Opportunities

Applications are invited for the following positions:

The University of Nairobi, through the Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics, College of Health and Sciences, has received funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the Ministries of Medical Services and Public Health and Sanitation to implement high quality, equitable, accessible sustainable and comprehensive HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and Support services in Kiambu and Kirinyaga Counties. To achieve this objective, the Project seeks to fill the following positions: -

1. Project Director – Pediatrics – 1 Post – AC/2/38/14 - (CHS)

Location - Nairobi with frequent travel to the field.

The project Paediatrician will be involved in providing high level PMTCT and Paediatrics treatment, leadership, training, mentorship, support supervision and quality improvement among others. Key roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Provide technical support on the design and implementation of community and facility based PMTCT and Paediatric prevention, care and treatment services
  • Work to strengthen monitoring and evaluation of PMTCT and paediatric HIV programs
  • Strengthen technical leadership on PMTCT and paediatric HIV prevention and care and treatment.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations and other materials to key objective stakeholders
  • Attend appropriate technical meetings and workshop, and participate in relevant training events related to PMTCT and paediatric HIV.

Applicants should be holders of Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and MMed (Paediatrics and Child Health) degrees from a recognized university and be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board with a valid practice licence. Candidates must have at least 2 year working experience in the field of Public Sector HIV programming. Computer literacy is desired.

2. Service Deliver Advisor and TA Team Lead – 1 Post- AC/2/39/14 – (CHS)

Location - Kiambu

  • The Service Delivery and TA Team Lead will be responsible for:
  • Coordination of activities of the TA hub
  • Responsible for support for implementation of quality, accessible and comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment in partnership with target CHMTs, HMTs.

The successful candidate will provide technical support for implementation of HIV prevention, care and treatment and TH/HIV collaborative activities; support mentorship and capacity development of ·      service providers members, implementation of community programs and quality improvement systems and supervise TA Team.

Applicants should be in possession of minimum of MBChB degree from a recognized institution and be registered with MPDB and at least 3 years’ experience in HIV programming. Those with health systems related qulifications (MPH, Project Management, Health Systems Management of Epidemiology) will have an added advantage. Evidence of training in aspects of HIV Medicine will be required.

3. Health Communication Assistant – 1 Post – AD/2/40/14 – (CHS)

Location - Nairobi with frequent field travel.

Applicants must be holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Public Health, Development Studies or related field. She/he should have at least one year experience and demonstrated ability in developing and implementing a wide variety of health communication and advocacy strategies for multidisciplinary stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be expected to assist the Health Communications and Advocacy develop and disseminate relevant health messages, prepare messages for multimedia including print, web, video and audio platforms.

NOTE: Applicants should submit (7) copies of the application letter and supporting documents to the Principal, College of Health and Sciences, P.O. Box 30197-00100, Nairobi.

CLOSING DATE: Friday, March 7, 2014. 

(For more details, please click here http://www.uonbi.ac.ke/working-at-the-university)

Please note that the University of Nairobi in an equal opportunity employer. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.