27 June 2017

Program Officer—HIV Prevention Non-profit Jobs - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:        Program Officer—HIV Prevention
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda

About US:
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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
  • Participate in the development of HTS and HIV prevention work plans at the project level, district, CSOs and health facilities.
  • Work closely with selected district teams to continuously map and identify key and priority populations in targeted districts.
  • Work closely with the CSOs to coordinate mobilization activities for key and priority populations and work with health teams to provide a standard package of HIV prevention services.
  • Actively participate in the development and roll out of capacity building plans for CSOs in provision of comprehensive HIV services and implementation of the HIV prevention package for Key and Priority populations.
  • Build the skills of district and CSO teams in the application of the Stepping Stones methodology.
  • Support the roll out and implementation of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis programme.
  • Formulate strategies to improve linkage and referral of key and priority populations for services at both facility and community level. Support the provision of VMMC messaging and a minimum package of VMMC services for male in the supported VMMC districts.
  • Support delivery of HIV prevention services to key and priority and other populations in communities and at facility level, including targeted outreaches aimed at Index client testing, partner testing, social network testing, mobile testing in hotspots for Key Populations.
  • Ensure project activities comply with national guidelines and policies for HIV/AIDS systems within health facilities for improved quality of patient care.
  • Build the integration of reproductive health services into activities targeting Key and Priority populations.
  • Ensure provision of quality HTC services in line with National protocols and guidelines.
  • Ensure 100% linkage for HIV positive clients to HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment.
  • Track key performance indicators and strategies to determine progress in achievement of targets and innovations across supported districts.
  • Carry-out targeted site supervision visits to supported health units in the district to provide technical assistance, capacity building and mentorship of health workers.
  • Prepare and timely submit weekly activity reports, and monthly and quarterly project reports.
  • Regularly review and consolidate programmatic reports from CSOs and provide timely feedback.
  • Participate in identification and documentation of best practices.
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation team ensure that data collected is accurate and valid and captures process and outcome indicators.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the EGPAF Program Officer—HIV Prevention job opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree in a health- related field e.g. medicine, clinical practice, community health or nursing; or social works and social administration.
  • At least three years of experience in providing HIV prevention services, particularly to key and priority populations;
  • Previous experience gained through serving within a Government institution or NGO with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at district and or sub national level.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring community activities for HIV prevention for KP and PP, PMTCT, clinical care and Pediatrics care programs.
  • Previous experience in providing technical support to Civil Society Organizations in provision of HIV prevention services and linkage to HIV care and treatment services.
  • Previous experience using the Stepping Stones methodology will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in implementing and applying Quality improvement approaches and providing training to service providers and stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written / verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel within the supported districts.

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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