FHI 360

Technical Officer

FHI 360

Job Description

Project Description: Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (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). EpiC is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control and the project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. EpiC is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control among at-risk adult men, women, priority populations and key populations and the project is led by FHI 360 with core partners Population Services International (PSI), Palladium Group, Right to Care, and Gobee Group. EpiC is seeking for qualified candidates to fill the vacant position of Technical Officer II at its HQ office. We actively encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of the key populations affected by HIV. Job Summary/Responsibilities: The Technical Officer will provide project assistance on the EpiC project: a global program aimed at delivering quality Hiv Prevention, care, and treatment services to at-risk men, women, priority populations and key populations including sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs. Additionally, EpiC has been modified to accept Pillar 2 Covid-19 funding to prevent, prepare for, respond to and bolster Health Systems to address COVID-19 and reemergence. The Technical Officer will be responsible for collating inputs to all technical deliverables at the global level, provide some support to countries, assisting in technical thought leadership and communication and strengthening the facilitation of global Knowledge Sharing through an applied knowledge in COVID-19 and HIV practice areas. The technical officer will also provide administrative support to the technical team. The position will be based in Washington, DC once our US offices open. Main Responsibilities:
  • Provides assistance and support for the Design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of COVID-19 programs and/or key population HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs

  • Supports the finalization of project tools, guidance and materials including the collection and collation of technical inputs to the quarterly reporting process.

  • Contributes towards the Knowledge Management and learning platforms of the EpiC project through drafting of technical briefs, reports, success stories, abstracts, etc.

  • Remains informed on state-of-the-art HIV prevention, care and treatment programs as they relate to the target populations

  • Supports the project in professional and public settings through the development of presentations.

  • Collects information and coordinates responses to USAID and other requests for technical/program information

  • Provides support in organizing meetings of the technical team as well as administrative support to the team

  • Provides Program Management support for specific technical activities.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in public health or related field desired (Master’s degree preferred)

  • 5-8 years’ specialized experience in providing technical assistance and/or Capacity Building in infectious disease programs, in particular HIV prevention, care and treatment programs especially in low and middle income country settings

  • Experience with U.S. government contractual requirements and/or experience working in an international NGO/PVO environment desirable.

  • Strong kills in writing technical reports and documents

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and prepare reports required

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.

  • Understanding of the political, social and cultural dimensions that impact public health programing in low and middle income countries.

  • Proven ability to support the management of project deliverables and consultants.

  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French desired but not required.

  • Strong writing and presentation skills.

  • Ability to multi-task.

Typical Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:
  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.

Travel Requirements:
  • 0 – 15%

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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