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Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention job in Nairobi

Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention

Family Health International (FHI)

Closing date: 05 Mar 2011

Location: Kenya - Nairobi

FHI is a global health and development organization whose science-based programs bring lasting change to the world's most vulnerable people. Our approach is rigorous and evidence-driven. Among our worldwide staff of 2,500 are leading physicians, scientists, and technical experts in health, development, and management. Our work is global in scale yet country-focused, with international offices staffed by local professionals. Since 1971, we have worked with 1,400 partners in 125 countries, forging strong relationships with governments, diverse organizations, the private sector and communities. By applying science to programs, FHI is helping countries make measurable progress against disease, poverty, and inequity—improving lives for millions. We seek qualified candidates for the position of Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention.

Position Responsibilities:

The Senior Technical Advisor, HIV Prevention will provide global scientific, technical leadership and support in the design, development, planning, implementation, execution, capacity-building, and evaluation of HIV prevention programs operating at country, regional and global levels.

Responsibilities include: Advises on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of country- and context-specific HIV prevention programs serving generalized and most-at-risk populations; Assesses the state of HIV prevention programming and science; Ensures that FHI evolves and adapts HIV prevention programs in step with emerging evidence and program experience; Represents FHI as a global technical leader in HIV prevention science and programs; Builds and sustains collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders including in-country partners, local and international NGOs, local governments, and sponsors; Identifies and successfully secures new funding to bolster FHI's HIV prevention programs and research; Produces peer-reviewed publications documenting evidence for effective HIV prevention programs and methods across diverse settings and populations; Provides technical assistance and leadership through the writing and review of proposals, protocols, papers, and reports to ensure quality, accuracy and appropriateness; Actively links FHI biomedical and behavioral expertise in HIV prevention research with critical country needs; Represents FHI at scientific meetings, on scientific panels and in discussions with major donor institutions, multilateral agencies, government counterparts, and implementing partners to coordinate project development and implementation; Serves on committees and teams both internal and external to FHI; Mentors and transfers knowledge to staff; Assures compliance with FHI standards and all applicable federal and international regulations.

Minimum Requirements:

MD or PhD (or equivalent degree) in health-related field with 7 - 9 years relevant experience in HIV prevention programs. Excellent demonstrated knowledge of HIV prevention science, methods, and evidence for effectiveness in both generalized and concentrated epidemics, particularly in African and/or Asian settings. Substantial experience working and providing technical assistance in developing countries. Record of peer reviewed publications and presentations at scientific/technical meetings. Proven track record of leading proposals and securing funding from multiple sources. Capacity to mentor and transfer knowledge to staff. Fluent written and oral English; ability to speak French an asset.

Preferred location is Nairobi, Kenya and other locations may be considered.

How to apply

FHI has a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates may register online through FHI's Career Center at Please submit CV/resume and cover letter including salary requirements. Please specify source in your application. AA/EOE/M/F/V/D

Reference Code: RW_8CUA2Z-34

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