Full-Time Technical Advisor – TB – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

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Full-Time Technical Advisor –
TB (Re-Advertised)
“Sometimes in life there is that moment when it’s possible to make a
change for the better. This is one of those moments.” -Elizabeth Glaser
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader
in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17 countries and at
4,700 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, pediatric AIDS has been virtually
eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of nearly
1,300—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to
implement prevention, care, and treatment; further advance innovative research;
and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities  to bring
dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families
worldwide.
The Foundation has received funding from USAID/Uganda for a five-year
cooperative agreement in 13 districts in the South-western region of Uganda
with the goal of increasing access to, coverage of and utilization of quality
comprehensive tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment
services. The STAR SW project has four main objectives:
1.      
To
strengthen decentralized HIV/TB service delivery system, with emphasis on
health center IVs, IIIs and community outreaches.
2.     
To
improve quality and efficiency of HIV/TB services within health facilities and
Community Service Organizations /groups.
3.     
To
strengthen networks and referrals systems to improve access to, coverage and
utilization of HIV/TB services.
4.     
 To intensify demand generation activities for
HIV/TB prevention, care and treatment service.
The STAR-SW project provides a comprehensive service package of HIV
counseling and testing (HCT), prevention of mother to child transmission
(PMTCT), HIV/AIDS chronic care services, HIV/TB collaborative services,
community based directly observed TB treatment-short course (CB-DOTS); and
antiretroviral treatment (ART) for both ARV-naïve people living with HIV/AIDS
(PLWHAs) and the transitioned TREAT -supported
PLWHAs currently receiving ART. This program fosters the development of strong
partnerships with other district-based TB and HIV/AIDS programs in each of the
regions in order to improve coordination; expand the referral network and
ensure more efficient use of resources.
DEPARTMENT:      
     Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  Mbarara
Reporting Relationships: The Technical Advisor-TB report to Director
Clinical Services
Job Summary: To offer technical support, monitor and
evaluate delivery of TB and TB/HIV collaborative and integration activities in
accordance with NTLP and national HIV/AIDS policies and standards.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
·        
Liaises
with Ministry of Health and other institutions involved in TB and HIV/AIDS care
services
·        
Participates
in the formulation, review and recommendation of national guidelines/protocols
and policies on TB, TB/HIV service delivery.
·        
Provides
TB and TB/HIV technical support and guidance to the district based officers
district health teams and the community based groups like CBOs etc.
·        
Participates
in organizing regular technical updates/review meetings for TB/HIV to the STAR
SW project staff
·        
Participates
in development of guidelines and protocol for delivery of TB and TB/HIV
services and recommends standards to be used in the provision of clinical
services to TWG (s).
·        
Participates
in the STAR SW planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to
TB/HIV services
·        
Recommends
performance indicators for monitoring and evaluating TB, TB/HIV services
·        
Prepares
SOPs to be used by the medical personnel in planning and institutionalizing
clinical services.
·        
Recommends
and disseminates up-to-date clinical services delivery guidelines and protocols
for TB and TB/HIV services
·        
Monitors
and evaluates the delivery of TB, TB/HIV services, and recommends necessary
follow-up actions.
·        
Recommends/Identifies
training needs on TB and TB/HIV in the supported districts
·        
Provides
on-the-job training and updating of skills of STAR SW and District Staffs
·        
Prepares
periodic reports on TB, TB/HIV activities in the region, Reports on Clinical
services
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·        
Medical
Degree
·        
Post
graduate training in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Public Health
·        
5 year
relevant working experience in area of TB/HIV
·        
Training
in TB/HIV Management
·        
Training
of trainer skills
·        
HIV/AIDS 
Knowledge
·        
Knowledge
of National HIV/AIDS policies
How to Apply
Please send cover letter and CV to:
The Country Director/COP
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 21127
Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
 (Email Subject: use Job title)
EGPAF will only contact short-listed applicants. Deadline for submission is
13th APRIL 2012
www.pedaids.org
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are
welcome to apply.
 Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

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