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Job Description/RequirementsTitle:Country LeadLocation:NairobiReports To:Director of ProgramsClassification:Regular ContractBackgroundTheElizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is a proven leaderin the global fight to end HIV and AIDS, and an advocate for every childto live a full and healthy life into adulthood. Founded through amother’s determination, we are driven to see a world where no othermother, child or family is devastated by this disease. For more than 30years, EGPAF has been a leader in meeting urgent needs in pediatric HIVand AIDS in the world’s most affected regions.Project Overview (Anticipated UNITAID COVID 19 Project)Theemergence of the COVID-19 global pandemic has posed new challenges toalready strained health systems worldwide. Governments have had to startprevention, containment and mitigation measures rapidly while evolvingas new information becomes available. The anticipated UNITAID COVID 19project will work with the national and county governments Covid 19response teams to accelerate end-to-end access to novel solutions forresponding to the COVID-19 pandemic through testing, isolation, care andtreatment approaches adapted to the needs of low- and middle-incomecountries such as Kenya. The Country Lead will be based in NairobiCounty and will work with MoH and partners at national and subnationallevels on novel Covid-19 testing solutions and approaches to improveaccess to COVID-19 identification and management.Job SummaryUnderthe supervision of the Director of Programs, in collaboration withMinistry of Health (MoH), local partners and the UNITAID COVID-19Project, the Country Lead will undertake the following activities tostrengthen access to Covid 19 testing, care and treatment management inNairobi County in relation to COVID-19 Pandemic.ResponsibilitiesStrategicdialogue and advocacy with country policy makers and ministries onrelevant innovative diagnostics including self-testing and therapeutics.Advocacyfor integrating covid-19 testing, care, and treatment innovations intoexisting service delivery platforms (e.g., MNCH, TB, HIV) throughevidence generation, including through rapid learning cycles.Re-designdiagnostics networks, using hub and spoke models, in partnership withMOH authorities, to facilitate rapid roll out of testing and reportingof results as part of building an optimized diagnostics network.Work with MOH and other partners to identify effective and innovative models of care to improve detection of covid-19 cases.Overseerapid uptake of and access to covid-19 care and treatment, includingthrough the implementation of innovative models of care.Provideleadership in development of innovative and efficient patient pathwaysbased upon disease stage (e.g., community-based management for mild andmoderate cases; clinical facility-based care for severe cases).Workwith the MOH to develop holistic national implementation plans forcurrent and future treatments, including WHO-recommended therapeuticinterventions.Provideleadership in generation of novel evidence and cost analysis to informpolicy guidelines and further scale up by additional countries/counties,donors, and implementers.Workwith the community health strategies and other stakeholders to elevatethe Community awareness and demand creation for COVID-19 testing, careand treatment services.Oversee effective and sustainable transition to national programs at the project close out.Required Qualifications and SkillsAbachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery (MBCHB) or equivalent. Atleast 5 years in infectious disease program work experience (especiallywithin the context of health systems strengthening or health systemsdevelopment in capacity building); or quality assurance/qualitymanagement.Actively engaged in the Covid -19 response at national and sub-national level.Abilityto translate and adapt international guidelines into local context.In-depth understanding of the country’s health system.Demonstrated ability to work with senior MoH officials at national and subnational levels.CompetenciesTheFoundation expects all employees to possess the fundamentalcompetencies of interpersonal skills, communication, accountability,continual learning, and driving results. The ideal candidate will eitherbe proficient or advanced in the following set of competencies,specific to this position’s level of Manager:Developing Others– Developing others is a person’s ability to perform and contribute tothe organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providingopportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.Managing Conflict– Managing conflict is a person’s ability to encourage creative tensionand differences of opinions. He/she will anticipate and take steps toprevent counter-productive confrontations while resolving conflicts anddisagreements in a constructive manner.Managing People– Managing people is a person’s ability to build and manage workforcebased on organization goals, budget, considerations, and staff needs.He/she will ensure that employees are appropriately recruited, selected,appraised, and rewarded. He/she will also manage a multi-culturalworkforce and a variety of workforce situations.TheElizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) provides equalemployment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal lawrequirements, EGPAF complies with applicable state and local lawsgoverning nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which theFoundation has facilities.