Technical Advisor for Differentiated Service Delivery

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 Differentiated Service Delivery
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Job Code: 1141
# of openings: 1
Description
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Technical Advisor for Differentiated Service Delivery

DEPARTMENT: Programs

LOCATION: Ministry of Health, Kampala

Reporting Relations:

The Technical Advisor for Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) reports to the Program Manager STD/AIDS Control Program with a dotted line to the EGPAF Country Director.

Job Summary:

The Technical Advisor will be seconded to the Ministry of Health (MOH). The incumbent will be the point of contact for Differential Service Delivery and will work closely with the National ART, HIV Testing Services (HTS) and PMTCT Coordinators, the Quality Assurance Department and the Health Education and Promotion Division (HEP) of Ministry of Health. He/she will undertake the various duties designated to him/her including development of policy guidelines, training materials and standards for HIV/AIDS care in general but with a special focus on DSD models of care.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical assistance to MOH for the implementation of DSD
Work closely with the National ART, HTS, PMTCT Coordinators and HEP Division of MOH in the development of DSD policy guidelines, implementation guidelines/manual, training materials, job aides and standards for HIV/AIDS care in general with a special focus on differentiated service delivery
Lead the planning and phased roll out of DSD models of care including: capacity building of health care workers (HCW) and Community ART Support Agents (CASA), implementation, monitoring, mentorships and technical support supervision to the Implementing Partners (IPs), Districts and health facilities
Coordinate DSD activities across all IPs and districts

Skills

Practical experience in working with health systems at the district level
Sound understanding of current issues and developments in the field of HIV/AIDS and especially PMTCT, ART and HTS
Experience with PEPFAR - supported projects is an added advantage
Prior experience coordinating HIV & AIDS quality improvement initiatives is an added advantage
Ability to work in a team (good team player)
Knowledge in management and delivery of health care services, including integrated models of health care, and the development of programs to facilitate the empowerment of people and the community
In-depth knowledge in health care operations research and formulating project proposals
Knowledge and skills in the formulation of technical cooperation interventions and in the development of criteria for evaluating program interventions and evaluations with emphasis on health care services.

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years of experience in 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.

A Master’s in Public Health or related qualification will be an added advantage
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