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 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, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons (TG) 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.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: LINKAGES West Africa Project Director for the West African countries of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, and Togo. This position is contingent on funding availability. The position is proposed to be based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire but location will be confirmed upon confirmation of funding.
The LINKAGES West Africa Project Director will have overall responsibility for administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation and oversight of all aspects of activities, under the oversight of the LINKAGES Global Management Team. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for the West Africa Regionalization Plan. S/he will provide technical and management leadership to the project and ensure successful implementation of the work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals. The Project Director will provide technical and programmatic oversight directly to the activity areas. S/he will be required to coordinate and work with a diverse group of organizations and stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Health, senior government officials, dignitaries, district health staff, international and national development partner organizations, and USAID missions. The Project Director will ensure that technical efforts are evidence-based, community-driven and will contribute to the deliverables in the West Africa Regionalization implementation plan.
The position is to be based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.