Jhpiego seeks a Program Director/HIV Technical Lead to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of an upcoming US Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical HIV/AIDS project, which includes HIV testing services, HIV treatment, TB, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services, clinical laboratory support, HIV clinical monitoring systems and military health system strengthening. The three-year project aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections and other sexually transmitted infections among members of the DRC Armed Forces (FARDC), their families and the civilian communities served by the FARDC health services and to support the continuum of care and treatment for those infected with HIV.
The Program Director will have overall responsibility for leadership and management of the project and reporting of project activities. S/he will be responsible for making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and project technical quality and integrity. S/he will serve as the project’s main point of contact with DOD, the National AIDS Control Program (PNLS), and relevant stakeholders on routine and strategic matters. S/he will also ensure effective organizational management, collaboration and communication with the DRC Armed Forces (FARDC) and host country government at all levels, and international partners and agencies.
This position is contingent upon award from DOD. DRC nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.