CAPACITY-BUILDING ADVISOR
Care.org - United States

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CARE Cameroon seeks a Capacity-Building Advisor to support the upcoming, USAID-funded, Continuum of Prevention, Care, and Treatment (CoPCT) for HIV/AIDS with Most-at-risk Populations (CHAMP-Cameroon) . CHAMP will expand the continuum of prevention, care and treatment for key populations by building on the activities currently implemented by HAPP in the five regions, which include the two largest cities (Yaounde and Douala): Littoral-Douala; Centre- Yaounde; North West-Bamenda; Est- Bertoua and Garoua; and South-Kribi. The CHAMP activities will be expanded within the largest urban areas of all ten provinces where high concentrations of target populations are found .

CHAMP-Cameroon is a five-year project for a total cost estimate of $18.8 million. The project will achieve the 3 following main, and interconnected, results:
  • Technical competence of partners in key populations is heightened,
  • Program design and management using CoPCT is increased,
  • Enabling environment for key populations HIV/AIDS programming is strengthened, and
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement, and Monitoring and Evaluation systems in CoPCT is strengthened.
The project, built on current USAID support in Cameroon, aims to increase access to and use of quality HIV prevention care and support services for key populations. These efforts will expand service coverage in the country from five to ten regions, and will generate data for evidence-based programming. The project will use a continuum-of-care approach to service provision, and will link clients with community-and facility-based interventions. It will also strengthen the capacity of existing health systems, including the policy environment and networks, for a well-coordinated response. It is anticipated that at least 140,000 beneficiaries – including 16,000 MSM, 66,000 CSW and 58,000 other clients – will be reached with quality HIV prevention, care, and support services over the five years.

The successful candidate will be responsible for oversight of all capacity- building components of the project. The Capacity-Building Advisor will p rovide technical assistance in organizational development and management of applicant. Moreover, s/he will implement the project’s strategy for the coordination and strengthening of all training and capacity-building activities. This includes d eveloping curricula, r ecruiting and coordinating trainers, a rranging logistics for training sessions, i mplementing all orientation and sensitization activities for government and other stakeholders, and s trengthening activities of the GRC systems, drop-in-centers, and Centers of Excellence.

The Capacity-Building Advisor will also plan and coordinate all South-to-South exchanges, including other organizations within Cameroon, to come and learn from the Centers of Excellence. Moreover, s/he send relevant staff to visit other models of service delivery for key populations in other West and Central African countries. S/he should be able to clearly demonstrate her/his understanding of the current scientific literature and global state-of-the-art knowledge in innovative HIV/AIDS prevention programming for MARP populations. An understanding of socio-cultural issues and nuances of working in such communities is highly desirable. Finally, s/he should have considerable experience and technical expertise working with community-based organizations, NGOs, and host-country governments.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • At least 10 years of experience in capacity building, human resource development, and training in Africa, ideally in francophone West and Central Africa
  • Master’s degree in one of the followi ng or a related field: Anthropology, Behavior Change Communications, Public Health Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Community Development, Social or Community Psychology, Public Health and International Communications required
  • Experience in cur riculum development, adult learning theories, and measurement of training and capacity-building outcomes
  • Experience in developing a capacity-building plan
  • Experience in measuring capacity-building achievements
  • Ability to manage South-to-South exchang es including planning and coordinating visits
  • Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing in English and French required