RCTP Nyanza ART Delivery SEARCH Coordinator Jobs in Suba Kenya 2013

Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).
RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program working in over 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.
RCTP is seeking a motivated individual to fill the following vacancy for Sustainable East African Research for Community Health (SEARCH).
SEARCH is a five year cluster randomized trial to test whether universal ART can improve health, educational, and economic outcomes.
We are going to be conducting a household census in 12 communities and annual multi-disease diagnostic health campaigns.
We will also be supporting ART delivery through FACES clinics.
Job Title: SEARCH Coordinator – ART Delivery 
1 Position

Vacancy No: FN-015-02-2013

Reports to: SEARCH Study Coordinator

Duty Station: Suba with frequent travel to Rongo
Duration: Annual appointment.
Job Summary: Coordination of ART delivery based on the SEARCH study protocol at health facilities in 12 study communities in Suba and Rongo, Kenya
Key Requirements:
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Medicine and Surgery from a recognized university; Registration with the Kenya Medical and Dentists Board
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery must be registered or eligible to practice with the clinical medicine board.
Prior Work Experience:
  • At least one year experience with clinical research
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in HIV Clinical Care including anti retroviral
  • Prior leadership experience managing teams
  • Experience implementing and supervising research (public health or clinical studies)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Key Requirements:
  • Must have demonstrated exemplary leadership skill
  • Must be a team player and motivator
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills:
  1. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English and Dholuo
  2. Maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and Skype
  3. Diplomatic with strong leadership skills.
  4. Keen to detail
  • Able to monitor, gather and evaluate information of broad scope and complexity
  • Natural ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges
  • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet-based applications
  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment with extensive travel to rural sites in southern Nyanza Province
Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Development of systems to ensure delivery of high quality HIV treatment services in the SEARCH health facilities according to the study protocol
  • Oversight of ART delivery, mentoring, training, site evaluation, community follow-up, commodity management, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Direct responsibility for implementation and oversight of HIV treatment at SEARCH health facilities according to the study protocol
  • Supervision of staff that support linkage from SEARCH community-based HIV counseling and testing to HIV care and treatment
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners including the Ministry of Health, collaborators, and community units
  • Provide leadership development and capacity building
  • Submit monthly reports on ART delivery at study health facilities and regularly communicate with the Study Coordinator
  • Other duties as specified by the investigators or Study Coordinator
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter with current position and salary (if applicable), and date available
  • A current CV and at least two letters of recommendation
  • Copies of official certificates
  • Copy of the latest pay slip
  • Names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
  • An email address and a telephone number (land line or mobile)
Applications should be sent electronically to the email addresses below and followed with hard copies of the same to the address below: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org
Closing Date: 14th February 2013

Please write the vacancy Number indicated in the advertisement.

Human Resources Manager,
P.O. Box 614, Code 40100
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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