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Thursday, June 29, 2017

DBT Manager Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
DBT Manager

Jobs at:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Deadline of this Job:
Friday July 7th, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
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 HIV 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 scope involves: (1) the USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in the South West Uganda project that aims 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 and counseling and support; malaria prevention and treatment; and other primary care services. (2) The Optimizing HIV Treatment Access among pregnant women (OHTA) in 8 districts of South West Uganda; and (3) ELMA- funded Unfinished business project that focuses on closing the Adult-Pediatric ART gap; and (4) Saving Lives at Birth that focuses on Development of a Model for National Scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to Expand infant Nevirapine Prophylaxis in Uganda, Prevent Mother~to- child Transmission of HIV, and Save infant Lives.
EGPAF therefore, seeks to hire suitable qualified persons to perform the following roles:-
Job Title: DBT Manager
Duty Station: Mbarara
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Co-ordinates the implementation of the regional health integration program at the district level; and acts as the main link between the EGPAF country team and the District Health Teams on a regular basis. Assists the DBTs in the development and implementation of overall RHITES SW strategy in line with the MOH current policies- and implementation guidelines.Coordinates the integration of technical support from the technical advisors to the district based officers and provides technical guidance to the district teams for work plan development to ensure successful implementation of the project. Assists in setting up and running special clinics and track progress at individual sites through site visits and district reports, in collaboration with M.O.H and the EGPAF program team.Provides technical guidance during the development of RHITES SW/ EGPAF's annualWork plan. Spearheads the process of developing district annual and quarterly work plans and budgets; and monitor their implementation in all the districts of support. Oversees the process of effective and efficient utilization of organization resources in the districts of support through monitoring of activities’ implementation, review of cash requisitions and accountabilities from the districtl DBTs; and provision pf the necessary guidance in consultation with the Supervisor. Sets up mechanisms to track implementation of project activities as per the district work plans and implementation plans; and routinely provide feedback about implementation progress to the program team. She/he develops and implements strategies including supporting routine team meetings, provision of routine feedback and conducting performance evaluations to enhance DBT's functionality and performance; and ensuring that the DBTs are effective and efficient. Plans, organizes, coordinates, maintains, and assures effective on-site technical support through prioritizations of sites to be supported, and development of weekly field plans in consultation with the DBTs and technical advisors. Supports the DBTs in timely preparation of district reports and site visits TA reports; ensuring that these are timely shared and filed with the respective DHTs, site teams and program team.
Supports the integration of quality improvement approaches to improve systems and processes for service delivery; and strengthen the implementation of the EGPAF’s data quality management system at the district and site level. Co-ordinates district report compilation and technical reporting according to defined reporting schedules. Supervises and conducts routine performance management of the individual team members and ensure team cohesion, motivation, team work and accountability. Maintains a healthy and positive relationship with the DHTs, sub-district managers, facility managers and other key stakeholders. Develops partnerships and working relationships with community structures, NGO’s community leaders, and Government representatives at the district level. Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in the integrated health services and writes regular monitoring and technical reports as required and contribute to EGPAF’s reports. Represents EGPAF and RHITES SW project in the supported districts and at national level. Any other duties as assigned by the supervisors.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The qualified candidate will have a medical degree. A master's degree in Public Health or related health field is preferred. At least 5 years of professional experience working in comprehensive health programs including HIV/AIDS prevention, care & treatment, MNCH, malaria and TB. Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring HIV/AIDS, MNCH, FP, i Malaria and Nutrition programs. Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially MNCH, Malaria, PMTCT, ART, HTS and Nutriti0n.Good knowledge of the district health system and community structures. Experience in leading and managing teams of health professionals. Good knowledge of quality improvement principles. Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills. High proficiency in computer use especially using basic _ and/or statistical packages. Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in Uganda.
Job application procedure
Please send cover letter and CV to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 15, Kitante Close
P.0. Box 21127 Kampala
Application should be sent to:
Deadline for submission of applications is Friday July 7th, 2017.