26 Oct 2019

Career Opportunities at University of Maryland (October, 2019 Recommended Jobs)

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University of Maryland Baltimore School Of Medicine through its operating arm Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) Kenya, implements comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Ministry of Health in Kenya towards epidemic control. MGIC Kenya is seeking suitably qualified persons able to fill the following position:

HTS Consellor

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Kisii
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit

JOB SUMMARY

The HTS counsellor will be responsible for the provision of HIV testing, counselling for key populations, linkage of HIV positive KP to care and treatment. In addition, s/he will oversee the quality of implementation of HIV testing and counselling services as well as accurate documentation.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:-

  • Ensure quality HIV Testing Services (HTS) are provided as per the National Algorithm.
  • Offer adherence counselling services to newly positive clients before referral to care and treatment.
  • Ensure monthly forecasting, quantification and reporting of Rapid Test Kits (RTKs) and HIV self-testing kits is done according to the guidelines and raise a 1-month early warning alert for expected RTK shortage.
  • Support and spearhead promotion of HTS services and innovations aimed at increasing access to HTS service provision e.g. Assisted Partner Notification Services (PNS), Social Network Services (SNS).
  • Participate in EQA activities (proficiency testing and observed practice) documented and available at the facility level.
  • Promote HTS services among clients who visit the hotspots and DICEs by giving health talks and by using IEC materials.
  • Conduct targeted outreaches.
  • Any other duties which may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time

Qualifications

  • Diploma in relevant social sciences and NASCOP Counselor’s Certificate.
  • Proficiency in computer packages like MS Excel, MS Word & MS PowerPoint.
  • Data analysis and interpretation skills.

· At least 3 years’ HTS experience in a high volume facility. Training in counselling supervision is an added advantage

Key Population Nurse

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Kisii
  • Job Field Medical / Health

JOB SUMMARY

The nurse will support provision of biomedical and behavioral interventions to Key Population (KP) members through government run clinics and outreach/mobile services within the designated program locations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:-

  • Screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections at the DICE and during outreaches
  • Provide family planning services to beneficiaries in the project including education, counselling and services on emergency contraception, short-term methods and long-term methods
  • Directly track linkage to post-rape care for survivors of sexual violence
  • Provide KPs with risk assessment and risk reduction counselling
  • Facilitate health education sessions to KPs at the DICE and during outreaches
  • Mentor peer educators on providing health education to KPs on STIs, Family Planning services, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
  • Make appropriate referrals for on-going support and actively track clients on HIV care, treatment and support services including CCC, PMTCT, TB treatment, home-based care
  • Provide HTS services to clients when the need arises
  • Support proper storage of client information to ensure confidentiality is maintained.
  • Any other duties which may be assigned by the Supervisor from time to time

Qualifications:-

  • Diploma in nursing from a recognized medical training institute. BSc Nursing is an added advantage
  • Registered with Nursing Council of Kenya with a valid practice license
  • At least 3 years’ post internship experience working in a high volume facility.
  • Experience working in a KP program.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

Key Population Clinical Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Medical / Health

JOB SUMMARY

The Clinical Officer will support direct provision of clinical services for key population members through government run clinics and outreach/mobile services under roving mechanism within the designated program locations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:-

  • Provide quality clinical services at the outreach and DICE in accordance with the current clinical practices and approved national guidelines including screening diagnosis and appropriate management.
  • Provide overall coordination of the roving service units and ensure allocated targets are met.
  • Ensure provision of RH services including screening and treatment for STI, cervical cancer screening and family planning.
  • Ensure HIV positive KPs are enrolled for care, initiated on treatment and appropriately followed up for better treatment outcomes.
  • Ensure an effective referral and linkage system of KP individuals for various services.
  • Support proper storage of client information to ensure confidentiality is maintained.

· Support effective partnerships through working with the integrated DiCE teams and liaison with the CACCs (Constituency AIDS Coordinators), SCASCOs, relevant facility in charges and other government officers and stakeholders at the sub-county levels.

Qualifications:-

  • Diploma in clinical medicine from a recognized medical training institute.
  • Training in HIV management.
  • At least 3 years’ post internship experience working in a high volume facility.
  • Experience working in a KP program.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work and deliver results with minimum supervision

Key Population Prevention Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Medical / Health

JOB SUMMARY

The prevention officer will spearhead implementation of evidence based KP behavioral interventions through working with outreach workers and peer educators within the designated program locations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:-

  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of HIV prevention programs among key populations within their area of coverage.
  • Establish, strengthen and coordinate key populations outreach team for optimum coverage and reach with HIV prevention services.
  • Collaborate with HTS counsellors to ensure 100% linkage and retention in care for KPLWHIV.
  • Network and collaborate with governmental and non-governmental organizations (NGOs, CBOs, FBOs) involved in key populations programming.
  • Disseminate information, education and communication materials on advocacy for key populations
  • Maintain contact directories for NGOs, FBOs and CBOs involved with key populations programs, including key activities undertaken by each for complete linked – referrals.
  • Prepare monthly work plans for clinical outreach activities to mapped KP hotspots and prepare summary reports after every planned outreach.
  • Ensure HIV prevention commodities stock is available at service delivery points at all times.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports to the government and the program.
  • Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:-

  • Degree in social sciences, public health, community development or a related field.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in key populations in Kenya with two years’ experience in HIV prevention activities in community settings with skills in training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Familiarity with Kenya’s HIV epidemic and the status of HIV programs among key populations is desirable.
  • Computer literate and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently but also as a team member.
  • Strong leadership, facilitation and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication.

How to Apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above-mentioned qualifications, are requested to send their cover letter and resume to [email protected] indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email by 30th October 2019. Applicants are advised to include the position title as the subject.

University of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.






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