Regional Technical Advisor for HIV, Catholic Relief Services, Democratic Republic of Congo

Employer: Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Location: Congo (Democratic Republic of the) (Kinshasa, DRC or Kigali, Rwanda)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is seeking an expert in HIV programming, with specific expertise in nurse-based models of care at both the community and health facility level, as a Regional Technical Advisor for HIV and Health (RTA/HIV).

Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in Nursing or related field; dual degree in Public Health preferred.

2. Minimum of five years experience in HIV programming with previous experience in Africa; 10 years experience, including previous clinical work with community nursing and/or HIV care and treatment preferred.

3. Demonstrated capacity to understand and advise on critical technical and operational issues related to international public health, including maternal and child health and nutrition, health care service delivery, and HIV prevention, care, treatment and support to OVCs and PLHIVs.

4. Experience in training and mentoring others, including field staff, in diverse, multi-cultural settings.

5. Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, including people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

6. Proven experience in developing appropriate recommendations and effectively advising others, including senior managers.

7. Strong representational skills, including ability to present programs, findings and policies to multiple audiences, including Donors, host country Government and other key stakeholders.

8. Excellent writing ability, including previous experience developing successful proposals for USG funding.

9. Knowledge of spreadsheets and budgeting.

10. Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office, as well as other software programs for analytical purposes (e.g. Excel, Epi Info, SPSS, Stata).

11. Willingness to travel frequently.

12. Fluency in French and English required.

To apply for this position please visit the Catholic Relief Services website at http://www.crs.org/about/careers. Regrettably, email submissions can not be accepted.

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