Kenya Episcopal Conference multiple Jobs vacancies Kenya 2013 

Kenya Episcopal Conference
Catholic Secretariat

Kenya Aids Response Programme (KARP)

Vacancies

Job Descriptions for KEC TA Team Members

Main activities
The main activities for the team members can be grouped into three major categories which include:
1. Technical support to the local partner treatment facilities
2. Regional Mentorship
3. Reporting
 
Cross-Cutting Required Skills/qualities
These skills are necessary for all the team members due to the nature of team approach and operations
  • Suitable computer skills in Microsoft Word, power point and Excel.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work in a team-oriented, culturally diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment, communication skills, and ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints effectively.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Ability to facilitate learning experience using innovative training methodologies and mentor other clinical staff.
  • Have excellent facilitation skills with emphasis on adult learning techniques
  • Competent practitioners in their areas of specialization
  • Participate in the development of the continuation application documentation and breaking down of specific roles for direct reports.
  • Prepare monthly activity schedules as per the annual work plan
  • Must be mature, respectful and a person of attested integrity
  • Is a committed Christian
  • Is able to serve people of all types of temperament.
Nursing and Provider Initiative Testing and Counselling (PITC) Officer 
Based in Kisumu
 
Key activities and responsibilities:
  • Support the nursing team in clinic management, patient triaging, infection control, adherence including defaulter management and other related nursing duties at the regional HIV clinics
  • Utilize site data to inform quality of care performance at the site and show staff how to make use of such information to improve operations
  • Onsite mentoring to nursing staff with the goal of performance improvement in the overall patient care
  • Examine facility operations and systems and recommend ways to improve outputs and outcomes
  • Coordinate all site HIV counseling and testing services
  • Exemplify the roles of nursing staff as part of healthcare team in patient care and how they interact with others and other departments
  • Assist training center to develop the nursing components, processes and SOPs within an HIV program at the site level
  • Prepare regular reports status of activity implementation for the Director Clinical Services
  • Participate in the development of the continuation application documentation and breaking down of specific roles for direct reports.
  • Prepare monthly activity schedules as per the annual work plan
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Diploma in Advanced Nursing
  • At least 5 years’ experience, 3 of which should be in a field based environment offering mentorship and training to nursing staff
  • A valid Practice License from the Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Basic training in HIV/AIDS
CBTS (Community Based Treatment Service) Nurse 
Based in Kisumu
 
Key activities and responsibilities:
  • Support the community teams to develop and sustain initial and continuous highly intensive treatment support
  • Develop and improve patient and family structured treatment preparation and education SOPs
  • Examine community operations and systems and recommend ways to improve outputs and outcomes
  • Engaging the patient’s community through C&T, addressing general community health issues that impact successful patient outcomes
  • Provide leadership to the sites CBTS team to support care of patients, PWP ,adherence including defaulter management and other related duties at the health facilities and surrounding community. Utilize site data to inform quality of care performance at the site and show staff how to make use of such information to improve operations
  • Provide Mentorship to adherence nursing staff, community health workers/ volunteers, counselors with the goal of performance improvement in the overall patient care.
  • Examine facility operations and systems and recommend ways to improve outputs and outcomes that concern adherence at sites
  •  Exemplify the roles of nursing and care giving staff as part of healthcare team in patient care and how they interact with others and other departments
  • He/she shall be the point person for HIV prevention activities
  • Assist in developing HIV prevention and care components, processes and SOPs for the adherence, health facility and community.
  • Adapt curricula to support training of health care workers. Support development and implementation of different curricula in different settings
  • Organize and facilitate in various CPDs
  • Reports to the Director of Clinical Services
  • Prepare and present regular reports and feedback to the sites and the team members
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Diploma in Registered Community Nursing with a minimum 3 years’ experience or
  • Experience in community project work in HIV/AIDS.
  • Advanced training in HIV/AIDS care and treatment
  • A valid Practice License from the Nursing Council of Kenya
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Lead
Based in Kisumu
 
Key activities and responsibilities:
  • Develops and implements systems and procedures for the identification, collection, and analysis of performance measurement data.
  • Analyzes, updates, and modifies standard operating procedures and processes to continually improve QI services/operations.
  • Assists in strategizing and facilitating various committee structures and functions to best address the QI process and oversees Quality Committees.
  • Supervises individual site CQI teams with overall responsibility for providing support for clinical quality initiatives.
  • Collects and summarizes performance data, identifies opportunities for improvement, and presents findings quarterly to the organization
  • Facilitates strategic and tactical planning for the quality improvement program, including needs assessments, evaluations, root cause analysis and interventions.
  • Leads, facilitates, and advises training site quality improvement teams
  • Prepare regular activity reports for the TA team lead as well as Director Clinical Services
Qualifications:
  • Basic medical degree (MB ChB/MD)
  • Registered with Kenya Medical and Practitioners Board
  • At least 3 years of clinical hands on experience of providing integrated HIV/AIDS services to diverse patients in a large program-linked facility orbusy clinical practice
  • Training in quality improvement models and experience in quality improvement projects for clinical intervention.
Psychosocial Counselor 
Based in Kisumu
 
Key activities and responsibilities:
  • Design psychosocial interventions within the community focusing on the needs of HIV infected children, adolescents and adults
  • To monitor and gather relevant data related to psychosocial program implementation, prepare and present reports to the Director Clinical Services
  • Work closely with OVC specialists and palliative care attendants in order to roll out a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care package
  • Provide support and training to psychosocial service providers to carry out appropriate assessments of psychosocial needs and comply with required standards of setting up psychosocial programs, providing regular feedback on concerns for children, adolescents and adults.
Qualifications:
  • Must have a minimum of Bachelor Degree in Counseling Psychology/Guidance and Counseling from a recognized learning institution and at least two years experience in the field of counseling, training, group facilitation, supervision and/or community based psychosocial programming.
  • Must have special interest, understanding, sensitivity and proven skills of working with groups of internally suffering vulnerable children and adults and, appropriate stress management and burnout prevention skills.
  • Must have good organizational management and leadership skills. In addition, must be able to develop strategies, and negotiate ideas with stakeholders, particularly with donor and partner agencies.
Project Accountant 
Based in Kisumu
Duties and responsibilities
  • To plan, organize and implement accounting operations and objectives; coordinates and integrates all activities toward achievement of established goals and objectives
  • To ensure all functions and programs under charge are performed within established budgetary parameters, to include performing cost control activities, monitoring revenues and expenditures, and ensuring sound fiscal control;
  • To prepare fiscal documentation regarding accounting activities, e.g., weekly, monthly and annual reports
  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet accounts for all funds
  • To plan, manage, coordinate, and implement the year end closing processes and procedures for the assigned accounting records; conducts year-end closing process; provides information to financial auditors; conducts standard internal audits of various accounting records;
  • To ensure adherence to generally accepted accounting standards and principles; ensures maintenance of proper audit trails and verification and reconciliation actions for all processed work
  • To evaluate receipts, expenditure forms, purchase orders, distributions, and disbursement orders for the purpose of ensuring compliance with policies
  • To perform verification and reconciliation tasks for invoices/ receipts/ balances according to department checks and balances procedures
  • Ensure proper set up and running of accounting systems
  • Compilation and combination of financial reports
  • Preparation of the audit file
  • Plans and directs the activities of accounts assistants engaged in themaintenance of a variety of accounting records and controls applicable to all financial transactions of the KEC-Catholic Secretariat and the US Grant requirements
Qualifications
  • Has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree Accounting option or its equivalent.
  • Has a minimum of CPA K professional qualification;
  • Excellent MS Excel and Ms Word
Driver 
Based in Kisumu
Purpose of the Post
Facilitates and provide effective transport movement of program staff to and from meetings, Local Partner Treatment Facilities (LPTFs), and to run office/program errands when required including general errands / proper maintenance of the program vehicles
Qualifications and Requirements
  • Is a holder of K.C.S.E with minimum C- grade.
  • Is of not less than 28 years of age
  • Holder of clean, BCE Class, valid driving license
  • Minimum 3 years driving experience,
  • A good working knowledge of Nairobi and around the Country is a must
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Knowledge in vehicle mechanics
  • Computer literate
  • Committed Christian
Project Officer – Health Systems Strengthening 
Based in Nairobi
Job Objectives: to support treatment facilities in strengthening health systems to improve overall service delivery and program sustainability
 
Key Duties
  • Monitor performance of health systems strengthening workplans at facilities.
  • Travel to facilities to provide on-site technical assistance specifically in health systems strengthening and program management skills-building
  • Build capacity of facility staff in the areas of program management and health systems
  • Work with other KEC-KARP team members to assist facilities in developing a plan for integration of HIV clinic services and systems into the wider health system structure of the health facility
  • Participate in the planning and facilitation of technical workshops for capacity-building and experience strengthening in health systems
  • Ensure that project activities comply with national guidelines and policies.
  • Participate in dashboard review and follow up on issues that require strengthening projects
  • Participate in project evaluations and assessments
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and skills in facility administration staff and advise the KEC-KARP on identified training needs.
  • Communicate needs, challenges and successes on the facilities and share best practices and lessons learnt.
Academic /Professional Qualification
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences/Business Administration/health related training from a recognized University
  • Masters Degree in Public Health, Project Management, Health Systems Management, Hospital Administration or other related fields will an added advantage
  • Minimum 3 years in HIV/AIDS Health Systems strengthening/hospital management experience
  • Demonstrated work experience in organizational policy development; strategic planning, budget planning and monitoring, proposal writing.
  • Knowledge of Health Management Information Systems is a strong advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
How to apply
Apply to the Secretary General, Kenya Episcopal Conference through email, attaching your application letter and detailed CV only to hr@catholicchurch.or.ke
Deadline: Friday, 8th February 2013
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB. All the positions are based in Kisumu except the Project Officer – Health Systems Strengthening which will be based in Nairobi.



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