USAID Project Jobs – Intervention Coordinator at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Reports to: Director – Clinical Services
Organisation: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
About EGPAF:
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 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.
FHI360 and The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation aim to collaborate with partners in Uganda to produce evidence about strategies for strengthening provision of family planning services to female HIV service clients. The project consists of a conducting a research project entitled, “Promoting Constructive Male Engagement to Increase Use of PMTCT Services.” The primary objective of the research is to assess the effectiveness of an intervention aimed at constructively engaging men in use of PMTCT services and family planning (FP) decision making.
The research will be conducted with clients seeking HIV/AIDS care & treatment services in eight health facilities in Kabale District, Uganda. We are therefore seeking most suitable candidates to fill the following position.
Job Summary: The Intervention Coordinator will be responsible for leading the implementation of a facility- and community-based intervention in Kabale, Uganda designed to strengthen the provision and uptake of integrated family planning/HIV services, with an emphasis on fostering greater involvement of male partners.
The intervention will be implemented as part of the EGPAF-led STAR-SW program.
The Intervention Coordinator will be supervised by the Foundation Director of Clinical Services and provide supervisory visits in conjunction with the regular STAR-SW program site visit schedule.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         In collaboration with Mbarara-based EGPAF staff, coordinate and provide technical support for all aspects of study intervention implementation, including: Act as primary liaison between health facilities, the Kabale DHO office,  other NGO partners in Kabale District , Foundation Kabale Program Officer and Foundation Clinical Services Director
·         Maintain communication and gather feedback from local partners, such as AIC and Marie Stopes, on the FP/PMTCT integration and male involvement intervention package developed by EGPAF and FHI.
·         Secure and maintain buy-in from relevant stakeholders for study/ intervention.
·         Provide technical and administrative support for implementation of facility- and community-based intervention activities as outlined in the intervention package (e.g., implementation of trainings for health care staff and community leaders/members; introducing “male-friendly” innovations in clinics; organizing community-based events, etc).
·         Ensure implementation of intervention activities according to study timeline; report obstacles to implementation in a timely manner.
·         Convene stakeholders to update them on study/intervention progress as needed.
·         Provide supervisory visits to facilities and intervention communities to ensure intervention is implemented as intended and provide ongoing technical support to facility staff and community-level intervention partners.
·         Document intervention implementation using the Intervention Tracking Tool and submit monthly updates to staff at EGPAF and FHI Collect cost data using forms developed by FHI and submit to key staff at FHI and EGPAF.
·         Collaborate with the project Research Coordinator in organizing a local dissemination event upon study completion.
·         Work closely with FHI study staff and Foundation technical staff to develop reports, review data and assure data quality.
·         Support health facilities in maintaining consistent contraceptive commodities stocks
·         Review all facility-level data for completeness and communicate with facility staff on training issues related to quality of data collection
How to Apply:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. 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
Website: www.pedaids.org
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 6th July, 2013
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