PROJECT OFFICER – ADOLESCENTS AND YOUTH PROJECT


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. The Foundation’s global mission is to implement 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 Foundation seeks to recruit vibrant and self –driven individuals to fill up the following position;
Project Officer – Adolescents and Youth Project
Location: Lusaka
Job Summary
The Project Officer will be responsible for implementation of project goals and objectives, and will provide the overall strategic and programmatic direction to the project, in close collaboration with EGPAF technical staff. The goal of this project is to rapidly scale up pediatric HIV testing for children aged 18 months and older and initiate HIV-infected children on ART. EGPAF will work with and through the Ministry of Health and its network of national partners.
Responsibilities
  • Oversees the daily implementation of project work plan
  • Jointly plan with project implementing partner(s) and participating health facilities the optimal strategies for implementation roll-out of key project interventions to increase access to comprehensive HIV services at community and facility levels
  • Strengthen technical capacity of community based actors and health facilities for provision of package of adolescents friendly HIV and SRH services.
  • Compile activity reports, monthly narrative reports, updates on project milestones and key performance indicators.
  • Ensure compliance with EGPAF policies, funder rules and regulations and MOH policies/ guidelines
  • Facilitate critical collaborative relationships required for the project, with HIV programs in Lusaka and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Supervise project staff
  • Represent EGPAF at meetings with stakeholders
Essential functions:
The person in this position is expected to communicate clearly and courteously; to develop and maintain positive relationships with the adolescent and youth specialists at MOH/ MCDMCH, donors, implementing partners and at EGPAF DC Headquarters; and to work respectfully with partner organizations in the adolescent programs. The position requires adherence to the child protection policies that the Foundation supports.
Required Qualifications
  • Higher education degree required (MPH or other relevant Master’s Degree)
  • First degree with minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in HIV programs targeting identification and linkage to HIV care and treatment services
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must have demonstrated understanding of and experience working on issues related to pediatrics HIV testing
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing programs requiring participation of government and community stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in management and leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build partnerships and consensus, within teams and with other stakeholders.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for the above positions 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 February, 22nd 2016
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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