Hyperion Biotechnology is seeking an experienced Associate Project Management Specialist to provide scientific support services for the Naval Health Research Center (San Diego) in support of the Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP).
The HIV/AIDS Prevention Program department’s mission is to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS among uniformed personnel across the globe. DHAPP assists partner militaries in development and implementation of military‐specific HIV prevention programs in collaboration with other US Government, nongovernmental organizations, and United Nations programs. As Executive Agent, the DHAPP Management Office at NHRC provides day‐to‐day direction of the DoD effort to foreign militaries in over 70 countries worldwide. DHAPP prepares and delivers periodic reports and provides the results of assessments to the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Clinical and Program Policy.
Your responsibilities include some or all of the following:
1. Provide programmatic expertise for specific countries, to be determined, on HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs. You will perform duties and responsibilities comparable to a desk officer to include communication, travel, oversight, and programmatic planning. However, there are no inherently government functions.
2. Identify valid and reliable metrics with which to assess the effectiveness of DHAPP and Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) efforts among military populations.
3. Obtain and compile Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data from participating DHAPP and OGAC countries (via standardized data collection templates) on a quarterly basis.
4. Analyze and report M&E data through appropriate DHAPP and OGAC Chains of Command.
5. Identify technical, administrative, or logistical issues/problem areas encountered in the collection and/or reporting of M&E data from participating DHAPP and OGAC countries and recommend solutions to DHAPP and OGAC Chains of Command.
6. Represent DoD and other US Government stakeholders at meetings, conferences and symposia convened by DHAPP, OGAC and other national or international agencies.
7. Document the above efforts in the form of technical notes.
8. Establish formal liaison with stakeholders at the CDC, Global AIDS Program (GAP), Atlanta, to ensure compatibility in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment technical approaches, particularly in the areas of strategic information and laboratory testing and standards. Systematically identify CDC‐affiliated technical reports, tools, consultations, workshops or other events related to DHAPP technical areas of interest and routinely communicate these to the funding sponsor. Serve as a point of contact at the CDC/GAP for specific, ad hoc technical inquiries from DHAPP, identifying and sharing technical materials and linking appropriate US– and field–based technical staff from both agencies. This effort shall be documented in the form technical and oral reports and presented at DHAPP staff meetings.
9. Manage the DHAPP library/data library.
10. Provide research documentation as specified, such as periodic reports, progress updates in accessible on‐site databases, etc. that are in addition to any reports required by the contract.
11. Support travel to any of the program’s countries to include visas, passports, and 24 hour support to those personnel while on travel in case of emergencies.
12. You may travel internationally to support HIV/AIDS prevention and PEPFAR programs in over 70 countries.
1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
2. Knowledge of and experience with the PEPFAR program and its goals, OGAC policies and procedures and have a working understanding of DHAPP’s vision, mission, programs, personnel and facilities.
3. Greater than 5 years of professional experience in area of area of expertise.
4. Must have a comprehension of monitoring and evaluation of HIV programming in the PEPFAR setting.
5. Must be able to understand HIV/AIDS epidemiology in multiple settings, voluntary medical male circumcision, prevention of mother to child transmission, prevention of further transmission events amongst those who are HIV positive, gender issues in HIV, and HIV care and treatment.
6. Must be knowledgeable in primary HIV prevention programming.
7. Must be familiar and knowledgeable of policies and practices within DoD Health Affairs; DoD Research and Engineering (DDRE) 5134.3; DoD Financial Management Regulation 7000.14R; and DoN Correspondence Manual SECNAVINST 5216.5D.
8. Must have knowledge and experience of working within the Department of Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Research and Development (R&D) requirement processes, including detailed knowledge of R&D policies and procedures within BUPERS Science and Technology Requirements Division (N911) and BUMED (N931).
9. Must be proficient in technical writing and demonstrate expertise in development of briefings and briefing materials.
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