Pact Overview:At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.Project Overview :Pact is recruiting a Technical Director for an upcoming CDC-funded program, Combination Prevention Solutions to Reach Epidemic Control among High Risk, Priority Populations in High Burden Areas in the Republic of South Africa under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), due November 14th, 2018. The program seeks to improve the effectiveness and quality of HIV prevention programs and decrease the burden of HIV and TB among AGYW contributing to the prevention, care, support, treatment, and sustainability goals of the Partnership Framework Implementation Plan (PFIP). PEPFAR partners in collaboration will, on a large scale, support the South African Government's goals to address HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to achieve an AIDS-free generation, with concentrated evidence-based efforts, rollout of oral Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and assist with scale up efforts to reach AGYW.Position Purpose:The Technical Director will provide technical leadership to ensure high quality implementation of project activities. The Technical Director will have relevant experience, skills, and knowledge in multiple areas including program management and institutional capacity building; as well as experience in community-based HIV prevention, linkages to clinical care, and working with AGYW, as well as their male sexual partners. This position is contingent upon award. Key Responsibilities:
- Responsible for overall technical direction of the project and management of project activities, working closely with the Chief of Party, the M&E team and technical staff.
- Develop strategies for improving quality of service delivery at facilities in target districts.
- Responsible for strategic coordination and integration of technical teams on the ground for increased impact.
- Support districts and their implementing partners to plan and coordinate the implementation of new health programs, including PrEP.
- Supervise and lead technical team responsible for supporting prevention, care and treatment services. Supervision includes development of technical work plans, support of mentoring activities, and assuring quality of technical assistance to sites.
- Coordinate drafts of project progress, semi-annual, and annual reports as well as document achievements, outcomes, lessons learned, and case studies.
- Participate as a critical contributor to national and regional technical working groups for HIV prevention, care and treatment.
- Other tasks as required to achieve the Program Objectives and Expected Results.
- MD, MPH or equivalent degrees and at least 7 years of experience in HIV prevention program management. Experience in management of programs of adherence to treatment and retention in in care and mobilizing testing and linking men is necessary.
- Extensive experience supervising staff and demonstrated ability to motivate staff and build effective teams.
- Experience developing and managing program activities, developing technical work plans, and monitoring and evaluation processes, as well as setting realistic priorities and timelines, and following through appropriately.
- Experience working with AGYW, preferably in South Africa.
- Excellent problem-solving skills and English written and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills and flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and social issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
- Experience working with USG donor agencies and other bilateral donors, especially CDC.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.