Technical Advisor, HIV Testing Services (HTS), will provide technical leadership and project oversight in the areas of HIV testing and linkage to care and treatment for clients testing HIV-positive under a U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-funded voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) project in South Africa. The project aims to make VMMC available to males aged 10-34 in KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape provinces in South Africa, and in alignment with local, provincial, and international normative standards, to ensure that all clients receiving HIV positive test results are offered immediate linkage to enrollment in care and treatment, as well as index testing of partners and family members, and that those lost to follow-up are routinely re-engaged. This position will also lead an initiative to strengthen HTS and linkage in VMMC services in selected districts. Technical Advisor will operate under the leadership of the Project Director and Jhpiego’s senior management team, and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of all HTS and linkage under the VMMC project. In collaboration with project team and partners, including CDC, the National/Provincial Departments of Health (N/PDOH), and District Health Management Teams (DHMTs), the position will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence.
Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of appropriate project activities
Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to: