Technical Advisor US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

By | May 22, 2020
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Technical Advisor US Non-profit Careers – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title: Technical Advisor II – Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment Quality Improvement Initiative

Organization:  Catholic Relief Services

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to:  Project Director

About US:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary: The Technical Advisor II – Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment Quality Improvement Initiative will ensure overall technical and programmatic focus of the Pediatric and Adolescent Quality Improvement (QI) collaborative initiative to increase case identification, linkage & retention in care and treatment of children and adolescents living with HIV (C/ALHIV)). This advisory role will involve coordinating and providing technical input to the pediatric QI collaborative aimed at rapidly improving outcomes along the pediatric HIV clinical care cascade. It will requires building strong and effective partnerships with the Ministry of Health, District Health Teams (DHTs), and Facility-level QI teams, Implementing Partners (IPs), Faith¬Based Organizations (FBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and the Senior Coordinator, eMTCT (MoH/CHAI) to implement intensive pediatric care support in the high burden FASTER priority health facilities. The Technical Advisor will coordinate and oversee the work of the pediatric coaches who will provide mentorship at priority sites.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall management and coordination of the pediatric and adolescent QI collaborative initiative including design, implementation, partner relations, deliverables, accountability, problem – solving and escalation of needs.
  • Collaborate with the MOH/ACP technical teams and provide technical assistance in planning, implementing, and monitoring the QI interventions aimed at improving outcomes in the clinical cascade for HEI/EID, pediatric and adolescent HIV care and treatment.
  • Contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in the CRS/FASTER pediatric and adolescent HIV care and treatment programming through development of learning and training strategies and agendas/ curricula, conducting trainings, mentoring and coaching to staff in the FASTER supported sites.
  • Contribute to knowledge management and learning, through collecting and analyzing of program data, evaluating strategic projects, assisting with measuring the pediatric program impact.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with donors, peer organizations, faith-based organizations, research and other institutions and participate in forums in the area of pediatric and adolescent HIV care and treatment capacity and QI to collect and share best practices and promote CRS’ work.
  • Submit weekly reports to the FASTER Project Director (PD), the MOH and CDC on Performance of FASTER priority sites along the Pediatric & adolescent HIV care and treatment cascade.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Technical Advisor II – Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Care and Treatment Quality Improvement Initiative job must hold a Master’s Degree in Pediatrics, internal medicine, public health, epidemiology, or a related field. Required.
  • At least five years’ experience in an advisory or management role with progressive responsibilities, with minimum of three years work in programming interventions in pediatric & adolescent HIV care and health systems strengthening.
  • In-depth knowledge of Uganda health systems & structures for provision of HIV services, knowledge of Uganda HIV care, treatment and prevention guidelines, DSD Models, pediatric ART optimization and national QI framework and methods.
  • Experience in capacity building that includes mentoring, coaching, facilitation and training while applying adult learning principles and practices.
  • Experience with program monitoring and evaluation, including use of data to inform planning, applying data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
  • Experience and skills in building strong professional collaborations networking and relations with USG/PEPFAR, government agencies, MOH officials, peer organizations, NGOS. Understanding of partnership principles.
  • Proficient in MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, information and budget management systems, knowledge-sharing networks.
  • Excellent relationship management skills with ability to influence & obtain buy-in from people not under direct supervision and with people from diverse geographical, professional & cultural settings.
  • Strong strategic, analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see the big picture and ability to make sound judgment, and work effectively in a demanding environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong presentation, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching skills
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
  • Languages: English fluency, including excellent oral and written skills, required

Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

How to Apply:

All candidates should Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject

line of the email, copy and paste – TECHNICALADVISORIIPEDANDADOL. All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.

Deadline: 20th May 2020

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