Three years of progressively responsible professional public health experience developing, implementing and evaluating TB/HIV or other public health programs that involve coordination with an international agency or implementing partner is required.
In order to support the host government and implementing partners in the development and strengthening of effective services for those who are co-infected, a cross-cutting professional knowledge foundation in both TB and HIV activities is required. This would include detailed knowledge of current TB/HIV infectious disease issues, behavior change, counselling, care, testing and clinical interventions related to Tuberculosis and HIV treatment for co-infection. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of agency TB/HIV public health programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to the development and administration of national/international public health programs funded by PEPFAR is required. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements in support of memoranda of understanding and cooperative agreements is required.
- Education Requirements:
Doctoral level degree (Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or host country equivalent degree in medicine, public health, epidemiology, behavioral or science, or social science field is required.
Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of Portuguese is required. Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. (This will be tested.)
SKILLS AND ABILITY:
Must be able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment. Strong oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to accomplish reporting requirements. Good organizational skills are required to operate independently with limited direct supervision of day-to-day activities and to manage results-driven assigned programs. The incumbent will be expected to exercise considerable ingenuity and tact in applying PEPFAR guidelines to TB/HIV public health settings, as the programs are highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders. The ability to influence other collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS treatment programs to adopt appropriate strategies for improving the programs for patients with TB/HIV co-infection is an important skill required for this position. Intermediate user level of word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required. Numerical skills for data analysis are required.
- All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.