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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