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Youth and Adolescent Health Advisor Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Youth and Adolescent Health Advisor

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: Youth and Adolescent Health Advisor
Location: Mbarara
Reporting Relations: Director Community Linkages and Demand creation
Department: Program

Job Summary:
The Youth and Adolescent Health Advisor will champion the designing and delivery of Youth and Adolescent interventions including Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment and support services. The Adviser will lead and develop innovative and evidence based interventions to support the youth and adolescents, including those living with HIV/AIDS. The advisor will ensure that integration of youth and adolescent-friendly se n/ices into the comprehensive integrated health services is done during planning and implementation of the project activities, create awareness and generate demand tor related services and ensure constant monitoring and leveraging ol resources for program success.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
Design strategies that will ensure that youth and adolescents‘ needs are adequately addressed and enhance their access to a range of services that include Family Planning! Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV prevention, care, treatment and support services. Lead development/adaptation oi technical tools in consultation with the relevant senior staff and other key stakeholders at all stages oi the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Provide technical support and build capacity of program teams, district health teams, CSOs/CBOs and other partners in integrating Family Planning/Reproductive Health, Care and Treatment into the Youth and Adolescents-friendly services. Support planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation oi DREAMS-lite package in the targeted districts. Provide technical guidance during the development of annual work plan and participates in the planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to Youth and Adolescents Health services including Family Planning and Reproductive Health as well as HIV prevention and HIV care and treatment services. Coordinate technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule and write regular monitoring and technical reports as required by EGPAF and the donor. Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in Youth and Adolescent Health, design and/or adapt communication strategies that target the youth & adolescents to create behavior change in the community;

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
A Bachelors degree in Medicine and Surgery, Social Sciences, Social Works and Social Administration, Public Health or any other related field, a Masters degree in Public Health or related field, additional training in management oi reproductive health programs is of added advantage, a minimum of 5 years’ experience in management/coordination of Adolescent/Youth Sexual Reproductive Health interventions, knowledge of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health Policies, guidelines and strategies, knowledge oi decentralized health system.

Counseling and supporting youths, adolescents and their families, knowledge oi lite skills and adolescent responsive programming, report writing, monitoring and evaluation of projects, basic knowledge of research data collection methods, knowledge of project planning and management principles.

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