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HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor, HIV/AIDS Prevention
Location: Addis, Ethiopia
Last Date: January 15, 2011
HIV/AIDS TECHNICAL ADVISOR
Pact, Inc. a U.S.-based, nonprofit international development organization is seeking candidates for a HIV/AIDS Technical Advisor who will be based in Addis, Ethiopia. The successful candidate will report to the Chief of Party on a HIV/AIDS prevention program, with particular emphasis on community level interventions with marginalized populations in rural locations.
The candidate should have extensive knowledge of and management experience in aspects of community-based HIV/AIDS programming with a special focus on HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia including health promotion and HIV prevention; community mobilization and networks; rural and marginalized populations. Additionally, the candidate should have in-depth knowledge of and a proven track record of working successfully with USG funded health activities in East Africa/ Ethiopia. The candidate must have USAID and HIV prevention experience.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist Chief of Party in the development and implementation of program strategies, program reports, and work plans.
Provide technical expertise on HIV/AIDS prevention and care issues.
Knowledge of local context regarding local and national institutions and actions involved in HIV/AIDS strategies and programs development.
Supervise local consultants΄ activities involved in direct technical assistance
Organize and conduct technical monitoring visits to local organizations involved in the program.
Coordinate monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure that data supports the achievement of program objectives.
Serve as spoken person with local organizations, HIV/AIDS governmental programs and private sector.
Compile regular program and technical status reports
Support Chief of Party and Senior Grants and Finance Manager in management of program budget providing accurate, timely financial reporting to Pact and USAID.
Serve as spokesperson and advocate within and outside of Pact on HIV/AIDS issues.
Supervise program staff.
Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated experience in designing, implementing and monitoring HIV/AIDS program activities.
Experience working with vulnerable groups and multi-sectoral partners, civil society, private sector, community leaders, and policy makers on issues related to HIV/AIDS.
Ability to establish and sustain relationships with donors, particularly USAID, and local institutions.
Ability to identify opportunities, implement and/or facilitate activities, focused on HIV/AIDS.
Demonstrated organizational, training and facilitation skills; workshop design experience a plus.
Demonstrated knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes.
Excellent oral communication and writing skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team setting.
Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks.
Availability to travel.
Education and Experience:
MPH or related advanced degree.
A minimum of 5 years experience in HIV/AIDS programs implementation.
Computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required.
Fluency in English and Amharic required.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit applications to the Pact website http://www.pactworld.org as soon as possible, and no later than January 15, 2011.
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