Technical Advisor – Pediatric Care and Treatment NGO Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

 

Job Title:    Technical Advisor – Pediatric
Care and Treatment

Organization:  Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Duty Station:  Mbarara,
Uganda

Reports to: Project Coordinator – ViiV

 

About US:

Since 2000, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has
been supporting prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and
HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in Uganda. EGPAF-Uganda is a leading
provider of technical assistance to Uganda’s Ministry of Health, and provides
clinical service delivery support at the facility, district, regional, and
national levels. We work closely with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and other
partners to increase access to comprehensive, high-quality HIV prevention, care
and treatment, and TB services for women, children, and families living with
and affected by HIV and AIDS. 
EGPAF-Uganda currently supports services at 808 health facilities in 18
districts in the Southwest Region.

 

Job Summary:  The Technical
Advisor Pediatric Care and Treatment will offer technical support, monitor and
evaluate delivery of HIV Care and Treatment in accordance with national
HIV/AIDS policies and standards.

 

The technical advisor will be expected to work closely with the BP
members to ensure smooth implementation of the project. He/she will work
closely with a team of other advisors, regional IPs and the MOH to support implementation
of the project.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·       
S/He
will participate in the development of ViiV work plans at the project level,
district and health facilities.

·       
Improve
identification, treatment initiation, retention and viral suppression of
pregnant and lactating women and children living with or exposed to HIV

·       
Main
focus being HIV positive adolescent girls who are pregnant and lactating;

·       
New
& optimized programming necessary to cover the retention gap for adolescent
girls who are pregnant and lactating including retention in PMTCT/HIV Care with
an aim of covering drop off along the PMTCT cascade (only 60-70% of infants
reached within first 2 months if life).

·       
Explore
Technical assistance gaps at central level & work together with partners to
developing a Uganda paediatric HIV community intervention manual based on TAFU
model.

·       
Continuously
examine emerging programming gaps due to the shifting landscape so as to remain
responsive to the needs of the national program.

·       
Provide
technical assistance to MOH pediatric HIV care and treatment program

·       
Promote
the documentation of best practices and lessons learned that can be shared at
subnational, national and international fora

·       
Write
high-level summary progress reports for stakeholder updates

·       
Perform other
duties to support the program as assigned

 




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree. A
Master’s in Med pediatrics

·       
A
minimum of five years of experience in planning and implementing HIV/AIDS
prevention, control and case management.

·       
Experience
working/collaborating with Ministries of Health and other Implementing Partners
on the implementation of technically sound public health programmes, including
HIV, prevention, care and treatment interventions

·       
Practical
experience in working with health systems at the district level

·       
Sound
understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and
especially PMTCT, ART and Pediatric care and treatment.

·       
Experience
with PEPFAR – supported projects is an added advantage

·       
Prior
experience coordinating HIV & AIDS quality improvement initiatives is an
added advantage

·       
Ability
to work in a team (good team player)

·       
Excellent
training and mentorship/coaching skills and experience in coordinating large
scale capacity building initiatives.

·       
In-depth
knowledge in health care operations research and formulating project proposals

·       
Strong
interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including the development
of reports

 

How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

 

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