USAID NGO Jobs – Family Planning Advisor 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 Family Planning Advisor will provide
technical and program support in the areas of family planning, both postpartum
and interval with an emphasis on high quality counseling, infection prevention,
and support for frontline health workers, especially midwives. The job holder
will also actively ensure integration of family planning with other technical
areas including HIV/AIDS, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and other
MNCH components. 
The incumbent
will be responsible for providing leadership and technical guidance in the
development of program family planning strategy utilizing cross-cutting
approaches such as performance and quality improvement and in-service training;
and oversee its implementation in all the districts of support at both facility
and community levels. She/he will ensure that MOH and USG policies on FP
services are followed in all implementing sites and at community level sites.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Provide technical leadership to increase access to
and use of high quality voluntary family planning services; and strengthening
of the integration of family planning into HIV/AIDS, MCH and community
activities.
·        
Ensure that all service delivery points (e.g. HIV
Care and Treatment, MNCH) offering family planning services (e.g. education,
counseling, and method provision) have systems in place to ensure the quality
of the family planning services offered.
·        
Work closely with the Community Linkages Advisor and
the sub partners to strengthen the system for referring clients for family
planning services including availability of standard tools to track completed
referrals.
·        
Work in liaison with MOH Reproductive Health
division to develop capacity of service providers in family planning service
provision for short-term, long term and permanent methods.
·        
Ensure that family planning quality assurance
activities including supportive supervision, monitoring visits, and/or client
satisfaction assessments are routinely conducted.
·        
The incumbent will adopt and ensure availability of
SOP/Job aides or clinic algorithm for providing family planning counseling
and/or services at all service delivery points.
·        
Work with the team of QI Advisors to incorporate
quality improvement approaches into family planning service provision as a key
approach to effective FP integration in other services.
·        
Coordinate the integration and provision of family
planning services at community level including demand creation and uptake of
these services.
·        
Work closely with sub partners and CSOs to ensure
technical soundness of the FP component of the community resource persons
training materials, work plans and strategies; and monitor FP service provision
to ensure adherence to set standards and compliance requirements.
·        
Coordinate with the Research and Evaluation team to
design the operational research that may promote new initiatives and
innovations for scale up, including expanding method choice, community
engagement, task shifting, improved integration of family planning with other
services, gender transformative programming and adolescent sexual and
reproductive health.
·        
Offer technical guidance and build capacity of
program staff and service providers in family planning provision, compliance
requirements and support adherence of family planning service providers to USG
compliance requirements.
·        
Develop FP service provision and strengthening
strategy that includes capacity building, integration into other service areas,
monitoring and evaluation; and support its implementation in all the supported
districts.
·        
Work in liaison with the Supply chain and Logistics
Advisor to ensure continuous availability of FP commodities at both health
facility and community level.
·        
Take part in the development and scale up of change
packages for successful FP capacity building, service provision, integration
into other services and successful FP provision at community level within the
framework of informed choice.
·        
Significantly contribute to the development of
annual work plans, annual training plans, quarterly work plans,
district-specific work plans and any strategic development documents and ensure
that FP is well articulated and in line with MOH and USG policies and
guidelines.
·        
Contribute to the development, adapting and
implementation of the tools for FP service provision and monitoring the
implementation of the developed work plans.
·        
Work closely with the M&E team to ensure
effective FP data management and monitor uptake in supported facilities.
·        
Participate actively in the MOH technical working
groups on family planning and other technically relevant task forces and
working groups at district, regional, and national levels.
·        
Collaborate with key other family planning TA
partners in the region and the country to leverage any resources; coordinate
and harmonize plans for strengthening FP service provision at both health
facility and community level.
·        
Prepare and submit in a timely comprehensive
monthly, quarterly reports and annual reports on FP service provision.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should be a Medical doctor with recent
experience in maternal health, particularly Family Planning programs (Master
degree in public Health; Obstetrics and Gynaecology are preferred).
·        
Five or more years of demonstrated experience
implementing family planning FP programs at subnational and health facility and
community levels.
·        
Previous experience with and understanding of MOH
health care systems and community structure required to implement an integrated
health program.
·        
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical
capacity in regional and national programs and technical staff in the areas
family planning, performance and quality improvement
·        
Detailed working knowledge of technical guidelines,
best practices, and innovations in FP and program approaches designed for FP
service integration at facility and community levels
·        
Demonstrated success in providing hands-on capacity
building and technical assistance to health care providers and other stakeholders
·        
Working knowledge of USAID Family Planning
compliance
·        
Previous experience in conducting community-based
interventions.
·        
Prior experience working with national/international
NGOs and public sector institutions, including the MOH.
·        
Proven ability to work collaboratively with
colleagues in project implementation; excellent interpersonal skills.
·        
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
·        
Good computer skills, including competence in MS
Office and internet/e-mail.
·        
Willingness to travel extensively in the districts
of support
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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