2 UNICEF Project Jobs – Program Officers at The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organisation: The
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator
About EGPAF:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS,
working in 13 countries and at 4,700 sites around the world to prevent the
transmission of HIV to children, arid to help those already infected. The
Foundation received funding from SIDA/UNICEF for a two-year cooperative
agreement to implement a project to Optimize HIV Treatment Access Among
Pregnant Women (OHTA) in 8 districts in the south-western region of Uganda. The
project aims to achieve the following objectives:
  • To
    optimize the delivery of simplified ARV prophylaxis arid treatment for
    HIV-positive pregnant and lactating women and mothers living with HIV by
    strengthening the capacity of the primary health care system to provide
    quality PMTCT/MNCH services.
  • To
    increase the demand, uptake, and timely utilization of PMTCT/MNCH services
    for HIV-positive pregnant women, mothers, and children along the continuum
    of care.
  • To
    strengthen real-lime monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for timely
    decision-making to improve health service delivery for HIV-positive
    pregnant women, mothers, and their children in need of prophylaxis and
    treatment.
Job Summary: The Program
Officer will support implementation of innovative community and facility
interventions aimed at improving the demand and uptake of EMTCT and
reproductive health services in the supported districts in the South Western
region. The Program Officer will work with the country team and will travel
extensively to provide technical support to health workers and community health
teams in EMCT service provision.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer
    technical support in the development of district work plans to implement
    ONTA project activities in the districts of support
  • Responsible
    for capacity building of health workers in goal-oriented ANC and ensuring
    improved ANC through organizing training and mentoring of health workers
    on goal-oriented ANC implementation
  • Facilitate
    the adoption of continuous quality improvement (CS) methodologies in
    routine MNCH service provision through mentoring and supervision of staff
    in MNCH to ensure improved ANC and PNC services and supportive counseling
    for HIV-positive women and families.
  • Participate
    in advocacy efforts through increasing awareness and buy-in for eMTCT
    agenda of leaders at various levels of society (religious, politicians at
    district, parish &sub-county councils) on the importance of
    GOAL-oriented ANC. male involvement, and Option By.
  • Update,
    orient, and equip community structures (i.e. VHT peer educators)
  • Conduct
    sensitization of communities on MNCH and eMTCT
  • Participate
    in designing and scaling up of innovative programs to improve the
    involvement of the men in MNCH and EMTCT
  • Participate
    in the roll-out and implementation of the new MOH male involvement
    strategy at the sites of support. Support district and site teams to
    develop appropriate action plans to implement male involvement strategy
    and provision of male-friendly services
  • Support
    health workers and community follow-up structures (VHTs) to strengthen
    follow up for pregnant women and HIV-exposed infant.
  • Coordinate
    the implementation of project quarterly PMCT performance review meetings
    at the respective district level and support teams to develop improvement
    plans.
  • Provide
    activity reports and participates in other technical reporting according
    to defined reporting schedule, writes regular monitoring and technical
    reports as required
  • Assists
    in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices
    in PMTCT and C&T
  • Any
    other duties as assigned by the supervisors.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    candidate should possess a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
    (MBChB) or a degree in Nursing (reproductive health) from a recognized
    institution and must be registered with the relevant professional body.
    The applicant should possess a master’s degree in Community/Public Health is an added advantage.
  • Three
    years work experience in PMTCT/EID Programs, with a reputable NGO and
    direct experience with government and donor representatives
  • Hands-on
    experience working with community programs and structures
  • Good
    understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS
    and especially PMTCT, ART and goal-oriented ANC.
  • Experience
    in mentoring health workers in PMTCT service provision Strong skills in
    teamwork and networking.
  • Excellent
    verbal communication and writing skills
How to Apply
All those interested in working
with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation are invoted to send their cover
letter s and updated CVs to:
The Country Director/COP
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
EGPAF will only contact
short-listed applicants.
Deadline: 13th September 2013  
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