Technical Director at The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

Technical Director at The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

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The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is the global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS and has reached more than 27 million pregnant women, with services to prevent transmission of HIV to their babies. EGPAF is supporting activities in 19 countries and over 5,000 sites to implement prevention, care and treatment services; to further advance innovative research; and to execute global advocacy activities that bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children and families worldwide. In Kenya, EGPAF works in partnership with the Ministry of Health and various County Governments to support HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment in 12 counties. EGPAF is mainly funded by PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Technical Director

The Technical Director will report to the Country Director. S/he is responsible for overall strategic Technical Direction across EGPAF/K Country Program on expected standards of performance to be achieved and strategies and approaches to be applied in HIV programming in supported sites. S/he is responsible for continuing capacity development for all clinical technical staffs and will provide administrative oversight across all projects through their various project managers or directors. Working closely with and providing coordination and oversight for the Strategic Technical Assistance Team (STAT), s/he is responsible for ensuring quality programming, achievement of targets and adoption of innovative strategies from Global and National Level. S/he will proactively engage relevant stakeholders, PDs/PMs and counter-part field teams to identify best practices, performance risks and mitigation plans ensuring high level project management skills are applied across all levels of the project management cycle; initiation, planning, implementation monitoring evaluation and control.

Working closely with the EGPAF Management, S/he will ensure EGPAF is well represented in Technical working groups at Global, National and County level, participating actively and bringing back learning to the Country program

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall technical oversight for EGPAF/K Country Program in the implementation of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment & TB/HIV services
  • Provide technical assistance in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV Care and Treatment & TB/HIV programs across EGPAF/K Program
  • Provide technical assistance to the regional teams in developing/updating different guidelines, working formats, job aids, client education materials and monitoring and evaluation tools
  • In collaboration with STAT, other Senior National Technical and Regional Technical Advisors, organize and provide/facilitate facility-level mentorship in HIV Care across all program areas
  • Prepare the HIV technical annual work plan with targeted benchmark indicators and evaluate them quarterly
  • Harmonize annual, semi-annual, quarterly and monthly plan with other departments 
  • Develop and disseminate relevant SOPs and service packages to guide service delivery in line with SIMS and Differentiated Service Delivery Models of Care
  • Participate in preparation of continuation application (CA), FOA and NBD opportunities
  • Ensure that all set TB and HIV prevention, care and treatment targets are met; come up with rapid change interventions for any target lagging behind
  • Take lead in the monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual EGPAF’s performance review meetings in collaboration with STAT and Field Teams.
  • Compile and submit monthly management reports summarizing key achievements and areas for improvement for previous months
  • As the Chair of the Strategic Technical Assistance Team (STAT), develop and maintain a capacity building, technical exchange and learning program/calendar in close collaboration with field technical teams
  • Work closely with the Operations Research Department to identify areas for OR, identify research questions, lead in abstract and manuscript development from a program perspective
  • Work closely with the Director SIE to ensure every project has an up to date PMP, ensure performance review, lead in weekly discussions on Hot Indicators, LEAP Indicators, monthly technical CMEs as agreed on and ensure that indicators of importance are being updated and tracked on a regular basis
  • Participate in the national and regional HIV care and treatment working group activities
  • Represent EGPAF Kenya in different forums when assigned by the supervisor
  • Participate actively in global technical discussions and represent EGPAF/Kenya
  • Set up and maintain a virtual learning platform that will be part of the capacity building hub for CMEs, technical updates and seek facilitators as appropriate
  • Take lead in Country Program Reviews as agreed on from time to time
  • Participate in the global Technical Directors Forum, delegate tasks in key program areas as needed, assign leadership based on areas of expertise to other team mebers and as the Country Point of Contact, ensure adequate representation in key TWGs and TAGs at national and global level.
  • S/he will supervise Senior Technical Advisors and Project Managers as assigned by the CD Lead in technical capacity building of all EGPAF staffs across projects by leading mentorship missions, identifying suitable learning opportunities and drawing on internal expertise or external facilitation to build capacity across projects.
  • Work closely with the PDs/PMs and STAs to develop and refine key performance indicators for program staff across all projects
  • Develop a post-training agenda to ensure that knowledge is cascaded to those not directly participating.
  • Perform others duties assigned by the supervisor
  • Working with the SMT, ensure that the TA rigour from the STAT team is equitably applied across all EGPAF programs
  • Employ a variety of relevant project management tools to manage STAT activities e.g. GANTT Charts, RACI Matrix etc.
  • Contribute to EGPAF Kenya’s project management body of knowledge through active participation in project designs, review and course corrective forums
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Minimum Qualifications

  • Medical Doctor with a Master’s Degree in Public Health or other relevant advanced degree
  • HIV experience for at least 7 years in Senior Technical Position
  • Proficient in project management and leadership with a proven track record of leading successful programs.
  • Understanding of HIV programming in Kenya
  • Vast experience working with National and County MOH counterparts, participating actively in National and County TWGs, participation in the development of various national/county policies and guidelines including County Development and Investment Plans
  • Experience with managing donor funding especially USG funding will be an added advantage
  • Skills in research and proposal development will be a distinct advantage.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply before 19th August 2019 through the following link

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