The HIV Testing and Prevention Advisor will provide technical leadership and project oversight in the area of HIV testing and prevention for an upcoming U.S. government (USG) adolescent girls and young women and HIV focused program in Namibia. The Advisor will provide adolescent friendly, targeted HIV testing and prevention technical assistance at the national, regional, and district levels. This program aims to reduce HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in HIV priority areas through youth friendly service delivery of HIV testing, sexual and reproductive health services, pre and post-exposure ARV prophylaxis and ART. Secondary project objectives include reduction of teenage pregnancies and instances of GBV. The project also has structural components focused on improving graduation rates economic opportunities for young people, particularly young women. The project will operate over a five-year period.
The position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and Jhpiego’s senior management team, and work closely with the global HIV, Malaria and Infectious Disease team. The position will oversee and ensure the technical quality and methodological soundness of all project activities. In collaboration with project team, Ministry of Health and Social Sciences (MOHSS), and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of adolescent friendly HIV testing and prevention service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence, innovations and best practices.
This position is contingent upon award from USG. Namibian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.