Pediatric ART Advisor, Zimbabwe Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Program
Company Profile: Management Systems International (MSI) is a global international development firm based in Washington, D.C. providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. MSI is part of Coffey International Development, a global international development consulting firm. Together with Coffey ID, MSI now has more than 1,500 development professionals worldwide, a corporate presence in 11 countries and manages more than 200 projects worldwide. It currently manages more than 20 long-term projects in countries, including Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and Russia. Broadly, MSI implements a range of analytical and field projects in its core technical areas, including democracy and governance, strategic management and performance improvement, organizational capacity building, human development and natural resource management. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at http://www.msiworldwide.com/
Project/Proposal Summary: Zimbabwe aims to reduce maternal mortality to 300 deaths per live births and halt the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015. A critical part of these goals will be to address mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT).This five year second year PMTCT program will: a) provide technical and other assistance to the national level of the PMTCT Program; b) strengthen provision of clinical services for comprehensive PMTCT; c) strengthen pediatric HIV services; d) conduct operations research; and e) strengthen the continuum of care for mother, infant and family.
Provide technical leadership and vision in support of ART and pediatric ART aspects of the national PMTCT program. With a focus on scaling up services from “learning” sites, strengthening referral systems in the public sector program, and ensuring adoption of the WHO 2010 guidelines, the Pediatric ART advisor will build on PMTCT partnerships and collaborations in Zimbabwe to increase the coverage and quality of pediatric ART coverage, and quality services including early infant diagnosis (EID), for the program.
• Collaborate with the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (MOHCW) to develop evidence-based policies, strategies, guidelines, annual plans, monitoring and evaluation tools, and training curricula in support of increased pediatric ART and early infant diagnosis.
• Support a team in the provision of training, capacity building, and commodities management (incl. lab support) for pediatric ART provision at health facilities, district and provincial level partners in the MOHCW. Team will be critical in the expansion and adoption of the WHO 2010 guidelines for PMTCT.
• Increase MOHCW capacity in site support and supervision, monitoring and evaluation, specific to pediatric ART and provision of the most efficacious preventive regimens for mother-child pairs.
• Increase the level of collaboration between MOHCW and other ministry units, laboratory, and Pharmacy, etc. affiliated with pediatric ART and EID.
• Provide technical expertise to national level pediatric HIV prevention and treatment planning, performance review, program updates, etc.
• Medical doctor (MD) with pediatrics specialty.
• 5-7 years of demonstrated experience in provision of ART for pediatric clients.
• Southern Africa regional or national-level experience in Southern African Development Community (SADC) member country required. Citizens of SADC member countries preferred.
• Public sector experience preferred, but private sector applicants also welcome.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior level government officials, donors, private for profit and non-profit sectors preferred.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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