Program Officer

  • PATH
  • Kisumu, Kenya
  • Dec 13, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Full time Health Care

Job Description


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and mentorship in the implementation of the HIV TB service delivery component of the project at facility, sub-county and county level.
  • In consultation with Technical Advisor/s, monitor implementation of costed project work-plans at facility, sub-county and county levels.
  • Provide technical support for integration of the project’s technical approaches for the achievement of successful project implementation at facility level using evidence informed, innovative and best practices.
  • Provide technical support in creating and strengthening linkages and referral networks between facility and community activities ensuring there is seamless implementation of activities leading to improved health outcomes at facility, sub-county and county levels.
  • In consultation with the Technical Advisor/s support preparation of monthly, quarterly and other reports as may be required and submit these to the Technical Advisor/s in a timely manner
  • Provide technical support for weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual facility performance reviews, assessing progress in an objective manner in collaboration with C (SC) HMT
  • Provide technical support for Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance interventions at facility level in collaboration with C (SC) HMT.
  • Provide technical support for implementation and utilization EMR at facility level.
  • Participate in site preparation for supportive supervision and SIMS assessments and ensure recommendations are implemented at facility level by project team in collaboration with C (SC) HMT.  
  • Coordination with C (SC) HMT on implementation of facility level HIV TB service delivery work plans.
  • Represent the project in technical forums at facility, sub-county and county level.
  • Participate in any other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in health sciences and/or MPH or other master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Hands on clinical experience in HIV service delivery and technical coordination.
  • Clinical Officer (or equivalent qualification) with an advanced diploma with a minimum of 5 years’ experience providing direct technical support in implementation of health service delivery project with specific experience in HIV/TB projects.
  • Proven experience and familiarity with MOH/GOK health systems including EMR systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills, capable of directing and managing change, effective delegation, inspiring teamwork and motivating staff and partners to achieve results. Computer literacy
  • Research experience, proposal and abstract writing will be a distinctive advantage .
  • Ability to work in a complex project implementation environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to work with a multi-sectoral team and support collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability and willingness to learn.
  • Excellent facilitation, mentorship, team building and coordination skills.
  • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations.
  • Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming.