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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Maryland Global Initiatives Senior Technical Advisor Job in Kenya

An international NGO, implementing comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Kenya Ministries of Medical Services and Public Health to control the spread of HIV and rapidly scale up HIV services, institute continuous quality improvement methods as well as the M&E infrastructure necessary to support these services, is seeking suitably qualified Kenyans able to fill the following position:”

Senior Technical Advisor

Reporting To: Country Director

Position Summary:
  • 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.
Key Responsibilities:
  • 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
  1. National HIV committees
  2. PEPFAR implementing partners
  3. 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
Qualifications, Skills And Personal Attributes:
  • 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
  • university
  • 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
All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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,
Nairobi.

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.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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