Namibia: HIV Strategic Program Consultant – Namibia

Organization: Dexis Consulting Group
Country: Namibia
Closing date: 15 Feb 2017

Description:

Dexis Consulting Group is looking for an HIV Strategic Program expert who will provide overall programmatic planning, technical consultation and assistance to the CDC Namibia Senior Management Team in aligning program services and portfolios to address 2015 Namibia Country Operational Plan for PEPFAR data driven requirements. The task focuses on care and treatment, prevention, laboratory, and strategic information programs funded by CDC PEPFAR. Additionally the contractor will support the CDC Namibia’s Senior Science Officer to ensure the integrity and soundness of science based studies and interventions related to CDC funded HIV/AIDS programs.

Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Country Director and CDC staff, review overall goals and objectives for the HIV/AIDS program in Namibia and integration of programs/staffing to address PEPFAR requirements, adjust and align with data driven needs in light of decreasing PEPFAR resources.
In collaboration with CDC programmatic staff, apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to analyzing data for the purpose of providing recommendations for HIV care and treatment, prevention, laboratory, and strategic information programs to improve program effectiveness, efficiency and/or work products in accordance with PEPFAR data driven requirements and guidelines.
Prepare reports and coordinate the preparation, and presentation of analysis information to CDC Senior Management staff for review and approval.
Collaborate with the CDC Branch Chiefs and staff to create internal CDC work plans and work with the government to design implementation plans that will address Senior Management approved program recommendations affecting partners. In preparation create related reports, slides, etc., to share and discuss with government partners.
Assist CDC Namibia in collaborating and facilitating the integration and assumption of existing operating HIV health programs and activities across a broader public health arena in order to refocus CDC funding and programs to targeted areas and populations per PEPFAR guidance and data.
Provide scientific and technical guidance to host governments, implementing partners, in the development of public health programs, strategies, studies, and services as needed.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Certifications:

Master’s level degree or higher, preferably in a health related field
Five years of post-graduate international experience in strategic planning, development of public health programs and project management.
Demonstrated experience in use and analysis of a broad scope of qualitative and quantitative methods and data sources, including primary data collection and secondary data analysis
At least three years’ experience with PEPFAR programs
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with professional, technical staff and Ministries of Health in developing countries; and experience in providing technical assistance for international public health programs
Ability to effectively communicate in English on a daily basis with various groups (Speaking, Reading and Writing)

How to apply:

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume to: CDCopportunities@dexisonline.com

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