MOSAIC/EpiC Technical Advisor II

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Organization: FHI 360
Closing date: 8 Mar 2023

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of MOSAIC/EpiC Technical Advisor II, Policy and Programming for the MOSAIC (Maximizing Options to Advance Informed Choice for HIV Prevention) and EpiC (Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control) Projects. MOSAIC and EpiC are both funded by USAID, in partnership with PEPFAR and led by FHI 360. MOSAIC focuses on providing support for the introduction of new biomedical prevention products while EpiC focuses on strategic technical assistance and direct service delivery to achieve HIV epidemic control and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs.

The Technical Advisor II (TA) will support both the MOSAIC and EpiC projects and will be responsible for supporting country level technical activities related to the rollout of biomedical prevention products across the EpiC and MOSAIC programs and ensuring access of these products to young women and other vulnerable groups in select sub-Saharan African countries. Reporting to the Regional Technical Advisor (RTA) MOSAIC, the TA will provide overall technical guidance to country activities and work with project leadership in development of technical activities in support of country-level introduction and access of these products. The TA will also be expected to provide technical assistance to countries already implementing HIV prevention activities, especially pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to ensure gaps are promptly identified and relevant strategies developed to address those gaps to meet program targets. S/he will also be responsible for working with HQ-based staff supporting country work.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in developing strategies and interventions to improve the quality and responsiveness of PrEP programming and service delivery for adolescent girls and young women, and key and other priority populations.
  • Establish standards for quality PrEP service delivery, assess programs against these standards and provide assistance and guidance to ensure technical standards are achieved.
  • Provide key linkage between product introduction research and TA project (MOSAIC) and large service delivery project (EpiC). S/he will be a core member of both projects, facilitating the uptake/use of MOSAIC-developed tools and resources to support PrEP policy and program and providing TA across countries in the EpiC project to support efficient and effective PrEP rollout.
  • Support the implementation of country level activities for the projects, provide technical guidance to country-based staff, ensure that work is carried out according to the timeline established in the country implementation plans and alert project leadership of any deviations to these plans. Provide technical guidance to country staff and project leadership to ensure any changes made to implementation plans continue to support project objectives.
  • Work with the EpiC technical team to ensure HIV prevention targets are met across supported countries.
  • Work closely with MOSAIC Project research utilization team to ensure knowledge products are responding to country-level needs identified, contribute toward RU efforts for project tools and resources, provide guidance on learning technology and collaborative exchange sites.
  • Liaise with other projects/programs across FHI 360 to identify and leverage market development/product introduction efforts.
  • Provide technical guidance to PrEP Learning Network and other global product introduction information exchange platforms.
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling own workflow and timetables, within area and function guidelines.
  • Develop and maintains collaborative relationships with donor/client organizations, relevant government agencies, bilateral and other NGOs and provides technical guidance as requested.
  • Stay abreast of new developments and initiatives within the product introduction technical area.
  • Develop tools for the design and implementation of biomedical prevention products implementation and rollout activities. Ensures that project implementation adheres to the appropriate global strategy and remains technically sound.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely technical support for both MOSAIC and EpiC projects.
  • Ensure the quality of implemented technical activities and systems at all levels.
  • Conduct routine coordination with project teams and consultants, on-site and in the field, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Problem Solving & Impact:

  • Demonstrate ability to assess needs within agreed upon duties and considers course of action best to meet those needs.
  • Effectively apply knowledge of technical area to solve range of problems.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop solutions to problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches.
  • Know that policies or guidelines generally exist for most problems; others must be referred to supervisor or more senior professional.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences, International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
  • Clinical background preferred
  • At least 12 years of demonstrated experience in a technical advisor and leadership position, preferably in an international development context and working with key population groups, CSOs, or adolescent girls and young women.
  • Proficient writing and verbal communication skills – has relevant publications, presentations, reports, and manual/tool development, especially in PrEP.
  • Has experience in participating in technical working groups and supporting guideline development or policy documents, with a focus on HIV prevention.
  • Has demonstrated knowledge of the design, implementation, and management of HIV prevention programming, especially PrEP.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private organization working in HIV prevention, including PrEP, is desirable.
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.

Technology to be Used:

Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint, Teams, etc.), digital and social media platforms, e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones.

Travel Requirements:

25% – 40%

Pay Equity and Benefits:

The expected hiring salary range for this role is listed below. FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

Hiring Salary Range:

$68,000 – $189,000

This job posting 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.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity 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, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

FHI 360 staff working in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, regardless of the type of project or client they serve, or of their employment status (full/part-time, remote, telework, or in-office), unless an accommodation applies. FHI 360 complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy. Full vaccination is currently defined as two weeks after the second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. Booster doses are not required at this time.

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Please use the following link to apply: https://fhi.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/FHI_360_External_Career_Portal/job/US-REMOTE-NC/MOSAIC-EpiC-Technical-Advisor-II_Requisition-2023200231

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