29 June 2017

DBT Manager Employment Opportunity - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:        DBT Manager
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

About US:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is an international non-profit organization which was founded in the United States (U.S) in 1988 and it us dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Co-ordinates the implementation of the regional health integration program at the district level; and acts as the main link between the EGPAF country team and the District Health Teams on a regular basis.
  • Supports the DBTs in the development and implementation of overall RHITES SW strategy in line with the MOH current policies and implementation guidelines.
  • Coordinates the integration of technical support from the technical advisors to the district based officers and provides technical guidance to the district teams for work plan development to ensure successful implementation of the project.
  • Assist in setting up and running special clinics and track progress at individual sites through site visits and district reports, in collaboration with M.O.H and the EGPAF program team.
  • Provides technical guidance during the development of RHITES SW/ EGPAF;s annual work plan.
  • Manages the process of developing district annual and quarterly work plans and budgets; and monitor their implementation in all the districts of support. Oversees the process of effective and efficient utilization of organization resources in the districts of support through monitoring of activities’ implementation, review of cash requisitions and accountabilities from the district/ DBTs; and provision of the necessary guidance in consultation with the Supervisor.
  • Sets up mechanisms to track implementation of project activities as per the district work plans and implementation plans; and routinely provide feedback about implementation progress to the program team.
  • She/he develops and implements strategies including supporting routine team meetings, provision of routine feedback and conducting performance evaluations to enhance DBT's functionality and performance; and ensuring that the DBTs are effective and efficient.
  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, maintains, and assures effective on-site technical support through prioritizations of sites to be supported, and development of weekly field plans in consultation with the DBTs and technical advisors.
  • Supports the DBTs in timely preparation of district reports and site visits TA reports; ensuring that these are timely shared and filed with the respective DHTs, site teams and program team.
  • Supports the integration of quality improvement approaches to improve systems and processes for service delivery; and strengthen the implementation of the EGPAF's data quality management system at the district and site level.
  • The jobholder co-ordinates district report compilation and technical reporting according to defined reporting schedules. Supervises and conducts routine performance management of the individual team members and ensure team cohesion, motivation, team work and accountability.
  • Maintains a healthy and positive relationship with the DHTs, sub-district managers, facility managers and other key stakeholders.
  • Develops partnerships and working relationships with community structures, NGO's community leaders, and Government representatives at the district level.
  • Render support in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in the integrated health services and writes regular monitoring and technical reports as required and contribute to EGPAF’s reports.
  • Represents EGPAF and RHITES SW project in the supported districts and at national level.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the EGPAF DBT Manager career opportunity should hold a master’s degree in Public Health or related health field is preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience working in comprehensive health programs including HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, MNCH, malaria and TB.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring HIV/AIDS, MNCH, FP, Malaria and Nutrition programs.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially MNCH, Malaria, PMTCT, ART, HTS and Nutrition.
  • Good knowledge of the district health system and community structures.
  • Previous experience in leading and managing teams of health professionals.
  • Good knowledge of quality improvement principles.
  • Proven kills in teamwork and networking.
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
  • High proficiency in computer use especially using basic and/or statistical packages.
  • Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in Uganda.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;

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

E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

Deadline: 7th July 2017

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