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8 May, 2020
8 May, 2020
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships.
STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies. STAR is managed by the Public Health Institute and implemented in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).
FELLOWSHIP TITLE: Senior Care and Support Advisor
LOCATION: Pretoria, South Africa
HOST ORGANIZATION: Health Office, South Africa, United States Agency for International Development
POSITION LEVEL: Senior Technical Advisor
TRAVEL: 25% estimated travel
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
The STAR Fellowship is a two-year global health and learning opportunity with:
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION
The USAID/South Africa (SA) Health Office (HO) manages one of the largest President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programs in the world. The Health and HIV/AIDS portfolio covers a broad range of health topics, including HIV Treatment, Care, Voluntary Counseling and Testing, Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT), Tuberculosis/HIV, HIV Prevention, and Orphans and Vulnerable Children programs. An estimated 80% of the USAID/South Africa portfolio is implemented through local organizations. These partners are tasked with reaching ambitious targets so that South Africa can reach HIV epidemic control by 2020. This requires USAID and its implementing partners to advocate for strong national health policies, quickly adapt to changing data trends, and adopt reflexive technical and organizational reforms.
The Senior Care and Support Advisor (Senior Advisor) will provide a leadership role in the technical areas of HIV care and support within USAID and the PEPFAR interagency team. The Senior Advisor will provide technical expertise grounded in strong development program implementation and program management experience. The Senior Advisor will also provide significant technical assistance across age ranges and build strong linkages between HIV treatment and other support services. They will assist in the design, integration and implementation of HIV and AIDS care and support programs. The Senior Advisor will participate in the review and evaluation of existing policies on pediatric, adolescent and adult HIV treatment, care and support, including related service platforms and associated policies. The Senior Advisor will provide technical support toward the design and improvement of programs in line with USAID and PEPFAR strategies and objectives. The Senior Advisor will serve as the subject matter expert within USAID/Southern Africa for the HIV clinical continuum including community and facility-based HIV testing, linkage, and treatment services.
The Senior Advisor will be based in the Southern Africa Health Office. They will work closely with the Care and Treatment Team and receive technical guidance from the Care and Treatment Team Lead who will serve as their onsite manager.
Essential Duties and Outcomes:
Improve technical quality of USAID/Southern Africa HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs:
Advise on Host Government policies on HIV prevention, testing, care and treatment:
Strengthen program management of HIV care and treatment programs:
Anticipated learning outcomes: * Required 10% time
Additional skills (preferred)
All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghstar.org/, which allows you to store your CV/resume and separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application.
Application Deadline: 17 May, 2020 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.