Technical Officer – Program Implementation – Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

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Job Summary


The technical Officer – Program Coordination is a member of the senior management team reporting to the Country Manager. The incumbent will provide high quality strategic technical leadership on managing the expansion and optimization of EGPAF supported PMTCT and pediatric care and treatment program implementation. The technical officer will lead strategic planning, proposal development, work plan and budget development work on EGPAF supported program coordination all levels – national, provincial and district levels including both facility based and community based activities in support of PMTCT and Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment. The advisor will support the development and implementation of implementing partner work plans and budgets and maintain close collaboration with MOHCC and implementing partners to ensure progress and quality on agreed work plans.

Duties And Responsibilities


Guide the strategic expansion and optimization of EGPAF support to PMTCT and pediatric HIV care and treatment.
Provide technical leadership in work plan development of EGPAF supported activities ensuring alignment with national and Global thrusts
Ensure alignment and harmonization of all program activities regardless of funding source
Provide technical leadership on facility and community-based activities for PMTCT and elimination of new pediatric HIV infections.
Ensure implementing partner activities support EGPAF and MOHCC strategic directions.
Provide firm and strategic linkages with the SIE/Operations unit to provide evidence based programming.
Provide technical leadership to ensure integration of PMTCT, treatment and care within program implementation at all levels.
Lead the development and review of technical guidelines, training materials and M&E tools
Support the introduction and roll-out of new approaches to the HIV response including but not limited to Advanced HIV Disease, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, etc.
Provide key liaison MOHCC, (LSU, DTTU, NMRL etc.) and EGPAF logistician ensure that logistics and commodities for PMTCT and Care and Treatment are available in EGPAF supported districts
Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of EGPAF supported Early Infant Diagnosis specimen transportation system
Play a key role in writing progress reports to donors and other key stakeholders
Lead the Documentation of experiences and lessons learnt during program implementation
Ensure availability of updated program and strategy documents
Attend relevant MOHCC and partner meetings and technical working groups

Qualifications And Experience


To be successful, you will have:

A medical degree with at least 5 years’ experience in senior program management
An MPH or other similar Masters level qualification
Sound training and experience in clinical management of HIV, a certificate and or a diploma is an added advantage
Valid updated registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Zimbabwe
Bonus points if you have:

Good knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention care and treatment in Zimbabwe
Demonstrated understanding of the Zimbabwe HIV program
Experience in working closely with Ministry of Health departments, international donors and knowledge of NGO’s, UN Agencies and CBO’s contributing to extended PMTCT components, e.g., training of VCT counselors, community care and support, orphan care, etc.
Experience training health professionals and managers
Ability to use data for implementation
Proven ability to use Microsoft and other packages: office, excel, powerpoint, teams, zoom, google meet, etc.
Good interpersonal communication skills and ability to manage a team
Good written and oral communication skills
Ability and willingness to undertake frequent in country travel


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