AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Preventions Program Coordinator - Kenya (Western Region)

Kenya-Nairobi
Req No
2017-6032
Category
Healthcare
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

AMAZING INDIVIDUALS WORKING FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE at AIDS Healthcare Foundation!

 

Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

 

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

 

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

  

AHF’s core values are to be:

 

• Patient-Centered

• Value Employees

• Respect for Diversity

• Nimble

• Fight for What’s Right

 

 

STILL INTERESTED? Please continue!

Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and support to all HIV Testing and Prevention Initiatives activities including planning, implementation, mobilization, and project evaluation;
  • Initiates and maintains collaborative linkages with health centers, NGO’s, CBOs, Civic leaders, National AIDS control program, and other relevant institutions;
  • Takes the lead in program expansion  and implementation in new districts/ areas;
  • Leads the team in the preparation of  monthly  reports, and quarterly and annual work plans/reports for the initiative;
  • Participates in advocacy for prevention and rapid testing models in line with AHFs principles;
  • Participates in budgeting of all program activities;
  • Supports staff  to ensure efficient management, and projections are made for logistics and supplies for HCT and prevention;
  • Identifies training needs and conducts training of health workers in HCT  and prevention in collaboration with various partners;
  • Participates in review and development of training manuals, protocols and operational procedures for HIV Testing and Prevention Initiatives;
  • Plans and conducts support supervision activities for the participating health units, and communities to monitor quality of HCT activities, and provide technical support to the health workers, and community members supporting the project;
  • Provides operational management for the project office to ensure smooth running of the project activities;
  • Participates in resource mobilization and acquisition for the project;
  • Directly supervises 2 employees. 

  • Responsibilities include participation in orientation and training of staff; assigning and directing work

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum qualification of a Bachelors degree in Nursing, Social Sciences, Higher Diploma in Nursing or community health
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar position working in an HIV/AIDS related field.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Must be duly registered by the Kenya Nursing Board Council;
  • Be in possession of an annual practicing license

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must be able to travel 50 -70% of the time;
  • Needs to be sensitive to patient population and issues surrounding HIV/AIDS;
  • Familiarity with word processing and data base management principles;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a rapidly changing environment;
  • Good command of up-to date knowledge and practices in HIV/AIDS treatment and care;
  • Ability to write abstracts and understand basic research concepts;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to prepare reports, provide team leadership and guidance;
  • Be a strategic thinker, have good organizational, and  planning skills and ability to prioritize tasks and work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in a variety of settings such as staff meetings, discussions with partners, and training workshops;
  • Flexible, proactive and able to organize work independently as well as work in a team.

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