PSI anticipates being awarded a multi-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment project to provide the United States Government (USG) with cost-effective access to technical expertise and implementation support to meet evolving HIV/AIDS needs. Specifically, the project will provide technical assistance services to the Office of HIV/AIDS and the United States President's Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) country teams in knowledge management, technical leadership, program sustainability, strategic planning and program implementation support. The project will likely be expected to:
• Engage in long-term, in-country support for coordination and scale-up of HIV/AIDS activities in support of PEPFAR country strategies;
• Provide short-term technical consultations and program implementation support in specialized HIV/AIDS technical areas and institutional capacity building to USG country teams and USAID/W Bureaus;
• Increase technical capacity of host-country decision-makers and personnel to design and implement effective, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions;
• Strengthen the capacity of host-country implementing institutions to more effectively manage scale up and sustainability of HIV/AIDS interventions;
• Augment technical and programmatic capacity available to PEPFAR country teams and USAID Washington Bureaus;
• Conduct and/or oversee implementation of HIV/AIDS program-related data collection, analysis and reporting activities; and
• Document and disseminate successful innovative approaches and sustainable models, evidence-based best practices and lessons learned, and new approaches, tools and methodologies in HIV/AIDS programming and capacity building, through workshops, working papers and the Internet.
Illustrative HIV/AIDS technical areas and activities that USG country teams are likely to request support from this project include: prevention, care and support, treatment and related services, gender based violence prevention, data collection and analysis, capacity building/systems strengthening, knowledge management.
PSI is seeking a Project Director who is a recognized leader in the global HIV/AIDS community and who
will manage and oversee implementation of a large, multi-country HIV prevention, treatment and care project by providing leadership, strategy and technical expertise to assure achievement of overall program results. The Project Director will work in close collaboration with USAID and manage a multi-partner, multi-country project, coordinating with partners, host country governments, project staff and at both the headquarters and field levels. The Project Director will report to PSI's Vice President of Sexual, Reproductive Health & Tuberculosis and will be based in Washington, DC. This is a full-time position with up to 25-30% travel.
The Project Director will also be able to:
• Provide leadership and technical expertise to partners and in country staff to improve the efficiency, efficacy and health impact of HIV prevention and treatment interventions;
• Actively represent the project externally, establishing leadership in the global forum on HIV/AIDS;
• Act as a liaison between PSI headquarters, project partners and funding and policy partners;
• Guide PSI partners in strategy and implementation of better practices and innovations around HIV prevention and treatment programs.
The Director should be a senior manager with experience in leading, managing and implementing large, PEPFAR-funded international health projects in developing countries with a focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. This individual should possess deep professional insight into (and experience with) the history and latest evidence, epidemiology of successful HIV prevention and care programming in developing countries in addition to possessing a strong track record in program management. The candidate should be conversant with the latest frameworks and global guidance for combination prevention and treatment.
Job Description - Requirements
The candidate shall possess an advanced degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent education, or master's level degree with additional years of experience) in the social, medical or health sciences and experience of/in
• At least 12 years implementation and successful management of large, multi-country HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions.
• Implementing PEPFAR-funded international health projects
• Working with foreign governments on HIV projects
• Managing and coordinating capacity building efforts in developing country contexts
• Managing and coordinating multiple project partners
• Developing and monitoring PEPFAR Performance Monitoring Plans
• U.S. government donor policies and procedures
• Evidence-based program design and implementation and a comprehensive understanding of HIV epidemiology across multiple contexts
• Supervising and managing senior level staff
• Successfully managing large PEPFAR program budgets
*Contingent on Funding
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Population Services International - 17 months ago