FHI360 Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Testing Services in Lilongwe, Malawi

Summary of Position:

The Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Testing Services will be the lead expert on all aspects of HIV testing. S/he will provide expert guidance on appropriate technical and programmatic approaches to HIV case findings through targeted testing. S/he will recommend improvement in the delivery of HTS and in targeting strategies and engage in mentoring of HIV testing staff.

Key Responsibilities:

-Supports in the design and implementation of the project strategy for HTS targeting adolescent girls and young women.

-Provides technical leadership and technical support related to health facility and community-based management of HIV strategies and approaches to advance HIV case findings.

-Designs and implements HTS capacity strengthening modules for local implementation.

-Undertakes development of guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation and evaluation of integrated activities related to HTS.

-Provides technical assistance to relevant stakeholders to design, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate strategies to effectively integrate various components of the HTS delivery elements as appropriate.

  • Supports functional linkages between relevant stakeholders through comprehensive referrals.

  • Contributes to development of lessons learned from the project and other relevant projects that are related to HTS and apply these lessons to modify and improve the project.

-Represents FHI 360 Malawi to donors and other stakeholders on issues of HTS.

-Contributes to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets, with a special focus on ensuring HTS incorporated. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Malawi specifically.

-Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around HIV testing services.

-Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections.

-Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.

-Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

-High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.

-Well-developed computer skills.

-Ability to travel to implementation districts a minimum of 25%.

Required Qualifications:

-Medical degree preferred; nursing degree with clinical experience considered as an alternative.

  • Master’s degree in health management, public health or related discipline also highly desired.

-Minimum 8 years professional experience with international health and HIV/AIDS programs, inclusive of at least 3 to 5 years in a technical leadership role in resource challenged settings

-At least 3-year experience working with large-scale community-based HIV testing programs in East and South Africa region.

-Demonstrated state-of-the-art expertise in HIV testing approaches in high prevalence settings, including in active index testing and HIVST.

-Prior experience with capacity building and clinical training of health personnel for improved service delivery in resource-challenged settings.

-Familiarity with Malawi health systems and NGOs is highly desirable.

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