• Technical Director - Eswatini

    Location SZ-Mbabane
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/16/2019 4:52 AM)
    Job ID
    International Positions
  • Overview

    Jhpiego seeks a Technical Director to provide technical leadership and project oversight in the areas of HIV/TB prevention and treatment, HIV testing services and linkages, prevention of gender based violence, and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) for an upcoming US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-funded HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment project. S/he will operate under the leadership of the Program Director, and is responsible for ensuring the strategic direction and technical integrity of the project’s activities. The four-year project aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections and other sexually transmitted infections among target communities and to support the continuum of care and treatment for those infected with HIV.


    This position is contingent upon award from PEPFAR. eSwatini nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


    • Provide technical leadership and set priorities for the project in collaboration with the Program Director and Team Leaders
    • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of key population activities
    • Design and oversee adaptive program management approaches and processes to respond to changing context and environment in order to achieve results
    • Guide the analysis, synthesis, and dissemination of project outcomes and results
    • Oversee team of high-capacity Team Leaders responsible for ensuring quality of technical assistance in HIV case finding and linkage, prevention, treatment, etc.
    • Represent Jhpiego and the project’s progress, achievements and lessons learned to key stakeholders during meetings, conferences, and presentations
    • Contribute to building, mentoring, and managing a team of highly qualified staff
    • Ensure interventions supported by strategic technical assistance are evidence- and best-practice-based and aligned with project, MOH, DOD, and PEPFAR goals and technical priorities
    • Ensure capacity building utilizes best practices in mentorship and training, with a focus on building skills and capacity of local organizations and MOH for sustainability of HIV outcomes and activities beyond the project period
    • Provide technical leadership to the development of the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the donor, government of eSwatini, and other stakeholders, to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award
    • Write and/or review technical and project management components of materials and publications
    • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff in Baltimore and Washington, DC to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation that also aligns with Jhpiego guidance, quality standards, and technical and program priorities.

    Required Qualifications

    • A medical degree (doctor or nursing) and/or advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field
    • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a mid-to-senior management (technical) position for large (approximately $8M per year), complex, multi-year international development projects that have implemented successful activities in areas such as comprehensive HIV programs
    • Demonstrated strong technical knowledge and experience in the following areas: HIV testing services and linkage including index testing and HIV self-testing; HIV prevention services including VMMC and PrEP; HIV treatment, care, and adherence support for people living with HIV; viral load testing and suppression; PMTCT and support for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV; tuberculosis (TB) testing, treatment, and prevention; laboratory systems strengthening and service delivery, and cohort recording and reporting
    • Familiarity with human centered-design approaches; ability to describe best practices for delivering patient- and client-centered care and reaching specific target populations including key and priority populations, men, adolescents, and pregnant and breastfeeding women
    • Familiarity with adult learning and mentorship strategies, policy development, and group facilitation practices; ability to describe best practices for capacity building and training and demonstrated leadership building capacity of local organizations
    • Demonstrated experience working with diverse population types, including key and priority populations; ability to identify unique needs of key populations and best strategies for reaching them.
    • Ability to describe HIV program data collection and reporting requirements, to critically analyze program data and use program data to inform future directions
    • In-depth knowledge of and experience with PEPFAR programs, regulations, compliance and reporting
    • Proven leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
    • Previous direct supervisory experience of project technical staff
    • Previous experience working in Eswatini, with in depth understanding of the local health system
    • Existing strong relationships with government agencies
    • Excellent verbal, written including report writing, interpersonal, and presentation skills in English
    • Ability to coach, mentor and develop capacity of staff and counterparts
    • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
    • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 30%


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