3 USAID Program Officer Employment Opportunities – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES)
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.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality
of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and
treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning;
nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and
other primary carer services.
Job Summary:  The Program Officer will steer the planning
and implementation of the integrated health program activities in the districts
of support. The incumbent will work closely with a team of Technical Advisors
to ensure that all technical guidance is incorporated into the district work
plans to increase the availability, accessibility, and quality of integrated
health services including HIV prevention, care, and treatment, TB, maternal,
neonatal and child health, family planning, and other primary care services. She/he
will work closely with the District Health Department to adequately plan,
timely implement and effectively monitor the execution of the project
activities while ensuring adherence to available MOH set standards; and incorporating
lessons learnt over time to improve systems and process for enhanced service
delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Provides technical direction and steer the
implementation process of the integrated health program in the supported
districts assigned.
·        
Improves the quality of and access to MNCH, Family
Planning, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition services in project-supported
sites by adopting and institutionalizing quality improvement and Site
Improvement and Systems Monitoring (SIMS) approaches
·        
Assists in setting up and running special clinical
services and track progress at individual sites through site visits and
district reports, in collaboration with MOH and the EGPAF program team.
·        
Coordinates and participates in capacity building of
district and site teams through organizing and conducting mentoring and
coaching; CMEs and occasionally formal trainings.
·        
Provides technical direction to the district teams
for annual and quarterly work plan development
·        
Manages project finances and other resources related
to implementation of activities in the assigned district in line with the
Foundation finance guidelines.
·        
Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly, semi-annual
and annual programmatic district performance reports and their submission in
stipulated deadlines
·        
Strengthens the quality of health services and data
through supportive supervision and monitoring visit to the supported health
facilities.
·        
Actively participate in process of data auditing and
verification to assure internal consistency and validity of project activity
monitoring data reported by all districts, through quarterly data verification
and auditing visits.
·        
Enable the interpretation and use of M&E data,
through the quarterly district level and facility level review meetings between
the project, the district health team and health care workers; guide the
identification of performance gaps and development of remedial actions.
·        
In charge of identifying, documenting, disseminating
and scaling up best practices in Malaria, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV
prevention, PMTCT and C&T
·        
Coordinates with the district health departmental
leadership and other relevant implementing partners in the districts of support
to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold a medical degree
and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
·        
At least five years of professional experience
working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, MNCH, Family Planning,
Nutrition and malaria programs.
·        
Practical knowledge and skills in designing,
planning, implementing and monitoring Malaria, MNCH, PMTCT, clinical care and
Pediatric care programs.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of the quality
improvement framework of MOH and quality improvement principles
·        
Good knowledge of the decentralized health system
and community structures
·        
Practical experience in managing ART and MNCH
services at district levels.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of current issues
and developments in the field of Malaria, MNCH and HIV/AIDS.
·        
Strong skills in teamwork and networking.
·        
Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
to this address;
The Country
Director, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo
Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 14th December 2015

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