Field Officer at Centre for Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS)

Field Officer

CHS/HR/STP/FAS/009/2024

Overall Job Function

Reporting to the site in charge/KVP coordinator, the KVP Field Officer will be responsible for the coordination of comprehensive community-based HIV prevention services, through peer education, micro-planning, and integrated outreaches for HIV prevention at the hotspots and beaches.  The Field Officer will supervise and oversee peer educators and peer navigators to ensure optimum program coverage in clusters and beaches.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and map different categories of Key and Vulnerable Population (KVP) in the targeted geographic areas in the County – Map hotspots and beaches by typology and KP clusters
  • Coordinate comprehensive community-based HIV prevention services through Peer education and outreach for behavioral HIV prevention among KVPs at hotspots.
  • Provide a comprehensive prevention package of services at the facility and community level for HIV-negative KVPs.
  • Provide information and training on the use and promotion of male/female condoms and lubricants (demonstration, skills building in negotiating condoms with sex partners, and ensuring easy access to uninterrupted supply of condoms and lubricants).
  • Prepare work plans for clinical outreach activities to mapped KP hotspots and beaches and prepare summary reports after every planned outreach.
  • Ensure HIV prevention commodities (condoms, lubricants, NSP) stock is available at service delivery points at all times.
  • Expand and improve uptake of testing services for Key and Vulnerable Populations (KVP) using targeted outreach strategies as per the national guidelines
  • Support early enrollment into Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) for KVPs and monitor viral load (VL) suppression in the established cohorts in collaboration with health facilities (Support initiation and retention of KPs on ART under the new National guidelines of Treatment as Prevention (TasP)).
  • Provide and facilitate access to Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to KVPs in need in all health facilities.
  • Support referral and linkage of all high-risk negative clients to high-impact prevention services including VMMC, PrEP, PEP, OVC, DREAMs
  • Provide index testing and elicitation of sexual partners and biological children of index clients, OVC testing, SNS, and HIVST for AYP and KP/VPs
  • Utilize EMR to assign all KVP PE their respective cohorts and document all clients tested, review entries made, and upload eHTS data to the national data warehouse.
  • Facilitate and monitor GBV, working with CSOs and other stakeholders to reduce structural barriers including Stigma reduction, violence prevention and response for KVP.
  • Participate in CQI activities related to KVP services.
  • Enhance scale-up and uptake of HIV recency testing for all clients testing HIV positive in the facility by applying the LRSRF for recency eligibility and referral
  • Enhance support for known positives who had disengaged treatment and ensure they reinitiate care through the utility of UPI with referrals to treatment.
  • Support the M&E framework by reviewing and maintenance of relevant registers/EMR, wall charts, Data entry, reports, timeliness, and accuracy.
  • Support peer educators to conduct micro planning while ensuring the availability of all relevant tools.
  • Conduct any other duty as may be prescribed by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Diploma in relevant Community Health, Public Health, or Social Sciences,
  • MUST be trained on KVP sensitivity, KVP Micro planning and understand KVP Micro planning tools as per NASCOP SOP
  • Must be willing to undertake extensive travels within KVP hotspots and beaches daily (This role is intensive requiring working extra hours and odd hours to meet KVP Peer Educators at the hotspots)
  • Proficiency in computer packages like MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint
  • 3 years experience working with KVP micro planning, peer education, and Outreach model

 

 

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details to vacancies@chskenya.org quoting the position you are applying, for and the reference number as indicated in the subject line. Applications close on March 5, 2024, at 5.00 PM CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis.