CDC PEPFAR Project Careers – Paediatrician at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Organisation: The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor-Uganda)
Funding Source: CDC
Project Name: SMGL Project Phase 2
Duty Station:  Uganda
About Baylor:
The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) headquartered at Mulago hospital, is a comprehensive HIV/AIDS care and treatment organization that supports the treatment and care of HIV infected and affected Children and Adults. Baylor – Uganda has four operational areas; HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services, maternal child health services, Health Professional training and Clinical Research. Baylor-Uganda is in receipt of UNICEF and PEPFAR grant through CDC.
Job Summary: The Paediatrician for newborn will mainly develop and monitor the implementation of systems, policies and procedures for provision of comprehensive care for critically ill premature and full-term infants from birth until discharge in the health facilities (HF) in line with WHO (World Health Organization) standards of maternal and neonatal care
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Prepare and monitor the implementation of periodic neonatal procurement plans, work plans & budgets as well as the integration of the ‘related neonatal activities in alignment to HIV/AIDs management’ in health facility plans and budget in line with in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
  • Benchmark the site assessment data of current state of HFs with expected neonatal Health standard services delivery for MoH and make recommendations for improving HF systems and structures and as well as accreditation of HFs for management of high-risk infants in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
  • Develop a strategy to monitor the conducting of periodic neonatal related needs analysis, and as well as implementation and evaluation of related capacity building programs (in terms of training, mentorship, support supervision and refurbishment of appropriate infrastructures) in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
  • Offer expert antenatal consultation in the context of preterm labor or a fetus who has one or more congenital anomalies that require preparation for the birth and coordination of services in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of a system for registration, referral, planning the treatment in advance (before the birth of the baby) when there is a known risk that a baby will be born needing care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and as well as follow up of the baby to recovery in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care.
  • Periodically critically assess the HF trained Neonatal staff in handling of high-risk deliveries and assistance in delivering babies that need special medical attention then come up with interventions to curb the gaps/needs in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care.
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of procedures for provision of supportive care of infants from birth, and frequently perform technical procedures such as endotracheal intubation and placement of central venous and arterial catheters in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of procedures for provision of technical support care to infants who require extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), inclusive of conditions associated with preterm birth, difficulties in the transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life, and serious congenital anomalies, in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of procedures in Hospitals/health facilities for long-term care & follow-up of high-risk infants (i.e. critically ill babies, and premature babies) and supportive care for lower-risk newborns in the newborn nursery in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of nutrition procedures for sick infants along with the administration of the subscribed medication in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
  • Monitor the identification, implementation and closing of quality implementation Neonatal related projects in the health facilities in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of a system for developing health facility based neonatal targets and enhancing timely periodic related reporting then submit timely reports to the key stakeholders and utilize the findings in research medication in line with WHO standards of maternal and neonatal care
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The incumbent should possess a Masters in Paediatrics, preferably with health systems management training
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in managing maternal health programs/projects
  • One year relevant working experience preferably in health development at a senior management position, with a reputable international NGO, and direct experience with government and donor representatives
  • Team ethic and communication skills
  • Must be dynamic, Persuasive &convincing, self- motivated and able to demonstrate high initiative.
How to Apply:
All suitable candidates with a desire to work with the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation should send their applications to: Send a detailed updated CV demonstrating possession of the job requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional/Academic documents, email address, and day time telephone contact. You must have at least a credit 6 in MATH and ENGLISH.
The Human Resource Manager,
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda,
Block 5 Mulago Hospital, P.O. Box 72052 clock tower, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256-417-119200/100
Email: applications@baylor-Uganda.org
Deadline: 15th August 2014
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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