Technical Advisor – Pediatric Care and Treatment NGO Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator – ViiV
Since 2000, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has been supporting prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in Uganda. EGPAF-Uganda is a leading provider of technical assistance to Uganda’s Ministry of Health, and provides clinical service delivery support at the facility, district, regional, and national levels. We work closely with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and other partners to increase access to comprehensive, high-quality HIV prevention, care and treatment, and TB services for women, children, and families living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. EGPAF-Uganda currently supports services at 808 health facilities in 18 districts in the Southwest Region.
Job Summary: The Technical Advisor Pediatric Care and Treatment will offer technical support, monitor and evaluate delivery of HIV Care and Treatment in accordance with national HIV/AIDS policies and standards.
The technical advisor will be expected to work closely with the BP members to ensure smooth implementation of the project. He/she will work closely with a team of other advisors, regional IPs and the MOH to support implementation of the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- S/He will participate in the development of ViiV work plans at the project level, district and health facilities.
- Improve identification, treatment initiation, retention and viral suppression of pregnant and lactating women and children living with or exposed to HIV
- Main focus being HIV positive adolescent girls who are pregnant and lactating;
- New & optimized programming necessary to cover the retention gap for adolescent girls who are pregnant and lactating including retention in PMTCT/HIV Care with an aim of covering drop off along the PMTCT cascade (only 60-70% of infants reached within first 2 months if life).
- Explore Technical assistance gaps at central level & work together with partners to developing a Uganda paediatric HIV community intervention manual based on TAFU model.
- Continuously examine emerging programming gaps due to the shifting landscape so as to remain responsive to the needs of the national program.
- Provide technical assistance to MOH pediatric HIV care and treatment program
- Promote the documentation of best practices and lessons learned that can be shared at subnational, national and international fora
- Write high-level summary progress reports for stakeholder updates
- Perform other duties to support the program as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree. A Master’s in Med pediatrics
- A minimum of five years of experience in planning and implementing HIV/AIDS prevention, control and case management.
- Experience working/collaborating with Ministries of Health and other Implementing Partners on the implementation of technically sound public health programmes, including HIV, prevention, care and treatment interventions
- Practical experience in working with health systems at the district level
- Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT, ART and Pediatric care and treatment.
- Experience with PEPFAR – supported projects is an added advantage
- Prior experience coordinating HIV & AIDS quality improvement initiatives is an added advantage
- Ability to work in a team (good team player)
- Excellent training and mentorship/coaching skills and experience in coordinating large scale capacity building initiatives.
- In-depth knowledge in health care operations research and formulating project proposals
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including the development of reports
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.