Job Title: Project Coordinator
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Lead
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.
About USAID SL@B Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is implementing the Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) project that aims at development of a Model for National Scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to Expand Infant Nevirapine prophylaxis in Uganda to Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV, and Save Infant Lives. The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH) and Pratt Pouch Consulting will be introducing and scaling up the Pratt Pouch in Uganda’s ANC, delivery, and PNC services. To build an effective model for national scale-up, the project will utilize the Pratt Pouch as an improved infant ARV prophylaxis delivery mechanism to improve dosing accuracy and expand NVP access to HIV-exposed infants in up to 20 districts to decrease the number of HIV-infected infants at six weeks of age.
Job Summary: The Program Coordinator will take charge of the planning and implementation of the Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B) project activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- The incumbent will also coordinate the procurement of the repackaging materials (Pratt pouches) and repackaging of Nevirapine suspension at National Medical Stores (NMS). The jobholder will work closely with MOH and Implementing partners to develop and implement out the national roll-out of repackaged infant Nevirapine in the project supported districts; and coordinate capacity building activities of implementing partners, regional and district resource persons.
- Take lead of the process of the development of training packages, standard operating procedures (SOPs), tools and job aides that will guide the roll out of the repackaged Nevirapine suspension; and assure the availability and quality of medicines and other commodities.
- The incumbent will also coordinate and work with implementing partners and district health team to ensure timely forecasting, quantification and ordering of the repackaged Nevirapine suspension as part of the existing supply chain ordering and reporting process for HIV commodities.
- She/he will coordinate capacity building of the implementing partners and regional and district resource persons on use of repackaged Nevirapine suspension; and development of roll out plans to their respective supported districts and health facilities.
- Work with the Supply Chain and Logistics Advisor team to generate and share the repackaged Nevirapine stock status reports at the Central Medical Stores, and also coordinate compilation of stock status of Nevirapine suspension at all the supported PMTCT implementing facilities. Work with the monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure timely data collection, implementation of project evaluation activities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
- A minimum of five years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, and MNCH programs.
- Five years of professional experience in procurement and supply chain management of medicines and commodities to support delivery of key HIV and MNCH services.
- Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring MNCH/PMTCT programs.
- Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills are highly desired.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;
The Country Director, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 23rd May 2016
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