HIV Technical Director job at John Snow Health Zambia Limited

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Vacancy title:
HIV Technical Director

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Health Care , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

John Snow Health Zambia Limited

Deadline of this Job:
07 April 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

HIV Technical Director – Key Populations

John Snow Health Limited (JSH), a public health organization dedicated to improving the provision of public health services in Zambia and the region, is recruiting for a HIV Technical Director – Key Populations for the USAID-funded Controlling HIV Epidemic for Key and Underserved Populations (CHEKUP II). CHEKUP II aims to address the needs of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those most at risk of acquiring HIV and contribute to HIV mitigation and epidemic control. The program seeks to improve the health outcomes of priority populations in the highest HIV-burden provinces of Zambia.
Key populations to be served under CHEKUP II Activity include men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW), transgender people (TG), and Prisoners. The HIV Technical Director for Key Populations will directly support the COP in the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of community-based key populations prevention interventions and related community strengthening activities.

• Provide strategic and technical leadership in the areas of community-based key populations prevention interventions and related community strengthening activities.
• Lead the strategic approach, design, implementation, and monitoring of the project’s interventions.
• Coordinate work planning for project teams.
• Supervise and coordinate the technical team to ensure timely achievement of goals and objectives.
• Provide technical guidance and supervision to technical leads as they identify and reach individuals at high risk of HIV infection and link them to HIV treatment and care services.
• Participate in reporting deliverables to the donor.
• Build technical capacity of organizations led by key populations.
• Cultivate strategic relationships with USAID, team members, donors, private sector entities, government ministries and other stakeholders.
• Represent the project to the public and to professional counterparts through meetings, conferences and presentations.
• Ensure that best practices are implemented with fidelity at scale.
• Assist the COP in cultivating an environment of collaboration, technical excellence, shared learning, open communication, and mentorship.
• Provide other duties as assigned by the COP.

• A Master’s degree or higher in Public Health, Social and/or Behavioral Sciences or a related field, with specific emphasis on community-level health promotion and/or education for key or marginalized populations.
• Minimum of seven years’ experience in designing and implementing large-scale HIV prevention care and support programs for key populations.
• Experience in a technical leadership/management role for a project of similar size and complexity with direct supervision of professional staff.
• Clinical background is preferred but not required.
• Experience working in Zambia with proven understanding of the national health system
• Demonstrated knowledge of USAID’s policies, priorities and projects.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must be a Zambian national.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education:
Postgraduate Degree

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