Technical Advisor

at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 19, 2019
Category Healthcare
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Technical Advisor for Paediatric Care and Treatment
Location: Mbarara, Uganda
Job Code: 1852
# of openings: 1

JOB TITLE: Technical Advisor for Paediatric Care and Treatment

DEPARTMENT: Programs

LOCATION: Mbarara

Reporting Relations:

The Technical Advisor for Pediatric Care and Treatment will report to the Technical Director

Job Summary

The Technical Advisor Pediatric HIV care and treatment will be responsible for supporting the processes needed to transition to new, child-friendly ART formulations in Uganda. S/He will support the pediatric regimen optimization through ensuring accelerated uptake of quality LPV/r two-in-one and/or four-in-one formulations, and the strategic sequencing of and transition planning for the DTG 5mg originator or 10 mg generic dispersible formulations. S/He is responsible for providing the day-to-day technical oversight for the DNDi project in Uganda. He/ She will be working closely with a team of other Technical Advisors and Program Officers to support implementation of the project.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

S/He will provide technical leadership to the Uganda DNDi project and ensure technical soundness of the program.

S/He will participate in the development of DNDi work plans at the project level, district, CSOs and health facilities.

S/He will be responsible for the DNDi project management.

Provide technical assistance to MOH pediatric HIV care and treatment program.

Support MOH advocate for review and update ART guidelines to incorporate the new pediatric formulations.‚Äč

Work closely with the NDA, National ART and pediatric HIV technical working groups to support the introduction and roll out of the new pediatric ART formulations.

Support the MOH in developing training materials, job aides and IEC materials for pediatric ART with a special focus on the new pediatric formulations.

Coordinate with other stakeholders and implementing partners to roll out the new pediatric formulations.

Conduct a baseline analysis of the current barriers to rapid uptake of new pediatric ARV formulations and map out the key stakeholders.

Work with MOH to develop a strategy and national rollout plan for the new pediatric formulations in the country.

Skills

Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT, ART and Pediatric care and treatment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Excellent training and mentorship/coaching skills and experience in coordinating large scale capacity building initiatives.

Knowledge in health care operations research.

Knowledge in work planning and report writing.

Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including the development of reports.

Ability to work and deliver results with minimal supervision.

Employee Status

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years of experience in provision of technical support for planning and implementing HIV/AIDS prevention, control and case management.

Experience working/collaborating with Ministries of Health and other Implementing Partners on the implementation of technically sound public health programmes, including HIV, prevention, care and treatment interventions.

Education Requirements

A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree and a Masters of Medicine (Pediatrics).
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