Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director, SHARP

Deputy Chief of Party/Technical Director, SHARP

Chemonics

Nigeria

Chemonics seeks a deputy chief of party/technical director for an anticipated multiyear, USAID-funded health project in Nigeria. The Strategic HIV and AIDS Response Program Nigeria will focus on improving the quality and effectiveness of high-impact, evidence-based HIV/AIDS interventions to meet state and local government areas’ specific goals and objectives. This project will cover governance, access, and demand activities for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) services. The specific objectives of the program include targeted and efficient HIV case identification through optimized index partner and self-testing, linkage to care and treatment; patient enrollment in HIV/AIDS therapy with adequate adherence and retention; successful suppression of HIV viral loads; specialized services that attract key and vulnerable populations to achieve epidemic control; and increased capacity of the Nigerian government to expand, oversee and finance HIV/AIDS and TB services. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and support the chief of party with clinical and technical direction to reduce HIV incidences and AIDS-related mortality by increasing access to and the use of treatment and prevention services for all populations and by strengthening Ministry of Health governance;
  • Supervise clinical teams, technical specialists, and staff while working closely with other project staff and Chemonics home-office staff;
  • Use surveillance data to inform programming for activities that permit it to achieve epidemic control for all genders, ages, and risk groups;
  • Scale evidence-informed combination prevention Integrate data from legacy systems into a central data system to include patient management, commodities, and laboratory data;
  • Ensure the technical soundness and appropriateness of all project assistance and clinical service delivery;
  • Incorporate Nigerian HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey estimates in the planning process to maximize the impact of programming;
  • Implement innovative strategies that demonstrably increase testing yields using index partner testing, reduce lost-to-follow-up through “recapture” campaigns using data to identify those who have fallen out of care, and other applicable approaches to address unmet needs and to close gaps in the treatment continuum;
  • Oversee and monitor site level performance, including clinical work planning, performance management, case finding, and care continuum linkage approaches
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner and make appropriate program adjustments.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, or a related discipline;
  • Minimum of eight years of relevant development experience working as a senior-level manager in public health programs in a developing country;
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge and experience in all components of HIV/AIDS programming and cross-cutting areas such as health systems strengthening;
  • Proven experience analyzing data and leading service scale-up;
  • Proven experience in using data to increase efficiency and streamline programs;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Fluency in English required;
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.

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