USAID Grant Careers – Director of Clinical Services at 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 Director of
Clinical will support the expansion of the TB and HIV Program in south western
Uganda. The Director Clinical Services will work with the country team and will
travel extensively to provide technical advice to the areas in which EGPAF is
working. He/she will provide direct technical support and guidance to
implementing partners at the regional, district, sub-district and community
levels in accordance with national and international HIV/AIDS policies and
standards. The Director Health Systems Strengthening may deputize the Technical
Director as assigned by the Country Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensures the technical soundness of EGPAF’s HIV
Prevention, Care and Treatment strategies by updating STAR SW project staff and
implementing partners on technical advances and lessons learned around the
world.
·        
In charge of the development of overall HIV/TB
strategy to support the National Strategy to provide national expansion of
PMTCT and associated HIV care and support services in Uganda.
·        
Ensures that STAR SW/ EGPAF’s implementation
strategies and performance goals are in accordance with national and
international standards for PMTCT.
·        
Provides technical leadership and guidance during
the development of STAR SW/ EGPAF’s annual work plan and participates in the
planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to HIV Prevention, Care
and Treatment services.
·        
Coordinates with other directorate heads to ensure
sound program management
·        
Provide technical guidance to the Ministry of Health
AIDS Control and TB Control Programs.
·        
Provide technical direction and support to all
implementing partners including CSOs, CBOs, NGOs, District Health Offices,
District HIV/AIDS Committees (DHACs). 
This will include technical review of grant proposals and work plans
submitted to EGPAF and oversight of the implementation plan for each
implementing partner/sub grantee.
·        
Provides mentorship and builds capacity of technical
staff for the setting up and running HIV clinical services and track progress
at individual districts through technical assistance site visits and district
reports, in collaboration with M.O.H and the EGPAF program team.
·        
Provides leadership for technical reporting
according to defined reporting schedule and writes regular monitoring and
technical reports as required and contribute to EGPAF and donor reports.
·        
Coordinates the provision of technical support to
the STAR SW supported districts and provides technical guidance to the district
teams for work plan development to ensure successful implementation of the
project.
·        
The jobholder also coordinates technical partner
relationships as may be assigned by the technical director and country
director.
·        
Renders support in identifying, documenting,
disseminating and scaling up best practices in PMTCT and C&T.
·        
Represent EGPAF and STAR SW project in the supported
districts, national and international level.
·        
Assists the Country Director with technical guidance
on issues related to HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for this vacancy should hold a medical
degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health or other clinical discipline.
·        
A minimum of five years of professional experience
working in a management position in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment
programs.
·        
Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing,
planning, implementing and monitoring PMTCT, ART including Pediatric care, and
TB/HIV programs.
·        
Hands-on experience in working with health systems
at the district level.
·        
Computer literacy i.e. Good working knowledge of
Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of current issues
and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT, ART and HCT.
·        
Good training skills
·        
Strong skills in leadership, teamwork and
networking. Good verbal communication and writing skills.
·        
Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in
Uganda.
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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