Pediatric Technical Advisor

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Overview

The Pediatric Technical Advisor will provide technical support in the planning and implementation of the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) program within MSH -supported facilities in collaboration with district health management teams. He/she will provide technical support for the Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment programming as well as building capacity of MOH staff at the facility level.

Specific Responsibilities

Implementation of ACT

  • Support implementation of the Accelerating Children’s HIV/AIDS Treatment (ACT) program within the district.
  • Work with data clerks and facility staff, help track progress, identify course correction needs and implement interventions in a timely manner.

Technical Support

  • Provide on-going technical support for MOH mentorship teams at district level while building technical capacity of staff for ongoing and sustained technical support to facilities in the implementation of pediatric and adolescent HIV services.

Supervision

  • Supervise all pediatric-specific HIV/ AIDS initiatives, including early infant diagnosis and pediatric ART.
  • Participate in district supervision and mentorship review meetings.

Development of materials

  • Participate in the development of materials related to HIV/AIDS care and treatment, including clinical guidelines, protocols, algorithms and other necessary tools.

Reporting

 

  • Submit periodic reports and feedback to counterparts and donor on assistance provided, challenges/solutions and plans/next steps.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Bachelor of Medicine or its equivalent.
  • Masters of Medicine in Pediatrics or Pediatric experience will be an added advantage.
  • Five years’ experience in implementation of eMTCT and Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment programs.
  • Ability to travel to health facilities in the MSH-assigned districts.
  • Fluency in English required (written and oral).

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Deputy Project Director