Senior Advisor, Care and Treatment Services at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho

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Senior Advisor, Care and Treatment ServicesExpanding HIV Clinical Services at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho

The Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Lesotho (BCMCFL), is the result of a public-private partnership between Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) and the Government of Lesotho, and is a legal, non-profit/tax exempt organization registered in Lesotho. BCMCFL provides free paediatric and family-centred HIV and tuberculosis prevention, care, treatment and support, serving thousands of children and families affected by HIV, TB, or other child health conditions.

Project Name:             Expanding HIV Clinical Services

Position:                      Senior Advisor, Care and Treatment Services

Duty Station:               Maseru, Lesotho with travel to Mokhotlong and ButhaButhe

Reports to:                  Program Director, Expanding HIV Clinical Services

Classification:             Full-time, fixed term contract

Note:                           This position is contingent upon award funding and candidate approval by the donor

Project Summary

Expanding HIV Clinical Services Activity in Lesotho (EHCS) is an anticipatedthree-year USAID-funded activity with the purpose of attaining HIV epidemic control and sustained reduction in HIV transmission, morbidity and mortality through saturation of HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services in the highland districts of Butha-Buthe and Mokhotlong.

Senior Advisor, Care & Treatment Services

The Senior Advisor, Care and Treatment Services will have responsibility for technical oversight of the Care and Treatment components of the project. 

Responsibilities:

The Senior Advisor, Care and Treatment Services will oversee the components of the project focused on HIV and TB Care and Treatment, including work plan development and reporting.  S/he will report directly to the Program Director and support him/herin providing technical direction to project implementation.  S/he will also liaise with Prevention elements of the project, and ensure that Care and Treatment results are met. 

Key Performance Areas:

  • Provide technicaloversight ofthe HIV and TBcare and treatmentcomponents of the project,including work plan development and implementation
  • Report on comprehensive care and treatment packages for children, adolescents and adults
  • Overseeallcare and treatmentactivitiesincollaboration with otherproject leads
  • Train and mentor project staff, partners and sub-recipients involved in provision of comprehensive care and treatment packages
  • Provide clinical management advice on complicated or complex cases
  • Design and support referral and linkage pathways between and within partner organizations to complement and build upon prior service delivery areas
  • Liaise with Government ministries and multi-lateral stakeholders on care and treatment activities
  • SupporttheProgram Directorinprovidingtechnical directionto project implementation and ensurethat care and treatment results areachieved

Qualifications and Experience:

  • ABachelor’sDegreeorequivalentin Medicine; a postgraduate qualificationwill be an added advantage
  • Minimum 5 yearsofexperienceinprovision of direct clinical care and treatment services for HIV and/or TB infected clients, and experience with designing,implementingandmanagingHIV andTBCare and Treatmentservices of similar size and scope; experienceinLesotho highlydesirable
  • Demonstrated knowledgeofandexperiencewithPEPFARprogramming, including HIVand TB Care and Treatmentservices will be an advantage
  • FamiliaritywithLesotho’sinstitutional,policyandprogrammingcontextfor HIV and TB

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the Senior Advisor, Care and Treatment Services.

Performance Standard:

Quality of work as indicated by achievement of specific outputs detailed in the individual work plan

Applicants must email application, including CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Citizens and residents of Lesotho are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 23rd May 2019, 12 noon

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