Program Officer NGO Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

 

Job Title:    Program Officer

Organization:  Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Duty Station:  Mbarara,
Uganda

Reports to: Unfinished
Business Project Coordinator

 

About US:

Since 2000, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has
been supporting prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and
HIV/AIDS care and treatment services in Uganda. EGPAF-Uganda is a leading
provider of technical assistance to Uganda’s Ministry of Health, and provides
clinical service delivery support at the facility, district, regional, and
national levels. We work closely with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and other
partners to increase access to comprehensive, high-quality HIV prevention, care
and treatment, and TB services for women, children, and families living with
and affected by HIV and AIDS. 
EGPAF-Uganda currently supports services at 808 health facilities in 18
districts in the Southwest Region.

 

Job Summary:  The
Program Officer will lead the planning and implementation of the pediatric and
adolescent HIV/AIDS 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, 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 MOH set standards; and
incorporating lessons learnt over time to improve systems and process for
enhanced service delivery.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
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 HIV/AIDS 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
PMTCT, HIV Care & Treatment.

·        
Coordinates
with the district health departmental leadership and other relevant
implementing partners in the districts of support to ensure smooth
implementation of project activities.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate must hold a bachelors degree in medicine or a related field. A
Master’s in Public Health or related qualification will be an added advantage
or a master’s degree in Public Health with at least five years of professional
experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment programs.

·        
Hands-on
knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring
pediatric, adolescent and adult HIV clinical care programs and PMTCT.

·        
Good
understanding of the MOH quality improvement framework and quality improvement
principles

·        
Good
knowledge of the decentralized health system and community structures

·        
Practical
experience in managing pediatric, adolescent and adult ART services

·        
Sound
understanding of current issues and developments in the fields of HIV/AIDS and
PMTCT services.

·        
Strong
skills in teamwork and networking. Excellent verbal communication and writing
skills

·        
Computer
literacy

·        
Willingness
and ability to frequently travel within and across districts

 

How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

 

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