Youth and Adolescent Health Officer GHC Fellowship Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organisation: Global Health
Corps (GHC)
Placement Organisation:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Eligible Citizenship:
Ugandan
Salary: Monthly Stipend of
550 dollars per month
About GHC:
Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with
organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide
these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship
year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened
skills and strong partnerships. We currently place fellows in Malawi, Rwanda,
Uganda, the United States, and Zambia.
About EGPAF:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is the global
leader in the fight to end AIDS in children. Since our inception 25 years ago,
EGPAF has helped to achieve a 90% decline in new HIV infections in the United
States, and over a 50% decline in the number of new infections in children
worldwide. Nearly 25% of all infections averted in children globally are
through EGPAF partner programs following core strategies set by the U.S.
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The elimination of new infections
is within our reach.
Our model takes a unique three-pronged approach to advance research,
advocacy, and service delivery to end new infections in children and families
while improving overall maternal and child health and creating sustainable
health systems. EGPAF engages in the most affected regions in the world, and
has a global footprint reaching 7,000 sites in 14 countries with a particular
focus in Africa. We work together with existing local partners to scale quality
programs that will be locally owned and led when EGPAF exits. Our programs
touch more than 2.5 million pregnant women and families each year.
Job Summary: The Youth and
Adolescent Health Officer will steer the design and delivery of youth and adolescent
interventions, which includes family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS
prevention, care and treatment services; and internship placements. The fellow
will lead and develop innovative, evidence-based programs to support youth and
adolescents living with HIV/AIDS. The fellow will ensure integration of
interventions during planning and implementation of services, create awareness
and generate demand for related services, and ensure constant monitoring and
leveraging of designed interventions to ensure program success.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Technical Assistance:
  • Formulate strategies that will integrate
    youth and adolescent health interventions to improve outcomes of family
    planning and reproductive health, HIV prevention services and access to
    treatment and care
  • Lead the technical design of
    interventions, including development of technical tools; leverage staff
    and other key stakeholders at all stages of project implementation 
  • Offer technical support to program teams,
    district health teams, CBOs and other partners on matters of family
    planning/reproductive health, care and treatment, and continuum of access
    to services by youth and adolescents
  • Provide technical guidance during the
    development of annual work plan around all planning and budgeting
    activities, especially in regard to youth and adolescent health
  • Coordinate technical reporting according
    to defined reporting schedule; write regular monitoring and technical
    reports as required
Documentation:
  • Offer support in identifying, documenting,
    disseminating and scaling up best practices in youth and adolescent health
    interventions and regular monitoring and technical reports as required
  • Design communication strategies to drive
    behavioral change in the community
  • Actively facilitate the development of a
    communications campaign focused on generating demand for services around
    HIV/AIDS, family planning, and reproductive health capacity building and
    support
  • Identify institutional capacity building
    opportunities for partners and staff and develop training materials to
    build capacity in identified areas
  • Provide mentorship and supervision to
    counselors and counselor supervisors within EGPAF
  • Represent EGPAF and the project in the
    supported districts and at the national level
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Global Health
    Corps Youth and Adolescent Health Officer job vacancy should hold a
    Bachelor’s degree in social science, social work, public health, or a
    related field. Additional training at post-graduate level and experience
    managing reproductive health programs is of added advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ experience
    working with adolescents/youths
  • Prior exposure and experience in
    management and coordination of adolescent/youth sexual reproductive health
    interventions, preferably with an international non-governmental
    organization
  • Working knowledge of adolescent sexual
    reproductive health policies and strategies
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    pediatric HIV
Job Terms and Conditions:
Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of
$550/month. Additionally, fellows will receive an award of $1500 upon
successful completion of the fellowship year. Flights to and from the placement
site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included,
including $600 in professional development funds. Fellows at EGPAF are provided
with a basic but comfortable private apartment, situated in Kampala, an urban
center and capital of Uganda. National fellows have the option to remain in
their own housing and receive a supplemental housing stipend.
Note: The living stipend and
completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the
placement organization.
How to Apply:
All applicants who desire to be placed by the Global Health Corps in
the aforementioned organization should express interest by clearly following
the instructions at the web page below.
Deadline: 18th
January, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
NB: Early applications
are encouraged because they will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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