Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.
Project HOPE is currently seeking several positions to support the USAID-funded Determined, Resilient, Empowered, Aids-free, Mentored, Safe (DREAMS) program for adolescent girls and young women (AGYM). The purpose of this program is to reduce the burden of HIV in DREAMS countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. These countries accounted for nearly half of all the new HIV infections that occurred among AGYW globally. The DREAMS initiative goes beyond typical health initiatives to address these factors, working toward meeting the Sustainable Development Goal of ending AIDS by 2030. DREAMS builds upon USAID’s decades of experience empowering young women and advancing gender equality across many sectors of global health, education and economic growth.
Senior Integrated SRH/HIV Services Advisor:
The Senior Integrated SRH/HIV Services Advisor will be the lead technical expert on delivery of comprehensive SRH/HIV services to targeted AGYW as part of the larger DREAMS package. S/he will provide expert guidance on appropriate technical and programmatic approaches for scale up of contraceptive and other SRH services for AGYW, including GBV mitigation and post-violence care. S/he will recommend improvements in delivery of services and engage in mentoring of clinical staff.
****This position is contingent upon award from USAID. *****
S/he will have the following qualifications and experience:
- Master’s degree in public health, health management, or related discipline, or clinical degree in medicine or nursing.
- Minimum 8 years’ professional experience with international health and HIV/AIDS programs, inclusive of at least 3 to 5 years in a technical leadership role in resource-challenged settings.
- At least 3 years’ experience with the delivery of FP/SRH services at scale in ESA region, including experience with the provision of these services to AGYW.
- Demonstrated state-of-the-art expertise in youth-friendly SRH services, family planning/HIV integration, and GBV services, especially post-violence care, in high prevalence settings.
- Prior experience with clinical training of health personnel for improved service delivery in resource-challenged settings.