|Organisation: Public Health Institute|
Position: Technical Advisor II/III: Key Populations Advisor / Senior Key Populations Advisor
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Reference: GHFP II-P1-050
The Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) seeks a Key Populations Advisor (GHFP II-P1-050) to work within the Technical Leadership and Research Division of the Office of HIV/AIDS. The Key Populations Advisor (The Advisor) will be a mid-to-senior level position, depending on the experience level of the successful candidate.
GHFP-II is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with CDC Development Solutions and Management Systems International. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Advisor will serve as a technical expert, providing leadership and guidance in the design, implementation and evaluation of technically sound, cost-effective and practical approaches to the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention programs, particularly those involving populations engaging in very high risk behavior. These key populations (also known as most at risk populations, or MARPs), include sex workers, injecting drug users, and men who have sex with men, as well as other vulnerable populations. The Advisor will serve as an HIV/AIDS subject matter expert in the area of prevention, playing a critical role in USAID HIV prevention programming for key populations.
Serve as an HIV/AIDS subject matter expert in the area of prevention and related services for key populations;
Contribute to formulating USAID’s strategic approach to HIV/AIDS prevention;
Support strategies for expanding access to HIV care and support and treatment for key populations and for reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS in marginalized populations;
Provide strategic guidance to USAID field Missions, PEPFAR country programs, host country governments and implementing partners on country-specific HIV prevention planning processes;
Provide ongoing technical leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of prevention and related programs for key populations and other vulnerable populations at the country level;
Analyze and synthesize country-specific data and research to recommend appropriate strategies and programs to reduce HIV/AIDS transmission and increase uptake of HIV/AIDS services by these populations;
Provide technical assistance by sharing best practices across different USAID country programs;
Serve as technical advisor for activities relating to key populations and other vulnerable groups supported through USAID centrally-funded mechanisms;
Play a key technical role in USG and global technical working groups and committees working on issues related to key populations and vulnerable groups;
Contribute to the knowledge base relating to key populations by facilitating and presenting on issues relating to key populations at international, domestic and local meetings, and at workshops and conferences dealing with HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment
Master’s degree or higher in public health or other relevant field;
Experience working on international health issues, including experience in HIV prevention programs involving key Populations in international programs and/or resource challenged settings;
Understanding of issues related to sex workers, injecting drug users, and men who have sex with men within developing country settings;
Demonstrated knowledge of HIV prevention approaches and best practices in public health;
Demonstrated ability in data analysis, program design, strategic planning, program coordination and implementation, especially within a developing country context;
Willingness to travel frequently to developing countries and resource poor settings, including in Africa;
US Citizen or US Legal Permanent Resident.
In addition to the above, the position requires the following at each level:
Technical Advisor II: Minimum five years’ experience working on international health issues, with at least two years’ experience in an international and/or resource challenged setting. At least three years of this experience should focus primarily on HIV prevention programs involving key populations.
Technical Advisor III: The Senior Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership by providing best practices across USAID country programs and have a minimum of ten years’ progressively responsible experience working on international health issues, including at least three to five years’ experience in an international and /or resource challenged setting. At least 5 years of this experience should focus primarily on HIV prevention programs involving key populations.
All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/. All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on July 25, 2012.
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