Technical Director, ACHIEVE NAMIBIA

Location NA
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/13/2020 5:03 PM)
Job ID
2020-3979
Category
International Positions

Overview

ACHIEVE is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement with the dual objectives of attaining and sustaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/ AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and supporting the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners. ACHIEVE is led by Pact, in partnership with Jhpiego, Palladium, No Means No Worldwide, and WI-HER.
As part of USAID/Namibia’s DREAMS programming for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), ACHIEVE in Namibia will be led by Jhpiego and will implement DREAMS interventions in two geographic regions (Kavango East and Oshana). Jhpiego, through ACHIEVE, is looking for a technical director who will be working with ACHIEVE Namibia team to implement DREAMS activities focusing on HIV prevention and integration to SRH services and linkage to care and treatment services, gender-based violence prevention and care services, HIV impact mitigation, education and economic empowerment.

Responsibilities

• Provide technical leadership in the development and implementation of strategies, interventions and activities that address the holistic needs of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), in a friendly manner, including their health, education, psychosocial well-being, protection and economic strengthening needs.
• As needed, provide high-quality technical assistance in DREAMS programming through hands-on guidance and support grounded in the program’s objectives and targets and adhering to expected technical quality for DREAMS programs and reporting requirements
• Ensure that project strategies and activities addressing AGYW are evidence-based and in line with state-of-the-art, globally-recognized best practices; as well as aligned with Namibia’s National legislation and policies.
• Lead the development of standards operating procedures (SOPs), guidelines and tools to operationalize the ACHIEVE DREAMS work plan activities
• Provide mentoring to local partners to strengthen their capacity for DREAMS service delivery in compliance with PEPFAR requirements;
• Coordinate and as needed conduct monitoring visits to local implementing partners;
• Ensure all child-focused strategies are gender-sensitive and promote equitable programming.
• Facilitate linkages with government programs and other stakeholders to ensure that activities complement other social welfare and HIV/AIDS initiatives and adhere to country and global standards.
• Provide training and capacity development support for staff, implementing partners, government counterparts, and other stakeholders engaged in DREAMS services and activities under the program.
• Provide training, mentorship and coaching on PrEP to DREAMS beneficiaries
• Assist the Project Director and sub-partners to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all DREAMS related deliverables an activity.
• Contribute to work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and other reports and papers summarizing project results and evidence.
• Update, monitor, and maintain relevant manuals, training materials and reports for DREAMS interventions.
• Work closely with the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Team to review and track project progress, contribute to project reporting, and support learning activities.
• Participate in program planning and review meetings, as well as represent program (as necessary) in relevant partner and district meetings
• Support knowledge management through documentation and recording of good practices.
• Support in review and development of key messages and training materials
• Support knowledge management through the on-line resource platform
• Ensure compliance with USAID regulations as well as implementation of Jhpiego

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Community Health or related field;
• MPH or masters in relevant field and a minimum of 8 years of professional experience or a BA/BS with 10 years of professional experience.
• Demonstrated successful experience as a senior manager of USAID-funded programs including those involving DREAMS activities and HIV prevention programs
• Eight years’ prior experience in managing DREAMS programs funded by PEPFAR
• Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID Mission, Government of the Republic of Namibia, implementing partners, and local NGOs
• Proven skills in building organizational capacity in DREAMS and/or HIV/AIDS prevention.
• Experience with child welfare and protection programs, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, service delivery, quality improvement, or policy development
• Strong writing and oral presentation skills, including fluency in English and local languages

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated success implementing programming at the community level

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