technical team leads to monitor implementation of activities to meet set national standards and targets ensuring quality and integration of activities. Ensures technical excellence in program implementation.
- Participate in quarterly USAID and MOH field meetings to monitor progress of project
- Coordinate response to technical questions raised by USAID/MOH
- Provide day to day technical mentorship and on job training of the facility based staff at MCH/CCC/TB on HIV care.
- Ensure that the respective staff providing HIV care in the counties high volume sites provide quality services in respect to national guidelines
- Ensure continuous supply of commodities: Rapid HIV test kits, ARVS, DBS filter papers and others supplies
- Ensures that regular CMEs are undertaken in the facilities monthly
- Support /formation of QA/QI teams in CCC and MNCH to functionality
- Tracking and ensuring timely support of sample networking to and from the facility with subsequent results
- Support and report on roll out of the new guidelines requirements: initiate Differentiated care models, PNS, PrEP, Test and Start
- Support formation and facilitation of PSSGs meetings.
- ensure Provision of quality minimum package of care is implemented across all ART sites
Education (Academic and Professional requirements)
- Bachelor degree in health sciences; clinical medicine or
- nursing with at least 5 years of experience in HIV support project and or
- Diploma in Clinical medicine and or Nursing with at least seven years’ experience serving in HIV programme with hands on experience at Comprehensive Care clinics.
- Registered with Relevant registration and regulatory Body
- Degree in health sciences as above Minimum of 5 years’ experience and diploma holders with minimum of seven years.
- Knowledge working with the national and county health management system.
- Having hands on experience serving in comprehensive care clinics offering minimum package of care
Skills / Competency
- Proven skills in management, supervision, leadership and networking.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding public health issues.
- Written and verbal communication skills.
- Basic computer Application skills in word, excel, power point, internet.
- Good presentations skills.
How to Apply
Interested individuals with proven and visionary leadership and technical expertise in the health field and fulfilling the required criteria should email their motivation letter and CV clearly indicating the reference number for job applied for (in the subject line) to email@example.com by Friday 4th May 2018.
Duly note that Amref Health Africa does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.