Clinton Health Access Initiative Senior Coordinator - Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Jobs in Uganda

Clinton Health Access Initiative Senior Coordinator - Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Jobs in Uganda


Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

Background

In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives.
Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics, vaccines, sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health and most recently cancer.

As part of the strategic re-organization to manage the growth of the Uganda country program, the program implementation efforts are being segmented into three program clusters: Sexual Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health (SRNH), Early Childhood Survival (ECS) and Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases (INCD).

Purpose of the position

Under supervision of the Program Manager, Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases, the Senior Coordinator, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV will lead the coordination of a consortium of Implementing Partners with the aim of institutionalizing proven paediatric and adolescent HIV case finding approaches and strengthening linkage to and retention in care of children and adolescents living with HIV.

To this end, the Senior Coordinator, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV must be a strategic thinker with exceptional quantitative skills and experience in managing complex programs.

They will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including convening and leading stakeholder meetings to review partner performance
and gain consensus on proposed recommendations, and the compilation of annual progress reports.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials and communication skills. The Senior Coordinator, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence.

CHAI Uganda places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence and strong work ethic.

Responsibilities

  • Provide oversight for implementation of strategies to improve identification/diagnosis, linkage, treatment and retention in care of children and adolescents living with HIV
  • Lead the development of innovative strategies to address implementation barriers through convening co-creation workshops with the consortium partners
  • Provide oversight for the consistent implementation of the optimal package of high impact interventions through planning and coordinating the conduct of bi-annual Service Quality Assessments (SQAs)
  • Monitor consortium partner performance against set targets through the analysis of program and national HIV data and convening bi-annual performance review meetings to discuss progress against targets and share best practices
  • Closely liaise with the Ministry of Health to scale up and translate proven consortium best practices and optimal package interventions into operational guidance
  • Prepare technical reports for national and/or international presentation
  • Compile annual program performance and financial reports
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

    Qualifications

    Competencies:

  • Guides subset of program development across related project areas
  • Advises on effectiveness of program, systems or procedures
  • Recommends initiatives and priorities within a defined program area
  • Flexible in achieving work objectives as necessary
  • Able to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Coordinates and establishes credibility with internal and department head level external stakeholders

    Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field/management plus at least 3 years’ work experience
  • Advanced proficiency in computer packages such as Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Practical project/program management experience

    Advantages:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Infectious diseases or related field
  • Experience in an HIV/AIDS related organisation
  • Management Consulting experience
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