Technical Specialist‒HIV

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 : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : As Per Job Detail
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    Job Category NGO | INGO | Charity
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Jun 30, 2022

Job Description

Technical Specialist‒HIV is responsible for managing, capacity building, and supportive supervision and onsite coaching to IAs  to provide e continuum of HIV prevention, care, support, and treatment (CoPCT) services with quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify needs for technical assistance (TA) in coordination with other members of the technical team to be supported by FHI 360.
  • Support program team in providing technical backstopping of IAs to ensure national protocols, standard operating procedures (SOP), and guidelines are followed for CoPCT activities.
  • Assist Senior Technical Advisor in designing, developing, and providing TA to National Center for AID and STD Control (NCASC), National Public Health Lab (NPHL) and other government entities in a systematic and structured manner as per EpiC Nepal work plan.
  • Organize training on HIV testing, counseling, and case management of HIV, peer navigation and sexually transmitted infection (STI), and other training related to CoPCT including test, treatment, and retention using updated training curriculum and manuals.
  • Conduct supportive supervision and monitoring of field activities and assist FHI 360 IAs in assessing their own performance, provide onsite coaching support, and adjust their activities and clinical services on an ongoing basis to ensure impact, coverage, and quality of services.
  • Assess the technical capacity of the IAs particularly in the CoPCT for new and innovative approaches and technology in HIV prevention, HIV testing, treatment, care, and support and ensure appropriate TA in strengthening the capacity of IAs.
  • Contribute to regular monitoring and documentation of programmatic achievements, lessons learned, and success stories and their implications to the program.
  • Conduct regular analysis of CoPCT cascade and service-related data and use and recommend for program improvement on a regular basis
  • Regularly review the national and international literature, journal articles, good practices and lessons learned and contribute to conduct technical updates and knowledge-sharing session both within FHI 360 Nepal and the national forum.
  • Conduct clinical mentoring and supportive supervision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) centers and dispensing sites and conduct technical update sessions as well as continuing medical education (CME) at ART centers.
  • Write and manage the production of high-quality technical reports and documents.
  • Build and manage institutional relationships and partnerships with key national counterparts and international technical agencies to develop coordinated technical approaches, resource allocation, and work plans under the umbrella of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy to meet global goals of ending AIDS by 2030.
  • Attend coordination meetings with government, donors, partner organizations, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • Perform other relevant duties assigned by supervisor, Deputy Project Director, Project Director and Country Director.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS) with master’s degree in public health or relevant work experience in public health or equivalent
  • Experience in HIV program and services including clinical management of HIV and STI, ART preferred
  • Strong technical, analytical and clinical knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task with minimal supervision and able to travel in short notice
  • Excellent oral and written English skills required
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain positive working relationships

How to Apply

To apply for this job online, please click on the link

Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. July 6, 2022.

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