The objective of the programme is to strengthen national capacity and develop highly functional and multisectoral programs that will support the Country in its efforts to prevent and treat HIV, STI and Hepatitis by guiding national strategies and policies towards increasing coverage of quality prevention, treatment and care; coordinating and leading efforts of partner agencies including civil society and people affected in order to achieve mutual goals; and ensure effective surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and research to inform programme and service improvement.
Provide strategic and technical support for the development of health sector HIV policies, guidelines and plans for HIV prevention treatment and care, while ensuring specific attention to children, pregnant and lactating women, key populations as well as patients with co-infections, (TB, Hepatitis B and C and other co-infections) and ensuring programmatic coordination with TB, Hepatitis and STIs programmes to promote synergies and efficiencies. Assess the epidemiological and programmatic situation through analyzing programmatic, consumption and surveillance data, as well as triangulation of data sets in order to ensure, at all times, a good understanding of the HIV situation at national and sub-national levels. Support programmatic operational research and country contribution to the global AIDS monitoring structure. Support the development of operational plans and translation of normative guidance from WHO and partners into actions and activities and enable progressive realization. Support the development of patient-centered approach in areas of linkages and retention to care and related strategies. Provide technical support for the implementation and monitoring of the HIV programme performance, by supporting the establishment of a joint government-led platform for real-time monitoring of progress at decentralized level and also conducting periodic programme reviews, and supporting the use of data for decision-making at all levels of the health system for the resolution of policy and implementation bottlenecks, including through capacity building activities. Mobilize resources and support effective use of resources through effective implementation of priority activities, in particular those supported through the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; support preparation of documents for various purposes including donor proposals and reports. Strengthen collaboration with international and national technical and funding partners including technical institutions, financial institutions and bilateral donors. Actively promote harmonization and integration of HIV programming with overall health systems especially in the areas of disease surveillance, integrated people-centered care delivery, legislation and regulations including drug regulatory policies, social protection and health care financing to strengthen and sustain HIV control. Support the MoHS to ensure effective coordination of the members of health sector (including community actors, academia, private sector) and to promote the leadership of the sector within the multisectoral coordination of the national response led by the NAS. Support the development, implementation, monitoring and review of the Joint UN Team on AIDS plan of action in addition to ensure that HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and TB are mainstreamed in the United Nations Assistance Development Framework (UNDAF).Work with the MoHS and partners to facilitate dialogue and elevate the profile and visibility of HIV, HEP and STIs control activities at national and local levels. Liaise with the WHO Regional Office and headquarters in providing technical support to the HIV, HEP and STIs Programme.Perform any other dutiesas requested by supervisors.
Extensive knowledge and experience in HIV prevention and control programming and implementation. Proven experience in HIV technical and programme management at country level. Knowledge of Viral Hepatitis and STI Programming. Knowledge of Mozambique health systems management and strategic planning at national level. Ability to develop and facilitate the development of HIV guidelines and effectively monitor progress in use of guidelines. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to cooperate and negotiate with technical and funding agencies, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff. Experience with Global Fund proposal development, grant management and implementation processes.Excellent communication skills,including presentation skills, ability to write strategically and speakclearly.
Essential: Expert knowledge of Portuguese.
Desirable:Beginners knowledge of English.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 48,531 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
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