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Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor for Southern Africa

Job Description

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Southern Africa Region where WVI is registered to operate.


The primary purpose of this position is to build capacity of 9 Southern Africa National Offices (NOs) in HIV & AIDS programming, support them in grant acquisition and management, particularly PEPFAR, Global Fund as well as developing and implementing Health and HIV&AIDS technical approaches and programs in alignment with Global Centre (GC) and international best practice.


Technical Leadership:

  • National Offices develop and implement Technical Approaches and Programs that meet partnership standards and meet international standards.

Capacity Development:

  • Capacity of national offices in HIV/AIDS and OVC Programing built (e.g. develop ability to implement HIV prevention programs for adolescents).

External Representation and Coordination:

  • WV Represented in HIV/AIDS programing in the region with major donors such as Global Fund, EU and US Government.

Grant Acquisition and Management:

  • Resources HIV/AIDS programing acquired, grants are well managed and implemented with high technical rigor and in accordance with donor requirements (US Government, Global Fund, EU).

Quality Assurance, Learning and Evidence:

  • HIV/AIDS programs are implemented with high quality and lessons learned and best practices documented, shared and implemented.

Networking & Integration:

  • Improved coordination & networking between sectors, GC, UN Agencies, SADC and other stake holders.

Monitoring in Collaboration with Quality Assurance team:

  • Monitoring systems in HIV/AIDS programs are strengthened.

  • Support National offices in the design and implementation of technical approach and technical programs.

  • Responsible to identify HIV/AIDS and OVC needs across NOs and support the offices to develop appropriate interventions for the priority needs.

  • Provide high quality HIV/AIDS related technical support to National Offices including guidance on the design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS and OVC programs through ongoing correspondence, review of proposals and reports, as well as regular field visits and mentoring of key program staff to improve quality.

  • Collaborate and work with National Office to assess their overall capacity, using agreed assessment tools, to implement and coordinate a comprehensive HIV/AIDS and OVC related capacity building.

  • Monitor NO reporting and assist in improving performance to meet or exceed standards and strategic targets in the region.

  • Work with NOs, SOs and other regional stakeholders, to explore and pursue multilateral and bilateral and private funding opportunities.

  • Ensure integration of HIV/AIDS and OVC programing with other WV sectors and strategic initiatives.

  • Contribute to grant project design and development, oversight of grants and establishing of partnerships with key partners.

  • Collaborate with NOs with their overall HIV/AIDS and OVC training, rollout, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of the various HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease models.

  • Coordinate closely with the Quality Assurance team to support National Offices with initial program assessments and baseline/final evaluations and operations research according to WV guidelines.

  • Ensure that national programs are aligned with international and WV GC standards and protocols for key areas of the HIV/AIDS and OVC Programing, including care, prevention, and advocacy, ensuring that project staff and partners understand these standards.

  • Spear head knowledge management, learning and sharing of experiences and best practices in the HIV/AIDS and OVC field.

  • Identifying, document, disseminate and institutionalize HIV/AIDS and OVC best practices and assets.

  • Support HIV/AIDS and OVC programs to establish assessment, monitoring and evaluation processes to monitor input, outcome and impact results across the region, integrating with and utilizing LEAP guidance.

  • Liaise and work closely with Global Centre, Technical Services, UN Agencies, SADC and other stakeholders to ensure there is good coordination, learning and sharing between the different entities.


  • Must have a degree in health related field (Bachelor of Medicine, Nutrition, Nursing or other related field) with a Masters in Public Health preferred.

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in managing HIV/AIDS programs or projects in developing countries.

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment excellent skills required in program design, reporting and documentation, and monitoring and evaluation.

  • Must possess demonstrable donor acquisition, implementation and reporting experience (USG, EU, Global Fund etc.)

  • Must be a creative individual with strong sense of priorities and organizational skills and an ability to work with diverse teams across considerable distances.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and strong interpersonal skills are needed

  • Must be able to negotiate ideas within and outside the World Vision partnership, particularly with donor communities.

  • A mature Christian, who's willing to serve in and travel to very difficult conditions.

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to program countries.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.