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HIV Services Technical Advisor, Swaziland

Job Title:    HIV Services Technical Advisor, Swaziland
Position Type:    
Location:    Swaziland
Department:    Southern Africa
PSI seeks candidates for HIV Services Technical Advisor, Swaziland to provide technical support to PSI's global mission. This full-time position is based in Mbabane, Swaziland and reports to the Country Representative. Please note: this position is contingent on funding.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to support PSI Swaziland's HIV prevention programs, which include adult and neonatal male circumcision (MC) and HIV counseling and testing (HTC). Technical assistance will also be provided to PSI's partners, both local and international NGOs.
  • Build the capacity of senior technical staff to lead the department, via coaching, training, and shared oversight of activities. Transfer knowledge and skills in technical areas, and in program management (development of workplans, M&E plans, budgets and budget monitoring, program design and development).
  • Improve the efficiency and health impact of prevention programs while effectively leveraging staff and resources; devise strategies to increase synergies between HTC and MC programs.
  • Manage PSI's New Start site and HTC outreach activities and help to build capacity for local organizations to conduct similar mobile HTC activities and events, including door-to-door HTC.
  • Provide support and mentorship to HTC franchise sites and to the public sector to integrate and scale up HTC at the community level.
  • Manage PSI's Litsemba Letfu Men's clinic and MC outreach activities including mass campaigns.
  • Work with public sector hospitals and health centers to ensure integration of adult/adolescent and neonatal MC services.
  • Actively contribute to the identification of new funding opportunities for HIV prevention, as well as for related health areas, e.g. tuberculosis/HIV integrated programming.
  • Coordinate technical support to PSI partners and affiliates on HTC and MC.
  • Contribute to regular programmatic and donor reports and document programmatic challenges and lessons learned.
  • Work in close collaboration with PSI Swaziland's communication and marketing department to provide input into and ensure demand creation for MC and HTC programs, and ensure relevancy and consistency of all HIV prevention messages.
  • Work with research and M&E team to develop and monitor effective MIS systems, and quantitative and qualitative studies and surveys. Ensure close linkages between research results and evidence-based program planning.
  • Initially serve as a key member of the platform's senior management team contributing to strategic planning and decision-making on a regular basis; transition participation to a key technical staff person after one year.
  • Maintain regular and strong government, stakeholder and partner relations representing PSI as needed at local and government fora.

  • 5-7 years of relevant professional experience. Substantial field experience strongly preferred.
  • Graduate degree in public health, international development, marketing, or related discipline.
  • Technical expertise in HIV required, including significant experience in the design and management of HIV prevention programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current research and programmatic best practices in HIV prevention.
  • Experience leading teams in project implementation, with demonstrated ability to motivate and build capacity of staff. Demonstrated ability to build capacity and transfer skills and knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; highly motivated and organized, able to work effectively with a variety of partners and stakeholders.

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