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Friday, December 15, 2017

Technical Advisor - Quality Improvement Job at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Advisor - Quality Improvement

Jobs at:
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
December 29th 2017

Duty Station:
Mbarara, Uganda

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 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 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 (DHTA) covering eight districts of 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 of 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: Technical Advisor - Quality Improvement
Location: Mbarara
Reporting Relations: Director Monitoring and Evaluation
Department: Monitoring and Evaluation
Job Summary:
The Quality Improvement Adviser will work in collaboration with the MOH quality improvement team in designing, implementing, monitoring the quality improvement activities and providing technical assistance to improve the quality of care in the areas of HIV/AIDS, TB and community services in the USAID RHITES- SW project area in accordance with national and international HIV/AIDS policies and standards.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures the technical soundness of EGPAF's Quality Improvement strategies by updating USAID RHITES SW project staff and implementing partners on technical advances and lessons learned around the world. Ensures that USAID RHITES SW I EGPAF's implementation strategies and performance goals are in accordance with national and international standards for PMTCT. Develops overall Quality Improvement strategy to support the National Strategy to expand HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and associated TB/HIV services in Uganda. Provides technical guidance during the development of USAID RHITES SW/ EGPAF‘s annual work plan and participates in the planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to Quality Improvement services. Coordinates the integration of technical support 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 building capacity for setting up and running of quality management program at individual sites through technical assistance site visits and district reports, in collaboration with M.O.H and the EGPAF program team. Supports health facilities in achieving and maintaining quality service delivery standards by organizing and carrying out coaching and mentoring visit to sites and district quality improvement teams and provide quality improvement technical assistance to the teams to analyze their processes, develop, test and implement changes to improve their processes oi care. Coordinates Oi activities with the MOH, HCI and other partners. Coordinates technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule and writes regular monitoring and technical reports as required and contribute to EGPAF's reports. Assists in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in quality improvement for HIV prevention and treatment services. Represents EGPAF and the USAID RHITES SW project in the supported districts and at national level. Provides the Country Director with technical guidance on issues related to quality improvement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
A medical degree and/or a master's degree in Public Health or other clinical discipline. At least 5 years of professional experience implementing quality improvement activities with a focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and clinical care. Hands-on knowledge and skills in designing, planning, implementing and monitoring PMTCT, ART including Pediatric care, and TB/HIV programs. Practical experience in working with health systems at the district and national level. Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT, ART and HGT. Trainer Skills.
Strong skills in teamwork and networking. Good verbal communication and writing skills .Willingness to work and travel in rural settings in Uganda. Good working knowledge of Microsoft office programs including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point.
Job application procedure
Please send a cover letter and CV to: The Senior Human Resources Manager, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (ECPAF), Plot 15, Kitante Close P.0. Box 21127-Kampala, Uganda. Application should be sent to: Deadline for submission of applications is December 29th 2017.