HIV PrEP Consultant

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Job Description

GH-TAMS is recruiting for an HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Surge consultant, for a six-month assignment beginning approximately mid-June.

Working collaboratively with the HIV Biomedical Team in the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA), the consultant will provide technical support to achieve and sustain significant PEPFAR COP20 scale-up of PrEP programs. Activities may include coordination with other USG agencies and donors on related policy and guideline development, and providing focused technical assistance to partner governments, PEPFAR country teams and USG implementing partners in the design, implementation and evaluation of technically-sound, cost-effective approaches to biomedical HIV prevention.

The assignment will begin as remote / virtual, with possible travel once COVID travel restrictions have been lifted. The Philippines, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam are PEPFAR priority countries where such travel may take place.

Background

The Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the focus of HIV and AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a multibillion-dollar, multi-faceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world. In cooperation with the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV and AIDS programs. OHA provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Defense (DOD), and Peace Corps.

The consultant will work with the Biomedical Prevention Branch of the Prevention, Care, and treatment (PCT) Division.

Role and Responsibilities

Support the development and implementation of strategic and practical approaches to PrEP scale up in PEPFAR countries.

Specific focus areas of technical assistance to accelerate PrEP roll-out and scale-up:

  • Assess implementation progress and recommend improvements for service delivery
  • Advance expansion of community-based and other modes of DSD PrEP services
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of PrEP policies and guidelines to expand access to and use of PrEP
  • Support the scale up of PrEP programs that are feasible and sustainable in the context of local ownership, including assistance to establish appropriate SOPs for training, service delivery, program monitoring, and quality assurance

Country- level support:

  • Provide field-focused global technical assistance and programmatic advice to USAID field
  • Missions and country programs on biomedical HIV prevention interventions, specifically PrEP technical assistance on biomedical HIV prevention, particularly PrEP, through:
  • Support to country teams and implementing partners in planning and implementation of PrEP programs and mitigating the impact of COVID-19
  • Provide support and/or training to Mission PrEP POCs and/or biomedical prevention advisors on PEPFAR and OHA Prevention Technical considerations (related to PrEP programming) for HIV epidemic control
  • Assess implementation progress and recommend improvements for service delivery
  • Monitor program performance and quality, ensuring PEPFAR targets are met and service delivery meets quality and safety standards
  • Facilitate sharing of best practices across USG programs in diverse countries, and reporting systems for Adverse Events

Global Support: Coordination with and support for OHA and interagency PrEP teams,
through:

  • Participate in the USAID PrEP Technical Cluster and work with other technical areas related on priority populations, commodity, and financial planning
  • Participate in USG and global meetings as needed to develop coordinated policies, strategies, and guidelines for biomedical prevention with the continuum of HIV prevention, care, and treatment.
  • Prepare and deliver technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations related to PrEP and biomedical prevention for internal and external audiences

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree and 7 years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience; alternatively, must have a Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with one or more public health technical disciplines (such as HIV, monitoring and evaluation performance improvement, etc.); job duties/responsibilities generally related to consultancy requirements.
  • HIV background and expertise, with specific focus on PrEP/HIV biomedical prevention.
  • Knowledge of and experience with biomedical HIV prevention approaches, specifically PrEP and prevention programming for key populations.
  • Experience in designing, managing, monitoring, and/or evaluating PrEP and biomedical prevention programs in developing country contexts, experience working in Asia preferred.

About the Organization

The Global Health Technical Assistance and Mission Support Project (GH-TAMS) is a five-year USAID-funded activity providing the Bureau for Global Health (GH) and USAID field missions with high quality technical expertise to achieve the Agency's foreign assistance global health mission. With start-up in the fall of 2019, GH-TAMS follows the success of the Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro).

GH-TAMS technical assistance covers a broad range of technical areas and cross-cutting issues such as HIV/AIDS. family planning, MNCH, infectious disease, TB, health finance, reproductive health, organizational development, OVC, project design, facilitation, M&E and strategic planning.

Project assignments are located in Washington D.C. and worldwide in Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Assignments typically range from two weeks to six months in duration.

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