Senior Technical Specialist – HIV and COVID-19 response

FHI 360 Nepal

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FHI 360 Nepal 

Vacancy Announcement

FHI 360, an international NGO, is recruiting a highly qualified and dynamic Nepali citizen for Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) Nepal as Senior Technical Specialist – HIV and COVID-19 response. EpiC is a five-year global project funded by the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Senior Technical Specialist – HIV and COVID-19 response 

The Senior Technical Specialist - HIV and COVID-19 response is responsible for leading and managing all COVID-19-related program activities under FHI 360 Nepal/EpiC Nepal. The Senior Technical Specialist - HIV and COVID-19 response works closely with the FHI 360 Nepal/EpiC Nepal Program, Technical, Strategic Behavioral Communication (SBC), Strategic Information (SI) and other specialized units including other projects and provides technical assistance to FHI 360 implementing partner agencies, the Government of Nepal and other collaborating partners in a structured, systematic and effective manner to plan, implement and monitor COVID-19 response activities. The Senior Technical Specialist - HIV and COVID-19 response will also provide technical assistance to EpiC Nepal and it’s implementing partner agencies for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide technical leadership and oversight to COVID-19 emergency response and program activities of FHI 360/EpiC Nepal 
  • Provide technical assistance to urgently and quickly scale-up COVID-19 testing, capacity building for genomic sequencing in country, risk communication and community engagement (RCCE), improve infection prevention and control (IPC), and treatment including effective vents use and O2 therapy for improved treatment outcomes
  • Support and facilitate procurement, distribution and tracking of COVID-19-related supplies, materials and equipment
  • Support in optimizing HIV treatment, care and support services, and HIV viral load sample collection, transportation and tests to catch-up backlogs from earlier period during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Support to mobilize back-up staff support to HIV service sites during COVID-19 pandemic for uninterrupted services in coordination with program unit of EpiC Nepal
  • Support and provide coaching and mentoring support, and monitoring of HIV service sites to provide uninterrupted HIV services with following precautionary, preventive and protective measure.  
  • Support in Government of Nepal in COVID-19 vaccination campaign and roll-out at the provincial and local level through development of SBC/IEC materials, community engagement, advocacy, micro-planning and digital campaigns in coordination with SBC unit.
  • Support in ventilator technical assistance activities to collect ventilators use status tracker from ventilator donated sites, document of ventilator technical assistance activities, support to develop sustainability plan and quality assurance/quality improvement checklist activities, and organize trainings/workshop/meeting.
  • Support to keep track of COVID-19 status, vaccination situation, and develop support mechanisms of implementing partner agency in coordination with program unit.
  • Coordinate and support implementing partner agencies on COVID-19 cases tracking and management and provide ongoing supportive supervision and quality assurance.
  • Support to facilitate sessions on COVID-19 prevention in the trainings conducted by EpiC Nepal and orientation/sensitize implementing partner agencies on COVID-19 infection prevention and control
  • Ensure timely completion of all project milestones as defined in the approved workplan and report to EpiC Nepal and USAID on the same through monthly progress reports and routine check-in calls. 
  • Oversee/work with other local EpiC Nepal consultants and staff members to ensure completion of tasks assigned as per their consultancy agreements.
  • Attend periodic vents technical assistance calls, and support knowledge sharing 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor, and Country Representative and Project Director.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

  • Bachelor’s degree in medical science with Master’s in Public Health (MPH)
  • Three to five years’ work experience in infectious disease program management
  • Previous public health experience working in the COVID-19 response and/or experience with airborne diseases and/or testing and vaccination campaign as well as health emergency preferred, and experience on critical care will be added benefit 
  • Previous leadership of community-based initiatives, including risk communication and community engagement experience 
  • Proactive and independent approach to work with willingness to undertake additional responsibilities 
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks, work under pressure with additional time and efforts in
  • emergency/crisis situation
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain positive working relationships
  • Resourceful in resolving problems and initiating solutions 
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in Nepali and English required

To apply for this job online, please click on the link https://www.fhi360.org/careers

Final deadline for application is 5:00 p.m. May 7, 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for written test and oral interview. Any effort to influence the selection process will result in disqualification.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
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Posted Date 04 May, 2021
Apply Before 07 May, 2021
City Kathmandu