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Senior Technical Officer, HIV Service Delivery

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15 countries and at over 6,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States. With a growing global staff of over 1,000—nine of 10 who work in the field—the Foundation’s global mission is to eliminate pediatric HIV and AIDS by implementing HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs; further advance innovative research; and to execute strategic and targeted global advocacy activities to bring dramatic change to the lives of millions of women, children, and families worldwide.

Job Summary:

The Senior Technical Officer, HIV Service Delivery is a technically-focused position within the Technical Assistance and Sustainability (TAS) team. The TAS team is one department within EGPAF’s Medical and Scientific Affairs (MSA) unit, which is responsible for technical direction, program implementation, operational research, and monitoring and evaluation at the Foundation. The TAS team has the following primary functions:

  1. To identify, package and document evidence-based, effective programmatic approaches and best practices for scale-up in EGPAF country programs and external information-sharing;

  2. To provide high-quality technical assistance to EGPAF country programs and external agencies, such as governments and NGOs, in a variety of HIV service delivery areas;

  3. To support the implementation of select centrally-managed EGPAF awards.

The TAS team is comprised of technically-focused staff with experience and expertise in a range of HIV-related subject matters, including PMTCT/Option B+, pediatric, adolescent and adult prevention, care and treatment, community engagement, health systems strengthening, and local organizational development, among other areas. The TAS team works in close coordination with other departments within the MSA unit, as well as EGPAF’s 14 country programs.

The Senior Technical Officer, HIV Service Delivery is responsible for supporting the Foundation to identify, implement, assess, and document effective service delivery models to further scale HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment services. This will include, but is not limited to: 1) working in close collaboration with EGPAF’s technical advisory committee to further support advancement of EGPAF’s universal ART agenda and approaches; 2) working with the technical advisory committee and EGPAF country teams to develop tools and resources to support the adoption/adaptation/implementation of WHO guidelines in countries; 3) supporting EGPAF country teams to develop training manuals and materials; 4) providing technical assistance to EGPAF country teams and external agencies; and 5) documenting and disseminating proven approaches from EGPAF programs.

A key function of this role is supporting the Foundation to operationalize universal ART and related service delivery approaches in EGPAF programs. Experience supporting countries and programs to operationalize new service delivery approaches, scale-up normative and national guidelines/policies (such as Option B+, universal ART for TB/HIV co-infected, universal pediatric ART), understanding of HIV service implementation in country, and resourcefulness are required for this role. This position will receive technical support and direction from EGPAF’s technical advisory committee, comprised of senior staff from EGPAF’s MSA unit. The ability to take this direction, and advance work independently is important to the success of the applicant.

The Senior Technical Officer, HIV Service Delivery, will report to the Associate Director, Technical Assistance, and is based in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in close coordination with and under the direction of EGPAF's technical advisory committee, the Director, TAS, and the Associate Director, Technical assistance to identify EGPAF priorities for service delivery and universal ART

  • Support EGPAF country teams to work with MOH and technical working groups to adopt and adapt universal ART guidelines through the development of toolkits and resources for use at national level

  • Support EGPAF country teams to operationalize improved service delivery and universal ART at the decentralized level through the development of training materials, job aids, manuals, and plans

  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of key trends and emerging evidence on universal ART, differentiated models of care, and cost-effective facility and community-based service delivery models

  • Work with EGPAF country teams to identify promising service delivery approaches from EGPAF programs to increase uptake of HIV testing, linkages to care/ART, and retention/adherence

  • Support EGPAF country teams to assess service delivery approaches, and document proven approaches for internal and external dissemination

  • Provide technical assistance to EGPAF programs and external agencies in HIV service delivery

  • Work in close collaboration with members of the TAS team to maximize synergies across technical areas

  • As relevant, participate in external fora on universal ART and service delivery approaches

Experience and Capabilities:

  • Graduate degree in public health, international development or equivalent area required

  • 10 years of experience working in public health or international development, with at least 5 years of experience working in HIV service delivery

  • At least 2 years of international experience implementing HIV programs in the field is required

  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIV service implementation in the country context is required

  • Experience supporting the introduction and scale-up of normative guidelines in low-resource settings

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Demonstrated and strong understanding of the HIV epidemic, response, current global priorities, and trends is required

  • Ability to work independently and resourcefulness are key required competencies

  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a range of staff in the US and Africa is required

  • Strong analytic and strategic thinking required

  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25% of the time, often in low-resource settings, is a requirement for this position.

To apply, please upload cover letter and CV at: http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=95E44E9D7820FD0B31585E96F15411...

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  • Organization: Pedaids - Pediatric AIDS
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • HIV and AIDS
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-11

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