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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Program Officer Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Program Officer

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: Program Officer
Department: Health Systems Strengthening
Duty Station: Mbarara
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The qualified candidate will have a medical degree and/or a master's degree in Public Health with at least: 5 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, clinical care and Pediatric 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 ART and MNCH services at district levels.
Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of Malaria, MNCH and HIV/AIDS. Strong skills in team work and networking. Excellent verbal communication and writing skills.
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
Uganda
Application should be sent to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org.
Deadline for submission of applications is Friday July 7th, 2017.
NO HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED