Senior Technical Officer
FHI 360
Nakuru, Kenya
6d ago

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Senior Technical Officer- HTS

  • Nakuru, Kenya
  • JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Title : Senior Technical Officer- HTS

    Reports To : Deputy Chief of Party

    Program : Afya Nyota ya Bonde Program

    JOB SUMMARY :

    The Senior Technical Officer will be responsible for providing leadership, technical oversight, and strategic direction for HIV counselling and testing services and QA / QI to ensure achievement of project HTS targets while ascertaining quality of the program.

    The candidate will provide mentorship, coaching and regular updates to technical officers and HTS providers, mentor’s HTS providers with a goal of increasing access to HTS services.

    They will be responsible for working closely with the project technical team and service providers to ensure that the quality of care is sustained across the program as defined by the MOH quality standards.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS : DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Provide technical support and quality assurance to the project, including for activities that mobilize stakeholders to support HIV testing services for men, and children and empower adolescents to seek HIV testing services and for support of quality HIV testing and treatment services for childrenIdentify capacity gaps in line with project deliverable and conduct capacity building of service providers and managers through trainings, orientation, mentorship and supportive supervision for quality HTS service deliveryTake lead in mentoring HCWs and HTS providers on assisted partner notification services (aPNS) across all supported sites with a view to achieving elicitation ratio of at least 1 : 3Support strategies to strengthen linkage, adherence and retention of the pediatrics, adolescents and adults including men especially for newly diagnosed patientsObserve critical collaborative relationships required for the project, with HSDSA and other project stakeholders including County and Sub-Counties health teams, health care workers, and the community to scale up HTSManage development of annual, quarterly and monthly work plans;
  • monitor and report on progress towards project milestones on regular basis and document lessons learntEnsure compliance with FHI360 policies, Donor rules and regulations and MOH policies, guidelines and SOPsEnsure presence and effective use of guidelines, SOPs, relevant commodities and data tools in the facilitiesEnsure ALL HTS providers are qualified and that they undergo quality assurance through proficiency testing (PT) as per national guidelinesSupport facilities for effective documentation, data quality and use of data for decision making

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY :

    At last 5 years’ experience in HIV programs targeting identification, linkage and HIV care, treatment and support services.

  • Experience HIV identification in men, children / adolescents is a distinct advantageExperience in implementation of assisted partner notification HTS (aPNS) is desiredHIV / AIDS related trainings;
  • specifically, in HIV Testing servicesDemonstrated understanding of national policies, strategies and guidelines especially for HIV testing and treatment for children and adolescentsProven track record of implementing programs requiring participation of government and community stakeholdersStrong interpersonal skills;
  • ability to build partnerships and consensus, within teams and with other stakeholderGood interpersonal, organizational and written / verbal communication skills

    KEY PERFROMANCE INDICATORS :

    100% achievement of targeted testing targets100% achievement of the New positive in children, adolescents adults and pregnant mothers.

    Ensure 100% screening in all entry points with HTS for eligible patients in IPD, OPD, MNCH and 95% index client testing in the facilityEnsure all 95% of all contacts of index clients are reached through aPNS100% linkage of all clients testing positive95% of sites to achieve dark green and light green during HTS related SIMS visit indicatorsEnsure 100% Proficiency Testing and pass rate among the HTS providersEnsure 100% commodity availability in supported sites with 100% reporting through the HCMP

    MINUMUM REQUIREMENT STANDARDS :

    BS / BA Degree in related field with 7-9 years’ of experience or MS / MA in relevant field with 5- 7 years of experience

    This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.

    This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

    FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work / life balance.

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    FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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