Senior Technical Advisor



Title: 



Senior Technical Advisor



Location:



 Lilongwe, Malawi



Reports to



:  The Director of Programs



Locals Candidates Preferred



Job Summary


The Senior Technical Advisor serves as the lead HIV/ TB care and treatment (C&T) specialist within EGPAF Malawi.  The STA will oversee a Technical Unit with Technical Advisors, provide technical support across the projects and partners to ensure

 that HIV/ TB Care and Treatment are clinically sound, evidence-based, and aligned with the priorities of Malawi’s Ministry of Health (MoH), donors, and program beneficiaries. The Advisor is a resource person for MoH’s Technical Working Groups (TWG). She/he supports the Clinical Service delivery teams to align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.


The Advisor along with a team of Technical Advisors will work with district teams to build on current program strengths and accomplishments, taking into account the donor priorities, national priorities, existing stakeholders, and programming opportunities. Working with the Director of Programs(DoP), the Advisor will be responsible for maintaining a high level of expertise and innovation in both pediatric and Adult C&T, in particular the area of antiretroviral treatment (including adherence and retention, viral load monitoring, treatment monitoring including advanced HIV, , differentiated service delivery models, and other related issues) and keeping EGPAF staff informed of relevant trends and opportunities that relate to EGPAF’s mission, donor priorities and host country strategic plans.

The position entails travel up to 30%


Base: Blantyre



Job Responsibilities/Essential Duties:


Provide technical leadership in the area of HIV Care and Treatment (C&T), which includes:


  • Developing evidence-based strategies along the continuum of HIV care for the program with support from DoP

  • Promoting innovative programming in C&T across EGPAF’s programs

  • Providing technical assistance, training, and mentoring to support EGPAF’s district technical teams

  • Developing comprehensive training materials, SOPS and tools for HIV model clinics and systematically update technical and other staff on HIV C&T

  • Supporting building organizational capacity for C&T

  • Support Director of Programs in representation of EGPAF in national TWGs and TACs, external meetings, working groups related to HIV C&T

  • Work with the research unit to support identification of priority research and evaluation to document the outcomes and impact of HIV C&T programs.

  • Support documentation of program experiences in HIV C&T as well as enhanced knowledge sharing to internal and external audiences around EGPAF’s program experiences including publishing in peer-review journals

  • Supporting new business opportunities, including concept development, technical writing, technical review of new business concepts and proposals



Required Qualifications


  • Medical Degree (MD, MBChB, MB SB)

  • Master of Public Health (MPH); Master of Sciences Epidemiology (MSc) or equivalent degree or experience is an added advantage.

  • Publications and Research Experience

  • Strong experience in providing mentorship and technical assistance

  • Self-motivated and demonstrated success in building effective programs in resource-limited settings

  • Experience in managing HIV/TB and programmatic experience a plus



Experience:


  • At least five years of proven experience in HIV and TB-project management in the design, administration, management and implementation of international health programs in developing countries.

  • Must have demonstrated impact on PEPFAR Programs

  • Extensive clinical experience in care of HIV infected adults and children in resource poor settings

  • At least five years of work experience in Africa .Experience working in Malawi is an added advantage



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent oral and report writing and presentation skills. Proven ability to write high quality scientific/technical and management documents

  • Excellent collaboration and partnering skills in a teamwork environment

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team


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