Biomedical Prevention Advisor

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020

Position Summary:

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

Major Accountabilities:

  • 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.

Education:

  • 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.

This vacancy is archived.

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