Health Advisor

from Pact
Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

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Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview

Pact seeks a Health Advisor for the anticipated Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF) for the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator and Global Health Diplomacy (S/GAC). The KPIF has been established in order to support the scale up of key population (KP)-led community approaches to enhance and expand quality HIV/AIDS services for key populations. KPIF ultimately seeks to create quality service delivery that leads to increased HIV testing, improved linkage to HIV prevention and treatment services, and viral load suppression to mitigate the HIV epidemic amongst those populations.

Position Purpose

As a member of the central technical team, the Health Advisor will provide overall technical leadership in health programming with a special focus on strengthening health and social systems for key populations. S/he will support technical work and advance program quality for HIV/AIDS programs supporting Key Populations through community and clinic-based approaches, systems strengthening and policy reform and will support the integration of programs to ensure maximum impact for program participants. This position is contingent upon award.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership, technical assistance and capacity building in the provision of services to key populations and overall performance improvement of partner organizations’ health systems.
  • Support program teams to advance policies, strategies, and activities aimed at increasing demand for, access to, and uptake of health services by key populations.
  • Support programs to develop evidence-based best practices in community service delivery and - when appropriate - national and sub-national level policy in this area.
  • Strengthen integration and quality of service delivery with community-based services for key populations.
  • Work with the central technical team to document and disseminate best practices and capture key lessons learned.
  • Monitor implementation and quality of technical health activities serving key populations.
  • Work with program teams to develop and implement capacity building exercises for local civil society and government partners to improve their work and performance serving key populations. Basic Requirements

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in public health or social sciences, or a related degree relevant to the field of public health.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • At least ten years demonstrated experience in at least three of the following areas: health policy development and operationalization for Key Populations; capacity building among local organizations and/or host country government at various levels on provision of services for Key Populations; health workforce and professional leadership development specifically to work with Key Populations; program design, program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of programs supporting Key Populations; or development of technical proposals in international settings targeting Key Populations.

  • Experience implementing programs supporting access to quality health and social services for key populations.

  • Experience in one or more of the OGAC priority countries in Eastern, Western or Southern Africa.

  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at a minimum, the standard applications in MS Office).

  • Ability to travel up to 40 percent.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and manage a high volume work flow.

  • Experience working with mobile technology and/or central data system management.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relations with Health team members, country office staff and in-country Ministry personnel, local partners, and donors.

How to apply:

Visit the Pact World Website to Apply