Program Officer – Pediatric Care and Treatment NGO Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

 

Job Title:    Program Officer – Pediatric
Care and Treatment

Organisation: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Duty Station: 
Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: Technical
Director

 

About US:

Elizabeth Glaser
Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a proven leader in the global fight to end HIV and
AIDS, and an advocate for every child to live a full and healthy life into
adulthood. Founded through a mother’s determination, we are driven to see a
world where no other mother, child or family is devastated by this disease. For
more than 30 years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in
pediatric HIV and AIDS in the world’s most affected regions.

 

Job Summary:  The Program Officer – Pediatric Care and
Treatment will offer technical support, monitor and evaluate delivery of HIV
Care and Treatment services in accordance with national HIV/AIDS policies and
standards. S/He will be expected to work closely with the BP members to ensure
smooth implementation of the project. He/she will work closely with the EGPAF
program team, regional IPs and the MOH to support implementation of the
project.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
S/He
will participate in the development of ViiV work plans at the project level,
district and health facilities.

·       
Improve
identification, treatment initiation, retention and viral load suppression of
pregnant and lactating women and children living with or exposed to HIV. Main
focus being HIV positive adolescent girls who are pregnant and lactating;

·       
New
& optimized programming necessary to cover the retention gap for adolescent
girls who are pregnant and lactating including retention in PMTCT/HIV Care with
an aim of covering drop off along the PMTCT cascade (only 60-70% of infants reached
within the first 2 months of life).

·       
Explore
Technical assistance gaps at central level & work together with partners to
develop a Uganda paediatric HIV community intervention manual based on TAFU
model.

·       
Continuously
examine emerging programming gaps due to the shifting landscape so as to remain
responsive to the needs of the national program.

·       
Promote
the documentation of best practices and lessons learned that can be shared at
subnational, national and international for a

·       
Write
progress reports on pediatric HIV care to be shared with stakeholder

·       
Perform
other duties to support the program as assigned

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery.

·       
At least
three years’ experience in planning and implementing Pediatric HIV/AIDS
prevention, care and case management.

·       
Experience
working/collaborating with Ministries of Health and other Implementing Partners
on the implementation of technically sound public health programmes, including
HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions

·       
Practical
experience in working with health systems at the district level

·       
Sound
understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and
especially PMTCT, ART and Pediatric care and treatment.

·       
Prior
experience coordinating HIV & AIDS quality improvement initiatives is an
added advantage

·       
Ability
to work in a team (good team player)

·       
Excellent
training and mentorship/coaching skills and experience in coordinating large
scale capacity building initiatives.

·       
In-depth
knowledge in health care operations research and formulating project proposals

·       
Strong
interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including the development
of reports

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

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