Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Technical Advisor Pediatric Care and Treatment Jobs in Uganda

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Technical Advisor Pediatric Care and Treatment Jobs in Uganda

Job Summary

  • To 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.

    Core 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

    Required Qualifications and Job Experience

  • A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree. A Master’s in Med pediatrics

  • At least
    5 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

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • 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

  • Please address your cover letter and CV to:

    The Senior Human Resources Manager
    Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
    Plot 15, Kitante Close
    P.O. Box 21127
    Kampala, Uganda

  • Kindly submit a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae as one file in pdf format through the above career links. NO HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

  • Please note that EGPAF does not solicit for fees to have applicants shortlisted or offered employment.

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