Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)

  • Kampala, Uganda

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing pediatric HIV infection and eliminating pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention, care, and treatment programs. Founded in 1988, EGPAF supports activities in 19 countries around the world.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Mbarara, Uganda
01/08/2019
Health Care Waste Management Advisor Location: Mbarara, Uganda Job Code: 1199 # of openings: 1 Description Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Job Description Job Title:  Health Care Waste Management Advisor Location:  Mbarara, Uganda             Job Summary  :   This person will be responsible for working to promote sustainable country/district-tailored health care waste management (HCWM) systems. S/he will work with the project, MOH, district and health facilities to identify and implement practical, affordable, and effective means of waste handling and final disposal for health care waste in accordance with WHO/MOH standards. S/he will oversee the implementation of the Environmental Management and Mitigation Plan (EMMP) under the USAID RHITES-SW project. The Health Care Waste Management Advisor will report directly to the HSS manager.   Key Roles and Responsibilities:   1. Responsibilities under health care waste collection, storage, transportation and disposal Work with the Hospital Management Teams (HMTs) and District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) to develop and execute health care waste management plans for the health facilities Coordinates collection of waste and its transportation to the central waste storage facilities within the regions/districts Liaises with the districts/health facilities and provides support to ensure that appropriate ranges of bags and containers for health-care waste, protective clothing, and collection trolleys are available at all times. Ensures the correct use of the central storage facilities for health-care waste. Coordinates and monitors all waste disposal operations in the region Monitors methods of transportation of wastes both on- and o-site and ensure that waste collected from health facilities is transported by an appropriate vehicle to the designated treatment and disposal site. Ensures that waste is not stored for longer than specified in the guidelines and that the transport provider (which may be the local authority or a private contractor) collects the waste with the required frequency. Facilitate the formation of functional IPC/HCWM Committees at all level of service delivery Provide the lead in promoting the adoption and installation of appropriate HCWM systems including alternative non-burn technology and pooled systems. Engage in advocacy with District Health Teams and hospital/health unit management and other relevant stakeholders to increase awareness on the need to support budgeting for HCWM Work with AIDSFree Logistics Advisor and hospital management and District Environmental Officers to carry out needs assessments and document consumption data for HCWM equipment and supplies Work with focal persons at the health facility level to develop functional facility-based HCWM plans including SOPs to ensure facilities meet the minimum HCWM package. Work with Green Label to oversee the management of the centralized health care waste treatment/final disposal plant in Mbarara once underhanded over by AIDS Free. Document and disseminate HCWM best practices related to adoption of HCMW advancing standards, guidelines, and tools. Lead, facilitate and participate in HCWM training workshops and providing on-the-job training as needed. Participate in the MOH Technical Working Group and actively advocate for strengthening HCWM in the country. Stay informed with respect to waste management regulations and ensure regulations are being adhered to. Assist in budget preparation and administration, including determining financial methods, procedures, and costs pertaining to environmental compliance and waste management services. 2. Responsibilities under staff training Coordinates with MOH to develop and conduct relevant capacity building activities that will yield towards the translation into practice, of the national policy guidelines on HCWM Liaises with the district, health facility managers and the relevant managers at the country office to provide mentorships and ensure that health workers obtain necessary capacity building support to make them aware of their own responsibilities for segregation and storage of waste. 3. Responsibilities under incident management and control Provides technical assistance to districts and health facilities to ensure that written emergency procedures are available, that they are in place at all times, and that personnel are aware of the action to be taken in the event of an emergency; Investigates and reviews any reported incidents concerning the handling of health-care waste. 4. Responsibilities under M&E Continuously monitors parameters related to HCWM including; Waste generated each month, by waste category in each district. Treatment and disposal methods in each district. Financial aspects of health-care waste management: Direct costs of supplies and materials used for collection, transport, storage, treatment, disposal, decontamination, and cleaning; Training costs Costs of operation and maintenance of on-site treatment facilities (Incinerators, Placenta pits) Costs for contractor services. Public health aspects: Incidents resulting in injury, needle stick injuries, failures in the handling, separation, storage, transport, or disposal system, which have to be reported. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   Master’s Degree in Microbiology, Public Health, or other relevant environmental health/engineering science field. Previous work experience with donor-funded programs. Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal communications Ability to work with MOH, District Environment Officers and Municipal waste management authorities Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team Ability to lead effective trainings Very good knowledge of spoken and written English Proficient in spreadsheet and word processing and other software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.   https://cho.tbe.taleo.net/cho01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PEDAIDS&cws=1&rid=1199
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) Kampala, Uganda
31/07/2019
Research Assistant Location: Kampala, Uganda Job Code: 1189 # of openings: 1 Description Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Job Description   JOB TITLE:                                              Research Assistant LOCATION (REGION):                      Central 1, Central 2, South West, Mid-Western Uganda (Indicate Preferred Region and Language Proficiency) Number of Positions:                     10 (6 in South West and Mid-Western   and 4 in Central 1 & 2) Reporting Relations: The Research Assistant reports to the Evaluation Officer for Saving Lives at Birth (SL@B)Project Job Summary: The Research Assistant will be supervised by the Evaluation Officer. The Incumbent will work closely with the Project coordinator and the SL@B Uganda project team to implement sound data collection and management processes. He/she will collect and process research data in support of the project “Development of a Model for National Scale-up of the Pratt Pouch to Expand Infant Nevirapine Prophylaxis in Uganda, Prevent Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV, and Save Infant Lives” . He/she will travel to the health facilities within the specified geographical area as assigned, arrange and conduct field interviews as appropriate to the study, and record research data in accordance with the research study protocol and procedures. Core Duties and Responsibilities Participate in a training on the study protocol, data collection  and ethical procedures Travel to the health facilities participating in the study and work closely with health care workers for the entire study duration Identify  potential study participants, assess eligibility and recruit them Conduct informed consent processes with potential participants according to the study procedures Develop interview schedules; arrange and conduct interviews in accordance with pre-determined interview guidelines, data collection procedures, tools and documentation standards. As appropriate to the specified position, code and verify data in accordance with the study  data management standard operating procedures (SOPs), and enter data into the data collection paper/electronic tools Ensure that data collected are accurate, complete, properly handled and stored in accordance with study SOPs and confidentiality stipulations Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Required Qualifications and Job Experience A degree in Statistics, Population Studies, Demography, Epidemiology or other related disciplines, including Social Sciences and Public Health Prior experience in research methods and data management  required Must have passed both English and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Knowledge of MOH facility data collection registers and HMIS tools Skill in identifying and recruiting research subjects. Interviewing and data collection skills Ability to understand and apply specified field research procedures and protocols Ability to evaluate, verify, and edit research data Ability to work in a team (good team player) Excellent communication skills Able to work long hours Able to work in any part of the country Employee Status Locum Employee Duration This assignment is estimated to last maximum one (1) month Languages Applicants must be able to read and write in English as well as in one of the following languages: Luganda (4), Runyakore (2), Rukiga (2) and Rufumbira (2). Nothing in this job description restricts Management’s right to assign or re-assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is an equal opportunity employer   https://cho.tbe.taleo.net/cho01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=PEDAIDS&cws=1&rid=1189