The Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) serves countries to improve their population health and wellbeing and to safeguard against health-related threats by advancing the use of evidence and human-centered enterprise architecture on the path towards achieving equity and social justice. To achieve this mission, we catalyze the uptake, spread, and implementation of innovations; triangulate data from different sources, and tailor visualization of the information for each audience; design and implement integrated service delivery models; support communities of practice to inform policy and practice through efficient data use and horizontal and vertical collaboration; disseminate best practices and evidence globally through open source learning networks; build global, collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and interprofessional networks; undertake research that is informed by local needs; and invest in local leadership to own, provide oversight, and sustain implemented interventions. Georgetown University, through CGHPI, has recently received an award from U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) through funding from the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to support HIV response efforts in Cameroon for achievement of HIV epidemic control to implement a program titled Translating Data and Evidence into Impact (TIDE). As a result, CGHPI is recruiting for the following program implementation positions. All prospective candidates must be fluent in French and working knowledge of English. These positions will be based in Yaoundé or Bertoua. CGHPI is operating in Cameroon as Georgetown Global Health LLC (GGHC)
GGHC Office Positions
Integrated Service Delivery Improvement Specialist
Reports To: Integrated Service Delivery Improvement Team Lead
Location of Work: Bertoua, Cameroon
Job Overview: This purpose of this position is to provide technical support for healthcare workers at the facility, district and regional levels to improve quality of HIV care, treatment and related services across the care continuum. In addition, the position holder will manage a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals/mentors to ensure team-based and collaborative care approach in improving site capacity. Further, the Team Leader will be held accountable for meeting all program targets in the assigned region.
• Train and mentor health care workers at levels of the healthcare system
• Ensure collaboration and technical support for MOH regional health delegate and team within the districts for effective oversight and ownership of all program activities
• Support site clinical staff in providing clinical care to HIV positive patients with complex problems
• Participate in Ministry of Health technical working groups as related to expertise nationally and within the assigned region
• Promote and ensure use of program data and evidence to inform service delivery improvement in real time
• Lead development of site-specific remediation plans and lead those interventions to improve clinical systems, care standards and processes including ensuring community-facility linkages
• Continuously review local challenges and assist sites with problem-solving that addresses clinic and patient needs
• Participate in advanced training programs including: recognizing and managing drug side effects and resistance, identifying and managing opportunistic infections, PMTCT, TB management and prophylaxis, and pediatric HIV
• Work with site and district teams to institutionalize use of data and information to improve clinical decisions
Qualifications and Experience:
• MD or MBChB, preferably with additional specialist training
• At least 5 years of demonstrable clinical experience in the field of HIV care and treatment
• Must have prior experience in capacity building, such as planning/facilitating trainings and providing technical assistance
• Familiarity with adult learning principles/techniques and demonstrated ability to design and facilitate learning opportunities for adults
• Registration with health professional regulatory authority.
• Must be fluent in French and working knowledge of English
Instructions for Submitting Applications:
1. All applications should be submitted electronically to TIDECameroon@georgetown.edu
2. Applications should include 3 references that are familiar with applicant’s work experience preferably in the last 2-5 years. References should include contact information including daytime phone and e-mail address.
3. All applications should include a cover letter that details one’s suitability for the job highlighting key functional areas, expected qualifications and experiences.
4. Candidates should attach a 3-page CV/Resume that highlights one’s key achievements in areas relevant to the job
5. Job related stated qualifications and experience are the basic minimum requirements that each applicant must meet to be considered for interviewing.
6. All applicants should include daytime phone contact information.
7. Deadline for application is December 18 2019, 5 PM Cameroon Time. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
8. Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact through its local entity Georgetown Global Health Cameroon is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of gender, ethnicity or any other status variable.