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Job Opportunity : COVID-19 Testing, care and treatment Technical Officer

Job Opportunity : COVID-19 Testing, care and treatment Technical Officer
Job Opportunity : COVID-19 Testing, care and treatment Technical Officer

The emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic has posed new challenges to already strained health systems around the world. As part of the UNITAID COVID 19 project, EGPAF will work with the national teams of the COVID-19 working group to accelerate end-to-end access to new solutions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through testing approaches , isolation, care and treatment tailored to the needs of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) such as Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique.

Title: COVID-19 Testing, care and treatment Technical Officer (re-advertising)

Department: Research

Location Cameroon – Littoral Region

Reports To: Project Manager

Candidate: 01

Closing Date: 10/21/2021

How will you fight for an Covid-19 Pandemic?

With funding from UNITAID, EGPAF Cameroon is seeking to recruit two COVID-19 Testing, care and treatment Technical Officer for the Catalysing COVID-19 ACTION (CCA) project. This twelve-month Catalytic project will help reduce death and serious illness from COVID-19; identify and further treat / isolate to reduce transmission of COVID infection and improve pandemic preparedness and early detection of outbreaks. COVID-19 Testing, care and treatment Technical Officer will be based in the Littoral and West regions and will work with the public on new solutions and approaches for Covid-19 testing, care and treatment in order to improve the '' access to the identification and management of COVID-19 cases.

No two days are alike at EGPAF, but what can you expect as a Title?
  • Support the implementation of national guidelines for the response to COVID-19 including screening, linkage to care and management of positive cases, including infection control measures;
  • Support and ensure the implementation of innovative approaches aimed at the systematic integration of COVID-19 testing through existing routine services, including HIV, TB and MNCH services
  • Ensure adoption and use of nationally appropriate guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOP) tools for specimen collection, testing, algorithms and referral of COVID-19 positive patients for their take charge;
  • Support the design and implementation of a screening, care and treatment model, facilitate rapid deployment of testing, care and treatment and communication of results as part of network building optimized diagnosis;
  • Evaluate and select sites for program implementation and perform baseline capacity building gap analysis to inform site upgrading and training needs in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Development. '' other stakeholders
  • Work in close collaboration with the Minsanté to ensure the continuous training and mentorship of the multidisciplinary medical / paramedical team on the tools, guidelines, rapid antigenic tests, the link to care and the treatment of SARS-COV-2 in all health establishments selected in order to optimize the quality of care and empower staff.
  • Ensure the link to the treatment of moderate to severe positive cases from satellite sites to referral sites for hospital care
  • Work in collaboration with the regional reference laboratory and the supply chain of regional funds on quality assurance of COVID-19 tests, infection prevention and control measures and inventory monitoring;
  • Set up innovative digital tools for mentoring and coaching health personnel;
  • Assist in regional planning, monitoring and coordination of program implementation at regional, district and site levels and provide regular updates to the country manager;
  • Assist the Project Manager in managing relations with the Ministry of Public Health and other partner organizations at regional and district level for the appropriation of innovative approaches to the project;
  • Support the Ministry of Health and EGPAF's strategic information and evaluation team to collect the data necessary for decision-making;
  • Support the collection, verification and analysis of medical data and submit monthly summary reports to the M&E officer and COVID-19 service coordinators
  • Work with the community engagement manager and district focal points to oversee COVID-19 community activities (awareness, mobilization, community screening and linkage to care and contact tracing)
To be successful, you will have:
  • Medical degree with at least five years of clinical practice experience
  • Registration with the National Order of Physicians of Cameroon is mandatory
  • Good knowledge and understanding of care and treatment for HIV, TB, PMTCT and MCH
  • Specialization in infectious diseases or internal medicine would be an advantage
  • Have worked in a site screening and taking care of COVID-19 patients
  • Documented proof of COVID-19 training as part of continuing professional development would be an asset
  • A very good command of Microsoft software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required
  • Language: bilingualism (French and English). However, fluency in French is a key requirement. In addition, being able to write and supervise someone else in the other language is absolutely required;
  • Ability to work alone and in a team and strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong work ethic and ability and willingness to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work in a team and willingness to learn;
  • Understanding the region well is a major asset.
Skills knowledge and abilities

The Foundation expects all employees to have foundational skills in interpersonal relationships, communication, accountability, lifelong learning and achieving results. The ideal candidate will either be proficient or advanced in the following skill set specific to the officer level of this position:
  • Team building - team building is a person's ability to inspire and foster team commitment, spirit, pride and trust. He / she also facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to achieve group goals
  • Customer Service - Customer service is a person's ability to anticipate and meet the needs of internal and external customers while delivering high quality products and services and a commitment to improve themselves. continually
  • Decision-making ability - Decision-making ability is the ability of a person to make informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data is limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences. He will also perceive the impact and implications of decisions.

The Foundation expects all employees to possess the fundamental competencies of interpersonal skills, communication, accountability, continual learning, and driving results. The ideal candidate will either be 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 to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.
  • Managing Conflict – Managing conflict is a person’s ability to encourage creative tension and differences of opinions. He/she will anticipate and take steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations while resolving conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
  • Managing People – Managing people is a person’s ability to build and manage workforce based 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-cultural workforce and a variety of workforce situations.
How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a CV and cover letter through the following link:

Please note that only shortlisted applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

Applications are only acceptable through the above link.

Closing Date: 10/21/2021

This position is subject to donor funding.

As a global, multinational and multicultural organization, EGPAF believes that diversity in the workplace enriches our work and enhances our impact and effectiveness. We believe that employees have the right to work in a climate of mutual respect and integrity that promotes dignity and respect for all, and that enables them to reach their full potential. The Foundation is committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B), and we strongly encourage those with the following identities to apply: BIPOC ( black, indigenous, and other people of color), women and non-binary, LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender), individuals with disabilities, and other members of historically underrepresented groups.

EGPAF is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to country law requirements, EGPAF complies with US laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities.

The Foundation does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process. If you are asked to pay a fee at any stage of recruitment, please contact .

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