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HJF is seeking an Associate Director for Prevention & Testing to support the Department of International HIV Prevention and Treatment (IHPT) within the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to IHPT and MHRP.
The incumbent is responsible for directing and ensuring the quality of HIV prevention and testing services under the prevention, care and treatment initiatives supported overseas (OCONUS) for the Department of International HIV Prevention and Treatment (IHPT) of the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).
The incumbent will provide operational and strategic management and serve as the expert leader for PEPFAR prevention and testing programming in the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), including in key populations. S/he is a key member of the IHPT leadership team who ensures efficient and effective management, and as assigned, will be responsible for leveraging U.S. Army and greater Department of Defense (DoD) technical resources in support of PEPFAR efforts. As required, the incumbent may also serve as an IHPT principal investigator on impact evaluation, implementation science, and clinical protocols under PEFPAR funding and/or collaborative studies with MHRP clinical and therapeutic research personnel and external collaborators.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated familiarity with PEPFAR HIV prevention and testing systems. Proven ability to solve complex technical problems in a timely and successful manner. Sound versatility and integrity, as well as leadership and decision-making skills. Established relationships with key international partners, including donors, WHO, academic and technical experts in HIV prevention and testing services. Ability to influence in teams with responsibility but not ultimate authority. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Willingness to travel 20% of time.
Minimum Education: Master’s in public health or PhD in a related field required.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: At least 15 years of professional experience in global health and 10 years of HIV programmatic experience. At least 10 years of direct management and supervisory experience.
Physical Capabilities: The incumbent will be based in Bethesda, MD and travel to field sites as required, sponsored by the MHRP to assist program personnel and liaise with on the ground DoD leadership.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Director, HJF component of MHRP and in coordination with the HJF Global Health Director.
Work Environment: Office/field environment; may require working evenings and weekends. Incumbent will be required to travel to field site locations in Africa on a regular basis.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.