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

Job Title:       Program Officer
Organization:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID
Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda
Project (RHITES)
Reports to: Unfinished
Business Project Coordinator
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 care services.
Job Summary: 
The Program Officer will lead the planning and implementation of the pediatric
and adolescent HIV/AIDS activities in the districts of support. She/he will
coordinate with a team of Technical Advisors to ensure that all technical
guidance is incorporated into the district work plans to increase the
availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated health services
including HIV prevention, care, and treatment, and other primary care services.
She/he will work closely with the District Health Department to adequately
plan, timely implement and effectively monitor the execution of the project
activities while ensuring adherence to MOH set standards; and incorporating
lessons learnt over time to improve systems and process for enhanced service
delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provides
technical guidance and lead the implementation process of the integrated health
program in the supported districts assigned.
·        
Improves
the quality of and access to HIV/AIDS services in project-supported sites by
adopting and institutionalizing quality improvement and Site Improvement and
Systems Monitoring (SIMS) approaches.
·        
Assists
in setting up and running special clinical services and track progress at
individual sites through site visits and district reports, in collaboration
with MOH and the EGPAF program team.
·        
Coordinates
and participates in capacity building of district and site teams through
organizing and conducting mentoring and coaching; CMEs and occasionally formal
trainings.
·        
Provides
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.
·        
Prepare
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual programmatic district performance
reports and their submission in stipulated deadlines
·        
Strengthens
the quality of health services and data through supportive supervision and
monitoring visit to the supported health facilities.
·        
Participate
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.
·        
Facilitate
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; guide the identification of performance
gaps and development of remedial actions.
·        
Assists
in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in
PMTCT, HIV Care & Treatment.
·        
Coordinates
with the district health departmental leadership and other relevant
implementing partners in the districts of support to ensure smooth
implementation of project activities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES 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 HIV/AIDS prevention, care &
treatment programs.
·        
Hands-on
knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring
pediatric, adolescent and adult HIV clinical care programs and PMTCT.
·        
Good
understanding of the MOH quality improvement framework and quality improvement
principles
·        
Good
knowledge of the decentralized health system and community structures
·        
Practical
experience in managing pediatric, adolescent and adult ART services
·        
Sound
understanding of current issues and developments in the fields of HIV/AIDS and
PMTCT services.
·        
Strong
skills in teamwork and networking
·        
Excellent
verbal communication and writing skills
·        
Computer
literacy
·        
Willingness
and ability to frequently travel within and across districts
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 18A
Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 27th July 2018
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