3 Program Officer US NGO Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Reports to: District
Based Team 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.
Job Summary:   The Program Officer will lead the planning
and implementation of the integrated health program 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, TB, maternal, neonatal
and child health, family planning, 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 available 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 MNCH, Family Planning,
    HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition 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 Malaria, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV
    prevention, PMTCT and C&T
  • 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 qualified candidate will have a medical degree and/or a master’s
    degree in Public Health
  • Five years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS
    prevention, care & treatment, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition and
    malaria programs.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing
    and monitoring Malaria, MNCH, PMTCT, clinical care and Pediatric care
    programs.
  • Good understanding of the quality improvement framework of MOH and
    quality improvement principles
  • Good knowledge of the decentralized health system and community
    structures
  • Practical experience in managing ART and MNCH services at district
    levels.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field
    of Malaria, MNCH and HIV/AIDS.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking. 
  • Excellent verbal
    communication and writing skills.
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: 8th July 2019
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