Technical Officers – HIV Testing Services (HTS) job at LVCT Health

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  • Full Time
  • KILIFI

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Technical Officers – HIV Testing Services (HTS) job at LVCT Health

Job Purpose
The Technical Officer – HTS will be responsible for providing technical support, regular mentorship coaching and support supervision to HTS providers and health care workers and ensuring that project targets are achieved while ascertaining quality at all HTS delivery points. The technical officer will liaise with the Senior Technical Advisor,County/Sub AIDS Coordinator and facility in charges to support delivery of quality HTS.

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Roles & Responsibilities
• To provide technical support and quality HIV services at all HTS delivery points in county
of implementation.
Position: Technical Officers – HIV Testing Services (HTS) (1 Post) TOHTS/LVCT/12/2021
Reporting To: Senior Technical Advisor – HIV Testing Services (HTS)
Location: Kilifi County
• Together with other County technical team members, organise joint meetings to review
HTS performance and make the necessary recommendations.
• Engage in county & sub-county HIV forums to ensure the USAID Stawisha Pwani agenda
is mainstreamed in the county activities.
• Support development and implementation of facility based strategies high yield strategies
for HTS in line with PEPFAR guidance.
• Develop work plans in line with donor targets in collaboration with facility and county
teams and ensure implementation of work plan is adhered to.
• Ensure presence and effective use of guidelines, standard operating procedures
(SOPs) and data tools in the facilities.
• Working with the Quality improvement specialist Support continuous quality
improvement through the KQMH strategy
• Strengthen linkages between testing points and ART clinics in all project supported
sites.
• Working with the commodities technical officer ensure availability of all commodities
and materials for HIV services including RTKs, HIVST data tools and IEC materials
in all supported sites.
• Identify capacity gaps and conduct mentorship and capacity development of Linkage
officers and HTS counsellors.
• Ensure all HTS providers are qualified and that they undergo periodic quality
assurance through proficiency testing (PT) and observed practice as per national
guidelines.
• Working with M&E officer support facilities in effective documentation, accurate
data collection, routine data quality assurance and data use for decision making.
• Document and disseminate program work achievement work through abstracts, papers,
newsletters and other approved platforms.
• Provide feedback to the Senior Technical Advisor on issues that require to be addressed
for effective performance of HTS providers.
• Submit monthly, quarterly and other regular HTS reports for inclusion in the donor
program technical report.

Requirements
• Degree in Social sciences and/or other relevant health science
• NASCOP approved certification in HTS.
• 5-years post qualification experience, at least 3 of which was gained in technical
assistance in implementing donor HIV programs with demonstrable success in
achievement of targets.
• TOT in HIV related courses is an added advantage

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How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications and CV along with a
cover letter expressing interest and indicating Salary history and expectations to
recruitment@lvcthealth.org. The position applied for and reference number should be clearly
indicated on the subject line and cover letter.
The closing date is 10 January, 2022. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
LVCT Health is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website www.lvcthealth.org for more information about the organization.

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