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 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:  

·       
S/He
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

·       
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 first 2 months if life).

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

·       
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 fora

·       
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 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.

·       
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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