Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Project Director (HIV Care and Treatment)

Institute of Human Virology (IHV)

Job Description

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is seeking a Project Director (HIV Care and Treatment) for an upcoming program in Rwanda.

The Project Director will lead technical strategy, ensure the implementation of technical best practices in alignment with donor and country policies and procedures and guide inputs needed to ensure quality and effectiveness of the program, including, but not limited to development of conceptual framework; leadership, Coordination and management of technical assistance approaches; evaluation of project effectiveness and performance and quality improvement processes.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute the overall project and its stated activities as per the mission and the goals of the organization and CDC’s rules and regulations in collaboration with Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Ensure program fidelity through continuous monitoring of program achievements aligned to program resources outlay and work with program implementation teams to re-allocate program resources as appropriate.
  • Develop and establish a Capacity Building approach with a standard Information System for the national HIV program, including reporting activities from health facilities to the central level to determine HCW training needs.
  • Support MOH/RBC to review and adjust the current national training strategy to respond to the evolving training needs of HCWs at decentralized level.
  • Develop a national training strategy together with MOH/RBC that includes eLearning and plan to sustain the capacity of HCW to integrate HIV co-morbidity management and related opportunistic infections at decentralized level.
  • Assess current HIV service delivery models to determine needs and gaps to inform the adjustment of differentiated services delivery models.
  • Implement various cost-affordable models of technical assistance to support sustaining HIV epidemic control.
  • Strengthen case-finding and enrollment to prevention and care, emphasizing adherence and retention for target populations including FSW, MSM, children, adolescents and pregnant women.
  • Design/redesign integrated community-facility linkage strategy to improve HIV patient initiation, retention, and adherence.
  • Design and institutionalize appropriate strategies for mother– infant cohort monitoring to allow measuring of the PMTCT program and its overall contribution to reduction of new HIV infections.
  • Lead the development of annual work plans and transition plans.
Qualifications

  • MS in Epidemiology or Microbiology or MPH, with clinical degree (MD, Nursing) or PhD in Epidemiology or Microbiology preferred.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in implementing HIV programs, with at least 3 in a senior level position and 5 years in capacity building/training/eLearning approaches.
About Us

The Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an international non-profit affiliate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore that supports CIHEB to strengthen Health Systems and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS. Currently, MGIC has offices in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Our Core Values are at the heart of our mission to improve the human condition through teaching, research and service.

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