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- Provide technical assistance to the STRIDE/DRIVE country team to refine approaches for technical support to MoH and NAC across all HIV testing and prevention interventions. - Keep abreast of new developments in the HIV testing and prevention space locally, regionally and globally; synthesize their findings and implications and disseminate these to the team.- Advise on appropriate shifts in prevention strategies to respond to evolving epidemiological data, research, field observations, assessment reports, performance statistics, and other available data. - Serve as the key advisor to the country team in HIV testing and prevention, through the review of published literature such as abstracts, journals and articles.- Establish and maintain good relationships with PEPFAR, USAID, CDC, UNAIDS, and other international bodies which specialize in HIV testing and prevention programming. - Lead in designing technical strategies, interventions, and approaches to support MoH in strengthening HIV testing and prevention programs- Development of case studies, models, and other materials related to HIV prevention programming to share expertise with external stakeholders.- Provide expert technical guidance and capacity building including support for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the STRIDE/DRIVE grants.- Provide technical assistance in the development of clinical guidelines, training manuals and SOPs that relate to HIV testing and prevention.- Work with CHAI’s global colleagues to obtain relevant information and ensure that donor reporting requirements are met.- Perform any other duties as requested by management.
DEI Strategy:- In collaboration with CHAI’s Senior Leadership Team and the DEI Committee, establish and ensure a shared understanding of DEI across CHAI.- In collaboration with CHAI’s DEI Committee, develop a comprehensive CHAI-wide strategy and three-to-five year strategic DEI plan that outlines specific initiatives and activities, such as organising listening sessions across the organization.- Proactively build and maintain strong partnerships across program, country and operations staff, and manage the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the organisation.- Create and facilitate forums for constructive dialogue on DEI issues and solutions across the organisation- Partner with CHAI leaders, Global Communications, Global and Country HR, and the DEI Committee to drive diversity-related messages throughout CHAI, including internal and external platforms.- Lead the creation of diversity-related metrics, reporting, and responses to donors/audit requests- Manage the deliverables, timelines, and budgets related to internal DEI initiatives- Manage the creation and availability of shared DEI resources that are accessible across the organisation.- Represent CHAI’s DEI work at CHAI-All meetings, leadership summits, and any external meetings as required.- Keep up to date with, and report on, best practices related to DEI, and use these to inform recommendations about strategic priorities and projects to CHAI leadership.Training:- Identify DEI training needs across the organization and, in partnership with country, program and HR leaders, design new training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, PSEAH, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values, and maintaining compliance with applicable laws. - Facilitate virtual and in-person DEI training workshops to CHAI leadership, people managers and staff across the organisation.- Consult with country, program and operations teams to determine donor-specific training needs and provide guidance for the curriculum design of DEI-based solutions that align with programmatic and donor objectives.- Serve as the main point of contact for DEI training and facilitation with both internal and external stakeholders.- Ensure DEI training materials are kept updated and include current best practices and opportunities related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion- Serve as an advisor to country and program teams seeking to pursue tailored DEI training.Safeguarding:- Serve as a key collaborator and advisor to CHAI’s Safeguarding Committee and Director of Safeguarding- Serve as the DEI Focal Point, and intake any complaints related to DEI matters, as well as partner with safeguarding staff to investigate matters in which DEI concerns may be a factorCommittee Work:- Serve as a member of the DEI Committee and provide strategic support to advance key priorities- Proactively build and maintain strong relationships with members of the committee and serve as a thought partner to individuals’ mandates.- Serve as a resource to CHAI’s existing DEI Sub Committees (Gender Equity Network, LGBTQ+ committee, Parent Network, Recruitment, etc)Policies, Process, and Procedures- Collaborate with HR colleagues to assess potential barriers and develop strategies focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce- Partner with country and global HR colleagues to compile key DEI metrics and establish a strategy for quantitative and qualitative data reporting to inform progress and leadership decision-making - Conduct annual audits, and report on the application of progress of existing policies, processes, and practices intended to enhance/maintain diversity, equity and inclusion
- Participate in the design of qualitative and quantitative research studies and managing their execution.- Coordinate local ethical clearance and government approval processes and ensure compliance with all local research requirements and regulations- Obtain written government, partner, and site approval for access to individual data sets and their usage- Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders of AMBIT and Retain 6.- Take ownership in critical scientific thinking and development of key work streams - Assess and monitor progress against overall objectives and milestones in areas of focus and help prepare high-quality briefings for donors, MoH and key stakeholders, including achievements to date, action plans etc.- Develop and coordinate input for concept notes, abstracts, research articles, publications etc.- Lead data collection and data team management including:- Developing data collection SOPs, and monitoring tools for data collection teams- Participating in the training of data collection teams and ensuring that all staff have ethics training and are compliant with CHAI rules and regulations- Supervising data collection teams and quality assurance- Prepare final data sets for transfer to overall AMBIT & Retain 6 data teams- Participate in data analysis and abstract/manuscript writing in collaboration with the team at HE2RO and Boston University- Co-author reports, abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts- Participate in stakeholder DSD meetings and represent the two projects to the Ministry of Health, implementing partners, funders, and other stakeholders- Support, coach, and mentor project team members- Ensure all deliverables on allocated studies and those of any direct reports are met on time, within budget and in compliance to SOPs and regulations.- Perform other study-related tasks as requested by AMBIT/Retain 6 leadership in agreement with CHAI leadership.- Travel to study sites and to meetings and conferences within and outside Zambia as needed.- Perform other roles as assigned
- Build and maintain a thorough understanding of the HIV/AIDS landscape, health systems, priorities, and gaps both in Zambia and globally to identify strategic opportunities for program growth to achieve CHAI's overall objectivesProvide support to accelerate the introduction and uptake of optimal commodities for HIV - Support the roll out of new product formulations and develop interventions to overcome identified bottlenecks.- Support the team in assessing opportunities for optimization of national HIV treatment guidelines- Provide technical assistance to service delivery points through the Ministry of Health to identify and overcome barriers to access high quality, low cost ARVs and other essential medicines- Participate in the development of tools to assist MOH in validating, rationalizing and making efficient use of data from facilities- Complete analysis on the uptake of new formulations and develop interventions to overcome identified bottlenecks- Participation and advocacy in quarterly and annual forecasting & quantification meetings- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, implementing partners and NGOs to ensure ensure coordination of resources and efforts- Execute day-to-day activities to ensure that the team can deliver on all program objectives in a timely manner.- Support the team to meet all internal reporting requirements