Regional Sr. Technical Advisor, HIV Clinical Services and Vulnerable Populations

Location BF
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/27/2021 2:09 PM)
Job ID
2021-4229
Category
International Positions

Overview

Regional Sr. Technical Advisor, HIV Clinical Services and Vulnerable Populations will ensure the strategic, programmatic, and technical integrity of Jhpiego HIV testing and HIV/TB care and treatment programs to meet the needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in community and facility contexts, and across different age and gender subgroups, including orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). The Senior Technical Advisor will provide technical support and recommendations to ensure successful implementation of programs across an assigned portfolio of countries and projects in sub-Saharan Africa. They will be responsible for reporting on Jhpiego activities and solving problems in short timeframes, while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity. This includes ensuring effective organizational management and communication interacting with other projects, Jhpiego staff and offices across the sub-Saharan Africa region, as well as international partners and agencies. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Support individual projects to achieve their goals, objectives, and targets, with sustained impact, namely reduction of HIV incidence and progress towards UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals by 2030
  • Remain abreast of the latest scientific literature, reports and international guidelines and standards to ensure programs can:
    • Identify gaps in HIV testing, prevention, and treatment programming among target populations
    • Target and streamline HIV testing in order to increase HIV case finding, including use of index approaches and monitoring for adverse events
    • Facilitate and track immediate linkage to care
    • Offer a comprehensive patient-centered approach to antiretroviral therapy (ART), including supporting rapid ART initiation, long-term continuation of treatment, and viral suppression under differentiated service delivery models, including return to care for individuals with interruptions in treatment
    • Expand quality laboratory services to improve access to viral load and TB testing to support integrated HIV services
    • Offer evidence-based capacity development, gender transformative, and/or economic strengthening interventions to vulnerable populations in alignment with PEPFAR OVC and DREAMS (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe), technical priorities, where applicable
  • Support development and sharing of best practices for integrated clinical and community-based programming to reach epidemic control, including linkage/integration issues between community and facility structures
  • With monitoring and evaluation colleagues, support the development and implementation of program monitoring and data collection approaches for community- and facility-based HIV programming, and promote and strengthen the use of data at facility and subnational levels to guide program improvement
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key stakeholders including donors, implementing partners in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations
  • Participate in relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions
  • Engage in the business development process by contributing to the technical design and review of new proposals
  • Review French language translations of technical materials
  • Ensure Jhpiego programs maintain compliance with donor policies and regulations

 

Required Qualifications

  • Proficient French language skills
  • Advanced clinical degree (nurse, clinical officer or medical doctor) Additional advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field preferred
  • 10+ years' experience managing large, multi-year, international health sector development projects
  • Previous experience serving as Technical Advisor or Program Manager, with demonstrated ability to develop technical capacity in regional and national programs
  • Experience working with PEPFAR-funded programs
  • Experience working with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and other multilateral donors preferred
  • Understanding of the social and political context and health sector developments in multiple countries in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Management, training, or clinical background in HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment, and integrated TB/HIV services
  • Knowledge of HIV/TB programme implementation, including priorities for ensuring quality
  • Knowledge of research principles, including data analysis and use; and report and manuscript development
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, host-country counterparts, and representatives from other key stakeholders
  • Ability to coach and mentor technical staff and strong skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, and representational skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to travel up to 40%, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa

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