Technical Advisor

EGPAF

POSITION: FP-HIV Integration and Option B+ Technical Advisor

WORK LOCATION: Lusaka Zambia

PRIMARY MANAGER: Snr Technical Advisor, Strategic Information and Evaluation (SIE )

THE MISSION OF ELIZABETH GLASER PEDIATRIC AIDS FOUNDATION (EGPAF):

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is an internationally recognized leader in the fight against pediatric HIV. EGPAF has been working to eliminate pediatric HIV infection through research, advocacy, capacity building, and the delivery of comprehensive HIV services to women, children, and their families. Working in 16 countries worldwide, we support a family-centered approach to provide integrated and comprehensive prevention, care and treatment services for those living with HIV and AIDS.

The foundation seeks to recruit a vibrant and self driven individual to fill up the position of FP-HIV Integration and Option B+ Technical Advisor in the above indicated work location. Reporting to the Snr Technical Advisor, Strategic Information and Evaluation (SIE), the Technical Advisor will be responsible for the development and implementation of the M&E frameworks for FP-HIV integration and Option B+.FP-HIV integration entails streamlining HIV testing and counseling within FP settings and for offering Family Planning services within HIV care and treatment settings. The Technical Advisor will collaborate with implementing partners, MOH, Ministry of Community development Maternal and Child Health (MCDMCH) and relevant TWGs to ensure that the M&E frameworks and data collection systems are aligned with acceptable professional standards. He/ she will serve as member of the EGPAF Zambia team, actively support the mission and vision of EGPAF Zambia and will actively advocate for utilization of SmartCare for integrated data collection at all health facilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES                   

FP-HIV Integration M&E:

The Technical Advisor will collaborate closely with the FP TWG at MCDMCH, the FP M&E steering group and the appropriate Directorates at the MOH and MCDMCH.

The Technical Advisor will:

  • Work closely with the consultant for FP-HIV integration to support the development and implementation of the FP-HIV integrated framework.
  • Facilitate the necessary updates to the data collection tools including SmartCare,based on the FP-HIV integration recommendations Develop and plan for training of key stakeholders in FP-HIV integration M&E tools.Organize and plan HCWs training in integrated FP- HIV data collection tools/registers and SmartCare
  • Support implementation research and be responsible for documentation of the FP-HIV integration process in Zambia.
  • Undertake effectively the preparation of budgets for training and implementation in order to facilitate the acquisition of financial resources for program implementation.Organize the roll out of FP-HIV integrated systems to model units at different service provision levels as recommended by CDC.
  • Facilitate all program and donor reporting requirements

 Option B+ M&E :

The Technical Advisor will collaborate closely with the PMTCT TWG at MOH, the Option B+ M&E steering group and the appropriate Directorates at MOH and MCDMCH.  S/he will facilitate the implementation of a frameworkfor collection of option B+ related routine data as well as enhanced data (as described by the IATT and in the Zambia Option B+ Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Preamble).

The Technical Advisor will:

  • Work closely with the TD, the Snr TA SIE and the B+ M&E steering group on finalization and roll out of the SOPs and M&E framework for option B+.
  • Assist the PMTCT specialist at MCDMCH in M&E of Option B+ using enhanced as well as routine data to assess progress in roll out and success of the program: linkages, retention in care, early infant diagnosis, leaky cascade and clinical programmatic and immunological outcomes.
  • Work closely with the SmartCare Manager to coordinate deployment, training and development of SmartCare for Option B+
  • Develop and plan for training of key stakeholders in M&E tools for Option B+
  • Assist implementing partners in strategizing roll out of Smartcare in MNCH for follow up of Option B+.
  • Work closely with the sr. SIE officer at EGPAF DC, the Technical Director and the snr. Technical Advisor SIE in the development of a global technical assistance framework for enhanced monitoring of Option B+.
  • Support implementation research and be responsible for documentation of option B+ M&E framework process in Zambia.
  • Undertake effectively the preparation of budgets for training and implementation in order to facilitate the acquisition of financial resources for program implementation.
  • Facilitate all program and donor reporting requirements

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Education & Experience

  1. Proven experience in public health with at least a Bachelor’s degree in public health, demography, epidemiology, bio statistics or computer science. A masters degree will be an added advantage.
  2. 3- 5 years experience in public health evaluation, M&E systems (Including EHR), data management and monitoring and evaluation of HIV and/or public health programs. Research, HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health experience is a plus.
  3. Experience in providing technical support to health professionals in M&E methodologies and tools including development of data collection and reporting tool, M&E plans and frameworks.
  4. An understanding of international HIV/AIDS programs, including PEPFAR, is strongly preferred. Experience with evaluating and reporting on results for federally funded projects strongly preferred. Experience with donor management and reporting especially CDC is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Demonstrated ability to be a proactive part of a diverse group of professionals.
  2. Fluency in English both written and oral.
  3. Excellent oral and written communications skills
  4. Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
  5.  Strong teamwork skills

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the eligibility criteria, please submit a cover letter, your current CV, photocopies of professional certificates, degrees and the contact information of three professional references to the EGPAF Office at:

The Country Director
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
P.O Box 39111, Plot No.2374
Piziya, Thabo Mbeki Road
Lusaka-Zambia

Or Email: recruitment.zambia@pedaids.org

The Closing date for applications is March, 27 2015.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment.zambia@pedaids.org

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