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PMTCT Program Officer  

15-03-2018

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Douala

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Title: PMTCT Program Officer

Job openings: 12

Locations: 05 for Centre region and 07 for Littoral region

Reports to: PMTCT Technical Officer,

Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension

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

Possible start date: Immediate/April 1st, 2018

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 19 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.

For more information, please, visit our page: www.pedaids.org.

EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health NACC and the Regional and District Health Teams to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment and health systems strengthening services. EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Purpose of the Job

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is seeking to recruit PMTCT Program Officer to be based in the Littoral and Centre regions respectively. The PMTCT Program Officer will be responsible for providing mentorship, technical support and supervision in the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT) services offered at EGPAF supported facilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure mothers attending ANC services are offered HIV testing services.
  • Ensure that HIV –infected pregnant mothers are on antiretroviral drugs medication.
  • Ensure access to prophylaxis for HIV exposed infants.
  • Ensure support systems are in place for retention of Mother Baby Pair.
  • Ensure follow up of HIV exposed infants through to 18 months.
  • Ensure linkage of all HIV-exposed infants (HEI) who seroconvert.
  • Ensure tracing of HEI lost to follow up and tracking progress over time in both 9 and 18-month HEI cohort.
  • Participate in quality assurance/quality improvement of HIV programs relating to PMTCT services.
  • Oversee community PMTCT activities including pregnant women mapping and community mobilization to improve 1st ANC, fourth ANC and skilled birth attendance.
  • Assist in program monitoring and evaluation activities relating to pediatrics.
  • Prepare budgets, work plans and reports   

Required Qualification

  • Degree in Nursing or Diploma in Clinical Medicine 
  • Trained as a trainer in HIV Counselling and testing
  • Trained in current MoH HTS guidelines
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the implementation of PMTCT/Programmatic activities
  • Excellent mentorship and report writing skills

Required competencies, skills and experience

  • Experience in managing a large, diverse and dynamic team of health professionals providing integrated HIV Testing, care and treatment services
  • Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the Ministry of Health at district and health providers at site level
  • Significant and up to date knowledge of the current HTS, ART and PMTCT guidelines, standards, tools and best practices. Up to date knowledge of general HIV management is a pre-requisite
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating mentorship and capacity building in HTS and HIV service areas.
  • Thorough knowledge of PEPFAR Program and MOH/NACCC reporting requirements including familiarity with the data collection and reporting tools used by MOH
  • Proficiency in computer basic skills- MS Office; Internet; Basic data analysis skills
  • Self- managed, self-driven, results oriented individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in French and English
  • Dedicated team player with ability and experience to work in a multidisciplinary team

How to apply 

Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter indicating the town for which they are applying through the following link PMTCT Program Officer.

Applications will be considered on or before 22nd March 2018, 5:00 PM Cameroon time.

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



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