Sep 212016

Organization: International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Country: Zambia
Closing date: 24 Nov 2016

Position Summary:

Working closely with ICAP in Sub-Saharan African country TBD, including the Chief of Party, the Key Populations Advisor will support the CDC–funded project Behavioral and Biological Surveillance of HIV among Key Populations to Improve HIV-related Services and Utilization in Zambia under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – CDC-RFA-GH17-1736. Key responsibilities include liaising and providing technical assistance to local associations of key populations (KP), supporting the mapping of current HIV-services and their gaps, identifying barriers to access services by KP, developing strategies to overcome them and supporting trainings to improve HIV-related services for KP

Major Responsibilities:

· Support the Government of Zambia and the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) in strategic planning to meet HIV-related needs for KPs, including mapping HIV service delivery sites

· Coordinate technical support to local associations of KP in Zambia

· Support the development of training of healthcare workers to improve provision of KP services

· Develop strategies to improve HIV services access and utilization among KP

· Support the IBBSS among KP program and ensure quality service at 100% of the delivery points

· Develop and/or update appropriate SOPs and training manuals for the IBBSS

· Liaise with sub-grant organizations to coordinate supportive supervision and joint activities as outlined in the SOW

· Conduct supervision and monitoring visits to program areas

· Review data reports to share with MOH and donors

· Review and monitor work plans, indicators and progress against targets

· Collaborate with national authorities and participate in national Working Group and forum

· Facilitate quarterly stakeholders meetings and any other KP related regional meeting

· Coordinate with regional and central M&E team efforts to ensure data quality

· Perform any other related assignment as may be assigned by supervisor and the ICAP management

Education: Doctorate in public health, MD, or MPH with field research experience

Minimum Experience, Skills, and Qualifications:

· Experience working with KP in Africa

· Knowledge and experience in the field of HIV epidemiology

· Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills;

· Knowledge of Bemba and Nyanza an advantage

· Experience living and working in Africa preferred

· 5 years public health experience implementing donor funded projects

· Experience in the logistics and implementation of large-scale HIV program activities.

· Ability to provide high quality technical assistance to regional offices.

· Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.

· Ability to work independently with strong problem skills

How to apply:

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