HIV Care and Treatment Services

Job Locations SZ
Category
Professional Services
Type
Regular Full-Time
Close Date
3/31/2018

Overview

The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

 

The QED Group is seeking a HIV Care and Treatment Services contractor to conduct program evaluations, operations research and epidemiological studies and advise CDC, Swaziland regarding methods of improving and expanding HIV Care and Treatment services in-country, provide services related to USG Emergency Plan Reporting activities, provide support to monitoring and evaluation activities, and provide guidance and prepare the Care and Treatment portion of the annual Country Operations Plan (COP).

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate work activities with and provide technical assistance to the USG President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) team on HIV Care and Treatment services in Swaziland.
  • Collaborate with CDC Swaziland senior staff on planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating HIV Care and Treatment and Tuberculosis prevention related activities supported by USG PEPFAR agencies.
  • Develop protocols, procedures, scopes of work, and workplans for HIV Care and Treatment projects. Projects will include linkage to and retention into HIV care and other relevant services such as screening and infection control.
  • Provide technical advice to CDC-Swaziland on HIV Care and Treatment activities. Assist in the development of treatment, referral and policy guidelines, including the Country Operational Plan. This includes staying abreast of current research topics in the clinical management of HIV patients, as well as current local policy issues. Assume responsibility to assure that program activities are carried out successfully and within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Provide epidemiologic and surveillance subject-matter expertise in the design, implementation, and evaluation of surveillance systems to CDC-Swaziland. No new system-level / complex development or server-based implementation of an Information Technology (IT) system is planned or anticipated. Should such need become evident, DGHT will coordinate with CGH’s IIRO and IT Governance team to ensure appropriate evaluation, funding, and performance of any and all Enterprise Performance Life Cycle ( EPLC)-related activities or expenditures. All Information Technology (IT) and Information Resource (IR) projects will be required to comply with all of the following: CGH’s implementation of the CDC EPLC methodology* (including integrated baseline reviews, stage gate reviews, governance processes, reporting, documentation, and operational analysis).
  • Assess scientific, human resource, logistical and project implementation activities and processes. Provide advice to CDC Swaziland on how to address current or potential problems.
  • Travel to and participate in CDC-approved conferences and meetings. 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications and/or Certifications:

  • Masters level degree in medicine with additional studies in public health, social sciences or public administration
  • At least 5 years work experience in the field of HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment
  • Understanding of the federal grants and budget processes and cycles
  • Familiarity with PEPFAR/CDC developed operating methodology and requirements
  • International experience in resource challenged environments.

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