Program Officer Non-profit Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:        Program Officer  
Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Reports to: Country
Implementing Manager
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 Cap-TB Project:
Through the Catalyzing Pediatric TB Innovations (CaP-TB) project, EGPAF
will support the rapid roll out of models of care to improve pediatric TB case
finding, diagnosis and treatment and support the use of an innovative new
formulation of pediatric first-line fixed-dose combination TB treatment in 9
sub-Saharan African countries and India. This four-year project has been
approved for funding by UNITAID and aims to improve the morbidity and mortality
associated with pediatric TB in these countries and catalyze improvements in
care in other high-TB burden countries. Project implementation, operational as
well and financial reporting will be done using EGPAF’s standard tools and
techniques, as well as elements specifically developed for this UNITAID-funded
project.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer will oversee the planning and implementation of pediatric TB services
in the districts of support. She/he will coordinate with the TB Technical
Advisors to ensure implementation of the district TB specific work plans.
She/he will work closely with the District Health Department to adequately
plan, timely implement and effectively monitor the execution of the TB project
activities while ensuring adherence to available MOH set standards; and
incorporating lessons learnt over time to improve systems and process for
enhanced service delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
The PO provides technical guidance and lead the
implementation process of pediatric TB services in the supported districts
assigned. Implements comprehensive capacity building programs for pediatric TB
including preventive therapy both at the facility and community.
·        
Puts in place systems to monitor stock-levels at
facility and report on stock-outs. Strengthens use of screening algorithm for
identification of children for TB preventive and curative treatment. Conducts
secondary data analysis of routine program data, and evaluation data to
identify evidence-based best practices.
·        
Supervises the cough monitors and volunteers at
high burden sites; buildings their capacity, organizes their performance
reviews and provides feedback on their contribution.
·        
Offers technical guidance to the district teams
for annual and quarterly work plan development.
·        
Manages project finances and other resources
related to implementation of activities in the assigned district in line with
the Foundation finance guidelines.
·        
Prepares monthly quarterly, semi-annual and
annual programmatic district performance reports and their submission in
stipulated deadlines.
·        
The incumbent strengthens the quality of health
services and data through supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the
supported health facilities.
·        
Actively participates in process of data
auditing and verification to assure internal consistency and validity of
project activity monitoring data reported by all districts, through quarterly
data verification and auditing visits.
·        
Facilitates the interpretation and use of
M&E data, through the quarterly district-level and facility-level review
meetings between the project, the district health team and health care workers;
guides the identification of performance gaps and development of remedial
actions.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the UNITAID Project Program
Officer job opportunity should hold a medical degree and/ or a master’s degree
in Public Health
·        
Five years of professional experience working in
TB and HIV/ AIDS prevention, care & treatment programs.
·        
Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing,
planning, implementing and monitoring TB programs.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the quality
improvement framework of MOH and quality improvement principles.
·        
Good knowledge of the decentralized health
system and community structures.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 8th December 2017
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