Working under the guidance and direction of the Technical Director for RISE, the Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) Specialist Senior Advisor will oversee RISE activities to strengthen HIV care and treatment in all RISE supported countries.
S / he will be part of the RISE core management team and will provide technical and operational guidance and oversight to the project teams in support of HIV epidemic control.
This is a grant funded position.
Liaise with the Technical Director (TD) to ensure effective implementation and coordination of the care and treatment project activities and monitor progress toward the achievement of project goals and objectives.
Assist the TD in oversight of all activities, outputs, and outcomes related to the care and treatment project management and administration, including reporting, financial transactions, execution of project plans, and project performance monitoring and evaluation.
Assume accountability and responsibility for the sound execution of the HIV care and treatment portfolio, focusing on technical assistance to the RISE staff and country teams in line with national and international treatment standards
Responsible for the technical design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV care and treatment services including but not limited scale up of same day antiretroviral therapy (ART);
differentiated service delivery design and implementation; ART optimization; retention strategies; institutionalizing specialized clinics such as viremic clinics among others
Using ICAP’s site support strategy to achieve epidemic control, use frequently collected data elements to identify and oversee swift implementation of site support priorities
Supervise, manage, and provide technical leadership to the project teams, aligning their individual and team efforts with project goals.
With guidance of the TD represent the project team in meetings and interactions with the country governments, USAID Missions and other stakeholders
Oversee capacity building activities to transfer skills, knowledge and technology to country stakeholders at the individual, organizational, and national levels.
Assist in preparation and presentation of progress reports, achievements, and lessons learned to key stakeholders, including USAID Mission, the government, and other implementing partners, and in the preparation for all such presentations.
Perform other related duties as directed.
Medical degree required; master’s in public health (in addition to MD) preferred.
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Demonstrated technical expertise in HIV care and treatment, and excellent grasp of clinical issues and current literature in HIV treatment
Minimum seven (7) years of experience in the management of large-scale international health or development projects, with proven capacity in managing and supervising a diverse team of technical and program staff
5-10 years’ experience with HIV healthcare delivery or public health management in resource limited setting
Prior experience in training, mentoring, and supervision of multi-cultural clinical and program professionals.
Proven experience in establishing working relationships and collaborating with USG, other bilateral, and / or multilateral donor agencies, and with host-country governments
Fluent English oral and written communication skills; ability to interact professionally in English and oversee development of comprehensive programme reports
International travel 20%
Interested candidates please send an application letter and CV by email with subject title POSITION TITLE to ICAP-Jobs cumc.columbia.edu