Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Job Title: POC EID Project Officer-Laboratory
Job openings: 01
Reports to: Country Implementation Manager
Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension
Terms of Offer: This position is remunerated on local terms. (for local candidates only)
"Sometimes in life there is that moment when it's possible to make a change for the better. This is one of those moments."
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 5,500 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. 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 HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; 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. For more information, please, visit our page: www.pedaids.org.
Through a grant from UNITAID, EGPAF will introduce and scale-up innovative point-of-care (POC) early infant diagnosis (EID) in nine African countries. This four-year project will procure and distribute more than 279 POC EID platforms and 300,000 POC EID tests worth an estimated total cost of US$ 24 million. The Project will enable the testing of up to 300,000 HIV-exposed infants, resulting in increased pediatric HIV diagnosis, earlier initiation of infants on ART, increased pediatric ARV coverage, and improved survival of HIV-positive infants.
The Project Officer – Laboratory will support the implementation of the UNITAID/EGPAF POC EID project in Cameroon, with the long term aim of providing quality integrated HIV prevention, counselling, testing, care and treatment services within the Ministry of Health, Private, and Faith Based Sector health facilities
Under the guidance of the Country Implementation Manager, the Project Officer – Laboratory will work to ensure success of the Project’s agenda of strategically incorporating POC testing into national EID networks through continuous quality improvement, data quality assessments, technical assistance and capacity building to EGPAF Project’s technical staff and health care workers at the national, district and facility level in support of implementation activities.
S/he will provide support to training, supervision, mentoring, coordination, supply chain management, laboratory, quality assurance, M&E and data management components within the Project and at the district and facility level.
How to apply
Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter through this portal.
Applications will be considered until December 31, 2017.
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.