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Associate Regional Officer - Catalyzing Pediatric Tuberculosis  

14-12-2017

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Yaounde and Ebolowa, Douala and Buea, Bamenda, Maroua

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Title: Associate Regional Officer – Catalyzing Pediatric Tuberculosis

Job openings: 04         

Locations: Ebolowa and Yaoundé, Douala and Buea, Maroua, Bamenda;            

Reports to: EGPAF UNITAID CaP-TB Implementation Manager

Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension

Terms of Offer: This position is remunerated on local terms. (for local candidates only)

"Sometimes in life there is that moment when it's possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments."

-Elizabeth Glaser

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to implement HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide. 

Job Purpose

Through funding from UNITAID, EGPAF Cameroon is looking to recruit six Associate Regional Officers for the Catalyzing Pediatric Tuberculosis program. This four-year project will contribute to the reduction in morbidity and mortality due to paediatric TB by removing critical barriers to facilitate scale-up of pediatric TB in 9 sub-Saharan African countries: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, as well as in India. More specifically, this program aims at increase case detection 2-fold overall; providing TB treatment to 16,471 cases, including 12,353 <25 kg treated with FL FDCs; initiate 52,317 children on latent TB (LTBI) treatment. Overall the project will result in 102,427 years of life saved and $36 million in cost savings and efficiencies. The Associate Regional Officers will be posted in the Center, Far-North, Littoral, North-West, South, and South-West Regions.

Job Summary

Under the guidance of the CaP-TB Implementation Manager, the Associate Regional Officer will work to ensure success of the EGPAF Project’s agenda of improving CaP-TB through continuous quality improvement, data quality assessments, technical assistance and capacity building to EGPAF Project’s technical staff and health care workers at the Regional, District and facility level in support of implementation activities. S/he will provide support to training, supervision, mentoring, coordination, supply chain management, laboratory, quality assurance, M&E and data management components within the EGPAF Projects and at the facility (Regional) level.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist the EGPAF UNITAID CaP-TB Implementation Manager to identify and assess the sites for the implementation of the program;
  • Assist in the identification and the organization of training sessions of staffs in the selected sites;
  • Provide regular updates to the Cap-TB Implementation Manager and the SI&E Advisor;
  • Assist in monitoring program implementation at regional and district level;
  • Support elaboration of annual work plans, and budget planning and monitoring;
  • Assist the Country Implementation Manager to ensure ongoing programmatic excellence by providing, facilitating or coordinating high level quality technical, programmatic, and management support to the sites and the regional delegation;
  • Support development of appropriate regional specific systems to ensure consistent high-quality program management;
  • Assist the Implementation Manager in the management of relationships with the Ministry of Public Health and other partners organizations at regional and district level;
  • Support the MOH and the EGPAF Strategic Information and Evaluation team to collect data as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Language: bilingualism (French and English). However, fluency in English is a key requirement in the North West and South West Regions whereas French is a key requirement in Centre and Littoral Regions. In addition, being able to write and mentor somebody else in the other language is absolutely required;
  • Level: University degree in: Public health, or other cadre of health system;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in working for TB or HIV programs;
  • Have a good Knowledge of Microsoft Office Package, Familiar with Excel, Access, Epi-Info;
  • Other skills required: Good interpersonal skills, available and flexible on times, interest in public health, rigorous and motivated.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HIV, TB, PMTCT, MCH, and HIV care and treatment.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail- oriented with ability to prioritize, take initiative and follow-through.

How to apply 

Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter through the following link Associate Regional Officer – Catalyzing Pediatric Tuberculosis.

Applications will be considered until December 31, 2017.

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.





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