Prevention Technical Manager at BCMCF Lesotho

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Overview:

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho (BCMCF-L), is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho (2005). BCMCF-L, providing free paediatric and family-centred HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment and support, serves thousands of children and families affected by HIV, TB, or other child health conditions. KARABO EA BOPHELO (KB).is a five-year activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting the Government of Lesotho (GoL) to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Lesotho.  These positions are based in Maseru.

BCMCFL is looking for highly qualified local candidates to fill in the following positions available under Karabo Ea Bophelo (KB) Project on a full-time, Fixed-Term Contract basis.

Position

Prevention Technical Manager

Based in Maseru KB HUB

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Overview

The Prevention Technical Manager will report to the Technical Lead Prevention Services (TLP), working with him/her to oversee implementation of the Prevention components of the project, including work plan development, reporting, and provision of technical guidance to KB implementation partners to ensure that Prevention results are met.  S/he will ensure strong linkages with all other project components, including with other BCMCFL projects and service lines, and guide the care, treatment and support provided to children and adolescents living with HIV enrolled in the project.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the TLP in overseeing the technical implementation of HIV prevention components of the project, including work plan development and reporting on comprehensive prevention packages for children and adolescents of various age bands;
  • Collaborate with other KB technical teams to ensure smooth integration of prevention activities, working alongside the TLP;
  • Support the TLP to train and mentor partners and sub-recipients involved in provision of comprehensive prevention packages;
  • Collaborate with technical teams from partner organizations to support referral and linkage pathways, complementing and building upon prior service delivery areas;
  • Collaborate with BCMCFL project teams and implementing partners to guide the care and support provided to children and adolescents living with HIV enrolled in the project, in consultation with the TLP;
  • Liaise with Government ministries and multi-lateral stakeholders on prevention activities as required;
  • Assume interim duties and responsibilities of the TLP as needed, including standing in when s/he is unavailable.

Educational Qualifications, Work Experience and Key Competencies

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Public Health, Social Work, Social Sciences, Child Development, Education or related field; a Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing HIV and sexual reproductive health-focused prevention services of similar scope and size, with experience in Lesotho is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with PEPFAR programming, including HIV prevention and programming for adolescent girls and young women
  • Familiarity with Lesotho’s institutional, policy and programming context for HIV
  • Ability to conduct research and apply independent judgement and technical knowledge in relevant program areas
  • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple on-going assignments;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, particularly Excel and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management and proven analytical and problem-solving ability

Highly qualified citizens and residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.  

How to apply:  Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must email application letters including CVs, certified copies of identity documents, qualifications and three work-related referees with contact details (one should be from current supervisor/employer).

All applications must be emailed to [email protected] on or before Tuesday, 24th August 2021 at 12 noon. Clearly indicate the name of the post applied for on the subject Line. Applications will be accepted via email only. No hard copies will be accepted. Late applications will not be considered. Failure to comply with the above directions will results in the application being disqualified.

BCMCF-L reserves the right to leave an advertised position unfilled if no suitable candidate is identified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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