Kenya: LONGITUDINAL CARE IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST – (1 Position)

Organization: University of Maryland
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 May 2017

The University of Maryland Baltimore Global Health Initiatives through its operating arm Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Kenya implements comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Ministry of Health in Kenya to control the spread of HIV and rapidly scale up HIV services, institute continuous quality improvement methods as well as the M & E infrastructure necessary to support these services. MGIC Kenya is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the following positions:

LONGITUDINAL CARE IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST- NAIROBI (1 Position)

The Longitudinal Care Improvement Specialist will work with the County Health Management Team to provide guidance related to HIV Testing Services (HTS), linkages through the continuum of testing to enrollment, continuity of care during transfers, patient retention strategies and adherence support.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Develop and implement a capacity-building and systems-strengthening plan for HTS, continuity of care, patient retention, and adherence support, in close collaboration with key partners

· Institutionalize continuous quality improvement systems for HTS, continuity of care, patient retention, and adherence support

· Examine HTS operations, patient linkages/referral systems, retention strategies, and adherence support mechanisms and lead the development of strategies to address findings

· Lead the implementation of training and continuous professional development systems for HTS counselors, for health professionals and lay health workers (CHWs, peer educators, etc.) involved in continuity of care and adherence support, and CHMT members

· Evaluate and adapt Community Strategy implementation for the context of Nairobi County

· Develops and distributes appropriate job aides and educational material for treatment support staff and counselors

· Represent the organization at stakeholder meetings

· Support staff through onsite mentorship and operations discussions

· Evaluate outcomes of capacity-building activities and shares recommendations

Qualification

Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Nursing

Training in HTS and adherence,

NASCOP T.o.T is an added advantage

5 years’ experience providing and/or overseeing HTS and adherence support services

Good report writing skills

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to hr@mgickenya.org indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 15th May 2017. We regret that only short listed candidates will be contacted

MGIC is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices.

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