The Care and Treatment Technical Director will oversee the design and implementation of all technical strategies and interventions for the project to ensure high quality and increase uptake of HIV prevention, treatment, laboratory, and clinical monitoring, and adherence support and retention for all populations, including key and priority populations (KP / PP) in Zambia.
The C&T Technical Director will lead the team to ensure capacity building and HSS for sustainable HIV epidemic control in Zambia, with particular focus on CDC-supported provinces and sites.
The position will be based in Zambia and will report to the Principal Investigator.
Job Summary / Responsibilities
Provide technical leadership at project level to ensure technical assistance is provided to the provincial health offices in the areas of HIV case finding, treatment, viral suppression, retention, and HIV towards achieving epidemic control.
Lead efforts in the provision of comprehensive HIV and TB services to all populations, which may include provision of technical assistance, training and capacity building of provincial health offices, community organizations, site staff, and other stakeholders.
Monitor and ensure that the project meets the milestones and targets set for by donor and in the project work plan, and ensures all activities are conducted in close coordination with the Provincial Health Offices and are in alignment with the Zambian Government’s (GRZ) standards, protocols and policies.
Liaise with the Chief of Party and counterparts within the health system and GRZ at national and regional levels to ensure quality service provision in the high burden provinces.
Provide or oversee technical capacity strengthening of project subrecipients for quality improvement and sustainability.
Oversee the development of all regular and ad hoc technical reports and other deliverables.
Represent the project with external audiences and at conferences and other forums, as needed.
Provides technical assistance to relevant stakeholders to design, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies to effectively integrate various components of service delivery elements as appropriate.
Supports functional linkages between relevant stakeholders through comprehensive referrals.
Supports management with recommendations for process improvement to achieve strategic goals.
Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements :
Medical degree or PhD in Sciences, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Public Health, Epidemiology, Pharmacy or other related area with 6-8 years of experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment in Zambia
Master’s in Public Health or similar degree with 8-10 years of experience in HIV prevention, care and treatment in Zambia
In-depth familiarity with Zambia public health sector and donor-funded programs
Previous experience working with CDC or PEPFAR-supported program and organizations
Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analyses and make recommendations based on findings;
Demonstrated working knowledge of Zambia health and social service information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting and use of data;
Previous experience in providing technical assistance and building capacity of local organizations and stakeholders;
Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English.
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