Technical Advisor, Key Populations HIV/AIDS Programming, Zimbabwe

Population Services International, Harare, Zimbabwe

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
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Closing Date for Applications: 
20th April, 2018

Job Description

Technical Advisor, Key Populations HIV/AIDS programming

Based in Harare, Zimbabwe

Reports to the Deputy Country Representative

Dates of Post: TBD, depending on funding and availability

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!

PSI/Zimbabwe works hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health and our funding partners (PEPFAR through USAID, UKAID through DfID, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNITAID, the Maverick Collective) to drive program innovation within PSI and more broadly in the national programs we support. We deliver programs in condom social marketing, sexual and reproductive health, TB screening and treatment, HIV prevention and treatment. Our highly integrated HIV/SRH program delivers cervical cancer screening and treatment, short-term and long active reversible contraceptives and services for survivors of sexual violence. It has also blazed trails along the HIV clinical cascade reaching key populations and hard-to-reach, high risk men and youth with innovative testing approaches, ART and PrEP. Having kick started the national VMMC program with PSI innovations funding, PSI/Zimbabwe contributes up to 75% of National Program results annually.

We Lead with Evidence. As the regional focal country for PSI’s Evidence initiative, Zimbabwe remains at the forefront of multiple Evidence work streams including DHIS2, the Health Network Quality Improvement System (HNQIS), new approaches for Data 2 Action (D2A), layered client-level service tracking and e-referral systems for connecting with our clients.

We are looking for a Technical Advisor with deep experience working with Key Populations in developing countries to strengthen national Key Populations program partners in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation across the HIV clinical cascade. This position will strengthen the capacity of our team, the quality of our programming in general, and the level at which we contribute to the development of national and international best practices in Key Populations programming. This position is considered a true technical advisor position with limited line management responsibility, could be bid as key personnel on current and upcoming programs, and may be seconded for a percent level of effort to a technical support unit for the National Key Populations program.

This is a temporary assignment with the possibility of long-term technical assistance if and when\funding comes available.

Sound like you? Read on.

Your contribution

PSI/Zimbabwe seeks a Technical Advisor to support and advance program quality, provide expert advice/support and transfer skills through technical assistance to Key Populations program partners. The advisor will have a strong understanding of the full HIV treatment cascade (prevention, testing, treatment, retention and viral suppression), of high impact prevention interventions and how both apply to KP programming. The advisor will have a passion for promoting the use of data for better programmatic decision-making, and for telling the story of KP programming successes locally and internationally.

The Technical Advisor will report to the Deputy Country Representative and could be seconded for a percent level-of-effort to a technical support unit for strengthening the National Key Populations Program through the National AIDS Council and the Ministry of Health and Child Care.


  • Maintain knowledge of current epidemiological, public health and social science best practices for HIV prevention, care and treatment among key populations.
  • Provide technical assistance as necessary to PSI/Zimbabwe, subpartners and other stakeholders under the National Key Populations Program, formulating programs and implementing strategies related to KP programs.
  • Support the development of KP M&E frameworks, strategies, guidelines and packages.
  • Support the development and rollout of a KP M&E system which allows for tracking of a layered minimum package of services across KP partners and service delivery points.
  • Strengthen program, partner and staff capacity to generate, interpret and use routine evidence to strengthen programmatic decision-making.
  • Participate in new business development activities related to key populations programming.
  • Represent PSI on relevant working/technical advisory bodies and at global HIV conferences and meetings as needed.
  • Perform other responsibilities as necessary.


  • Master’s Degree or other advanced degree in relevant field (MPH or MHS preferred)
  • 8 years hands-on experience in HIV clinical and public health services and quality assurance related to key populations in developing countries
  • Experience working with host country Government structures to strengthen national KP programs
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR, USAID, DfID, Global Fund and other international donors
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience and excellence in working with large, diverse and remote teams
  • French or Spanish language skills



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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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