National Technical Pediatric Advisor

Friends in Global Health

About the organization

Background:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and its affiliate organization Friends in Global Health (FGH) supports the Mozambican Ministry of Health in the implementation of service, training, and research programs. In FY21 VUMC/FGH programs in Mozambique had an annual budget over $40 million and a team of over 2,300 employees based in multiple provinces across the country.

Duties

This position will serve as clinical expert for FGH and will lead the implementation of Pediatric HIV Care & Treatment strategies.

Objectives:
1) Expand the availability of Pediatric HIV-related clinical services within FGH supported Health Facilities;
2) Increase and improve clinical knowledge and skills among Health Professionals at the health facility, district, and provincial levels to provide quality Pediatric HIV care;
3) Strengthen links between communities and the health sector in order to increase consultations and retention of Pediatric patients living with HIV;
4) Provide direct technical support to the Ministry of Health for the development of MCH and HIV health policies. This position will require regular travel to FGH supported provinces/districts in Mozambique. (up to 50% of the time).

Areas of Responsibility:
1) Provide technical assistance to FGH and the Provincial Health Directorate in identifying appropriate strategies for scaling up National Pediatric HIV protocols;
2) Provide technical assistance to National and Provincial level Technical Working Groups and to committees for issues related to MOH and funding priorities in the areas of Pediatric HIV Care &Treatment.
3) Participate in the process of developing proposals for applying for funding as they relate to Pediatric HIV, writing programmatic performance reports, planning and project progress reports;
4) Provide technical assistance to Pediatric HIV interventions.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Candidate must have a Medical Degree (MD), with training in Pediatrics, with preference given to those who also have a Master’s in Public Health (MPH); must have a minimum of 5 years of experience working in Pediatric HIV Care & Treatment in a developing country context; must have a minimum of 2 years of experience working in Lusophone Africa; must possess strong planning and program implementation skills, with preference given to prior experience with PEPFAR funded programs. Fluency in Portuguese and advanced knowledge of English is required. Mozambique experience is preferred.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Application: Please submit CV/resume and cover letter to [email protected] by August 5, 2021 Applications must reference “National Technical Pediatric Advisor” in the subject line of the email.

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