The FHI 360 is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Director, Technical based in Washington, USA.
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Deputy Director, Technical will perform the following functions-
- Provides technical assistance, guidance and capacity building including support for the design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs for key populations supported by FHI 360 and national and local partners.
- Manages a team of technical experts and partners to ensure cohesion of technical competence and strategic alignment across a host of core program elements (notably around both access and uptake of services across the prevention, treatment and care continuum and demand for services).
- Provides leadership and technical management in HIV prevention, care, and treatment by ensuring innovative, evidence-informed programming.
- Supports the development, implementation and monitoring of prevention, care and treatment related plans, especially in generalized epidemic scenarios across a range of LINKAGES countries.
- Leads technical innovations to increase access to HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for key populations.
- As a member of the LINKAGES Senior Management team, facilitates cross-cutting communication with other relevant project units.
- Creates opportunities to ensure that current HIV issues facing key populations are streamlined into programmatic responses through a variety of fora.
- Develops and nurtures a range of partnerships with civil society, the private sector, and other key partners by regularly meeting and consulting with all relevant agencies to share information and to stimulate joint design and implementation of interventions.
- Remains informed on current state-of-the-art programs in the HIV prevention, care and treatment field, especially with regard to key populations, through the review of literature and articles, and maintains links with other international bodies which specialize in HIV prevention, treatment and care.
- Represents FHI 360 and the project in professional and public settings, and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
- Extensive experience in designing and implementing HIV prevention, care and treatment projects, including ART in developing countries facing the largest HIV burden.
- Extensive experience working with key populations including sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs (preferably in generalized HIV epidemic scenarios across Africa).
- Proven matrix management skills.
- Strong networking skills (especially with key population networks and UN agencies).
- Excellent communication (verbal and written) and adaptability skills.
- Robust familiarity with the current scientific literature and evidence-informed HIV programming for key populations ( especially around stigma reduction within health care settings).
- Applied understanding of human rights based approaches.
- Knowledge of implementation science, operations research and all kind of evaluations (process, outcome as well as impact).
- Understanding of HIV transmission dynamics and epidemiological modeling.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection, especially as they pertain to key populations.
- Ability to manage teams, projects, consultants, and plan for the successful and timely implementation of programs.
- Ability to work well with other units and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent – Knowledge/Information Services, Communications, Education, Environment, Health, Behavioral, Life/Social Sciences International Development, Human Development or Related Field.
- MD or PhD in public health, research or related field strongly preferred.
- Typically requires year’s specialized experience in providing technical assistance and capacity building in HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in resource-limited settings – preferably in generalized HIV epidemic scenarios with a focus on key populations.
- Experience with U.S. government contractual requirements and experience working in an international NGO/PVO environment desirable.
- Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
- Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through online process.
For more information, please visit FHI 360.