Program Officer – Prevention US Non-profit Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

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Program Officer – Prevention US Non-profit Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:       Program Officer – Prevention

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: HIV Prevention Advisor

About US:

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.

Job Summary:  The Program Officer – Prevention will lead the planning and implementation of the integrated health program activities in the districts of support. She/he will coordinate with a team of Technical Advisors to ensure that all technical guidance is incorporated into the district work plans to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services including HIV prevention, care, and treatment, TB, maternal, family planning, and other primary care services. She/he will work closely with the District Health Department to adequately plan, timely implement and effectively monitor the execution of the project activities while ensuring adherence to available MOH set standards; and incorporating lessons learnt over time to improve systems and process for enhanced service delivery.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides technical guidance and lead the implementation process of the integrated health program in the supported districts assigned.
  • Improves the quality of and access to HIV prevention service [VMMC, PrEP, HTS care and treatment TB/HIV] in project-supported sites by adopting and institutionalizing quality improvement and Site Improvement and Systems Monitoring (SIMS) approaches
  • Assists in setting up and running special clinical services and track progress at individual sites through site visits and district reports, in collaboration with MOH and the EGPAF program team.
  • Coordinates and participates in capacity building of district and site teams through organizing and conducting mentoring and coaching; CMEs and occasionally formal trainings.
  • Coordinate the implementation of PrEP and VMMC services in collaboration with district based teams and DHTs
  • Coordinate mobilization activities for key and priority populations and work with health teams to provide a standard package of HIV prevention services.
  • Build the skills of selected focal persons to use and support the Stepping Stones methodology
  • Develop strategies to improve linkage and referral of key and priority populations for services at both facility and community level.
  • Spearhead strategies to address condom availability, accessibility and acceptability
  • Build the capacity of health facilities to provide services for post GBV care, improve linkages and referral to support networks.
  • Work with the existing community structures to identify, refer and link victims of GBV at community level.
  • Development of work plans for HIV Prevention interventions at supported health units and as well as their implementation
  • Track key performance indicators and strategies to determine progress in achievement of targets and innovations across supported districts
  • Conduct targeted site supervision visits to supported health units in the district to provide technical assistance, capacity building and mentorship of health workers
  • Write and submit monthly and quarterly reports, and after-action review reports.
  • Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in HIV prevention service package, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV prevention, PMTCT and C&T in addition to the routine monthly updates, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Participate in process of data auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of project activity monitoring data reported by all districts, through quarterly data verification and auditing visits.
  • Manages project finances and other resources related to implementation of activities in the assigned district in line with the Foundation finance guidelines.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic district performance reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
  • Strengthens the quality of health services and data through supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the supported health facilities.
  • Facilitate the interpretation and use of M&E data, through the quarterly district level and facility level review meetings between the project, the district health team and health care workers; guide the identification of performance gaps and development of remedial actions.
  • Coordinates with the district health departmental leadership and other relevant implementing partners [CSOs] in the districts of support to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the EGPAF Program Officer – Prevention job must hold a medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
  • Professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, programs.
  • Three years’ experience in providing HIV prevention services, particularly to key and priority populations; experience gained through serving within a government institution or NGO with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and or sub national level
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, programs.
  • Good understanding of the quality improvement framework of MOH and quality improvement principles
  • Good knowledge of the decentralized health system and community structures
  • Practical experience in managing ART and MNCH services for KP and PP at district levels.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;

The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

Deadline: 8th July 2019

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