USAID Non-profit Jobs – Technical Advisor – HIV Care and Treatment at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
About US:
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 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country
program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with
various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality
of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and
treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning;
nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and
other primary carer services.
Job Summary:  The Technical Advisor – HIV Care and Treatment
provides technical support, monitor and evaluate delivery of HIV Care and
Treatment in accordance with national HIV/AIDS policies and standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent provides technical guidance for
comprehensive TB and HIV/AIDS programs by updating implementing partners on
technical advances and lessons learned around the world.
·        
Works closely with other team members to ensure
national and international standards, guidelines and protocols are adhered to.
·        
Provides ART technical support and guidance to the
district based officers and the district teams on work plan development
·        
Actively participates in organizing regular technical
updates/review meetings for ART to the RHITES-SW project staff
·        
Leads and supports other quality assurance
activities as required
·        
Provides continuous guidance and improvement of the
quality of the care and treatment program by regular application of quality
improvement and Site Improvement and Monitoring Systems approaches.
·        
Develop and scale up change packages that addressing
the gaps and challenges to ensure continuum of care and response in attaining
the 90-90-90 targets.
·        
Supports health facilities in achieving and
maintaining ART accreditation.
·        
Provides technical guidance during the development
of RHITES-SW annual work plan and participates in the planning and budgeting
activities, especially in regard to ART services
·        
Coordinates technical reporting according to defined
reporting schedule and writes regular monitoring and technical reports as
required and contribute to EGPAF’s reports
·        
In charge of identifying, documenting, disseminating
and scaling up best practices in PMTCT and C&T.
·        
Represent EGPAF and RHITES-SW project in the
supported districts and at national level.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The Technical Advisor – HIV Care and Treatment should
preferably hold a medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health or
other clinical discipline.
·        
A minimum of five years of professional experience
working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment.
·        
Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing,
planning, implementing and monitoring PMTCT, ART including Pediatric care, and
TB/HIV programs.
·        
Hands-on experience in working with health systems
at the district level.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of current issues
and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially pediatric and adult
ART, PMTCT and HCT.
·        
Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Good
verbal communication and writing skills.
·        
Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in
Uganda.
·        
Computer literacy and working knowledge of Microsoft
office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
to this address;
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: 14th December 2015
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