Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control. The project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. In Tanzania, EpiC will be implementing an HIV service delivery project among key and priority populations, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) which aims to reduce HIV infections in pursuit of reaching 95-95-95 goals. To achieve this goal, the program will support targeted prevention and case finding strategies at community level amongst the targeted populations.
The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and work out of the FHI 360 office. Preference is for Tanzanian nationals or professionals already residing in Tanzania.
The Project Director will have overall responsibility for administration, program management, performance monitoring and technical implementation of HIV prevention and case finding activities, under the oversight of the EpiC Management Team at HQ. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for the key and vulnerable populations (KVP) HIV service delivery program with the USAID/Tanzania Activity Manager. S/he will provide technical and management leadership to the project and ensure successful implementation of the work plan and achievement of the project’s targets and goals within budget. The Project Director will also be responsible for maintaining regular communication with EpiC HQ staff and manage a locally based team to drive efficient and compliant program operations including implementing partners. The Project Director will manage and provide oversight to implementing partners in Tanzania, and provide technical and programmatic oversight directly to the activity areas as well as liaise with and foster relationships with senior government officials (including national and local departments of health), dignitaries, other USAID programs, executives of CSOs, and the for-profit business community. S/he will ensure that technical activities adhere to quality standards from Government of Tanzania (GoT), WHO and PEPFAR. S/he will ensure the project works closely with the NACP team, regional leadership, community health management teams, PEPFAR and other partners such as other USG agencies and non-USG donors.
The following are the preferred qualifications for the position:
Typical Physical Demands: Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used: Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.