Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) is a global network that works with local partners to develop skilled health care workers and strong national health systems in resource-limited countries. I-TECH promotes local ownership to sustain effective health systems. I-TECH is a global health program of the University of Washington (UW) Department of Global Health in Seattle. Working in partnership with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), I-TECH operates programs and employs staff in multiple countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean Region. I-TECH acts as the administrative home for numerous sponsored projects awarded to faculty within the UW and has received delegated authority from the department to maintain policies and procedures that protect the interests of its faculty/Principal Investigators (PIs) and the University. A key objective for I-TECH is to assure that PIs working through the I-TECH network and country programs have the authority and support they need to assure that their work is carried out as they direct, in a timely manner and compliant with UW and sponsor policies.
I-TECH has been privileged to provide technical support to the Government of Malawi Ministry of Health (MoH), since 2008, through seconded senior Technical Assistants, Program Officers and Public Health Fellows. The International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) was established in 2002 at the University of Washington in Seattle. I-TECH is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Global HIV and TB (CDC-DGHT) under the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). I-TECH Malawi wishes to recruit highly qualified and experienced person to fill the following position
I-TECH has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Paediatric HIV Technical Assistant/Advisor.
Position Overview The Paediatric HIV Care and Treatment Technical Advisor aims at working with Clinic Coordinator and the Clinical Technical Advisor to ensure the enhanced delivery of quality services to Lighthouse clients, and to take a lead in systemizing the services and developing the capacity building function with a focus on pediatric and adolescent HIV case finding, linkage to care, and initiation and retention on ART. The TA serves as the clinical lead for Paediatric HIV at Lighthouse and works with all management members and staff to strengthen Lighthouse's technical leadership and technical guidance for delivering child and youth friendly HIV services with high quality standards that can be adopted at other facilities in similar settings. The TA will assist to develop a comprehensive approach for paediatric HIV to enhance the impact of Lighthouse programs through the expansion of evidence based interventions and models of care to reduce morbidity and mortality in HIV positive children and adolescents.
Duties and Responsibilities
Management and Oversight
Oversee the operations of the Lighthouse Clinics, by working closely with Clinic Coordinators to ensure service quality, including mentoring and supporting clinicians to manage complications of pediatric, adolescent and also adult HIV infections as family centered approval and antiretroviral treatment (ART) such as ART failure, toxicity and co- treatment for other communicable and non-communicable diseases
Provide evidence-base support on paediatric HIV at the Lighthouse
Strengthen the EID program and as well as the POC-EID project at Martin Preuss Centre
Promote innovative programming in paediatric HIV at Lighthouse
Provide technical assistance, training, and mentoring to support Lighthouse on Paediatric HIV
Develop state-of-the-art training materials and systematically update technical and other staff on paediatric HIV
Create an enabling environment for HIV testing, treatment and care services for infants, children and adolescents by updating policies.
Support building organizational capacity in paediatric HIV
Assist in developing and maintaining key programmatic partnerships in paediatric HIV
Serve as Lighthouse point of contact for paediatric HIV issues
Represent Lighthouse in external meetings, working groups related to paediatric HIV
Support Lighthouse team in the design and implementation of new paediatric HIV interventions including EID and POC-EID and strengthen components in current programs
Consult on and support evaluation and operations research activities to document the outcomes and impact of paediatric and adolescent HIV programs, as well as in the identification of priority research and evaluation questions.
Contribute to documentation of program experiences in paediatric and adolescent HIV as well as enhanced knowledge sharing to internal and external audiences around Lighthouse program experiences including publishing in peer-review journals
Participate in various time-bound and standing internal technical/programmatic working groups as assigned
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
MBBS / MD with post graduate training in paediatric medicine or family medicine and experience/education in HIV management with at least five years of relevant work experience.
Programmatic experience in resource limited settings working in the area of HIV care and treatment
Strong experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance
Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings
Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills
Excellent team player
Experience in providing mentorship
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This position will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi.
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