District Based Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Job Title:       District Based Program Officer
Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance
Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
Reports to: HRH Manager
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 care services.
Job Summary: The District
Based Program Officer will lead the planning and implementation of the
integrated health program activities in the districts of support. She/he will
coordinate 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
  • Provides technical guidance and lead 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 guidance 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate 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.
  • Assists in 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES
    Project Program Officer job opportunity should hold a medical degree
    and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
  • Five years of professional experience
    working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, MNCH, Family
    Planning, Nutrition and malaria programs.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in
    designing, planning, implementing and monitoring Malaria, MNCH, PMTCT and
    HIV care programs.
  • Good 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 ARTand
    MNCH services at district levels.
  • Sound 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 Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala,
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 30th March 2018
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