USAID Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Careers – Technical Advisor Malaria

Organization: The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical
Director
About EGPAF:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end
pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment
programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS,
working in 15 countries and at 7,000 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 over
the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United
States and new infections in children have declined by 51% worldwide. The EGPAF
Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in
partnership with various donors.
Job Summary: The Technical
Advisor will be a key member of this team, providing malaria specific
programmatic guidance to EGPAF and its partners. S/he will offer technical and
program management and direction in the areas of malaria to the upcoming USAID
regional integrated health programs (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, nutrition, family
planning, and maternal, neonatal and child health care) in Uganda. EGPAF is
recruiting for Malaria Advisors based in the project area in Uganda. This program
aims to increase utilization of health services by strengthening systems and
improve quality of integrated health services. The project will operate over a
five-year period. Responsibilities include providing leadership and technical
guidance in the development and implementation of malaria activities under the
leadership of the Technical Director. This position will ensure the technical
and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the
project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies,
based on sound and current scientific evidence.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Serve as a lead technical advisor and
    provide strategic guidance in development, implementation and management
    of evidence-based programming for malaria prevention, treatment and
    control that is in line with organizational best practices.
  • Work closely with the MOH and district
    health teams to facilitate the integration of malaria prevention,
    treatment and control activities into the broader primary health care
    system at various levels within the district health care.
  • Work with the district health teams and
    project staff to actively use data for decision making and to identify how
    malaria control activities and impact can be implemented and sustained
    over time.
  • Actively participate in monitoring,
    periodic evaluations, and semi-annual reviews of project activities
    related to malaria prevention, treatment and control, and supporting data
    use at health facility and district level.
  • Work with EGAPF technical officers in
    country offices to enhance linkages between malaria and other
    project-related activities and actively participate in all Technical
    Advisory Group Meetings.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The candidate should possess a good Bachelor
    of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree and a Master’s in Public Health
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    malaria prevention, control, and case management
  • Significant experience in malaria and/or
    public health, with experience in health programme design, implementation
    and coordination
  • Good program management skills including
    program monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, strategy development and
    ability to work effectively with partners and stakeholders.
  • Prior experience collaborating with Ministries
    of Health and other implementing partners on the implementation of
    technically sound public health programmes, including malaria control
    prevention and treatment interventions
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of
    Ugandan decentralized health care system.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and
    report writing skills
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation are invited to send their cover letters and updated CVs to:
The Country Director,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 5th September 2014

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