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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.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • 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.