Technical Officer – HIV Testing Services at LVCT Health

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Technical Officer – HIV Testing Services at LVCT Health

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LVCT Health is an indigenous Kenyan non-governmental and not-for-profit organization established in 2001. We are driving Kenya towards HIV prevention, with an ultimate goal of reducing HIV infections to zero. We offer integrated HIV services through development of models that are scaled up to the national models. We also carry out sexual and reproductive …
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Technical Officer – HIV Testing Services

Job Purpose

  • The  Technical  Officer –HIV  Testing  Services(HTS)will  be  responsible  for  providing  technical  support, regular  mentorship  and  support  supervision  to  HTS  providers  and  ensuring  that  project  targets  are achieved while ascertaining quality at all HTS delivery points. The technical officer will liaise with the project  technical  leads,  County  and sub  county  HTS  teamsand facility  in-charges to  support  delivery  of quality HTS.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To provide technical support and quality HIV Testing services at all service delivery points.
  • Together with other program team members, organise meetings to review HTS performance and make the necessary recommendations.
  • Engage  in  county  &  sub-county  policy  forums  to  ensure  the  USAID  Stawisha  Pwani  agenda  is mainstreamed in the local government activities.
  • Support development and implementation of the most  efficient and high yielding strategies  for HTS.
  • Develop work plans and targets(at sub county and facility level)in collaboration with relevant teams and ensure implementation of work plan is adhered to.
  • Ensure  presence  and  effective  use  of  guidelines,  standard  operating  procedures  (SOPs) and data tools in the facilities.
  • Working  with  the  commodities  technical  officer,  ensure  that  the  HTS  commodities  are available in the facilities.
  • Supervise and follow up to ensure the highest standards and targets are achieved and maintained within the program.
  • Identify capacity gaps and conduct mentorship and capacity development of counsellors’ and HTS counsellors.
  • Ensure  all  HTS  providers  are  qualified  and  that  they  undergo  periodic  quality  assurance through proficiency testing (PT) and observed practice as per national guidelines.
  • Support facilities in effective documentation, data quality and use for decision making.Document and disseminate program work achievement work through abstracts, papers, newsletters and other approved platforms.
  • Provide feedback to the Deputy Chief of Party on issues that require to be addressed for effective performance of HTS providers.
  • Submit  monthly,  quarterly and other  regular  HTS  reports  for  inclusion in  the  program  technical report to USAID.
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Requirements

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degreein  Social  Sciences,  Public  Health,  Social  Work,  Gender  Studies, International Development or related Degree.
  • NASCOP Certification in HIV Testing and HIV supervisors or TOT training.
  • Minimum  of 4years  post  qualification  experience,  at  least 2 of  which  was  gained  in  technical assistance  in  implementing  donor  HIV prevention programs  with  demonstrable  success  in achievement of targets.
  • Familiarity with USAID/US Government-funded programming, rules and regulations required.Demonstrated  effectiveness  in  developing  and  maintaining  unbiased  and  professional  working relationships  with  government  officials,  civil  society  stakeholders,  donors  and  donor-funded implementers.
  • Demonstrate ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting  productively,  proactively  and comfortably with government  agencies,  NGOs,  private sector groups, donors and community stakeholders.
  • Previous demonstrable and consistent achievement of HIV Testing program objectives and goals.
  • Previous experience working with Local Implementing partners and CountyGovernments.
  • Skilled in capacity Building, mentorship coaching and training

Method of Application

Interested  and  qualified  candidates  are  invited  to  submit  their  applications  and  CV  along  with  a  cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to recruitment@lvcthealth.org. The position applied for and reference number should be clearly indicated on the subject lineand cover letter; Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The closing date is October 11,2023.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

 

 

Technical Officer – HIV Testing Services at LVCT Health

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