Jhpiego seeks a Team Leader for HIV Care & Treatment to provide technical expertise in the areas of HIV care, treatment, and testing services for an upcoming Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project funded through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The five-year project aims to ensure continuity of comprehensive HIV/AIDS services to an existing pool of clients receiving HIV/AIDS care, support, and/or treatment. The program will also continue expanding access to HIV/AIDS services while building the capacity of national structures and contributing to sustainable service delivery within the health sector in Côte d’Ivoire. Specifically, it serves to increase capacity and sustainability of the response toward controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Côte d’Ivoire by initially providing support for HIV service delivery aligning with PEPFAR geographic and programmatic pivots and ultimately providing technical assistance to indigenous Ivorian organizations and the national Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene (MSHP) to sustain and expand comprehensive HIV prevention, care, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) programs.
The HIV Care & Treatment Technical Lead will operate under the leadership of the Project Director and Jhpiego’s senior management team and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness of the project’s care and treatment activities to reduce the number of new HIV infections and other sexually transmitted infections among target communities and to support the continuum of care and treatment for those infected with HIV. The ideal candidate will work to develop solutions to persistent challenges, namely low enrollment numbers among infants and adults in care and treatment and high losses of patients in the cascade of services at all levels of the health pyramid.
This position is contingent upon award from the CDC. Ivoirian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and definition of project activities within their areas of expertise
Work with the Jhpiego leadership to implement a system that ensures technical excellence of project activities
Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, curricula, and/or supervisory systems needed for implementation of the project to meet the needs of the donor and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire.
Provide mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational levels
Provide technical assistance for conducting site assessments and strengthening referral systems
Coordinate advocacy, demand generation, and policy support, across project sites as required
Lead the formulation of innovative approaches for scale up of targeted HIV services
Represent Jhpiego in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums
Work with health care providers, local authorities, community members and project team members to identify service delivery issues that impede access to care and uptake of services to develop innovative, sustainable solutions
Work closely with the Principal Investigator on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
Provide leadership to the strategic information team to track data/results to inform adjustments in project implementation
Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners to ensure activities conform to requirements and regulations
Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation and contribute to reports of project activities and results to the donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports, and other reporting requirements as requested
Lead a diverse team closely supervising, technical and program staff
Maintain excellent relationships with the donor and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses to requests
Provide technical leadership to the development of the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the donor, government of Cote d’Ivoire, and other stakeholders, to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award
- A clinical degree in medicine, nursing, pharmacy or other relevant field plus an advanced degree in infectious diseases, public health, health administration, epidemiology, international health or a related field
- 10+ years of experience implementing in HIV care and treatment; HIV testing services and linkage to care; HIV prevention; behavior change for HIV prevention
- Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the healthcare system in Cote d’Ivoire, particularly the public health system and 5+ years of experience working to support HIV efforts in the country
- Demonstrated capabilities in capacity building at the organizational and individual levels, and experience working effectively with the government of Cote d’Ivoire
- Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: clinical care of PLHIV; disease surveillance (collection, analysis, and/or interpretation of data) program evaluation; using data for decision making; strengthening service delivery projects; training; performance and quality improvement; and monitoring and evaluation
- Familiarity with PEPFAR’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
- Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with donors, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
- Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in French and English
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Ability to travel nationally to project sites