U.S. PEPFAR Grant Jobs – Biomedical Engineering Program Coordinator at American International Health Alliance (AHIA)

Organisation: American
International Health Alliance (AHIA)
Funding Source: U.S.
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director,
HIV/AIDS Twinning Center Program
About US:
The American
International Health Alliance (AIHA) is a non-profit organization with more
than 24 years of experience implementing health systems strengthening and human
resources for health (HSS/HRH) interventions in low
and middleincome
countries around the globe. Using twinning — our highly collaborative,
inclusive, holistic, and cost
effective
programming model — we work to empower our partners to build a strong, sustainable
foundation for locally driven, locally sustainable programs that greatly
improve health service delivery and access to quality care.
AIHA operates
under various cooperative agreements and grants from U.S. Government and international
donor agencies, including the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and
Services Administration (HRSA); the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and
the World Bank. AIHA also receives corporate, foundation, and individual support.
Job Summary: The Biomedical
Engineering Program Coordinator will be mainly responsible for supporting
AIHA’s implementation of a biomedical engineering technician (BMET) training
program in Uganda. The job holder will be working as AIHA’s site
level program coordinator managing the implementation
of activities with our Ugandan partners. S/he will work in collaboration with
other PEPFAR funded partners, the Ministry of Health (MOH), and other national
stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
The incumbent will manage ontheground
implementation of AIHA
s BMET training
program in Uganda, both in Kampala and in select districts
·        
Offer BMET technical direction and support through
trainings, mentoring, and support to local partners
·        
Work to build the capacity of national and districtlevel BMET workshops
·        
Coordinate trainings alongside USbased resource partners
·        
Work in liaison with AIHA HQ staff, U.S., and local
partners to develop and maintain program work plans, making needs
based changes and updates as appropriate
·        
Support partners with the development, editing,
finalization, and packaging of program curricula, materials, and reports
·        
Build and maintain close collaborative working
relationship with other PEPFAR implementing partners (IPs) and stakeholders,
including the MOH, private sector, associations, and regulatory and training
partners
·        
Manage program monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
activities to ensure data is properly captured and reported
·        
The incumbent will represent AIHA at U.S. Government
IP meetings
·        
Represent AIHA at CDC quarterly review meetings to present
project progress reports
·        
Schedule, coordinate, and participate in program
trainings and meetings
·        
Serve as an information source on program policies,
procedures, and administration guidelines
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a BSc. in Biomedical
Engineering; BSc. in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in
biomedical engineering; a BSc. in Laboratory Technology with a minimum of three
years of experience in equipment service engineering; or a diploma in Biomedical
Engineering with at least five years of relevant work experience; hands
on BMET training experience is also a prerequisite
for this position
·        
Demonstrated ability to implement multidimensional
projects with a focus on BMET training, particularly in the context of HIV
related laboratory equipment
·        
Significant experience in program management and
support procedures
·        
Previous experience with U.S. Government donor
compliance and reporting
·        
Ability to develop and maintain close relationships
with various stakeholders
·        
Ability to work effectively with diverse coworkers
and project participants
·        
Selfstarter with
strong multi
tasking and problem solving skills
·        
Highly dependable and detailoriented
·        
Effective and diplomatic communicator at all levels
·        
Ability to train and mentor health workers of
different cadres
·        
Personal and professional maturity and judgment
·        
Prior financial management experience
·        
Willingness to work additional hours to meet tight
deadlines as needed
·        
Willingness to travel incountry and provide onside leadership
·        
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a
fast
paced environment, set priorities,
and work independently and in a team environment
·        
Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in Microsoft
Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) and the Internet
·        
English fluency is essential
How to Apply: 
All applicants
are encouraged to send their updated CVs and cover letters to hr@aiha.com
Deadline: Friday, 6th November,
2015

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