Senior Technical Officer
FHI 360
Nakuru, Kenya
6d ago

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Senior Technical Officer-Senior Technical Officer- Key Pop / GBV

  • Nakuru, Kenya
  • JOB DESCRIPTION

    Job Title : Senior Technical Officer- HIV Prevention, Key Populations and Gender Based Voilence

    Reports To : Deputy Chief of Party

    Program : Afya Nyota ya Bonde Program

    JOB SUMMARY :

    Reporting to the DCOP, ANYB, the Senior Technical Officer- HIV Prevention, KP and Priority Populations organizes, implements, coordinates and supervises HIV / AIDS activities of various programs addressing at-risk populations (Fisher folks, Female Sex workers, MSMs, and other vulnerable populations including discordant couples, adolescents and young people).

    The incumbent works closely with the Care and Treatment Technical team to ensure alignment of key populations activities and interventions across the project to the 90 : 90 : 90 Strategy.

    He / She will also coordinate closely with other ANYB staffs to ensure all project sites have the capacity to deliver evidence-based, high quality bio-behavioural interventions offering KPs friendly services, establish integrated drop-in centres (DICEs) as appropriate and ensure that those experiencing GBV receive optimal services including linkage to legal services, linkage with law enforcement to bring to justice perpetrators of GBV and ensure that reporting is done as per MOH guidelines S / he will ensure those needing PrEP or PEP receive services as needed.

    As Key Populations specialist, the incumbent will provide leadership to FHI360-Kenya’s efforts towards reaching these populations and represent the organization in national, regional and international forums that focus on HIV prevention, Key Populations and GBV.

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS : DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

    Provide technical leadership in developing strategies and interventions to improve the quality and responsiveness of HIV prevention programming and service delivery for KP / PP.

    Provide technical assistance and mentorship to other project team members and facilitate technical capacity assessments in efficacious, evidence-based HIV prevention for key populations.

    Identify and map different categories of KPs in the targeted geographic areas in the county and work with STOs / TOs to set-up integrated DICEs as guided by annual plans and the donor.

    Provide comprehensive community-based HIV prevention services through Peer education and outreach for behavioral HIV prevention among KPs.

    Provide prevention package of services at facility and community level for HIV negative KPs.Provide information and training on the use and promotion of male / female condoms and lubricants (demonstration, skills building in negotiating condoms with sex partners, and ensure easy access to uninterrupted supply of condoms and lubricants).

    Expand and improve testing services for Key Populations using targeted outreach strategies as per the national guidelinesImplement Test and Treat model as per the national KP guidelinesSupport early enrollment into Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) for KPs and monitor viral load (VL) suppression in the established cohorts in collaboration with health facilities (Support initiation and retention of KPs on ART under the new National guidelines of Treatment as Prevention (TasP)).

    Provide and facilitate access to Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to KPs in need in all health facilities.

    Provide comprehensive positive health dignity and prevention (PHDP) interventions for KPs.Develop a system to link and track KPs enrolled in care and treatment program (i.

    e. unique identifiers, document mobility trends of KP's work location, etc.)Establish routine monitoring and surveillance system in KPs to demonstrate program effectiveness and inform program improvement over time.

    Provide other identified evidence based prevention intervention (sister-to-sister, RESPECT SHUGA and EBAN) for KPs as appropriate.

    Facilitate problem solving and action planning within the project to address critical challenges and barriers to improving HIV prevention programming and service delivery to key populations.

    Prepare all required reports related to Key Population activities, including periodic progress reports, and donor reports, as appropriate.

    Participate and represent HSDSA project in national, regional and county prevention technical working groupsMaintain collaboration with donor and other organizations engaged in HIV / AIDS prevention for key populationAny other duties assigned

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY :

    At last 5 years’ experience in HIV programs targeting identification, linkage and HIV care, treatment and support services and GBV for KP / PP.

  • Experience in implementation of assisted partner notification HTS (aPNS) for KP / PPHIV / AIDS related trainings; specifically, in HIV prevention and evidence informed behaviour change communication for KP / PPGBV training and experience working with the legal, law enforcement and community gate keepers to protect the rights of KP / PP and other vulnerable populationsFamiliar with and experience working with Government bodies particularly NASCOP, NACC and other MOH departmentsMust understand PEPFAR / USAID / NASCOP / NACC Technical guidance requirements for HIV Programming for Key PopulationsDemonstrated understanding of national policies, strategies and guidelines especially for KP / PP HIV programming and GBV prevention and response servicesProven 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% hotspot geo-mapping conducted in areas of operation 100% of peers trained as per national peer educators’ training curriculum Provide monthly technical support to peer educators to conduct micro-planning in all program area of coverageEnsure hotspot lists and maps are displayed at ALL s upported facilities as per NASCOP process 100% optimum peer ratio attained at all supported sites 100% KPs contacted in the hotspots and listed in the outreach calendars 100% reached with minimum package services and referred for appropriate services including HTS, ART, VL, HIV prevention and GBV services 100% of eligible KPs started on PrEP 100% of HTS SP sensitized on Partner Notification Services, roll out at all sitesSensitization of Law enforcers’ at all supported sitesProvide 80% services to the families of the KPsParticipate in relevant TWGs and County / SC forums focusing on KP / PP work and in formulation of relevant policies, tools and guidelinesEstablish community safe space for sex workersSensitizations to facility staff and peer educators on stigma and discrimination at all supported sites.

    100% representation and involvement of KPs in strategy formulation Ensure relevant Community advisory board committees are formed

    MINUMUM REQUIREMENT STANDARDS :

    BS / BA Degree in social sciences / Public health or related field with 7-9 years' experience in providing technical leadership in HIV Prevention, KP and GBV services at national or regional level or MS / MA / MPH in social studies / Community Health or related field with 5-7 years relevant work experience will be an added advantage

    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.

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