NGO Jobs in Kenya – ICAP

ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Kenya to strengthen HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment services at County and Sub County health facilities. 

This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Applications are invited for the following positions:

1. Position: Data Manager  
Location: Kisumu with travel to ICAP sites in Nyanza 

Overall Job Function: Under the general guidance of the Director of Monitoring & Evaluation, and the immediate supervision of the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the Data Manager will be responsible for the capture of all ICAP data, on-going analysis of aggregate and patient level data, and the timely reporting of ICAP data to all funding agencies and the ICAP Program.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage data files of routine databases including the ICAP Reporting and Information System (DHIS) and validating data entered into the MoH DHIS database and DATIM
  • Ensure timely data collection, collation and reporting of program data on a monthly, quarterly and/or annual data reports to all funding agencies
  • Perform data cleaning and verify the accuracy of the data before reporting
  • Produce monthly data summaries that will help track and inform program performance
  • Assist in the preparation of data summary slides for presentations
  • Support the implementation of the ICAP patient level electronic medical records system (C-PAD).
  • Masters degree or equivalent in statistics, epidemiology or mathematics
  • At least 2 years relevant experience and advance skills in statistical software SPSS, STATA and/or SAS as well as expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel; knowledge on MySQL and PostgreSQL scripting languages is a bonus.
  • Expert skill level in the use of MoH DHIS2 and DATIM aggregate databases.
  • Experience in working with MOH systems and PEPFAR HIV-related reports is strongly prefered
  • Strong data management and analysis skills.
2. Title: Community Mobilization Officer – Mobile Clinic (3 Months Temporary)
Location: ICAP sites in Nyanza
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Regional Prevention Advisor, Community Mobilization officer will coordinate all advocacies, Communication and social mobilization strategies and activities within the high risk populations (fisher folk, MSMs, FSWs, Truck drivers, Sugarcane belt etc) so as to ensure the set community testing targets are achieved within the expected time limits.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To ensure the set Sub–County community testing targets for the HTC counselors are met
  • To support program teams in development of a clear work plan for implementation of the targeted community testing strategies within the set time frames.
  • To facilitate linkage and follow-up of clients from the community to the facility.
  • To liaise with the opinion leaders in the communities in order to establish early rapport and stimulate full participation by community members
  • To provide mentorship support to the members of the community health committee (CHC) at the sub-location baraza’s and to encourage a participatory dialogue on how best to map out key and priority populations for community testing and referrals
  • To conduct mapping within the Sub County of operation together with the Prevention Officers in order to ensure that program mobilization resources are efficiently allocated with regards to the mapped out key populations
  • To ensure tracking and reporting of all mobilization activities in the Sub County, including number of IEC material supplied; targets set; challenges experienced and best practices noted.
  • To prepare monthly sub-County community testing and quarterly mobilization work plans on the social Mobilization strategies and activities in place within the sub –County and to capture success stories and lessons learned in each phase of program implementation.
  • To ensure follow ups on agreed mobilization activities/strategies are conducted and that mobilization monthly measurable indicators are strictly met.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Regional Prevention Advisor
  • Degree in sociology or anthropology. Those with Diploma in Community health and development, Diploma in Social Work or Higher diploma in counseling psychology with at least 3 years’ experience in HIV programs in rural settings.
  • At least two (2) years work experience with key populations.
  • An understanding of community strategy
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV interventions and counseling skills.
  • Ability to communicate well and create a mutual working relationship between the community members and health facilities
3. Title: HTC Counselors (3 Months Temporary)
Location: Designated sites in Nyanza
Overall Job Function: The HTC Counselors will be responsible the provision of HIV testing, Counseling and linkage of HIV positive clients to care and treatment. 

S/he will oversee quality of implementation of HTC services in the OPD, IN Patient and FP departments

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide quality HTC services to OPD, In patient and FP clients
  • Offer first adherence counseling services to newly positive clients before referral to care and treatment
  • Fill the patient profile part of the blue cards for patients who test HIV positive
  • Refer and enroll all patients who test HIV positive
  • Maintain high standards of HTC service provision according to the NASCOP guidelines
  • Refer all negative men who are not circumcised for VMMC
  • Identify and link all discordant couples in the discordant couples program
  • Maintain a well documented HTC registers
  • Store and use the HTC commodities according to the national guidelines
  • Update data on the wall charts monthly
  • Promote HTC services among clients who visit the health facility by giving health talks and by using IEC materials
  • Participate in pediatric testing days and testing in the children homes.
  • At least form four with mean grade of C
  • NSACOP certified HTC certificate mandatory. Candidates with Nursing background will have an added advantage
  • At least two (2) years relevant work experience
  • Experience in handling HIV clients
All applications including a current CV, telephone number and referees (either current or former supervisor) should be sent 

to the Director- Human Resources, 

on or before March 31, 2016.

Do not send certificates. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

ICAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer