Project Background : HIV Services and System Strengthening (HS3) is a five-year, global project funded by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with a period of performance from April 24, 2019 to April 23, 2024.
In this country of 10.4 million inhabitants, there are approximately 751,080 FC. Of the approximately 70,777 people living with HIV (PLHIV) across the country, approximately 26,316 are FC, and the provinces supported by PEPFAR contain almost two thirds of all FC.
In FY21, HS3 will support PEPFAR's Annual Operational Plan for the Dominican Republic (DR20) that details the revised strategy to achieve control of the HIV epidemic among Focus Clients (FC), defined as individuals of Haitian descent residing in the DR.
The project will continue monitoring health worker challenges and constraints and work with both key DR counterparts the USG and other international donors to ensure the continued provision of services to our project beneficiaries taking into consideration the new challenges to implementation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
and HS3 will be updating its core approaches, incorporating lessons learned, in order to improve direct service delivery.
To improve direct service delivery, HS3 will restructure its relationship with partner CSOs and supported clinics to ensure HS3 technical staff will have direct oversight of project financed contributors such as peer navigators and clinical staff.
Job Summary : We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Technical Director (TD). This position is based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Haitian migrants and descendants, men who have sex with men (MSM), female sex workers (FSW), transgender women (TG) to accelerate the Dominican Republic's HIV response to achieve 95-95-95 targets by 2030 while effecting positive change on the health system to remove barriers that prevent the DR from reaching 95- 95-95.
The Technical Director (TD) will provide overall leadership to the HIV Services and System Strengthening Project (HS3) with a focus on Clinical Services.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the TD will be responsible for all aspects of clinical implementation, ensuring completion of the project / program on schedule and within budget constraints.
Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the project. Accountabilities : + Leads the operational and tactical activities for HS3 project.
HIV Viral Load test to eligible ART clients; follow-up on ART clients who missed appointments or are lost To Follow Up; transition to dolutegravir and multi-month dosing.
ensure responsiveness to PEPFAR, USAID and government partners. Prepare strategic summary reports to be discussed and presented on regular basis to the donor and the government.
acts on behalf of the COP as requested and assumes the responsibilities of Interim COP, in the absence of the COP. + Engages in writing publications and developing proposals for new components of the project + Supports performance management and professional development of direct reports, including ongoing feedback, coaching, and career support.
Applied Knowledge & Skills : + Comprehensive knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures with program management and technical development.
Problem Solving & Impact : + Works on problems of complex scope and require in depth evaluation of issues and assessment of intangible factors.
Supervision Given / Received : + Leads and directs staff to achieve strategic department and organizational goals. + Sets budgets, goals, and develops procedures and training for department.
Education : + Master's Degree or its International Equivalent
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Travel Requirements : + 10%-25% This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties.
This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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