Youth and Adolescent Health Officer

Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Location: Mbarara Town, Uganda
Eligible Citizenship: Uganda
Application Code: G04-Nat
Job Function: Health Promotion / Education, Program / Project Management
Issue Area: Health Systems Strengthening / Healthcare Access, HIV / AIDS, Youth

About

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is the global leader in the fight to end AIDS in children. Since our inception 25 years ago, EGPAF has helped to achieve a 90% decline in new HIV infections in the United States, and over a 50% decline in the number of new infections in children worldwide. Nearly 25% of all infections averted in children globally are through EGPAF partner programs following core strategies set by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The elimination of new infections is within our reach.

Our model takes a unique three-pronged approach to advance research, advocacy, and service delivery to end new infections in children and families while improving overall maternal and child health and creating sustainable health systems. EGPAF engages in the most affected regions in the world, and has a global footprint reaching 7,000 sites in 14 countries with a particular focus in Africa. We work together with existing local partners to scale quality programs that will be locally owned and led when EGPAF exits. Our programs touch more than 2.5 million pregnant women and families each year.

Position Overview

The Youth and Adolescent Health Officer will champion the design and delivery of youth and adolescent interventions, which includes family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services; and internship placements. The fellow will lead and develop innovative, evidence-based programs to support youth and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS. The fellow will ensure integration of interventions during planning and implementation of services, create awareness and generate demand for related services, and ensure constant monitoring and leveraging of designed interventions to ensure program success.

Responsibilities

Technical Assistance

  • Design strategies that will integrate youth and adolescent health interventions to improve outcomes of family planning and reproductive health, HIV prevention services and access to treatment and care
  • Lead the technical design of interventions, including development of technical tools; leverage staff and other key stakeholders at all stages of project implementation  
  • Provide technical support to program teams, district health teams, CBOs and other partners on matters of family planning/reproductive health, care and treatment, and continuum of access to services by youth and adolescents
  • Provide technical guidance during the development of annual work plan around all planning and budgeting activities, especially in regard to youth and adolescent health
  • Coordinate technical reporting according to defined reporting schedule; write regular monitoring and technical reports as required

Documentation

  •  Assist in identifying, documenting, disseminating and scaling up best practices in youth and adolescent health interventions and regular monitoring and technical reports as required
  • Design communication strategies to drive behavioral change in the community
  • Facilitate the development of a communications campaign focused on generating demand for services around HIV/AIDS, family planning, and reproductive health capacity building and support
  • Identify institutional capacity building opportunities for partners and staff and develop training materials to build capacity in identified areas
  • Offer mentorship and supervision to counselors and counselor supervisors within EGPAF
  • Represent EGPAF and the project in the supported districts and at the national level

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, social work, public health, or a related field*
  • At least three years experience working with adolescents/youths
  • Experience in management and coordination of adolescent/youth sexual reproductive health interventions, preferably with an international non-governmental organization
  • Knowledge of adolescent sexual reproductive health policies and strategies
  • Knowledge of pediatric HIV
  • Additional training at post-graduate level and experience managing reproductive health programs is of added advantage

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:

  • A living stipend of $550/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats

*Note: The living stipend and the completion award may be paid out in USD or local currency, as determined by the placement organization.

Living and Working in Uganda: Fellows are provided with housing and utilities during the fellowship year. Housing arrangements vary based on the placement organization and location within the country and are subject to change. All housing will meet GHC safety standards. Fellows at EGPAF are provided with a basic but comfortable private apartment, situated in Kampala, an urban center and capital of Uganda. National fellows have the option to remain in their own housing and receive a supplemental housing stipend.

To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/