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

Job Title:       Program
Officer – Prevention
Organization:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Reports to: HIV
Prevention Advisor
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 – Prevention 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,
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 HIV prevention service [VMMC,
    PrEP, HTS care and treatment TB/HIV] 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.
  • Coordinate the implementation of PrEP and VMMC services in
    collaboration with district based teams and DHTs
  • Coordinate mobilization activities for key and priority populations
    and work with health teams to provide a standard package of HIV prevention
    services.
  • Build the skills of selected focal persons to use and support the
    Stepping Stones methodology
  • Develop strategies to improve linkage and referral of key and
    priority populations for services at both facility and community level.
  • Spearhead strategies to address condom availability, accessibility
    and acceptability
  • Build the capacity of health facilities to provide services for post
    GBV care, improve linkages and referral to support networks.
  • Work with the existing community structures to identify, refer and
    link victims of GBV at community level.
  • Development of work plans for HIV Prevention interventions at
    supported health units and as well as their implementation
  • Track key performance indicators and strategies to determine
    progress in achievement of targets and innovations across supported
    districts
  • Conduct targeted site supervision visits to supported health units
    in the district to provide technical assistance, capacity building and
    mentorship of health workers
  • Write and submit monthly and quarterly reports, and after-action
    review reports.
  • Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up
    best practices in HIV prevention service package, Family Planning,
    Nutrition, HIV prevention, PMTCT and C&T in addition to the routine
    monthly updates, quarterly and annual reports.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates with the district health departmental leadership and
    other relevant implementing partners [CSOs] in the districts of support to
    ensure smooth implementation of project activities.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the EGPAF Program Officer – Prevention job must
    hold a medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
  • Professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care &
    treatment, programs.
  • Three years’ experience in providing HIV prevention services,
    particularly to key and priority populations; experience gained through
    serving within a government institution or NGO with proven ability to
    coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and or sub
    national level
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing
    and HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, 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 for KP and PP
    at district levels.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field
    of 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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