MGIC Substance Abuse Technical Lead Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Substance Abuse Technical Lead
Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) is an affiliate of University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). 
UMB
has a Global Health Program which is delivered through the Maryland
Global Initiatives Corporation (MGIC) and housed by various institutes
among them the Institute of Human Virology (IHV). 
Since
2004, IHV has partnered with the governments of Kenya, Guyana, Haiti,
Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia to address each country’s
growing HIV and AIDS epidemics. 

 
The
Institute has led efforts to build National Health Systems in each
country via strategic international, national, and local collaborations
through the design and implementation of unique education, training, and
treatment programs addressing each country’s complex HIV/AIDS
epidemics. 
In Kenya, UMB through the Institute of Human
Virology started operations in 2004 under the AIDS Relief Project
consortium funded by Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR) through HRSA/CDC. 
This was the beginning of UMB’s work in Kenya which has seen implementation of 11 grants to-date.

MGIC
seeks candidates for multiple positions for an anticipated $22,000, 000
health service delivery program that will support implementation and
expansion of comprehensive HIV prevention, Care & Treatment
programs; establish systems for quality assurance and improvement; and
support strengthening of county and sub county systems for sustainable
HIV service delivery.
 
“These positions are subject to project award and funding”
 
Substance Abuse Technical Lead
 
The Substance Abuse Technical Lead will oversee the development of Integrated Substance Abuse Services and HIV Treatment Services ad HIV Prevention among the intravenous drug using population of Kenya. 
The SATL will ensure that this approach is implemented at the Mathari National Teaching Hospital as a center of excellence and expanded to other sites as directed by the MOH-Kenya and CDC. 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work closely with the Program Director and donor counterparts to refine and implement the PWID scope of the PACT program.
  • Regularly update the Principal Investigator, Country Director and other technical leads on the progress made towards the agreed upon milestones.
  • Play a significant role in driving long-term planning and leading initiatives in collaboration with donor agencies and government stakeholders.
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly assessments of the scope of work related to the Methadone Treatment Program.
  • Prepare, review and finalize reports related to PWID and other Key Populations scope of work.
  • Develop, recommend and implement improvements to technical approach, systems and procedures related to MAT program.
  • Liaise with the Government of Kenya stakeholders.
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy.
Qualifications
  • PHD or MD in related field.
  • Certifications in addiction counselling and training preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant senior level experience with at least 5 years’ experience in implementing medication assisted treatment initiatives for injection drug using populations.
  • Outreach experience with intravenous drug using populations; senior level management engaging with U.S. government funding agencies; expertise in opioid dependence and treatment management; and understanding of DHHS, NIDA, SAMHSA, and WHO regulations and recommendations.
  • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
  • Team player with strong Leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment
  • High levels of integrity
  • Knowledge of USG Rules and Regulations
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Grant writing experience
How to Apply
 
If
you meet the above mentioned qualifications, you are requested to send
your cover letter and CV to hr@mgickenya.org by January 13, 2016. 
Candidates are requested to indicate the title of the position being applied on the subject line of the email. 
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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