Social Worker – Pediatric Care and Treatment NGO Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation


Job Title:    Social Worker – Pediatric
Care and Treatment

Organisation: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Duty Station: 
Mbarara, Uganda

Reports to: Program
Officer – Pediatric Care and Treatment


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 Social Worker – Pediatric Care and
Treatment will offer technical support, monitor and evaluate provision of
psychosocial support for HIV infected and affected children in accordance with
national HIV/AIDS policies and standards. S/He will be expected to work closely
with the EGPAF technical team, BP members to ensure smooth implementation of
the project.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

will participate in the provision of technical support to Improve
identification, treatment initiation, retention and viral suppression of
children and adolescents living with or exposed to HIV

& 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 first 2 months if life).

successful candidate will be working closely with the EGPAF technical team to
build capacity of service providers and partners targeting 95-95-95.

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

the documentation of best practices and lessons learned that can be shared at subnational,
national and international fora

progress reports on pediatric HIV care to be shared with stakeholder

other duties to support the program as assigned


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in counseling from a recognized
institution. Further training in HIV program is of added advantage

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

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

experience in working with health systems at the district level

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

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

to work in a team (good team player)

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

knowledge in health care operations research and formulating project proposals

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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