PMTCT Improvement Specialist – The Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity – Nairobi

Job Summary:
The overall function of this position is to ensure that pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants receive sustainable, high quality and client focused health services including Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT), HIV exposed infants (HEI) receive recommended follow up and HIV infected children receive pediatric HIV services as per the Kenya national guidelines.

Roles and responsibilities:
Organize and oversee capacity building activities for health providers and case managers working within MNCH clinics through trainings and continuous medical education
Providing supportive supervision, mentorship and on the job training on PMTCT for all the clinical staff at supported health facilities.
Oversee the rollout of HIS products to enable efficient services at all MCNH clinic in a manner that is sustainable.
Work to improve patient management through identifying and improving client flow systems, data capture, clinical management, clinical recording, referral to laboratory and pharmacy and preventing loses to follow for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children
Oversee eligibility testing amongst pregnant and breastfeeding women in supported health facilities in line with the elimination agenda
Support facilities to ensure good client monitoring and viral suppression among pregnant and breastfeeding women and children up to 9 years old
Institutionalize continuous quality improvement systems for continuity of care and patient care improvement
Develop and strengthen adherence and retention innovations and evidence based interventions through staff mentorship and follow-up and document best practices
Develop and distribute appropriate job aides, educational material, registers and reporting tools for PMTCT, HEI and pediatrics up to 9 years old. to supported health facility staff
Support collection, collation, and review of critical PMTCT data, indicators and activities on a monthly and quarterly basis detailing proposed objectives and activities for PMTCT/HEI and peadiatrics at supported facilities
To represent the program in technical working groups and stakeholder meetings at sub-county and county levels
Evaluate outcomes of PMTCT related activities and shares recommendations for program improvement

Required Qualification
Degree in Nursing, Clinical Medicine required with significant field experience in nursing and/or community-based care of persons living with HIV/AIDS.
5 years’ experience providing and/or overseeing PMTCT services at facility and sub-county/County level
Training in PMTCT/ART
ToT on PMTCT/ART and related field is an added advantage
Program management experience in a supervisory.

Method of Application
Kindly send your application that includes a cover letter and an updated CV including names of three professional referees to on or before 24th April 2023. Applicants are advised to include the title on the subject line.