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Medical Officer – Quality Improvement Lead

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – General Secretariat is the National Administrative, facilitative and Coordinative arm through which KCCB undertakes all those responsibilities which express the KCCB mission in Kenya.

KCCB is the prime recipient of the grant entitled Kenya AIDS Response Program (KARP) awarded by Centers of Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) in March 2011 under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) concentrates on HIV prevention, care and treatment Western Kenya Region

S/he will be responsible for the overall development, management and guidance of a multidisciplinary technical team that is in charge of strengthening KCCB-KARP HIV prevention, care and treatment services with an emphasis on continuous quality assurance and performance improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a multidisciplinary Technical Assistance team in strengthening continuous quality and performance improvement
  • Monitor the success of viral suppression over stipulated time and provide such and related information as a predictor of viral suppression for reporting and decision making
  • Work closely with SI team to uphold use of routinely generated program data for assessment and improvement of quality of care services
  • Establish and implement a comprehensive feedback mechanism for collecting information on patients (including adherence to treatment and treatment support provided)
  • Provide direct technical assistance and mentoring to health facilities for continuous quality improvement and models for change
  • Participate in target setting and development of indicators for implementation and evaluation of the interventions determining quality of outcomes and prepare monthly reports
  • Work closely with Senior Clinical Program Officers to build sustainable capacity for continuous quality improvement in the local health facilities
  • Document all activities and outcomes of the program experience including best practices especially in maintaining continuous quality improvement
  • Performs related work as required and carries out any other essential tasks related to the KARP and General Secretariat’s goals that may reasonably be assigned
  • Provide senior-level technical support to technical staff in design, implementation, and management of quality improvement efforts especially in HIV care and treatment
  • Support strategic planning for quality improvement programming including sustainable facility-based quality improvement efforts and development of innovative, measurable quality improvement initiatives

Required Qualifications and Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (M.B.Ch.B or equivalent). Master’s degree in Medicine, Paediatrics, Obs/Gyn or Public Health would be an advantage
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in clinical services; strengthening continuous quality and performance improvement in HIV preferred
  • Clinical programming knowledge preferably in a HIV program setting.
  • Good analytical plus oral and written communication skills

NB: Those who had applied for this position do not need to reapply.

How to Apply:Send your application CV and cover letter):

Human Resources Manager,
Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops General Secretariat,
P.O. Box 13475-00800,
Nairobi

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