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PMTCT/MNCH/RH/FP Technical Advisor New

19-03-2018

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Yaoundé

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Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Job Title: PMTCT/MNCH/RH/FP Technical Advisor

Job openings: 01

Locations: Yaoundé

Reports to: Associate Project Director,

Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension

Terms: These positions are opened to qualified Cameroonians and non-Cameroonians.  

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 two HIV Testing Services Advisors to be based in the Yaoundé. The PMTCT/MNC/FP/RH Technical Advisor is responsible for providing overall leadership, coordination and management for the implementation of high quality PMTCT/MNCH/FP/RH services in the Littoral and Centre regions. S/he will provide technical oversight and capacity building for EGPAF PMTCT teams in the Littoral and Centre regions and the health care workers in supported sites to assure delivery of quality, relevant and quantifiable services. S/he will ensure all EGPAF staffs and HCWs have capacity/skills to manage, deliver and sustain provision of comprehensive HIV care, treatment and prevention services for pregnant and lactating women, HEI and HII while integrating these services with MNCH/FP/RH services in MCH and CWC settings. S/he will support the DELTA Project Management Team in standardizing quality by ensuring that the cluster based PMTCT Program Officers are carrying out continuous quality improvement, tracking key performance indicators and strategies to determine progress and innovations across supported districts, will take lead in the planning of health systems support and health systems strengthening activities designed to increase quality of HIV care and treatment and MNCH programs, build capacity of supported health management team members in the two regions and EGPAF staffs with an aim of building sustainable competencies and skills.

Key Responsibilities:

Supervising and providing strategic direction for PMTCT/MNCH/FP and RH services, s/he will:

  • Oversee development of integrated HIV/PMTCT/MNCH/FP/RH facility interventions and work plans and oversee the implementation
  • Oversee the established EID, CD4 and VL lab networks in supported sites, ensuring timely collection of relevant lab samples for diagnosis and for monitoring treatment outcomes while ensuring results are received by patients in a timely manner to guide patient management
  • Participate in carrying out service quality assessments and implementing continuous quality improvement projects at site level to improve quality of services in supported sites
  • Ensure EID website is fully updated for all the sites being covered
  • Oversee community PMTCT activities including pregnant women mapping to improve 1st ANC, fourth ANC and skilled birth attendance.
  • Integrate HIV services within FP/RH and child welfare services; administer and track pregnancy intention among women LHIV and refer for appropriate FP/RH services
  • Conduct targeted site supervision visits to DELTA supported sites in the region for technical assistance, capacity building and mentorship of HCWs.

Required Qualification

  • Medical Doctor with at least 5 years of continuous HIV program implementation or BSc Nursing with 7 years of continuous HIV program implementation. A Master's degree in Public health or other related degree is a distinct advantage 

Required competencies, skills and experience

  • Experience in managing a large, diverse and dynamic team of health professionals providing integrated PMTCT/MNCH/FP/RH and HIV services
  • Experience in establishing and sustaining working relationships with the MOH at region, district and health providers at site level
  • Significant and up to date knowledge of the current PMTCT, MNCH, FP and RH guidelines, standards, tools and best practices. Up to date knowledge of general HIV management is a pre-requisite
  • Experience in establishing and sustaining HIV care and treatment services within MCH and CWC settings
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating mentorship and capacity building in PMTCT/MNCH/FP and RH
  • Thorough knowledge of PEPFAR Program and MOH/NACC 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
  • Fluency in French and English
  • Self- managed, self-driven, results oriented individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills
  • 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/MNCH/RH/FP Technical Advisor.

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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