3 NGO Jobs – District Based Program Officer at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Job Title: District Based Program Officer (3 Vacancies)
Department: Clinical Services
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Report to: The District Based Program Officer report to the Director Clinical Services
About EGPAF:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS 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 of and utilization of HIV/TB services.
4. To intensify demand generation activities for HIV/TB prevention, care and treatment service.
The STAR-SW project will provide 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 (PLHIV) and the transitioned TREAT supported PLHIV currently receiving ART.
This program will foster 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.
Job Summary: The District Based Program Officer will help to expand the comprehensive TB and HIV/AIDS Program. The Program Officer will work with the country team and will travel extensively to provide technical advice to the areas in which STAR SW/EGPAF is working. He/she will provide direct technical support and guidance to implementing partners at the regional, district, sub-district and community levels.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provides technical guidance for comprehensive TB and HIV/ AIDS programs by updating implementing partners on technical advances and lessons learned around the world.
  • Assists team Leaders and District Based Officer in the development of overall TB and HIV/AIDS Care &Treatment partner strategy to support the National Strategy to provide national expansion of EMTCT, C&T, TB and associated care and support services in Uganda.
  • Assists in setting up and running HIV clinical services and track progress at individual sites through site visits and district reports, in collaboration with M.O.H and the EGPAF program team.
  • Provides technical guidance to the district teams for work plan development
  • Provides technical guidance during the development of STAR SW/ EGPAF’s annual work plan.
  • Coordinates technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule, writes regular monitoring and technical reports as required and contribute to EGPAF’s reports
  • Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in PMTCT and C&T.
  • Represent EGPAF and STAR SW project in the supported districts and at national level.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The qualified candidate will have a medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health with at least:
  • 5 years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring PMTCT, clinical care and Pediatric care programs.
  • Practical experience in managing ART Services at district levels.
  • Experience in mentoring and coaching of health workers at TB DTU and ART sites in provision of comprehensive HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT, ART and VCT.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
  • Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in Uganda.
How to Apply:
All qualified individuals are welcome 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
EGPAF will only contact short-listed applicants.
Deadline: 22nd March 2013. www.pedaids.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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