Senior HIV-TB Advisor

Location: Maseru, Lesotho
Job Code: 1225
# of openings: 1

Description

Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric Aids Foundation

Job Description

 

JOB TITLE:                                Senior HIV-TB Advisor

JOB GRADE:                            08

LOCATION:                             Maseru, Lesotho

Reports to:                              Director of Technical Services

 

BACKGROUND

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 16 countries and at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. 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 comprehensive prevention, care, and treatment; 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.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has worked in Lesotho since 2004 and with PEPFAR support, rapidly scaled up a district approach model for comprehensive HIV service delivery in all ten districts and supported central-level activities in partnership with the MOH and local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

Job Summary:

To offer technical support, monitor and evaluate delivery of TB and TB/HIV collaborative and integrated activities in accordance with National Tuberculosis program and national HIV/AIDS policies and standards.

Core Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Liaises with Ministry of Health and other institutions involved in TB and HIV/AIDS care services
  • Participates in the formulation, review and recommendation of national guidelines/protocols and policies on TB, TB/HIV service delivery
  • Provides TB and TB/HIV technical support and guidance to district based clinicians
  • Participates in organizing regular technical updates/review meetings for TB/HIV to the MOH and EGPAF technical staff
  • Participates in development of guidelines and protocols for delivery of TB and TB/HIV services and recommends standards to be used in the provision of clinical services to TWG (s) in keeping with international standards.
  • Participates in the EGPAF planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to TB/HIV services
  • Recommends performance indicators for monitoring and evaluating TB, TB/HIV services
  • Prepares SOPs to be used by the medical personnel in planning and institutionalizing clinical services.
  • Monitors and evaluates the delivery of TB, TB/HIV services, and recommends necessary follow-up actions.
  • Recommends/Identifies training needs on TB and TB/HIV in the supported districts
  • Provides on-the-job training and updating of skills of MOH and EGPAF in the Districts
  • Prepares periodic reports on TB, TB/HIV activities in the region, Reports on Clinical services
  • Supervises relevant staff according to EGPAF staffing structure

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Medical Degree
  • Post graduate training in Internal Medicine (infectious disease) with focus on management of Tuberculosis and HIV in resources limited settings.
  • MPH or MSC in relevant field will be added advantage
  • 5 years relevant working experience in area of TB/HIV
  • Training of trainer skills
  • Knowledge of National HIV/AIDS policies

Employee Status

  • Full Time Employee

 

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer



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