We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of the LINKAGES Project Director in Liberia for the USAID-funded project, Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program in Liberia. LINKAGES is implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, IntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) — sex workers (SW), men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons (TG persons) and people who inject drugs (PWID) — and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV. The key elements of LINKAGES strategic and technical approaches are:
The LINKAGES Liberia Project Director will provide technical and management leadership to the Liberia LINKAGES project. The primary responsibility of the Project Director is to ensure successful implementation of the LINKAGES work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals. The LINKAGES Project Director provides technical and programmatic oversight and assistance directly to the project activity areas as well as provides technical support for all aspects through the HIV cascade with all KP implementing partners nationally. He/she will ensure that technical efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and will contribute to the deliverables in the annual LINKAGES implementation plan. This position is critical for the development of quality and evidence-based approaches to support FSWs, MSM and TG persons to be reached and linked to a variety of services along the HIV prevention, treatment, care and support cascade (identify, reach with prevention services and commodities, link to HIV and STI testing and counselling, wrap-around services referrals, peer outreach and navigation activities for improved linkages, retention and adherence to ART.