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USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto aims to increase the use of quality county-led, county-owned, and county-managed health and social services for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescents, as well as reducing new HIV infections, reducing gender-based violence, and improving the health system response to post-gender-based violence care for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 9 to 24 years. The program will safeguard the rights and welfare of children and adolescents impacted by HIV and AIDS.
USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto is implemented at the county level, in the community and health facilities in the counties of Homa Bay, Migori, and Kisii, in close collaboration with and in support of county health management teams and the Ministry of Health. USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto works in coordination with USAID and other host-country public and private partners, including the departments of children services, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and public health facilities.
We seek to recruit a Technical Advisor Health who will manage, coordinate, oversee, and monitor capacity strengthening activities and relationships with the Department of health(DOH), local implementing partners (LIPs) and other USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto project stakeholders to assist in DREAMS & OVC service delivery (HIV testing services, OVC clinical integration, OVC PMTC, Psychosocial Support, linkage to Adolescent health services and health system linkage) strengthening case management systems and referral networks to advance PATH Kenya work of improved quality of health for AGYW and OVC and their families. Interested applicants should possess strong project management skills and technical knowledge in HIV care and treatment and OVC programming to ensure that PATH Kenya delivers high-quality programming and continuously works towards improving the impact of the USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto project. The Health technical advisor will also be
The Technical Advisor Health will be based in Kisii County and shall provide overall coordination for Kisii County OVC Nuru Ya Mtoto team.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Provide technical guide and oversight in service delivery, budget management, monitoring and reporting health activities (HIV testing services, OVC clinical integration, OVC PMTC, Psychosocial Support, linkage to Adolescent health services and health system linkage) in line with PATH Kenya program quality principles and standards, donor requirements, and good practices to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all deliverables through the case management systems and referral networks component of the project.
- Lead the development, dissemination, and implementation of strategies, approaches, guidance, standard operating procedures, tools, and various job-aids to facilitate health service delivery through case management and referral and strengthen referral networks amongst social service providers.
- Take lead in providing technical assistance, guidance, and capacity strengthening for USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto project staff and LIPs in HIV testing services, OVC clinical integration, OVC PMTC, Psychosocial Support, linkage to Adolescent health services and health system linkages.
- Lead Project technical team to work with and create linkages with stakeholders involved in Adolescent service delivery with a specific focus on USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto Adolescent girls receiving service layering in line with DREAMS service delivery.
- Strengthen coordination and networking, facilitate linkages, communication, and learning exchanges between GOK entities, LIPs, and CSOs/CBOs to support strengthening of case management capacity. Apply appropriate application of partnership concepts, tools and approaches.
- Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, contribute to the recruitment process of project staff, and complete performance management for direct reports.
- Champion learning with project staff and partner teams. Analyze and evaluate project performance data following MEAL policy. Proactively identify issues and concerns and use participatory processes to overcome implementation obstacles.
- Coordinate and monitor financial and material resources relevant to achieve the assigned project outcome. Through planning and oversight ensure efficient use of project resources.
- Assist with preparation of trends analysis reports and disseminate results. Review project documentation to ensure project file is complete with all required documentation and is filed per agency and donor requirements.
- Maintain relationships and represent PATH Kenya with DCS, peer organizations, research and other institutions, participate in relevant forums and knowledge networks to collect and share promising practices in case management systems and referral networks, promote PATH Kenya work, and contribute to the USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto learning agenda.