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21 Apr 2022

Full-Time Jobs at Christian Health Association of Kenya (8 Positions)

Christian Health Association of Kenya – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

CHAK’s constitution provides for membership to Protestant churches’ health facilities and community-based health programmes provided their services are not for profit. Mission To facilitate member health units in their provision of quality healthcare services through advocacy, health systems strengthening, networking and innovative health programme

Principal Investigator

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and provide day-to-day management oversight and technical guidance to the Project team, including general financial and programmatic monitoring, ensuring quality and timeliness of all activities;
  • Oversee the Project’s technical and strategic planning including annual work plans, budget, progress reports, and financial reports;
  • Ensure program and local implementing partners’ compliance with Ministry of Health, donor and CHAK rules, regulations and priorities;
  • Serve as the primary liaison for the Project with the donor, MOH and other stakeholders;
  • Provide ongoing technical leadership to build the capacity of implementing partner entities;
  • Direct and lead project implementation of approved work plans and budgets, and ensure compliance with organizational procedures and policies (including donor requirements);
  • Provide leadership, team building and supervisory oversight to project staff;
  • Participate and contribute to the overall mission of CHAK and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in medicine, Public health, or equivalent qualification.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in management position, implementing USG grants including CDC grants in HIV programming of similar size and scope.
  • Demonstrable experience and knowledge in project management, process development and implementation.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills for strategic, planning, and management of resources.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills with excellent ability to motivate, influence and collaborate with others.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with the various stakeholder communities, government officials and other multilateral bodies and donor representatives.
  • Experience working in NGO/FBOs umbrella organizations) and in a resource limited context.

Senior Technical Advisor / Deputy Project Director

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deputize the Principal Investigator in oversight of the program and be responsible for any delegated functions;
  • Facilitate and support key documentation required by the donor including, annual progress reports, annual work plans, regular updates and other documentation needed or required to demonstrate program progress;
  • Line management and technical oversight for mentorship and capacity building activities in all the technical project components i.e. Prevention, Care and Treatment, HSS;
  • Directly supervise the program’s senior technical and program staff;
  • In collaboration with the PI coordinate the technical assistance support from CDC to the county and project team to meet the needs of the project;
  • Develop strategies and annual work plans to achieve project goals and specific program targets, and document program progress through annual reports and other mechanisms as required;
  • Coordinate the documentation of project activities, results, and regularly analyze experiences on monthly, quarterly and annual basses and disseminate through journal articles and professional conferences to promote KM and AL.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least a Master’s degree in Medicine or Public Health, social sciences, or related field.
  • At least 10 years of professional work experience in the field of Public Health, including at least 5 years focused on HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in technically designing and managing health programs.
  • Experience supporting CDC-funded activity, including program planning, implementation, data use, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Kenya health systems, as well as international and local NGOs involved in the national response to HIV/AIDS.
  • Experience in implementing of quality improvement approaches is desirable.

Care and Treatment Lead

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build the technical capacity of the S/CHMT and project regional technical teams to offer integrated supervision and mentorship to the FBHF for high quality, patient centred and comprehensive HIV service delivery;
  • Identify training needs for healthcare providers and coordinate the professional capacity building of the staff and S/CHMT;
  • Represent CHAK in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums;
  • Support and coordinate program evaluation to promote iterative learning, documentation and dissemination of project best practices;
  • Provide insight in translating scientific evidence to innovatively improve practice and quality in service delivery;
  • Support the design and implementation of QA/QI activities at project supported facilities;
  • Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members, and project team members to identify service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services;
  • Collaboratively develop the project work plan with project staff, CDC, CHMTs, and other stakeholders, to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Medicine or Public Health with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least 6 years of professional work experience in the field of Public Health, including at least 3 years focused on HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in technically designing and managing health programs.
  • Experience supporting PEPFAR-funded activity, including program planning, implementation, data use, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Kenya health systems, as well as international and local NGOs involved in the national response to HIV/AIDS.

Monitoring & Evaluation Lead / Director

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the design and implementation of the project’s MERL plan for monitoring progress towards intended results as defined in the key performance indicators.
  • Design and undertake the M&E baseline assessment and develop the follow-up capacity building and M &E system strengthening plan.
  • Provide high level TA to strengthen county supervisory and mentorship capacity to FBHF on M&E procedures, data collection and management practices in alignment with the M&E plan.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a comprehensive project data management system, including effective, efficient, and secure flow of data from collection through compilation, storage, analysis and reporting.
  • Institutionalize FBHF and County data quality systems into M&E processes to assure validity, reliability, precision, integrity, timeliness of data through Routine Data Quality Assessments (RDQA) and follow-up corrective interventions to address observed gaps.
  • Ensure timely and accurate MOH and donor reporting, data analysis and use for data driven program management and adaptation, and disseminate the findings to stakeholders to promote cross learning.
  • Integrate participatory M&E methods for promoting local ownership and sustainability; and ensure inclusive and gender-sensitive M&E.
  • Provide TA to the M&E project technical teams to empower them offer quality support FBHF and subcounty teams.
  • Represent the project team at M&E technical/stakeholder forums with the county and national government, the donor agencies and other implementing partners

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics/Health Statistics, or related discipline.
  • Must be conversant with the Ministry of Health M&E, NASCOP tools and Kenya HIV Quality Improvement Framework (KHQIF)
  • 10 years’ program experience in developing and implementing quality improvement systems in large and complex USG projects of similar scope.
  • Strong coordination, supervisory and management skills
  • Excellent data base management (SQL, Access, Excel) and analytical skills (either of Stata or SPSS)
  • Knowledge and expertise working with MOH and PEPFFAR reporting systems.
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills

HIV Prevention Lead

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead HIV prevention program design, planning, implementation, coordination, communication, and reporting.
  • Lead technical and programmatic approaches to scale-up comprehensive HIV prevention services to ensure that target at risk population is reached, tested, and effectively linked to high-quality prevention and treatment services.
  • Create an enabling environment for provision of KP and PP services to address human rights issues, stigma, and mitigate discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Ensure integration of biomedical HIV prevention services such as PrEP, STIs screening and management into routine health services
  • Oversee training, mentorship, and support of SCHMT and FBHF staff to ensure delivery of high quality, patient-centered HIV prevention services.
  • Coordinate with implementing faith partners, CDC, MOH, CSOs, County Governments and other stakeholders to guide development of work plans, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance.
  • Support and supervise the HIV prevention team, monitoring their performance standards.
  • Represent the project at HIV prevention technical/stakeholder forums with the county and national government, the donor agencies and other implementing partners

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social and or Behavioral Sciences with a clinical or nursing background training.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in designing and implementing large-scale US government funded HIV prevention and support projects for key and priority populations in a similar context
  • Experience in a similar role for a project of similar size and complexity, including experience with direct supervision and capacity building of professional staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based and combination HIV prevention care and support interventions for key and/or priority populations and linkage to services, and approaches to address gender issues relating to HIV prevention.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional and collaboratively with host country and county government counterparts and project stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Finance and Compliance Director

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the finance and operational activities of the project, including general financial management, sub-award management, accounting, administrative and logistic processes
  • Coordinate development and implementation the project operational procedures in accordance with organizational and donor requirements/polices and best practices.
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for the project’s financial, sub-award, and operations aspect
  • Ensure compliance with CHAKs financial systems, policies and procedures as well as CDC’s rules and regulations, award requirements, and Government of the Republic of Kenya laws.
  • Monitor program budgetary expenditure against the approved obligations budget provision.
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial reports to both CHAK management and CDC and advise project PI and Head of Finance and Administration regularly on the financial position of the project.
  • Manage and direct project procurement processes along the program workplans and budgetary provisions.
  • Provide technical assistance to local Implementing partners on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative, financial, HR, and logistic processes
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management
  • Offer Supervision and mentorship to project finance team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration with 10 years of relevant experience in administrative and financial management, including overseeing the finance and operations of equally large and complex projects
  • Experience in working with PEPFAR/CDC, funded projects is desirable.
  • Knowledge in generally accepted accounting, budgeting, and fiscal control principles
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in developing and managing budgets of multi-million dollars.
  • Relevant skills in automated accounting software systems and database spreadsheets
  • Experience financial systems strengthening for Local Implementing Partners and Counties.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with partners, community-based organizations, and international donor agencies.
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English
  • Ability to work independently and manage a high-volume workflow

Laboratory Lead

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight for the project team on efficient laboratory systems and networks for HIV and TB diagnostics, ensuring coordinated and efficient specimen sample collection and transfers, results transmission and reasonable turnaround times; **
  • Responsible for technical assistance and capacity building support to subcounty and facility laboratory personnel for expansion of quality laboratory services including improved access to laboratory diagnosis and monitoring through HIV testing, virologic monitoring, CD4 testing, early infant diagnosis (EID) and new innovative TB diagnostics to support provision of quality integrated HIV services at health facilities in liaison with County Medical Lab Coordinators and NPHL;**
  • Support capacity building and technical assistance to facility laboratory personnel on reagent/commodity forecasting, quantification, procurement and consumption reporting in liaison with County and Sub County Medical Lab Coordinators, and the national supply chain mechanisms;**
  • Support capacity building and technical assistance to subcounty and facility laboratory personnel on laboratory related QA/QC, lab equipment maintenance and related service contracts in liaison with national laboratory reference labs and equipment vendors;**
  • Work in close collaboration with the M&E Director to strengthen Laboratory Management Information Systems for commodity reporting at facility, sub-county and county levels;**
  • Represent the project team at technical/stakeholder forums with the county and national government, the donor agencies and other implementing partners on laboratory related matters;**
  • Advise and ensure compliance with infection prevention and control, biosafety and biosecurity standards across project supported health facilities providing HIV and TB testing services**.**

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences or related qualification.
  • Post graduate qualifications in medical laboratory sciences, public health or related disciplines will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in implementing PEPFAR laboratory strengthening service delivery programs.
  • Proven track record of providing mentorship and supervision for strengthening laboratory services and training in quality improvement approaches.
  • Good knowledge on lab commodity management, reporting and LMIS, biosafety and biosecurity and quality control protocols
  • Experience working with MOH structures and personnel and good knowledge of laboratory related health systems strengthening.
  • Strong programming, management, technical and critical thinking skills to facilitate program implementation.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, presentation and report writing skills.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS office.
  • Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines in a complex implementation environment.

Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Lead

Key Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the technical staff, take the lead in supporting counties to undertake HSS capacity assessments, identify gaps, set priorities, develop and implement capacity strengthening plans.
  • Develop and implement a robust HSS, HRH and service delivery transition as outlined in the project proposal.
  • Provide technical assistance to strengthen institutional capacity of FBHF and county health systems for quality health services.
  • Work closely with technical staff to provide technical assistance in mainstreaming HSS in their areas of expertise and provide expert support in developing and applying HSS tools.
  • Support the sharing of lessons learned, promising practices, and practical strategies to enable the county government advance toward the desired HSS results.
  • Supervise and line manage HSS Officers providing technical support in rolling out organizational policies.
  • Build strong partnerships and collaboration with the government and other key stakeholder towards increased resource mobilization and social accountability by FBHF and counties.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Project Management, Business Administration or a related field experience in Health Systems Strengthening.
  • Atleast (10) years of professional experience, in designing and implementing large-scale HIV Health Systems Strengthening projects in a similar size and complexity.
  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of senior and mid-level public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders
  • Prior experience in HSS for FBO and county – leadership and governance, strategic planning and resource mobilization.
  • Strong interpersonal oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of office software packages and database packages and experience in handling web-based management system.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates should send their CV and application letter briefly describing his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience to secretariat@chak.or.ke copied to hr@chak.or.ke on or before 15th May 2022. Only qualified candidates should apply. Applicants must quote the Position on application Subject.

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