Technical Advisor

FHI 360 Nepal

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 60 countries, all 50…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 7+ Years
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    Job Category Health Care | Public Health
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Jun 01, 2022

Job Description

FHI 360, an international NGO, is recruiting a highly qualified and dynamic Nepali citizen for Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) Nepal for the following position. EpiC is a five-year global project funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Technical Advisor

Technical Advisor is responsible for advising and leading HIV-related clinical activities carried out by FHI 360/EpiC Nepal by implementing minimum HIV program requirements as well as strategic priorities, approaches and activities. The Technical Advisor also provides technical assistance and guidance in designing, implementing, and monitoring the continuum of HIV prevention, care, support, and treatment (CoPCT) services as envisaged and planned in EpiC Nepal and also coordinates with the Government of Nepal and key stakeholders to provide technical assistance in national HIV response.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead the design, implementation, monitoring, and documentation of CoPCT services under EpiC Nepal.
  • Ensure implementation minimum HIV program requirements as well as strategic priorities, approaches, and activities at the national, sub-national, and project levels.
  • Review national and international policies, protocols and strategies, guidelines and manuals on HIV and lead and coordinate to revise/update the national and project guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Assess the replicability/usefulness of different models and approaches tried elsewhere for better targeting for HIV response in Nepal.
  • Lead and coordinate to design, develop, implement, and monitor new and innovative strategies, approaches and technologies in CoPCT services including, but not limited to, self-testing, use of mobile phone and test for triage and provide and/or ensure technical support to EpiC implementing partner agencies (IPs) and sub-IPs for implementation of in new initiatives and technologies.
  • Coordinate, provide and/or facilitate technical assistance to FHI 360/EpiC Nepal staff and partners.
  • Ensure quality of technical activities and provide technical guidance to Program-technical staff through regular technical updates
  • Ensure that project activities adhere to the WHO, global and national strategies, or guidelines; and national and international standards are met.
  • Lead and coordinate to track and follow up on program-related issues on a regular basis and share updated information to the Program and Technical Units.
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical documents, program reports, monthly updates and documentation of technical/programs, best practices and operational research on a regular basis including paper publications, abstracts, newsletters, success stories, and reports.
  • Contribute to the development of IEC/SBC materials, training curriculum and other program-related materials as needed.
  • Support the Project Director and Deputy Project Director to ensure effective implementation of the program strategies and achievement of key results and targets.
  • Support Project Director and Deputy Project Director to coordinate and collaborate with FHI 360/EpiC HQ on technical issues and updates. Coordinate technical calls with HQ and regional technical assistance providers and ensure implementation of relevant recommendations.
  • Maintain good relations with FHI 360/EpiC Nepal partner organisations and external agencies.
  • Identify and facilitate the planning of technical assistance & hiring of consultants (local, regional and international) in accordance with program needs, including identifying consultants, negotiating scopes of work and rates
  • Manage and supervise the Technical Unit.
  • Contribute to develop country program strategy, operational plans and budgets
  • Provide technical leadership to identify key strategic interventions which can be implemented at the national level to strengthen the national response and in implementing FHI 360/EpiC Nepal program activities.
  • Represent FHI 360/EpiC Nepal in external functions as needed at the national, provincial and district level
  • Participate in National HIV Technical Working Groups (TWG) meeting and in regular coordination meetings with high-level Government officials from Ministry of Health and Population, and other relevant Ministries, National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC), National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) and other key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with other technical agencies (Save the Children/GFATM, UNAIDS, UNICEF, WHO, AHF etc.) to ensure consistent technical directions and coordinated programming at the national level.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key decision-makers in the Government; present clear technical justifications for strategic directions; and negotiate successfully for Government of Nepal support for the required interventions.
  • Provide technical support to periodically review and update the national guidelines and training curriculum and materials as well as project SOPs in line with international including WHO policies, guidelines and training curriculum.
  • Conduct Technical updates on pertinent and cutting-edge topics and issues both in house and to a larger audience at the national, regional and district level.
  • Advocate for the use of innovative strategies, approaches, and technologies in CoPCT services at the national level
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Country Director, Project Director – EpiC Nepal and supervisor.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Medical Doctor with Public Health degree.
  • At least seven years of technical and management experience in the health sector in Nepal in the field related to HIV and AIDS.
  • Strong current technical knowledge of HIV clinical services
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task with minimal supervision and working in teams.
  • Good computer knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required.
  • Ability to interact with technical experts at the national and international level including key technical staff from FHI 360 HQs, Regional Office and other FHI 360 country offices as well as other national and international technical agencies and stakeholders

How to Apply

To apply for this job online, please click on the link https://www.fhi360.org/careers

The final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. June 8, 2022.

Please note that this is a local position.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written tests and oral interviews. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.