The Deputy Chief of Party/Senior Technical Advisor (DCOP/STA) will provide technical oversight for a regional HIV prevention care and treatment program in Kenya. S/he will be specifically responsible for project implementation that relates to facility and community level service delivery. The DCOP/SDTA reports directly to the COP and will take a leadership role in ensuring technical implementation and ensure the activity meets stated goals and reporting requirements. S/he will assume the responsibilities of the COP in their absence. S/he will coordinate among USAID and key stakeholders and other implementing partners and will interact with numerous GOK institutions and representatives, particularly at the county/facility level. S/he will take a technical leadership role in coordination with GOK and other partners. S/he will be knowledgeable about current implementation science and state-of-the-art service delivery approaches, as well as MOH and GOK policy. The DCOP/TD will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and assistance in HIV and TB comprehensive services for program staff and other stakeholders; representing the project in technical working groups. The DCOP/TD is responsible for ensuring the technical integrity of the. S/he will also work closely with program and technical staff to ensure excellence in technical implementation at targeted sites and communities.
At least five years of demonstrated experience in project design of HIV technical activities and managing and supervising teams.
At least three years demonstrated, recent experience within the capacity as senior staff in some aspect of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment; and/or quality improvement/quality assurance; health systems strengthening; M&E; and operations research.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level