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Employment Opportunity (Technical Director)

The Caribbean HIV& AIDS Alliance (CHAA) was established in January 2003, and is currently working with key populations in Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. CHAA’s overarching objective is to prevent new HIV infections and mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS among key populations in the Caribbean. 


We are seeking to recruit a highly qualified and motivated individual for the CHAA Eastern Caribbean Community Action Project II (EC CAP II) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (based in Trinidad & Tobago)

The Technical Director will report to the Chief of Party (CoP).  S/he will serve as the focal point for all programmatic matters within CHAA generally and for EC CAP II specifically. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that all project activities reflect current HIV practice and discourse through the provision of strong technical leadership for all activities within EC CAP II.  S/he will continue the implementation of the technical framework for EC CAP II and provide guidance at a programmatic and strategic level ensuring that its objectives both at a country and sub-regional level are effectively delivered.  S/he will work closely with the CoP to ensure the country offices implement project activities in collaboration with national authorities and other stakeholders.       


Summary of Key Job Functions:

  • Ensure that all technical activities successfully achieve EC CAP II programme expected results, deliverables and targets
  • Lead and co-ordinate the development of all work plans for EC CAP II
  • Provide technical support and guidance for programme's implementation
  • Ensure technical inputs to EC CAP II are in synergy with CHAA's core mission and values; PANCAP CRSF and the USG PF and are also in full compliance with USAID and PEPFAR guidelines
  • Liaise closely with the M&E Specialist to ensure that EC CAP II data is effectively managed and recorded; and also utilised to inform programme management and implementation
  • Supervise the work of the Regional Prevention Specialist and Senior/Programme Officers
  • Prepare technical input to both regular and ad hoc programmatic reports
  • Participate in the Project Advisory Committee meetings
  • Collaborate with other staff to foster ongoing relations with donor representatives, including those based in the respective countries of CHAA activities
  • Update and provide advice to CoP and Executive Director on the political, social, and economic developments that may influence the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean and may affect the work of CHAA in the region
  • Act as support when necessary to EC-CAP II in negotiation of MOUs and agreements with partners, networks, and donors
  • Represent CHAA at national, regional and international fora in order to advance the work and profile of the organisation

 

  EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE 

  • A Master's Degree in health administration or social sciences, or a related advanced degree relevant to the field of public health. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience designing, implementing and managing national, multi-disease health projects in a developing country/region 
  • At least 3 years' experience as a senior manager of HIV and AIDS programmes and health related projects involving community based approaches. 
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience in managing HIV/AIDS services and technical/institutional capacity building programme primarily through a mutually collaborative approach. 
  • Experience managing complex USAID-funded projects. 
  • Knowledge and experience working in the Caribbean/OECS. 
  • Experience managing and supervising host-country staff.     

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • Excellent leadership qualities and ability to resolve conflicts and challenges 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills; proficiency in basic functions of MS Office Suite. 
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs. 
  • Ability to work on a team of host country nationals in the field, and the ability to mentor national staff. 
  • Solid interpersonal and negotiating skills.  

 

This position offers a highly competitive salary as per skills, experience and qualifications. CHAA is an equal opportunities employer and encourages persons living with HIV and/or from key populations to apply.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The applicant will be required to bear his/her own relocation costs. This initial contract is offered for a period ending 30 September, 2014 with option to extend for 1 year pending available funding.   


  Applications should be emailed to: jobs@alliancecarib.org.tt 
Please indicate the post you are applying for in the subject line of your email


   Deadline date for submission is 30 May 2014 For more information on CHAA's work, visit our website www.caribbeanhivaidsalliance.org




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