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Support for HIV Linkage Rates Assessments Project(KEN-2)

June 1, Length: 2-3 months

Location: Kisumu County, Kenya

In 2016, ICAP implemented specific activities to improve linkage and antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation amongst newly-identified HIV-positive clients. This project utilizes existing aggregate data to: assess linkage rates for HIV-positive clients at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching & Referral Hospital (JOORTH) in Kisumu, identify points of service with the lowest linkage rates, describe activities that were most successful in ensuring linkage and finally make recommendations to improve linkage.
Specific project deliverables will include:

  • Analysis of HIV testing and counseling (HTC) linkage data
  • Status report: Overall findings of the analysis; inter- and intra-facility linkage rates, linkage by point of service, time to enrollment in care, profile of clients not linked to HIV care within three months of HIV diagnosis, and description of activities implemented to support linkage and impact on linkage

Scope of Work
The student will be expected to analyze and synthesis data from HTC and linkage registers/data base at JOOTRH and present results.

Travel to the field will be required.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Experience with research
  • Coursework or work experience related to HIV prevention
  • Experience performing data analysis using SAS and/or STATA
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and able to adapt to new challenges and environments

Preferred
  • International work/volunteer experience
  • Experience performing data management and analysis
  • Experience with qualitative analysis software (NVivo) highly desired