Regional Coordinator – Pediatric HIV/AIDS Job Placement – Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

Organization: Baylor College
of Medicine Children’s Foundation
Duty Station: Fort Portal,
Kabarole, Uganda
Report to: Program
Manager Rwenzori Region
About US:
Baylor College
of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Uganda (Baylor -Uganda) is a private not
for profit NGO that provides: HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention services;
maternal child health services; Health Professional training and Clinical
Research.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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The Regional Coordinator – Pediatrics HIV/AIDS  will prepare annual and quarterly activity
work plans, budgets and monitor the implementation of planned activities; write
and submit periodic reports to the supervisor.
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Actively monitor the implementation of interventions
for targeted identification of HIV exposed infants and infected children
including successful linkage into care.
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The incumbent will monitor the implementation of
strategies for usage of the voucher system by private health facilities
targeting high yield testing points like TB clinics; nutrition and paediatric
wards; and HIV exposed infants to improve HCT uptake among children and
adolescents in private settings plus the linkage of those identified to
treatment and support.
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The job holder will develop a system to periodically
monitor the implementation of strategies for retention of HIV exposed infants
and infected children into care, such as having an efficient patient tracking
systems.
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The job holder will also bench mark the current
status of Health Facilities in the region regarding HIV testing services for
children and adolescents against expected standards; and monitor implementation
of recommendations for improving functional systems for the provision of
pediatric & adolescent counselling services.
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Monitor the. Integration and implementation of
Quality Improvement (QI) into mentorships for pediatric & adolescent HIV
services in the focus districts and continuously give feedback on pediatric
& adolescent service improvement
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Build and strengthen partnerships & networks
with the district, CBOs, NGOs and other influential groups to have coordinated
and harmonized interventions and as well as monitor the implementation of
strategies for community mobilization and advocacy for the project objectives
in the region
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Actively monitor the compliance of district
supported counselling staff to HR systems and policies as well as conduct
supervisory HR support activities to maintain a competent & motivated “team
of counsellor staff
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Develop and implement strategies geared towards
strengthening advocacy and community mobilization for pediatric &
adolescent HIV services.
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Develop a system to periodically monitor the
implementation of strategies for increasing the uptake of adolescent HIV care
package such as HIV testing services by establishing service outlets for adolescents
with convenient working hours
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Develop and monitor the implementation of pediatric
and adolescent capacity building plans based on clearly identified needs i.e.
training, mentorship and support supervision as well as a retooling plan
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Take part in operational research through the
development of abstracts and manuscripts; and disseminate the findings in peer
reviewed journals and other platforms
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Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program
Manager Rwenzori Region.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The ideal candidate should preferably hold a
Bachelor of Surgery (A master’s in Public health or Pediatrics and child hearth
is an added advantage)
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Additional HIV/AIDS related training is also an
added advantage
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A minimum of two years’ experience in managing HIV/
AIDS programs / projects
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At least a year of relevant working experience
preferably  in health development at a
coordination level in a reputable international NGO
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Prior experience in dealing with Government and donor
representatives
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High personal initiative
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Excellent oral and written communication skills
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Good team player
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Good problem solving skills.
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Highly persuasive and convincing
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Self-motivated
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications to the
address below including a detailed CV demonstrating possession of the job
requirements, current position, names and addresses of three referees i.e.
email and phone addresses, copies of professional/academic documents,
certificate of good conduct, email address, and day time telephone contact. The
applicant must have at most a credit 6 in Math and English.
Send applications
via E-mail to: applications@baylor-Uganda.org.
The Human
Resources Manager,
Baylor College
of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda,
Block 5 Mulago
Hospital,
P.O. Box 72052,
Clock Tower, Kampala. Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 27th November, 2015 by
4:00 pm
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