Program Officer – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title: Program Officer
Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
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 HIV 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.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer will be working as
part of the global cooperative agreement for technical assistance (TA)
services, a five-year CDC- funded cooperative agreement implemented by the
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). The Program Officer will
support the team to provide comprehensive and cost-effective TA, capacity
building, and program implementation expertise for PEPFAR and Global
Fund-supported global health activities in the three programmatic areas of: 1)
prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), 2) HIV care and
treatment clinical services for adults and children, and 3) HIV pediatric care
and treatment. The Program Officer will enhance data usage from Option B+
weekly reports and guide efforts to improve retention by tracking of lost
clients on Option’ B+. MOH will lead the implementation of activity and it will
require ; coordinating all key stakeholders including: MOH, EGAPF, IPs and CDC
teams for its successful implementation.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Actively coordinate EGPAF, MOH, IPs, and
    CDC to ensure a successful collaboration and coordination to attain
    comprehensive cost effective implementation of activities.
  • Attend joint mentoring and coaching visits
    to the districts to facilitate the functionality of the District Response
    Teams
  • Intuitively plan and coordinate quarterly
    performance review meetings of the District Response Teams
  • Organize meeting with the MOH and IPs to
    review existing client tracking forms and mechanisms for tracking missed
    appointments
  • Technically support enhancement of
    district and health facility data usage from Option B+ weekly reports and
    guide efforts to improve retention by tracking of lost clients on Option
    B+
  • Support the UGPAF Uganda team with
    coordination to ensure that deadlines are met, assist with completion of
    all deliverables (training curricula and tools, etc.), summarizing
    discussions, writing reports and ensuring communication across the team.
  • Work in liaison with teams, to ensure that
    there is a functioning District-based CQI systems using Option B+
    retention monitoring data and reports to enhance clients’ retention on
    Option B+
  • Actively coordinate the process of
    standardizing methodology for ongoing monitoring of retention in Option B+
    program and ensure that it is fully understood and utilized by teams.
  • Coordinate the development of SOPs on data
    use of routine monthly and quarterly reports on Option B+ retention
    submitted by facilities/districts through the Emergency Operations Center
  • (EOC) system
  • Participate in establishment of adequate
    systems at facilities and districts to monitor retention monthly and
    identify Option B+ clients who have missed visits, including a formal
    response by the district response team to provide follow-up
  • Responsible for the coordination and the
    development of training packages on Option B+ retention monitoring and
    reporting, simplified data analysis, using data to determine appropriate
    responses, data verification and reporting, analysis and use
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The Program Officer should hold a medical
    degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
  • Five or more years of
    professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care &
    treatment.
  • Practical knowledge and skills in
    designing, planning, implementing and monitoring PMTCT, clinical care and
    Pediatric care programs.
  • Practical experience in HIV Data analysis
    and usage.
  • Hands-on experience in managing training
    and developing of SOPs in mentoring and coaching of health workers at ART
    sites in provision of comprehensive PMTCT, HIV/AIDS and TB services.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and
    developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT and ART Strong
    skills in teamwork and collaboration. Excellent verbal communication and
    writing skills.
  • Significant experience in working closely
    with MOH and HIV implementing partners while contributing to the HIV/AIDS
    response
How to Apply:
All candidates should send a cover letter 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 to:
UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 2nd
January, 2015

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