Senior Advisor for PMTCT and Pediatric/Adolescent HIV

at University Research Co
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 19, 2019
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Senior Advisor for PMTCT and Pediatric/Adolescent HIV
Location: Jinja, Uganda
Senior Advisor for PMTCT and Pediatric/Adolescent HIV

Reporting to: Team Leader for HIV & TB
Supervises: PMTCT Team
Location: Jinja

Job Purpose: The Senior Advisor for PMTCT and Pediatric/Adolescent HIV will provide senior level strategic planning and technical leadership for PMTCT and pediatric/adolescent HIV programming to USAID RHITES-EC Activity teams, as well as the 11district local governments and their structures. The position holder will also build and effectively manage PMTCT/pediatric/adolescent HIV partnerships at various levels teams including the Ministry of Health, Development and Implementing Partner Networks, as well as within and across the EC region districts.

Specific Responsibilities
Closely working with supervisor, other program and district teams, lead the design, implementation and continuous evaluation of PMTCT, pediatric and adolescent HIV interventions
Lead efforts for and participate in hands-on PMTCT/pediatric/adolescent HIV skills building activities for district, healthcare facility and community managers and service delivery teams through onsite training, support supervision, mentoring and coaching
Closely work with and support project Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team, district and site teams to, on a continuous basis, identify PMTCT, pediatric and adolescent HIV data and site-level records gaps and put in place and institutionalize corrective actions
Closely work with and optimally leverage efforts from the MOH, regional and district PMTCT/MNCH teams to build and sustain healthcare facility level capacity for delivery of quality PMTCT, pediatric and adolescent HIV services across the continuum of services

Skills

Demonstrable good writing and presentation skills
Demonstrated leadership and teamwork; produces high quality work in a timely, cost-effective manner; excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proven ability to set priorities, multi-task, and work collaboratively with others, as well as independently.
Excellent interpersonal skills.

Experience Requirements

Five years or more of professional experience working with PMTCT/pediatric/adolescent programs in Uganda or other developing countries
Experience with PEPFAR funded projects, including current and deep knowledge on pediatric, PMTCT and adolescent HIV programming is highly desirable

Education Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Medicine and additional post-graduate training in pediatrics, public health, epidemiology or other related qualification
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