Senior Medical Advisor, VMMC

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI)

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Position Category: Local hire, paid in country
Posting Date: 07/02/2019
Deadline Date: 07/16/2019
Starting Date: 01/01/2020

Description

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) seeks dynamic and highly experienced candidates for multiple positions for anticipated USAID/ Malawi HIV Prevention activities under PEPFAR. The program aims to expand the use of high quality, integrated, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV prevention services by high-risk populations, especially men and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), in PEPFAR priority districts, including VMMC, PrEP for high risk populations, targeted HIV testing with linkages to anti-retroviral treatment (ART), and comprehensive condom promotion.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on the JSI website: www.jsi.com

Deadline for consideration is rolling.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead all clinical aspects of Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) service delivery within each sector.
  • Provide expert guidance on appropriate technical and programmatic approaches for scale up of safe VMMC services and support the Chief of Party (COP) in day-to-day implementation of VMMC services.
  • Recommend improvements in the safety and quality of VMMC services and engage in mentoring of clinical staff.
  • Engage the National Government of Malawi and other Regional and District stakeholder’s to scale-up uptake of high quality VMMC services.
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of community/local, district and regional institutions to develop the necessary capabilities to strengthen linkage between VMMC and other relevant HIV, health and social services.
  • Support broad engagement of VMMC by engaging civil society and the private sector in promoting efficient, sustainable service delivery, and resource management.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in health management, public health or related discipline also highly desired. Medical degree preferred; nursing degree with clinical experience considered as an alternative.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with international health and HIV/AIDS programs, inclusive of at least 3 to 5 years of experience in resource-challenged settings in a technical leadership role.
  • Prior experience in implementing VMMC programming in Eastern and Southern African region preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in clinical quality assurance and improvement systems in a developing country context.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 07/16/2019.

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