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Sr. Technical Advisor, Infectious Diseases

  • Organization: Jhpiego
  • Location:
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: Closed

Sr. Technical Advisor, Infectious Diseases

Posted Date 3 months ago(11/30/2022 10:39 AM)
Job ID
West Africa Region | Other
International Positions
Employment Status


Sr. Technical Advisor, Infectious Diseases will ensure the strategic, programmatic, and technical integrity of Jhpiego infectious diseases programs, with a focus on COVID-19 and the HIV and TB clinical cascade. This includes providing support to country teams to ensure programs meet client needs in community and facility contexts, and across different age and gender subgroups, including key and priority populations.  Sr. Technical Advisor will provide technical support and recommendations to ensure the 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. This position will be based at a Jhpiego office in sub-Saharan Africa.



  • Support individual projects to achieve their goals, objectives, and targets, working in close collaboration with Jhpiego country teams and donor staff
  • Contribute to Global Fund technical assistance work planning and activities
  • Remain abreast of the latest scientific literature, reports and international guidelines and standards to ensure programs can:
    • Introduce and maintain access to new COVID-19 related diagnostics and therapeutics, based on local regulatory status, in support of the Test to Treat initiative for those at high risk of severe COVID-19 disease
    • Identify gaps in HIV testing, prevention, and treatment programming among target populations
    • Target HIV testing and streamline the pathway testing to appropriate services (i.e., PrEP or HIV care as indicated)
    • Offer a comprehensive patient-centered approach to antiretroviral therapy (ART), including supporting rapid ART initiation, long-term continuity 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
    • Strengthen health system approaches to build capacity for diagnosis and management of Acute Respiratory Illnesses
  • Support development and sharing of best practices for integrated clinical and community-based programming including linkage/integration issues between community and facility structures.
  • With monitoring and evaluation colleagues, support the development and implementation of a learning agenda as well as promote and strengthen the use of data at facility and subnational levels to guide program improvement, with a focus on documenting lessons on COVID-19 Test to Treat
  • 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 leading the technical design and review of new proposals
  • Review French language translations of technical materials (as applicable)
  • Ensure Jhpiego programs maintain compliance with donor policies and regulations 


Required Qualifications

  • Advanced clinical degree (medical doctor, clinical officer or nurse)
  • Additional advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field preferred
  • 10+ years of 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 entities 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 infectious diseases, including HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment, and integrated TB/HIV services
  • Knowledge of HIV/TB programme implementation, including priorities for ensuring quality
  • Knowledge of rapidly evolving COVID-19 science including: vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics, and case management/appropriate use of intensive care resources
  • 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 in English
  • Proficient French language skills strongly preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 50%, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa


Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Jhpiego promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans.

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