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HIV Senior Advisor - Key Populations

IntraHealth International

Lusaka, Zambia

JOB SUMMARY

IntraHealth Zambia is seeking an HIV Senior Advisor- Key Populations, for an upcoming HIV service delivery program contributing to Zambia’s achievement of the 90/90/90 targets. The HIV Senior Advisor - Key Populations (KPs) will oversee staff and service delivery sites catering to the needs of key populations including HIV testing and counseling (HTC) as well as follow-up care, support and treatment. S/he will be responsible for overseeing clinical training and service delivery in HIV/AIDS, ensuring that program and clinical approaches are technically sound and appropriate for key populations. S/he works with the Chief of Party and other senior program and technical staff to ensure overall program integrity and to assist with reporting and the coordination of activities as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Directly supervise technical/Clinical staff and oversee service delivery points offering HTC and care, support and treatment services for HIV/AIDS, focusing on increasing HTC for key populations, increasing linkage rates for HIV+ clients to treatment and increasing treatment retention rates.
  • Ensure state-of-the-art clinical and technical approaches and methodologies are used in improving the performance and use of HIV and other clinical services.
  • Integrate approaches to service delivery for key populations that are client friendly and offer safe spaces.
  • Contribute technical inputs particularly related to training, supervision, mentoring and quality assurance of ART and other HIV services.
  • Lead in the training of technical/clinical staff in the integrated management of HIV and other conditions.
  • Collaborate closely with Ministry of Health officials, the National AIDS Council (NAC), provincial and district authorities, donors and other national and international institutions, agencies or projects.
  • Contribute to project budgets, reports, work plans, and other activities as assigned.
  • Liaise with headquarters technical and program staff providing support to the project.
  • Regularly travel to the project’s service delivery sites for key populations to monitor progress and provide technical assistance and supervision.
  • Participate directly in training, QA/QI and monitoring and evaluation activities related to the performance management system, including baseline assessments, annual assessments, and periodic project reviews.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • MD with minimum 5 years experience or Nurse or Clinical officer with a minimum of 7 years of experience working in the field/s of HIV/AIDS, including direct experience in HIV. A master’s level degree (MPH or equivalent) will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience working with key populations.
  • Significant knowledge of the Zambian health system at all levels of the system.
  • Experience working with the government in developing and/or implementing health programs/services. Experience working with international organizations and donors in Zambia.
  • Familiarity with international recommendations as they relate to the technical areas.
  • Proven leadership and supervisory experience in leading teams to successful outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • Must have a valid practice licence.

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