CHAK is a national Faith Based health service delivery and program organization of the Protestant Churches in Kenya established in 1946 with presence in 45 counties in Kenya. CHAK has emerged as a market leader and driver in HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Kenya, working collaboratively with the national and the county governments to improve access to quality prevention and service delivery and to catalyze strengthening of county health systems and community health networks, fostering greater sustainability and self-reliance.
CHAK is seeking competent, experienced and highly skilled professionals as Technical Advisors to lead in the anticipated USAID funded 5-year HIV Prevention, care and treatment project in Mt. Kenya, Kajiado and Nairobi region counties. The successful candidates are expected to drive the project to achieve its objectives and to act as change agents supporting a culture of performance and accountability within the project counties. These are competitive positions with high degree of personal responsibility and CHAK will offer individuals competitive rewards commensurate with their level of skills, responsibility and the market tread.
5. SERVICE DELIVERY ADVISOR – PMTCT
The program will provide technical assistance/mentorship and direct implementation of comprehensive, evidence-based and tailored HIV and TB prevention, care, support, and treatment interventions in established facilities in various counties in Kenya.
The Service Delivery Advisor – PMTCT will drive implementation of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services to improve access to the comprehensive health services package, HIV prevention, and immediate ART initiation services, particularly for children and HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women. S/he will be guided by National MOH/County and program policies and procedures and ensure adherence to the organizing principles of continuous quality improvement through use of data for evidence-based decisions on the continuum of HIV services.
Reporting to the Deputy Chief of Party, this position will:
- Lead the technical capacity building of PMTCT services and work with CHMTs to coordinate the PMTCT national program at county, sub county, facility and community level;
- Develop and/or update PMTCT and linkage and retention strategies, guidelines, in-service training approaches/curricula, standard-operating procedures and job aids as needed;
- Lead the design and implementation of demand creation activities to raise awareness of the importance of adhering to ART treatment and the need for HIV HEI testing;
- Lead project Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives to scale up linkage to ART for mothers and children;
- Oversee development of integrated HIV/PMTCT/MNCH/FP facility interventions and work plans;
- Design and lead project initiatives and technical assistance to increase uptake and coverage of PMTCT services by diagnosed and undiagnosed mothers/AGYW and delivery of high quality PMTCT services;
- Oversee the establishment of EID, CD4 and VL lab monitoring, ensuring timely collection of relevant lab samples for diagnosis and monitoring treatment outcomes, while ensuring results are received by providers and patients in a timely manner to guide patient management;
- Oversee the implementation of mother-baby pair retention in care through cohort monitoring and in improving the success of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services;
- Monitor and analyze PMTCT related data to ensure districts with lower EID testing and higher PMTCT rate get more support;
- Support the alerts and notifications platform for appointment reminders, reminders for mothers or caregivers to bring babies for testing and continuous health tips for PLHIV;
- Participate in and provide technical assistance to national and regional PMTCT Technical Working Groups (TWGs), task teams, workshops, and campaigns particularly towards PMTCT;
- Ensure PMTCT activities effectively incorporate and consider gender and stigma reduction programming and are linked with prevention, care, treatment, and support activities;
- Coordinate and collaborate with the various PMTCT partners.
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Clinical Medicine;
- A Master’s Degree in Public health or other related degree is a distinct advantage;
- Five (5) years’ experience of continuous HIV program implementation, with at least 3 of those years focused on PMTCT and linkages, including implementation of Early Infant Diagnosis and Final Outcome, follow up of lactating mothers and their partners;
- Experience in capacity building e.g. developing content, planning, and facilitating training and providing technical assistance;
- Familiarity with adult learning principles/techniques and demonstrated ability to design and facilitate learning opportunities for adults;
- Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Ministry of Health at County, sub-County and health facility level;
- Experience in managing a large, diverse and dynamic team of public health professionals;
- Experience in establishing and sustaining HIV care and treatment services within MCH and CWC settings;
- Demonstrated experience in organising and facilitating mentorship and capacity building in PMTCT/MNCH/FP and RH.