Jobs at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation- Senior Technical Advisor


Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Uganda

“Sometimes in life there is that moment when ifs possible to make a The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17 countries and at 4,700 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, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of nearly 1,300—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement prevention, care, and treatment; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

The Foundation received funding from USAID/Uganda for a five-year cooperative agreement in 13 districts in the south-western region of Uganda with the goal of increasing access to, coverage of and utilization of quality comprehensive tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services. We are therefore seeking most suitable candidates to fill the following positions.

JOB TITLE: Senior Technical Advisor.

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Services.

LOCATION: Mbarara

Reporting Relationships: The Senior Technical Advisor reports to the Technical Director.

Job Summary:

The Senior TA will be responsible for providing leadership to team of technical advisors; and also provide technical leadership in PMTCT. As a technical lead for PMTCT, He/ She will also be responsible for planning and strategy development for PMTCT, provide technical assistance to Foundation/STAR SW project staff, district and site teams to ensure high quality PMCT service delivery in the 13 districts under EGPAF support. The role requires direct collaboration with the Ministry of Health to effectively implement, monitor and evaluate PMTCT in accordance with national HIV/AIDS policies and standards.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership & management:

    Provides leadership and support to a team of technical advisors for a coordinated implementation of the developed program strategies.
    Develop a cohesive and productive team of technical advisors that leads the implementation of the strategic plans of the EGPAF-led projects Work to ensure creating a strong linkage with other service areas and departments.
    Participate in senior management team and program managers’ meetings as key platform for strategic guidance and coordination of core functions

Technical Assistance in PMTCT:

    Ensures that STAR SWI EGPAF’s implementation strategies and performance goals are in accordance with national and international standards for PMTCT”
    Provides technical guidance for comprehensive TB and HIV/AIDS programs by updating implementing partners on technical advances and lessons learned around the world.
    Provides PMTCT technical support and guidance to the district based officers and the district teams for work plan development. Ensures the technical soundness of EGPAF’s PMTCT strategies by: organizing regular technical updates/review meetings for PMTCT to the STAR SW project staff.
    Provides technical guidance during the development of STAR SW/ EGPAF’s annual work plan and participates in the planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to TB/HIV services.
    Coordinates technical reporting according to defined donor/EGPAF reporting schedules and writes regular monitoring and technical reports as required.
    Track progress at individual PMTCT sites through site visits and supervision reports, in collaboration with district based teams.
    Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in PMTCT and C&T.
    Provide technical inputs and assistance to the MOH with particular reference to development of national PMTCT policies, guidelines and training materials.
    Serve as a Technical Advisor on technical working groups on relevant technical working groups of the Ministry of Health Represents EGPAF and STAR SW project in the supported districts and at national level.
    Provides the Technical Director and Country Director with technical guidance on issues related to PMTCT.
    Participates in identifying research questions and implementation of operations research on programmatic implementation of PMTCT.

Requirement:

    Must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree with master of medicine or Public Health.
    At least 5 years’ experience in HIV/AIDS implementation, monitoring and evaluation; and specifically in prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission Programs.
    Must have an excellent grasp of HIV/AIDS current knowledge especially on HIV/AIDS treatment and elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV current frame work and national strategies
    Extensive knowledge of MOH national PMTCT guidelines and implementation modalities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Experience and evidence of past results providing technical assistance to national counterparts.
    Knowledge of the functioning of the country's Ministry of Health and decentralized health system.
    Experience in developing technical documents and reports clinical mentorship and supportive supervision experience strong interpersonal skills.
    Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.
    A high level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly MS Office and some analytical statistical packages.
    Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain relationships with project staff, district leadership and other partners.
    Ability to manage projects/activities, set realistic priorities and timelines, and follow through appropriately.
    Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills Ability to manage multiple priorities while working as part of a team Experience in managing technical teams.

Experience: 5


How to apply:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply. Please send cover letter and CV to: The Country Director/COP Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero. P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda E-mall: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org

EGPAF will only contact short-listed applicants. Deadline for submission is 16th November 2012.

Deadline: 16th Nov 2012






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