The Biomedical Prevention Advisor is responsible for planning, implementing, and supervising biomedical prevention activities for ICAP’s proposed CDC-funded project, Accelerating Lesotho's Progress to Epidemic Control Through Health System Strengthening and Delivery of Comprehensive HIV/TB Care, Treatment and Prevention Services under PEPFAR (CDC-RFA-GH20-2045). The incumbent will oversee all activities aiming to reduce the number of new HIV infections in the country.
The position is contingent upon availability of grant funding
- Plans, develops, implements, and supervises the proposed project’s HIV prevention efforts, including programs, protocols, and policies.
- Supports the development and establishment of a national targeted HIV prevention plan for areas with high-density of recent infections.
- Oversees the scaling-up of key HIVprevention interventions in Lesotho to reduce the number of new HIV infections.
- Ensures effective referrals and linkages from HIV testing services (HTS) to HIV prevention services.
- Identifies, develops, and implements innovative approaches for HIV prevention (including pre-exposure prophylaxis [PrEP] and prevention of mother to child transmission in ICAP-supported facilities.
- Leads the scale-up of HIV prevention programs in the country in collaboration with local stakeholders and project staff.
- Strengthens adherence, psychosocial, and prevention with positive services aimed at reducing transmissions and disease progression.
- Supports the development of prevention strategies with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and local institutions and stakeholders.
- A Medical Degree (MD) or an advanced degree in public health, medicine, epidemiology, or related fields.
Experiences, Skills, and Minimum Qualifications:
- A minimum of eight years of experience in HIV/AIDS, or international public health program management in resource-constrained settings, preferably in Lesotho.
- Excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in HIV/AIDS and TB prevention program scale-up and innovative approaches to strengthening adherence, psychosocial, and prevention programming to reduce transmission
- Ability to manage several activities concurrently, set realistic priorities and timelines, follow through appropriately, and supervise project staff.
- Experience working in collaboration with local government partners, the U.S. government, or other bilateral donors preferred.
- Written and spoken English proficiency.