FHI 360 is seeking applications for the position of Country Project Director for the Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). EpiC is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, treatment programming and viral load (VL) suppression among key populations (KPs) and priority populations (PPs). In DRC, EpiC will work in Kinshasa, Haut-Katanga and Lualaba provinces to provide HIV services among KPs and PPs in DRC and build capacity of local, community-based KP organizations and work closely with the government of DRC to deliver HIV services tailored to the needs of KPs.
The position will be based in FHI 360’s office in Lubumbashi or Kinshasa and work out of an FHI 360 office. Preference is for Congolese national, candidates based in DRC and internal candidates.
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.
The Country Project Director will have overall responsibility for administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation and oversight of all aspects of EpiC activities in DRC, under the oversight of the EpiC HQ management team. This position is critical for the development of quality and evidence-based approaches for key populations and priority populations to be reached and linked to a variety of services along the HIV cascade, and to building and growing the capacity of local organizations to further lead efforts in the future. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for the EpiC DRC program with the USAID/DRC Activity Manager.