District Based Program Officer USAID Project Jobs – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
Reports to: HRH Manager
Duty Station: Mbarara, Uganda
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 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 over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES) whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment; maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning; nutrition assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and other primary care services.
Job Summary: The District Based Program Officer will lead the planning and implementation of the integrated health program 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, TB, maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, 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 available 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 MNCH, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, and Nutrition  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 Malaria, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition, HIV prevention, PMTCT and C&T
  • 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 applicant for the USAID EGPAF RHITES Project Program Officer job opportunity should hold a medical degree and/or a master’s degree in Public Health
  • Five years of professional experience working in HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, MNCH, Family Planning, Nutrition and malaria programs.
  • Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring Malaria, MNCH, PMTCT and HIV care programs.
  • Good understanding of the quality improvement framework of MOH and quality improvement principles
  • Good knowledge of the decentralized health system and community structures
  • Practical experience in managing ARTand MNCH services at district levels.
  • Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of Malaria, MNCH and HIV/AIDS.
  • Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to this address;
The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 30th March 2018


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