NGO Career Jobs – PMTCT Coordinator at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Job Title:       PMTCT Coordinator
Organization: Baylor College
of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Report to: HIV Prevention
Manager
About US:
Baylor College
of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor -Uganda) is a private not
for profit NGO that provides: HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services;
maternal child health services; Health Professional training and Clinical
Research.

Job Summary: The PMTCT
Coordinator will offer technical support in the development and monitoring of
the implementation of the Baylor-Uganda PMTCT/EID/HCT objectives in alignment
with the MoH guidelines for PMTCT/EID/HCT to improve health facility service
programs, systems and structures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will develop and monitor the
implementation of a consolidated and comprehensive work plan, procurement plan
& budget for PMTCT/EID/HCT project activities and as well as monitor the
integration of these activities during district planning and budgeting in
various regions in line with the objectives of the projects and Baylor-Uganda’s
financial guidelines.
·        
Build and strengthen partnerships and networks with
the District, CBOs, NGOs and other influential groups to have coordinated and
harmonized interventions, as well as monitor the implementation of strategies
for community mobilization and advocacy for PMTCT/EID/ HCT related activities
in the region in line with Baylor- Uganda’s mission.
·        
Develop and monitor the implementation of PMTCT/
EID/HCT capacity building programs based on identified needs at the
Baylor-Uganda COE and in Baylor-Uganda supported sites through didactic
trainings, on site mentorships and support supervisions according to MOH
national guidelines.
·        
The incumbent will monitor the timely forecasting
and ordering process for PMTCT/EID/HCT supplies by the Districts/health
facilities key stakeholders, as well as the distribution and usage of these
items.
·        
Monitor the distribution and usage of all data tools
and the new or updated national policies/guidelines for PMTCT/EID/HCT as well
as the update of related information in the HIMS system by the Districts/Health
facilities key stakeholders in the attached Districts.
·        
Regularly review and monitor the implementation of
strategies for phasing in, reprogramming as per drastic changes, and phasing
out given PMTCT/EID/HCT activities; as well as periodically evaluate the
functionality of linkage/referral systems within the facilities, to higher
level facilities plus the patient tracking system for mother-baby pairs and provide
feedback to key stakeholders.
·        
Develop the PMTCT/EID/HCT ‘operation strategy’ based
on ‘holistic strategic thinking’ and monitor its implementation through
quarterly balanced scorecards/Performance monitoring plans then submit periodic
consolidated performance reports to the key stakeholders in line with
Baylor-Uganda’s mission.
·        
Identify research opportunities and monitor the
conducting of PMTCT/EID/HCT related operational research, as well write
fundable proposals for program continuity in line with Baylor-Uganda research
and donor guidelines of given projects.
·        
Develop and monitor the implementation of strategies
and systems for strengthening health facilities to improve targeted HCT
outreaches among Key Population (KP) communities, and at OVC dwelling Places;
and as well PITC at inpatient wards, women entry points (ANC, PNC, FP clinics
& labour ward for re-testing), and at child entry points for exposed babies
and infants.
·        
Develop and monitor the implementation of strategies
and systems for strengthening health facilities to provide Family Planning
(FP), couple counseling, and support for HIV sero-discordant couples including
disclosure, partner testing, and positive living aligned to ART interventions
in line with national HIV prevention strategies
·        
The incumbent will also review and monitor the
implementation of HR support activities to enhance a competent & motivated
team of ‘PMTCT/EID/HCT staff in accordance with Baylor -Uganda human resources
manual.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should must hold an MBCHB degree;
preferably with a Master’s degree in Public Health or its equivalent with
health systems management training.
·        
A minimum of three years’ experience in managing
PMTCT/EID/HCT Programs or maternal and reproductive health programs/ projects.
·        
Three years’ relevant working experience preferably
in health development at a senior position, with a reputable international or
local NGO; and direct experience with government and donor representatives.
·        
Trainer of Trainers in PMTCT option B and Early
Infant Diagnosis and must have solid working knowledge (practical skills) in
the following areas: PMTCT, PWP, HCT, AB and ART.
·        
Good team work
·        
Good networking skills
·        
Excellent communication skills;
·        
Excellent negotiation and partnership skills;
·        
The incumbent must be highly dynamic
·        
Highly persuasive and convincing; self-motivated
·        
Ability to demonstrate high initiative.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to the
address below including a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job
requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees i.e.
email and phone addresses, copies of professional/academic documents,
certificate of good conduct, email address, and day time telephone contact. The
applicant must have at most a credit 6 in Math and English.
Send
applications via E-mail to: applications@baylor-Uganda.org.
The Human
Resources Manager,
Baylor College
of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda,
Block 5 Mulago
Hospital,
P.O. Box 72052,
Clock Tower, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Tuesday, 8th
December, 2015 by 4:00 pm
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