HIV Prevention Technical Advisor

PACT, Mbabane, Swaziland

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th April, 2015

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide technical leadership in developing strategies and interventions to improve the quality and responsiveness of HIV prevention programming and service delivery for adolescents.
• Advise on focused prevention with the project’s key target groups (Adolescent girls aged 10 – 19, Orphaned and vulnerable girls and boys aged 10 – 17, Adolescent girls and boys living with HIV aged 10 – 19) and social and behavioral change communication and bio-medical approaches to HIV prevention in Swaziland (addressing gender roles and cultural norms, behavior change with multiple concurrent partners, intergenerational relationships, early sexual debut and rights-based programming).
• Provide technical assistance and mentorship to CSOs and facilitate technical capacity assessments in efficacious, evidence-based HIV prevention among CSO partners in order to identify gaps, technical capacity limitations, and priority technical assistance needs.
• Oversee the development, implementation, and monitoring of HIV prevention quality improvement activities.
• Seek out and implement evidenced-based adolescent HIV prevention programming.
• Monitor and report on HIV prevention quality assessment, improvement, and assurance activities and monitor the latest advancements in HIV and STI prevention efforts in Swaziland.
• Facilitate problem solving and action planning among CSO and GOKS stakeholders to address critical challenges and barriers to improving HIV prevention programming and service delivery.
• Contribute to program research and learning agendas related to HIV prevention and support the analysis, interpretation, and use of HIV prevention data to inform decision-making and programmatic adjustments.
• Oversee communications/program material development for SBCC, IEC, VMMC fookkr adolescents.

Basic Requirements:

• Master’s degree in Public Health (with a focus on HIV/AIDS), Social Sciences or related field;
• At least 5 years of experience in HIV prevention programming and service delivery in the Southern Africa region, including addressing social and behavioral change communication as well as combination prevention and bio-medical approaches.
• Experience working with adolescent and young women populations preferred
• Comprehensive knowledge of the health context and structural issues in Southern Africa including socioeconomic, institutional and policy issues that are related to essential services in HIV prevention, and adolescent health.
• Demonstrated leadership and technical skills in HIV prevention with key target groups, applying new prevention technologies, and utilizing effective health promotion approaches.
• Demonstrated experience facilitating HIV prevention quality improvement with CSOs and Government entities at all levels.
• Demonstrated experience in the design and use of training curricula.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in SBCC activity design and implementation.
• Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
• Must be Fluent in English.


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