UNITAID Project TB Advisor Career Opportunity - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:        TB Advisor
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
Reports to: Country Implementing Manager

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 Cap-TB Project:
Through the Catalyzing Pediatric TB Innovations (CaP-TB) project, EGPAF will support the rapid roll out of models of care to improve pediatric TB case finding, diagnosis and treatment and support the use of an innovative new formulation of pediatric first-line fixed-dose combination TB treatment in 9 sub-Saharan African countries and India. This four-year project has been approved for funding by UNITAID and aims to improve the morbidity and mortality associated with pediatric TB in these countries and catalyze improvements in care in other high-TB burden countries. Project implementation, operational as well and financial reporting will be done using EGPAF’s standard tools and techniques, as well as elements specifically developed for this UNITAID-funded project.

Job Summary: The TB Advisor is responsible for providing the day-to-day technical oversight for the CaP TB project in Uganda. He/ She will be working closely with a team of other advisors and program officers to support implementation of the project.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·         The TB Advisor will offer technical leadership to the Uganda Cap TB project and ensure technical soundness of the program. Participate in the development of pediatric TB work plans at the project level, district, CSOs and health facilities.
·         Make sure that the incorporation of innovations and best practices regarding pediatric TB case finding and management into District TB Action Plans and ensure their implementation at both district and community levels.
·         Steer and coordinate capacity-building activities for health workers and community resource persons in pediatric TB case finding and management.
·         Ensure project activities comply with national TB guidelines and policies.
·         Participate in MOH NTLP technical working group meetings and other national and regional/Zonal TB meetings.
·         Provide support in the development of appropriate country specific systems to ensure consistent, high-quality TB project management
·         Lead identification and documentation of lessons learned through the project.
·         Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence by providing, facilitating or coordinating high quality programmatic support to the districts of support.
·         Keenly track key TB performance indicators and strategies to determine progress in achievement of targets and innovations across supported districts.
·         Prepare and submit project reports for submission to the project management, EGPAF and the donor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the UNITAID Project TB Advisor career opportunity should hold a bachelor’s degree, preferred masters or other advanced degree in Medicine or public health
·         A minimum of five years of management experience.
·         Previous experience working with TB related programing.
·         Show commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives.
·         Strong ability to think strategically, with equally strong practical ability to translate strategic ideas into implementation.
·         Demonstrated knowledge of the Uganda health system, knowledge of the national Tuberculosis program will be strongly preferred/essential.
·         Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed with demonstrated passion for EGPAF’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team. Solid judgment and apparent leadership skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to communicate with a range of colleagues across diverse countries and cultures.
·         Be an individual who is able to handle a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities.
·         Excellent analytical skills and common sense.
·         Strong work ethic. Tactful, respectful, and keen diplomacy skills.
·         Ability to travel regularly, and at short notice, within Uganda to visit the various project implementation sites.
·         Excellent oral and written English skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;

The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 15 Kitante Close, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda

E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

Deadline: 8th December 2017

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