• Clinical Services Team Lead

    Location US-DC
    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/3/2018 3:59 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-3457
    Experience (Years)
    10
    Category
    US Based Positions
  • Overview

    Jhpiego seeks a Clinical Services Team Lead to provide technical guidance in the development and implementation of technical approaches and resources to find, test, treat and retain (on treatment) at- risk pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, children and youth for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded HIV projectThis position is contingent upon award from USAID.

    Responsibilities

    Leadership

    • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of program activities around: HIV testing services (HTS) and early infant diagnosis (EID) for HIV exposed infants; the institutionalization of rapid antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation for those who test positive;, adherence and retention on treatment; routine viral load monitoring to ensure viral suppression for all people receiving ART; prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT); and HIV prevention services (VMMC, PrEP) for targeted populations
    • Oversee the design and implementation of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.
    • Develop new/review evidence-based clinical materials, performance support tools, supervisory systems and other learning materials needed for implementation of the project to meet the needs of USAID and other host country governments
    • Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted evidence-based HIV approaches across the clinical cascade and with the targeted sub-populations
    • Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual, governmental and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to: HTS, linkage to treatment, retention of ART, viral load monitoring, and PMTCT and EID cascade
    • Represent the project in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences
    • Identify potential HIV biomedical prevention strategies for targeted populations within the context of the project and actively engage in coordinated efforts with relevant stakeholders through participation in technical advisory/working groups
    • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address HIV service delivery gaps, implementing differentiated models of service delivery age and gender specific
    • Identify learning and service delivery gaps, and formulate and test sustainable solutions, utilizing cross-cutting approaches such as performance and quality improvement and training
    • Provide support to MOHs, professional associations, and other national stakeholders in the revision/development of evidenced-based standards for competency in HIV services
    • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministries of Health and other US and international implementing partners, in order to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
    • Conduct regular reporting to the Project Director, and program and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation
    • Document and maintain an inventory of successful tools and approaches for HIV interventions
    • Contribute to the development of technical reports and publications
    • Author and co-author abstracts and presentations for journals and conferences
    • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the program and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested

    Management:

    • Supervise technical staff
    • Maintain excellent relationships with MOHs, USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to USAID/DC and Mission requests
    • Work closely with the Project Director on setting program priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local governments
    • Work with the Data team, to design and implement a plan to track data/results and progress towards project targets and deliverables
    • Provide technical leadership to the development of the project strategic plan, work plan, and program monitoring, in close collaboration with the MOHs, USAID, and other stakeholders
    • Assist in the preparation of donor reports and project reports

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A medical degree and Master of Public Health preferred
    • At least 10 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance in HIV prevention, care and treatment programs and viral suppression, preferably providing technical assistance to local organization and with proven experience working with pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, children and youth
    • Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers on HIV prevention, care and treatment and implementing community and facility based models of service delivery (i.e. community based ARV distribution, differentiated models of care, etc.)
    • Experience with tools that enable real-time use of data for program decision making (i.e. GIS, CommCare) Demonstrated ability implementing similar programs
    • Familiarity with USAID or other USG administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems preferred
    • Experience liaising with NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community
    • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
    • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff in the areas
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Fluency in French, Portguese or Kiswahili a plus

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