Career Openings at Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS),
Career Openings at Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS)
Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS) is a local, not-for-profit organisation. We understand the local context, make use of local expertise and strategic partnerships to ensure we implement evidence-informed solutions and interventions to address existing and emerging public health concerns.
Overall Job Function
Reporting to the Senior Technical Officer- Laboratory, the Laboratory Intern will support the USAID funded Tuberculosis Accelerated Response and Care II ( USAID TB ARC II) laboratory systems strengthening initiatives.
- Support review of DR-TB baseline and follow-up investigation invoices and troubleshoot implementation challenges in collaboration with the counties
- Take part in drafting weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, and other written materials such as lessons learned and case studies
- Support design and implementation of quality assurance services and systems such as microscopy, GeneXpert and culture external quality assessment systems in Kenya
- Support viral load/early infant diagnosis sample referral systems strengthening by liaising with G4s courier to ensure all challenges are resolved, and invoices are reviewed on timely basis
- Identify best practices in the course of project implementation, and support documentation for dissemination
- Opportunity to learn TB diagnostics models in the country (Microscopy, Truenat, GeneXpert, Culture and LPA, TB LAM)
- Perform other technical duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- A bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Statistics, Demography, Monitoring or Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science (DMLS) or BSc degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS), Molecular Biology or equivalent
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili
- Experience with design of programs, SOPs, tools, guidelines and policy formulation
- Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff.
Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer:
Overall Job Function
Reporting to the Senior Technical Officer – Drug Sensitive TB and Regional Support, and working closely with the Nairobi County Tuberculosis and Leprosy Coordinator (CTLC), the incumbent shall be responsible for coordinating the implementation and scale up of TB control activities in Nairobi County, in liaison with the NTLD-Program, and other USAID and CDC implementing partners. The support will include among others; active case finding, scale up of TB diagnostics including GeneXpert and Truenat, TB Preventive Therapy (TPT) scale up, quality improvement in TB control, childhood TB activities and documentation of best practices and lessons learned in the county.
- Assist in data analysis (routine and adhoc), preparation of programmatic and donor reports and interpretation of results using various statistical approaches or appropriate presentation formats for diverse target audience.
- Design, develop, implement and manage health information management systems within the activity including TIBU system maintenance.
- Plan, implement and facilitate data flow and management processes from the counties with targeted interventions for TB programming.
- Support in the development, implementation, tracking and monitoring of the annual work plans for the activity and its partners.
- Participate in review and revision of tools, follow up on tools requests, printing and implement a tools distribution database for the county and sub counties.
- Maintenance of programmatic databases including lab and TraiNet to track all capacity building activities for health care workers conducted under USG funding.
- Plan and coordinate county and sub county performance review meetings to enhance data quality and ownership at the county level.
- Participate in data quality audit missions at the national and county levels.
- Support counties to identify gaps and implement continuous quality improvement models as well as monitor TB quality improvement indicators.
- Support the M&E Specialist in implementing strategies to increase TB data use and demand amongst C/SCTLCs, County Health Management Teams.
- Implement innovative capacity building approaches/ forums for diverse health care worker cadres such as ECHO.
- A bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Biostatistics, Statistics, Demography, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Sciences or an equivalent academic qualification from a recognised institution.
- Experience working with county governments and/or NTLD-Program will be an added advantage.
- Understanding of health information management/reporting systems in Kenya especially TIBU and USAID/PEPFAR/GOK reporting systems.
- At least 5-7 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of health related programs in Kenya.
- Advanced skills in using MS excel, access, powerpoint and statistical software such as SPSS, STATA and ArcGIS.
- Understanding of USAID reporting requirements.
- Experience in conducting data quality audits/assessments.
- Ability to work under minimal supervision and adhere to strict timelines/deadlines.
How to apply
Interested applicants who meet the minimum criteria are invited to email their applications and detailed CVs with contact details of three referees to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly indicating the subject as Laboratory Intern: CHS/HR/INT/L/01/2023 by 5.00 PM, March 8, 2023.