Senior Technical Advisor
Reporting To: Country Director
- As Senior Technical Advisor (STA) the primary responsibilities will include technical assistance/capacity building, management and ensuring the clinical strategy employed on the grant is technically sound.
- The STA will provide leadership to the clinical/technical team to ensure progress as per the annual work plan and objectives, develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders, and capacity-building.
- The STA will also conduct clinical mentorship and trainings on advanced clinical issues in HIV management and on clinical teaching methodologies, including training-of-trainers. He/she will take a lead in technical strategy development, program reviews, and drafting technical reports.
- In addition to this, represent the program at local, national, and international forums, and participate in technical meetings with MoH and stakeholders.
- Conduct training for both technical team staff as well as health facilities staff
- Conduct monitoring and supervision visits using project’s tools to health facilities
- Develop locality-specific strategies which is vested through country Medical Director
- Participating in dashboard reviews of project clinical outcomes and utilizing project data to prioritize medical interventions
- Assist in initiating and implementing innovative approaches to improve clinical outcomes
- Assist in drafting technical and periodic reports and submitting them on time.
- Participate in technical meetings with MOH and other stakeholders
- Make technical presentations to MOH and other stakeholders as directed by the Country Director
- Provide mentorship at health facilities as well as to site support staff
- Develop material for continuous medical education sessions for technical staff as well as health facility staff
- Update and communicate quarterly objectives to Country Director, Head Quarters (HQ) Component
- Leads and country management teams by development of quarterly Technical Assistance (TA) work plans
- Meet quarterly objectives through the development and implementation of work plans in conjunction with the Project Director
- Present relevant findings from Patient Level Outcomes (PLO) exercise to USG partners, MOH and
- any other relevant platform
- Maintain relationships with health facility staff and other relevant clinical and technical stakeholders
- National HIV committees
- PEPFAR implementing partners
- USG technical planners
- In coordination with Project Director and HQ International Program Management Team, develop annual Continuing Application documentation, budget, and scopes of work
- Participate in senior management meetings
- Chair specific meetings as directed by the Country Director
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBChB) and Masters of Medicine in Internal
- Medicine degree or equivalent (MMed – Internal Medicine or Paediatrics) from a recognized
- Registration as a Physician or Paediatrician with the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists’
- Board with a valid practice license
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in HIV service provision/management
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Excellent computer skills and proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
- Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
- Oversight experience
- Delegate responsibilities effectively
- High comfort level working in a diverse environment
- Methodical and accurate, with an eye for detail
- Able to show good judgment
- Able to work well under pressure
- Planning and organizational skills
No phone calls please.
Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
All applications should be submitted on or before 6th April, 2012 to:
The HR Manager,
Maryland Global Initiatives,
P.O. BOX 495-00606,
Documents to be included:
- a cover letter with the applicants current contact information,
- CV showing the names and contacts of three professional referees,
- testimonials and
- two recommendation letters.