Jobs at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Job Title: Strategic Information Officer
 
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17 countries and at 4,700 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.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at 7,000 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 over the last 25 years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and new infections in children have declined by 51% worldwide.
About PHFS Project:
PHFS is a response to the ‘Global Plan toward the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive. Its aims are to achieve HIV-free survival among infants; reduce neonatal deaths due to malnutrition, diarrhea through the optimal support of infant feeding practices through the first 24 months of life; use quality improvement (QI) methods to accelerate the implementation of the 2010 PMTCT WHO guidelines focusing on infant feeding.
Job Summary: The Strategic Information Officer will work closely with the DBTs, and technical advisors under clinical services, quality improvement, health systems strengthening and community linkages and demand generation. The incumbent will work towards coordinated and efficient efforts in designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluation and quality improvement to improve measure progress towards attainment of site, district and project targets and goals for the partnership for HIV Free survival (PHFS).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer technical guidance and direction in terms of M&E planning and implementation of the national PHFS M&E plan
  • Responsible for capacity building of health workers in the revised national HMIS tools with a focus on nutrition and PHFS components
  • Offer technical input into the PHFS performance quarterly, semiannual and annual reviews. This includes ensuring submission of complete accurate and valid data is entered into the project database and the donor databases in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the quarterly , semiannual and annual data collection mechanism is supported, functioning as appropriate
  • Steers and supports data quality assessment and assurance activities at the Foundation, district and health facilities
  • The Strategic Information Officer will coordinate with the QI advisor to support implementation of QI initiatives
  • Technically supports the district focal persons for HMIS and other health data to collect, analyze and report programmatic indicators in a timely manner and ensuring that the project’s technical staff are provided with timely, accurate and reliable data generated through the project’s M&E system 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The applicant must possess a good medical degree or degree in statistics, demography, population studies, epidemiology or other relevant discipline, including social sciences and public health. Possession of a relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of three years’ professional experience working in integration on nutrition in general health care and HIV/ AIDS settings.
  • Hands-on experience in working with routine health information systems at the facility, district and national level and maintenance of electronic databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, including the capacity to prepare and deliver formal presentations on programs and results
  • Excellent data analysis skills and ability to think concisely, critically as well as distill information to lay audience
  • Excellent working knowledge of major databases and analytical programs including MySQL, Visual Basic, MS access, MS Excel, STATA, SPSS and Epi Data, and GIS
  • Good logistical, planning and coordination skills
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of working
How to apply for the job
All those interested in working with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation are invited to send their cover letters and updated CVs to:
The Country Director,
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Plot 18A Kyadondo Road, Nakasero
P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail: UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 11th July 2014

 

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