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

Vacancy title:
Country Implementing Manager

Jobs at:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Deadline of this Job:
8th December 2017

Duty Station:
Mbarara, Uganda


Job details:
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the light 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 with HIV/AIDS. 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, Child Health Services, Family Planning, Nutrition Assessment, Counseling Support, Malaria Prevention and Treatment and other Primary Care Services. 2) The Optimizing HIV Treatment Access among Pregnant Women (OHTA) covering eight districts oi‘ South West Uganda. 3) The ELMA-funded Unfinished Business Project that focuses on closing the Adult-Pediatric ART gap. 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 oi HIV and to Save infant Lives. 5) Supporting Operations AIDS Research (SOAR). 6) Catalyzing Pediatric TB innovations (CaP TB).

EGPAF therefore seeks to hire suitable persons to perform the roles below;
Job Title: Country Implementing Manager
Location: Mbarara
Reporting Relations: Technical Director
Department: Program

Job Summary
Through the Catalyzing Pediatric TB innovations (CaP-TB) project, EGPAF will support the rapid roll out of models of care to improve pediatric TB case finding, diagnosis and treatment and support the use of an innovative new formulation of pediatric first-line fixed-dose combination TB treatment in 9 sub-Saharan African countries and India. This four-year project has been approved for funding by UNITAID and aims to improve the morbidity and mortality associated with pediatric TB in these countries and catalyze improvements in care in other high-TB burden coumries. Project implementation, operational as well and financial reporting will be done using EGPAF's standard tools and techniques, as well as elements speci´Čücally developed for this UNITAID-funded project.

The Country implementation Manager is responsible for providing the day-to-day oversight and coordination to effectively implement the CaP TB project in Uganda. He/she will be a key member of the country and global Cal’ TB project team, and will work in close coordination with EGPAF staff in Uganda and at the global ievei. This position will wodr closely with representatives of the Ministry, especially with the National TB program, as well as national and international implementing partners, and representatives from other donors and normative agencies.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the key institutional resource and focal point for the CaP TB project in Uganda. Support development of appropriate country specific systems to ensure consistent, high-quality project management, Lead the in-country process of updating country operational plans semi-annually. Provide oversight and support to the CaP-TB project staff in Uganda to ensure on-time and effective project implementation, including programmatic, M&E and advocacy aspects. Support Human resource planning, annual work plan and budget planning and monitoring, use of data for decision making and ensuring program results. Contribute in a timely fashion to project reports to donor. Provide regular updates to the Country Director, Technical Director and Global Ca?-TB team, Disseminate information and lessons learned through the project to other national partners. Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence by providing, facilitating or coordinating high quality programmatic support to national partners. Assist in the management of relationships with partner organizations. Assist in the management of relationships with country teams oi key TB technical agencies which have a presence in the country.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience supporting the implementation of complex health intervention implementation programs, working collaboratively with donors and other partners. Strong program management skills will be required. The country implementation manager will also work closely with the strategic information and evaluations manager for the project to monitor key project outcomes and work with others in the country team to appropriately manage budgets and contracts. Regular communication and close collaboration with the EGPAF regional directors and global CaP TB team will be required to provide leadership, facilitation, coordination and support in managing and implementing the CaP TB project.

Strong communication skills, the ability to work well with a country and global team, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities will be key qualifications for this role. This position requires the ability to manage different agendas with different timelines, the capacity to keep things moving forward and provide ongoing and responsive guidance to country teams.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
The Country implementation Manager will be thoroughly committed to EGPAF‘s strategy and mission. He/she should have demonstrated leadership and relationship management experience. A minimum Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, preferred masters or other advanced degree in public health, management or business; with at least 8 years oi management experience. Experience working with TB related programing. Unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives. Experience with managing large and/or complex healthcare implementation projects.

Strong communication skills, the ability to work well with a country and global team, and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities will be key qualifications for this role. This position requires the ability to manage different agendas with different timelines, the capacity to keep things moving forward and provide ongoing and responsive guidance to country teams.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
The Country implementation Manager will be thoroughly committed to EGPAF’s strategy and mission. He/she should have demonstrated leadership and relationship management experience. A minimum Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, preferred masters or other advanced degree in public health, management or business; with at least 8 years oi management experience. Experience working with TB related programing. Unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives. Experience with managing large and/or complex healthcare implementation projects.

Strong ability to think strategically, with equally strong practical ability to translate strategic ideas into implementation, Demonstrated knowledge of the Uganda health system, knowledge of the national Tuberculosis program will be strongly preferred/essential. integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self motivated with demonstrated passion for EGPAF‘s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a management team. Solid judgment and apparent leadership skills. Ability to communicate with a range oi colleagues across diverse countries and cultures. An individual who is able to handle e variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities. Strong analytical skills and common sense. Strong work ethic. Tactful, respectful, and keen diplomacy skills. Ability to travel regularly, and at short notice, within Uganda to visit the various project implementation sites. Ability to travel abroad for meetings with other CaP-TB implementation managers, and the Global GaP-TB team. Excellent oral and written English skills.

Job application procedure
Please send a cover letter and CV to:
The Senior Human Resources Manager
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 15, Kitame Close P.0. Box 21127-Kampala, Uganda
Application should be sent to: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline for submission of applications is 8th December 2017