Pathfinder International Technical Director (HIV / AIDS / TB) Job in Nairobi Kenya

Technical Director – HIV / AIDS / TB
 
Location:  Nairobi
 
Pathfinder International is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting high-quality
comprehensive and integrated health services in Kenya. 
We are seeking highly motivated, talented and hard working individual for the position of Technical Director HIV/AIDS/TB based in Nairobi.

Reporting to the Project Director and in close collaboration with Deputy Project Directors and other advisors, the Technical Director is a key member of the project senior management team. 
S/he has primary responsibility over the technical direction and coordination of HIV/AIDS/TB activities related to treatment, care and support, within the integrated framework of APHIAplus. 
Responsibilities also include serving as liaison with USAID and other partners with regard to the defined HIV/AIDS/TB program areas.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate APHIAplus efforts to provide high quality HIV/AIDS/TB treatment, care and support technical assistance to Coast Province and Nairobi Province in line with available policies, standards and guidelines;
  • Develop strategies to promote transfer of essential HIV/AIDS/TB programs related management, operational and technical skills to project partners within the PDMS and PDPHS, collaborating non- government and private sector organizations. Provide senior technical support and guidance to all project staff;
  • Assist the Project Director in communicating the strategic vision for the project, in developing and updating annual work plans, in ensuring that project deliverables are of high quality and produced in time;
  • Support the Deputy Project Directors in each province to ensure that HIV/AIDS/TB program elements are coherent, integrated, and according to standards and maximize the use of available resources of the project;
  • Make continuous use of all available data to analyze, evaluate, plan or document interventions, and instill data driven program management among project and partner staff;
  • Participate in the identification, development and scale up of innovative strategies to improve the overall quality of HIV/AIDS/TB services available to different target populations;
  • Work closely with F&A to develop budgets to support technical activities and monitor the execution of these budgets; work closely with M&E and coordinate the review of inputs for quarterly, semi- annual, annual and other periodic reports for HIV/AIDS/TB program elements;
  • Where needed, liaise with Ministry of Health and NASCOP to provide the project with most up to date information related to program areas covered;
  • Collaborate with USAID HIV/AIDS Program Officers to ensure good communication about issues related to coordination and implementation of program area related interventions.
  • Liaise with other USG or other donor supported projects to ensure good communication about collaboration and efficient use of HIV/AIDS and TB resources in complementarity to APHIAplus inputs to supported sites;
  • Coordinate program area related contribution of APHIAplus to working groups and to national or international conferences.
Job Requirements:
  • Advanced Degree – MMED ( Internal Medicine, Pediatrics or Infectious Diseases)
  • Minimum of five years of experience in HIV/AIDS/TB program design and management is required.
  • Up to date knowledge on clinical management of HIV/AIDS, particular expertise in new diagnostics and drugs
  • Proven capacity building experience, and experience working on integrated health projects
  • Experience in developing policy documents and technical guidance
  • Demonstrated experience in documenting interventions or evaluation findings,, and strong computer skills preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with and understanding of PEPFAR monitoring and evaluation requirements.
  • Excellent English oral presentation and written skills
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their cover letter and CV detailing current and expected salary, daytime telephone contacts and three referees preferably supervisors to kenyajobs@pathfinder.org. 
Closing date for applications is 11th August, 2012. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Candidates who meet the above qualifications and are available to start immediately are encouraged to apply.
 
Pathfinder International is an equal opportunity employer


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