The Bantwana Initiative of World Education Inc. (WEI/Bantwana) seeks an experienced candidate for the role of Technical Lead AGYW and Prevention Services based in Malawi for an anticipated USAID-funded project to reduce the vulnerability of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) to HIV and GBV.
WEI/Bantwana (www.bantwana.org) is a leader in the development of high quality, comprehensive OVC service delivery in high HIV prevalence countries in southern and eastern Africa. WEI/Bantwana brings a significant track record of excellence and innovation in improving access to and quality of integrated OVC care and support.
It focuses on strengthening coordination and harmonization of care, protection and support services across the HIV continuum of response, for OVC households from community to national level.
Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Technical Lead AGYW and Prevention Services will be responsible for the technical oversight over the implementation of the AGYW/DREAMS component of the program. She/he will ensure layering of services for HIV prevention in AGYW. Selection of the applicant is subject to USAID approval.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide technical leadership and direction in alignment with program objectives, technical standards, best practices in the field and the global evidence base.
- Strategize and lead programming efforts to improve comprehensive service delivery to OVC and AGYW and their families with a focus on the UNAIDS “95-95-95” goals.
- Provide technical supervision and oversee project implementation in target districts in coordination with other program partners and stakeholders.
- Provide technical capacity building support to partner organizations.
- Liaise with government, NGO and private sector partners and stakeholders.
- Keep abreast of research and policy developments to inform program strategy.
- Develop high-quality technical reports and deliverables for timely submission to USAID.
- Spearhead documentation of all project activities and achievements.
- Participate in sound overall management of project implementation, in coordination with technical, monitoring and evaluation, and finance and grant management teams, to ensure technical quality and coordination of services.
- Ensure project compliance with donor requirements, policies, and regulations.
- Degree in public health or social sciences, or any related field. A Master’s degree is highly desirable.
- At least five years of demonstrated PEPFAR experience in managing and supervising a team.
- At least eight progressive years of experience as a specialist with a reputable NGO or donor agency.
- Demonstrated experience in management of DREAMS programming
- Demonstrated experience in HIV prevention targeted to vulnerable populations.
- Substantial experience in at least five of the following technical areas: HIV prevention targeted to priority population, HIV prevention targeted to adolescents and youth, HTC, positive dignity, health and prevention, social and behavior change communications, community development, gender, GBV.
- Demonstrated strong managerial, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Strong English writing, oral presentation, and communication skills.
- Malawian candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Applications will be received until April 29th, 2020. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including name, organization, phone number, and email address) to:
Email: [email protected]