Serves as a technical expert to senior and mid-level host government ministry officials, Global
Fund partners, international and non-governmental organizations to coordinate outreach that raises
awareness among civic and social organizations of HIV/AIDS issues and prevention programs
Provides technical assistance to ensure that PMTCT and primary health care activities are based
on the latest, relevant science and that scientific knowledge is translated into guidelines, practices and
Collaborates with external organizations engaged in related public health programs to
adopt appropriate strategies for their program activities.
Supports the development of specific agency program goals and objectives for PMTCT and
related health care initiatives. Incumbent prepares directives, memoranda, policy statements and
proposals to introduce new initiatives and to recommend effective operations consistent with strategic
objectives of the USG, CDC and MOHSS.
Ensures that agency PMTCT-supported activities conform to international and national guidelines
and agency technical strategies concerning all aspects of PMTCT, including integration of PMTCT
within existing public health programs, including Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Reproductive
Health services; ensures integration of PMTCT services in maternity settings, and the promotion of a
family-based approach to service provision.
Fosters collaborative working relationships with the United Nations organizations such as UNICEF,
WHO, UNFPA, UNAIDS and other international organizations working in Namibia.
Strategic Planning, Program Management, and Evaluation.
Plans, coordinates, organizes, implements, and evaluates CDC Namibia public health program
activities for PMTCT and assist in the development of the country operational plan (COP).
Serves as a consultant and advisor to host government and other national and international incountry
partners in matters related to national activities aimed at preventing mother-to-child
transmission of HIV.
Enhances collaboration between PMTCT and other relevant technical areas. These include
but are not limited to: care and treatment (adult and pediatric), nutrition, laboratory, family planning
and HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) to ensure that collaborative service delivery networks
Ensures data integrity and security of information specific to PMTCT data collection that
may relate to HIV/AIDS infection (particularly as related to named individuals).
Works closely with CDC Namibia and MOHSS monitoring and evaluation staff to develop
and implement evaluation of PMTCT services and to ensure that all necessary PEPFAR reporting
with regards to PMTCT and EID indicators is complete, on time, and of highest quality.
In collaboration with CDC-technical leads and program managers in each partner organization,
conduct site visits to monitor progress, outcome, and impact of HIV/AIDS activities; identify
implementation achievements and challenges; and initiates appropriate actions in consultation with the
Ministry of Health, implementing partners, and his/her supervisor.
Collaborates with the MoHSS and other associated ministries, obstetrics and gynecological
hospitals, and provincial public health officials in developing health educational materials including
pamphlets, brochures, and videos designed to raise awareness and foster increasing interest among
women in participating in the PMTCT and related primary health care programs.
Responds to requests from NGOs, health care organizations and medical professionals for
information and technical assistance on public health strategies for AIDS programmes and related
public health care strategies and facilitates formal training within this context at the national and
Leads the dissemination of updated information on prevention measures for mother-to-child
transmission by conducting informational briefings, facilitating regular seminars and symposia for
staff, health care providers, and collaborators on PMTCT programs.
Provides regular and frequent oral and written reports to the country director, inter-agency USG
committees and other interested parties on the progress of specific PMTCT and related program activities.
Summarizes, and writes up findings of research and other PMTCT program findings to be used
for reports, proposals, publications and presentations at national and international meetings.
Provides advice and recommendations to chief of section and other agencies.
Provides advice and recommendations to chiefs of sections and other agency officials in
interpreting data on health objectives and indicators related to HIV/AIDS, PMTCT and other public
Completes special projects as assigned.