Namibia: HIV Strategic Program Consultant – Namibia

Organization: QED Group
Country: Namibia
Closing date: 28 Feb 2017

QED Group is working in an exciting new Task Order in Namibia for CDC. We are currently looking for a HIV Strategic Program Consultant. This is a full time advisor position from May 1st 2017 to May 30th 2018.

The contractor will provide overall programmatic planning, technical consultation and assistance to the CDC Namibia Senior Management Team in aligning program services and portfolios to address 2015 Namibia Country Operational Plan for PEPFAR data driven requirements. The task focuses on care and treatment, prevention, laboratory, and strategic information programs funded by CDC PEPFAR. Additionally the contractor will support the CDC Namibia’s Senior Science Officer to ensure the integrity and soundness of science based studies and interventions related to CDC funded HIV/AIDS programs.

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Country Director and CDC staff, review overall goals and objectives for the HIV/AIDS program in Namibia and integration of programs/staffing to address PEPFAR requirements, adjust and align with data driven needs in light of decreasing PEPFAR resources.
  • In collaboration with CDC programmatic staff, apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to analyzing data for the purpose of providing recommendations for HIV care and treatment, prevention, laboratory, and strategic information programs to improve program effectiveness, efficiency and/or work products in accordance with PEPFAR data driven requirements and guidelines.
  • Prepare reports and coordinate the preparation, and presentation of analysis information to CDC Senior Management staff for review and approval.
  • Collaborate with the CDC Branch Chiefs and staff to create internal CDC work plans and work with the government to design implementation plans that will address Senior Management approved program recommendations affecting partners. In preparation create related reports, slides, etc., to share and discuss with government partners.
  • Assist CDC Namibia in collaborating and facilitating the integration and assumption of existing operating HIV health programs and activities across a broader public health arena in order to refocus CDC funding and programs to targeted areas and populations per PEPFAR guidance and data.
  • Provide scientific and technical guidance to host governments, implementing partners, in the development of public health programs, strategies, studies, and services as needed.

Qualifications

  • Master’s level degree or higher, preferably in a health related field.
  • Five (5) years of post-graduate international experience in strategic planning, development of public health programs and project management.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with PEPFAR programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in use and analysis of a broad scope of qualitative and quantitative methods and data sources, including primary data collection and secondary data analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with professional, technical staff and Ministries of Health in developing countries; and experience in providing technical assistance for international public health programs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate fluently in English on a daily basis with various groups (speaking, reading, and writing).

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please apply directly to link below from QED’s career portal at:

https://careers-qedgroupllc.icims.com/jobs/1298/hiv-strategic-program-consultant—namibia/job

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