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Senior Technical Advisor, Clinical

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Washington, DC, USAWashingtonDCUSA

The Senior Technical Advisor, Clinical will provide technical assistance, monitoring and capacity building on the LINKAGES project: a global, key populations program aimed at delivering quality HIV prevention, care, and treatment services to sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs. The Senior Technical Advisor, Clinical will be a major technical contributor to the annual work planning at the global and country level, participation in technical thought leadership, communication and relationship management with key partners/stakeholders, and facilitation of global knowledge sharing on key aspects of key population group program service delivery especially those related to clinical services across the cascade for one or more of the key population groups.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Provides technical assistance and capacity building including support for the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of one or more key population group HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs supported by FHI 360 and national and local partners.
  • Provides technical assistance on one or more key population group HIV care, treatment and support by ensuring innovative, evidence-based programming.
  • Develop strategies to:
  • Increase links from testing to care and HIV treatment including Test and Start, ART adherence, peer navigation and case management, improved engagement of key populations living with HIV to ensure increased HIV case finding through index testing, addressing loss to follow-up and offering additional models of service delivery appropriate for key populations
  • Optimize outcomes by coordinating outreach and clinical work
  • Support the introduction of new services for key populations (such as PrEP, periodic presumptive treatment of STIs), including assisting ministries of health with guidelines revisions, adapting protocols, and training staff
  • Reduce stigma against key populations among health care workers and improve the clinical competency of health care workers caring for key populations
  • Improve site level clinical monitoring and data use so teams on the ground can identify and address bottlenecks in real time.
  • Development of approaches to address the positive health dignity and prevention of key populations living with HIV
  • Supports the Deputy Director Technical to ensure collaboration and coordination with country governments, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, PEPFAR Implementing Agencies, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and other partners by regularly meeting and consulting with all relevant agencies to share information and to stimulate joint design, evaluation and implementation of interventions.
  • Remains informed on current state-of-the-art programs in the HIV/AIDS care and treatment field with focus on key populations, through the review of literature and articles, and maintains links with other international bodies which specialize in key population focused HIV treatment and care.
  • Represents FHI 360 and the project in professional and public settings and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
  • Develops scopes of work, project deliverables and monitoring and evaluation indicators and targets together with the Strategic Information team for grant and contract resource and service delivery partners as required.
  • Develops guidance, tools and materials related to key population programming.
Educational Background: 
Medical degree
  • Master's Degree or other advanced degree in public health or related field desired.
  • At least 5 years of experience providing direct clinical care in international settings.
  • At least 10 years specialized experience in providing technical assistance and capacity building in HIV prevention, care and treatment programs directly working with one or more of the key populations, sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs (in Africa, Asia and Latin America and Caribbean preferred).
  • Experience implementing/supporting new HIV interventions such as PrEP, HIV Self-testing, Test and Start
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with U.S. government contractual requirements and experience working in an international NGO/PVO environment desirable.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
  • Experience in designing and implementing key population focused HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment projects, including ART in developing countries (Asia, Africa and Latin America and Caribbean preferred)
  • Experience working with key populations including one or more of the following sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs.
  • Familiarity with the scientific literature and evidence-based HIV programming focused on key populations.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection, especially as they pertain to key populations.
  • Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project partners, staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR programming and reporting preferred.

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Organization Info

Fhi 360

Washington, DC, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

To improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development.

Why Work For Us?: 

We Believe…

…the key to improving the lives of the world's most vulnerable people lies in generating, sharing, and applying knowledge.

…sustainability comes from improving the capacity of individuals and countries to address their needs.

…in partnerships with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector, and communities.

…in approaches that address human needs as a whole

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 18 2019
Active Until: 
Mar 18 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Fhi 360