We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Lead, Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Prevention Services on a USAID-funded five-year $32.5m project called, Ana Patsogogo Activity (APA), which aims to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among OVC, OVC caregivers and AGYW in Malawi. The estimated award start date, should FHI 360 secure this grant, is July 2020. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
The Technical Lead AGYW and Prevention Services is responsible for technical oversight of the AGYW/DREAMS component of the program. This includes design, implementation and monitoring of sound technical strategies and interventions targeting AGYW and HIV Prevention as well as ensuring integration and synergies with the other key program area, focused on OVC.
Essential Job Functions/ Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serves as the lead technical expert in-country on delivery of prevention services to AGYW. Provides expert guidance on appropriate technical and programmatic approaches for scale up of contraceptive and other sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for AGYW, including gender-based violence (GBV) mitigation and post-violence care.
- Ensure layering of services for HIV prevention in AGYW.
- Works closely with Monitoring and Evaluation staff to define data needs related to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for AGYW and Prevention programing, to regularly analyze micro-level program data, and to report upon progress and results in a timely fashion.
- Recommends evidence-based improvements in the delivery of AGYW and Prevention services.
- May supervise a team of technical staff.
Minimum Requirements and Desired Qualifications:
- Masters Degree in public health or Social Sciences, or any related field.
- At least 5- 8 progressive years of experience as a Specialist with a reputable NGO or donor agency.
- Demonstrated experience in PEPFAR HIV prevention programs targeted to vulnerable populations in Africa, preferably Malawi
- Substantial experience in at least five of the following technical areas: HIV prevention for priority populations including adolescents and youth; HTC; positive dignity, health and prevention, social and behavior change communications, community development, gender and/or gender based violence.
- At least five years of demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a team.
- Background in capacity building (training, mentoring, technical assistance provision) is an added asset.
- Malawian nationals/residents preferred
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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