Senior Technical Advisor -TB US Non-profit Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:             Senior Technical Advisor -TB
Organization:  Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station:   Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to:  Technical Director
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 HIV 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.
About Project:
Through the Catalyzing Peadiatric TB Innovations, EGPAF will
support the rapid roll out of models of care to improve peadiatric TB case
finding, diagnosis and treatment and support the use of an innovative new
formulation of peadiatric first-line fixed-dose combination TB treatment in 9
sub-Saharan African countries and India. EGPAF aims to improve the morbidity
and mortality associated with peadiatric 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 TB project
implementation.
Job Summary: The
Senior Technical Advisor –Peadiatric TB is responsible for providing the
day-to-day oversight and coordination to effectively implement the TB project
in Uganda. He/she will be a key member of the country and global TB project
team, and will work in close coordination with EGPAF staff in Uganda and at the
global level. This position will work closely with representatives of the
Ministry of Health in Uganda, especially with the National TB program, as well
as national and international implementing partners, and representatives from
other donors and normative agencies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·      
Serve as the key institutional resource and
focal point for the Peadiatric  TB
project in Uganda
·      
Support development of appropriate country
specific systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management;
·      
Lead the in-country process of updating country
operational plans semi-annually;
·      
Support the MoH in initial site selection for
implementation of innovative models of care to improve the lives of children
living with or at risk for TB.
·      
Provide oversight and support to the TB project
staff in Uganda to ensure on-time and effective project implementation,
including programmatic, M&E and advocacy aspects
·      
Support human resource planning, annual work
plan and budget planning and monitoring, use of data for decision making and
ensuring program results;
·      
Contribute in a timely fashion to project
reports to donor;
·      
Provide regular updates to the Country Director,
Technical Director and Global TB team;
·      
Disseminate information and lessons learned
through the project to other national partners;
·      
Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence by
providing, facilitating or coordinating high quality programmatic support to
national partners
·      
Assist in the management of relationships with
partner organizations;
·      
Assist in the management of relationships with
country teams of key TB technical agencies which have a presence in the country



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·      
The applicant must hold an MBChB(Bachelor of
Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) and Master’s Degree in Peadiatric and Child
Health or related area
·      
Other advanced degree in public health,
management or business will be of added advantage
·      
At least four years of program management
experience
·      
Unwavering commitment to quality programs and
excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve
strategic objectives
·      
Experience with managing large and/or complex
healthcare implementation projects
·      
Experience working and/or living in low income
countries
·      
Strong ability to think strategically, with
equally strong practical ability to translate strategic ideas into
implementation
·      
Demonstrated knowledge of the Uganda health
system, knowledge of the national Tuberculosis program will be strongly
preferred/essential
·      
Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven,
and self-directed with demonstrated passion for EGPAF’s mission and commitment
to working collaboratively with a management team
·      
Solid judgment and apparent leadership skills
·      
He/she should have demonstrated leadership and
relationship management experience.
·      
Ability to communicate with a range of
colleagues across diverse countries and cultures
·      
An individual who is able to handle a variety of
constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex
environment with multiple priorities
·      
Strong analytical skills and common sense
·      
Strong work ethic
·      
Tactful, respectful, and keen diplomacy skills
·      
Ability to travel regularly, and at short
notice, within Uganda to visit the various project implementation sites
·      
Ability to travel abroad for meetings with other
TB implementation managers, and the Global TB team
·      
Excellent oral and written English skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications with cover
letters and updated CVs to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 15, KitanteClose
P.O. Box 21127
Kampala, Uganda
NB: The cover letter and CV should submit as one file in pdf
format through this link, Click Here
Deadline: 7th January
2020
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