Organization: FHI 360
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 30 Sep 2016
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Deputy Chief of Party – Director Clinical Services
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party, Director of Clinical Services for an anticipated USAID-funded Integrated HIV/AIDS Program (IHAP) project in the DRC. The project will work to increase utilization of HIV / AIDS, MNCH, Family Planning and TB services. The Director of Clinical Services will be responsible for overall technical oversight of the program, ensuring that state of the art; evidence-based practices are applied and reinforced to achieve epidemic control in target health zones.
The position will be based in Kinshasa and will report to the Chief of Party. Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
- Provides technical and programmatic expertise in HIV prevention, care and treatment activities including drop-in centers, mobile outreach, health clinic, hospital, and private facility service provision and at the community level.
- Provides technical assistance, implements, and monitors systems and services for HIV Prevention care and treatment to achieve programmatic goals.
- Responsible for the implementation and oversight of care and treatment Cascade technical activities in the IHAP work plan.
- Sets up systems within the IHAP program to assure that patients who are HIV positive are referred to HIV care and Treatment centers supported by USAID and other partners.
- Sets up systems within the IHAP program to assure that services that clients receive are comprehensive, integrated and appropriately linked to TB, family planning (FP), GBV support and counseling.
- Works collaboratively MOH, USAID Implementing Partners, CSOs, the IHAP team and ensures strong coordination among team partners on the implementation of technical activities.
- Contributes to the achievement of high quality results in accordance with the targets identified in the work plan and performance monitoring plan.
- Stays current on the latest guidelines and oversees program quality according to USAID/PEPFAR’s Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) and FHI 360 standards including quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives.
- Contributes to the production of timely and accurate technical reports to FHI 360 and USAID as required.
- Coordinates partner efforts in program implementation including assisting in the provision of technical assistance to each grant partner for the provision of high quality services; ensures appropriate program monitoring and reporting.
- Contributes to the development of Scopes of Work (SOW), memorandums of understanding (MOUs), technical management of activities for consultants and local institutions partnering with IHAP to ensure that activity timeframes and budgets are met and products are reviewed and finalized.
- Reports regularly to the IHAP COP on the progress and status of IHAP activities in DRC.
- Stays current and up to date on all aspects of PEPFAR programming and reporting.
- Liaise with stakeholders, Government of DRC staff and USAID as needed
- Bachelor’s Degree (Medical or advanced degree in public health or related field is preferred)
- At least ten years of experience managing and providing technical oversight to clinical programs, particularly in the area of HIV/AIDS care and treatment and PMTCT
- Technical expertise in HIV/AIDS care and treatment and proven skills in the implementation of HIV care and treatment projects in DRC of Francophone Africa
- Understands the HIV-related needs of groups in DRC, including pregnant women and key population groups in DRC, including female sex workers, men who have sex with men.
- Extensive experience with the design, implementation, and management of HIV public health/international development programs funded by USAID.
- Proven skills in mentoring, leadership and networking.
- Ability to manage and complete numerous tasks with a high degree of organization and limited resources.
- Experience working with both MOH and CSOs to plan and implement HIV care and treatment activities (preferred).
- Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different organizations and cultures.
- Ability to meet deadlines with strong attention to consistency, detail, and quality.
- Ability to travel within country or region and internationally if needed.
- Experience with U.S. government rules and regulations and experience working in an international NGO environment.
- Demonstrated ability to interact regularly with Ministry of Health at national and provincial levels
- Supervisory experience, including direct supervision and performance evaluation of professional and support staff
- Demonstrated leadership, strategic planning and technical skills in programming for HIV/AIDS, including clinical programs;
- Strong interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills;
- Bilingual – English and French
- Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow;
- Relevant computer software skills and familiarity with accounting software (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
- Excellent interpersonal skills and experience establishing and maintaining good relationships with a wide variety of professionals and organizations.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360’s Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.
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