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Temporary Program Coordinator at FHI 360


The Program Coordinator will be the field-based program lead at the Kenya/Uganda border project site. S/he will be responsible for overall program management and coordination at cross-border site level. S/he will work with the project team in Nairobi led by the Chief of Party to deliver on the overall program strategy and the HIV 95/95/95 and other integrated health performance targets. The Program Coordinator will represent FHI 360/CB-HIPP at the Busia County (Kenya) and Uganda’s Busia, Tororo and Namayingo districts’ technical working groups and stakeholder MOH meetings and be the local link between FHI 360/CB-HIPP and key stakeholders such as county/local government, MOH and USAID-funded bilateral implementing partners. Working collaboratively with the local implementing partners (FHI 360 sub grantees) and the county/district health management teams (C/DHMTs), s/he will also be responsible for coordinating development and implementation of the site activity plans and quality improvement initiatives, data collection and analysis, and timely program and financial reporting. The Program Coordinator will be based in Busia, Kenya.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide program and technical oversight to CB-HIPP activities on the Kenya/Uganda border sites

Maintain collaboration between CB-HIPP and relevant stakeholders on the Kenya/Uganda border, including working relationship with county/local government and health teams, USAID bilateral implementing partners, other public/private stakeholders for effective coordination and collaboration.

Coordinate development and implementation of detailed site activity plans aligned with the overall program strategy for improving the 95/95/95 treatment cascade.

In liaison with the local implementing partners (LIPs),  support targeted HIV positive identification and related activities in the project sites e.g. ensure successful linkage through the participating facilities (cross-border health unit) for newly identified HIV clients, work closely with cross-border peer educators, community health extension workers, linkage facilitators/etc. to support mobile and cross-border PLHIV retention in care and adherence to treatment, implement mechanisms for cross-border defaulter/loss to follow-up patient tracking and return to care, etc.

Work closely with the project team in implementing health system strengthening activities that increase uptake and quality of HIV, TB and integrated health services for mobile and cross-border populations at project sites.

Provide on-going monitoring of site level activities through day-to-day interaction with LIPs and USAID implementing partners and regular planning and coordination meetings; and coordinate tracking of the achievement of project results with regard to service delivery access and uptake.

Work closely with the project’s implementation science and knowledge management teams to participate in the development, monitoring, documentation and dissemination of technical achievements, best practices and other knowledge products of the project.

Identify technical assistance (TA) needs of LIPs and liaise with the project team to ensure TA in management, finance and specific technical areas is provided in a timely and quality manner.

Oversee production of timely and accurate technical and financial reports .

Represent CB-HIPP in relevant Kenya and Uganda MOH and other technical and cross-border health meetings in the participating county/districts.

Maintain regular communication with the FHI 360/CB-HIPP Nairobi office on updates and information on the project and related activities on the Kenya/Uganda border sites.

Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

BS/BA Degree in Social Sciences, Community Development, Public Health, Environmental Health or related studies with 7-9 years’ relevant work experience; or MS/MA/MPH in relevant field with 5-7 years of experience

Sound understanding of HIV and AIDS and integrated TB, SGBV, reproductive health/family planning and public health interventions.

Current knowledge of PEPFAR programming priorities and strategies, including USG rules and regulations

Familiarity with the Kenya and Uganda health systems including national HIV and TB program implementation and documentation.

​Demonstrated ability to work well with various stakeholders and to develop and maintain strategic relationships.

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and navigate politically sensitive terrain.

Experience providing technical assistance to county/district-level civil society organizations.

Demonstrated ability to design and adapt tools and document success stories and project learning for adaptation.

Project Management (PM) Certification is an added advantage.

Other skills

Must be a self-starter, with high degree of responsibility to project outcomes with minimal direct supervision.

Excellent oral and report writing skills and management of tight schedules and timelines.

Capable of effective communication and transference of skills.

Capable of interpreting data and draw appropriate conclusions to their significance and relevance to public health.

Excellent computer software skills for word processing.

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