HIV-AIDS Program Advisor
Brand: Food For The Hungry
Req#: 171044
Updated: 09/11/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Washington, DC USA
Category: Relief/International Development
Salary: Salary
Benefits: Full Benefits
Contact: Debbie Meythaler
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Job Description

Open Until Filled: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants has been received.

Motivated by Christ's love, this position plays a key role in promoting the wholistic ministry of FH through the framework of the organization’s vision, “God called and we responded until physical and spiritual hungers ended worldwide.”  In order to accomplish this vision, FH’s mission is to “walk with churches leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation.”


Provide leadership on expanding Food for the Hungry’s financial resources and program partnerships for an integrated HIV/AIDS program model in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.  The Advisor will provide direct technical support and administrative backstopping to support to Food for the Hungry’s Highly Active Retrovirus Prevention(HARP) clinic based programs, PMTCT programs, HBC/OVC programs and preventative/behavior change focused HIV/AIDS programs.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Key Result #1– Operationalize FH’s HIV/AIDS strategy by expanding FH’s ability to provide quality, family-oriented  support to people infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. (50%)

  1. In coordination with the Senior Coordinator of Health Programs, guide FH field and RPD Health Unit staff to liaison with current or potential HARP donors (USG or European Government agencies, private or corporate foundations, businesses providing corporate social responsibility funds, universities, NGOs, Ministries of Health, etc…) in order to create new HARP  implementation opportunities.     
  2. Monitor USG, European Government, corporate or private HIV/AIDS funding opportunities for FH countries and decide which opportunities to pursue in coordination with RDs, CDs, PDs and the RPD Director of Health Programs.
  3. In coordination with Regional Directors, Country Directors, Senior Coordinator of Health Programs and Chief Grant Development Officer, lead and organize strategic and high quality responses to HIV/AIDS funding opportunities where FH has a competitive advantage (geographically or technically).  Guide strategic project design, proposal and budget development for new HARP program opportunities.
  4. Determine the program need, model, viability, funding and partner networks to make expansion of a the HARP model of HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support possible in countries where the model is currently as work (Kenya - Tumani, Uganda – New Life Medical Center, Haiti – CHAMPS) and new FH countries.  
  5. Foster and develop advantageous partnerships with foundation, businesses, NGOs, universities, clinics/hospitals, etc.- for securing resources and cross learning.
  6. Share  (internally and externally) the vision of expanding FH’s HARP programming and increase FH staff understanding of the means by which this can be accomplished.
  7. Participate in continuing education courses, technical meetings (e.g., brown bags) and other training events on HIV/AIDS, MCH/HIV integration, health system strengthening, OVC, etc….  Prepare summaries of these meetings for the Senior Coordinator of Health Programs and other FH Health staff;
  8. In coordination with the Senior Coordinator of Health Programs, represent FH at USAID and/or PVO health -related meetings where FH’s presence is deemed necessary;

Key Result #2– Support the FH and associated clinic/church staff to manage the Kenya: Marsabit, Isiolo, Kwangware clinics, the NLMC in Uganda, the Ethiopia clinic starting in April 2013, the Uganda PMTCT program and the Burundi PMTCT program. (50%)

  1. Support field staff to develop and monitor Annual Implementation Plans (AIPs) for the above mentioned clinics/projects.  
  2. Serve as the primary liaison with the US offices of above mentioned clinic/project prime recipients and donors.  Support project staff to liaison with field based offices of prime recipients, donors, churches and subpartners.
  3. Provide technical backstopping and participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the above mentioned clinic/project.
  4. Liaise with and the build the capacity of FH field office staff to manage (administratively, technically and financially) and monitor and evaluate the above mentioned clinic/projects.
  5. Establish and update (as needed) manual and computerized administrative and financial reporting systems guidance and forms for the above mentioned projects, and answer questions from project partners on the use of these systems;  
  6. Coordinate the overall development (and write sections) of financial and semi-annual/annual reports for the above mentioned clinic/project and submit to field/prime recipient/donor;
  7. Organize and participate (as a trainer) in face-to-face and online global trainings and meetings as described in above mentioned clinic/project work plans.  Call and facilitate global coordination meetings, keep minutes, and follow-up on outstanding administrative issues;
  8. Assure proper management of project information (e.g., documents, calendars, guidance, communications) for above mentioned clinic/project programs using Dropbox and other mechanisms.
  9. Create and monitor spending for FH US headquarter budgets for the above mentioned clinic/projects, ensuring financial reports of HQ spending are correct and current.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Experience:

  • At least three years prior experience managing or backstopping HIV/AIDS programs for developing countries.
  • At least two years experience supporting HIV/AIDS programs funded by multi-national or government donors (ie. USAID, DFID, EuropeAID, the Worldbank, the Global Fund, UNICEF, etc…
  • Highly knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS prevention, transmission and treatment, PMTCT, methods of home-based care and care for orphans and vulnerable children.  
  • Proven ability to develop relationships with private, government or multi-national donors resulting in funding for HIV/AIDS related projects.
  • At least two years experience working in a developing country context in a development or relief program.

Desirable Experience:

  • At least two years experience in a clinical setting that included the treatment of HIV/AIDS positive individuals.
  • At least two years experience leading or participating in proposal development teams that responded successfully to grant requests made by foundations, corporations, multi-national entities or government donors.
  • Two or more years experience with survey planning, design and implementation
  • At least two years managing a team of at least two or more employees
  • At least two years managing a project or department budget
  • Conversational and/or training proficiency in French, Amharic, Portuguese, Swahili and/or Spanish.
  • Two or more years experience doing statistical analysis using software such as EpiInfo for Windows, SPSS, etc…
  • Proficiency in Epi-Info for Windows

Essential Skills:

  • Vibrant personal relationship with Christ.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent training and speaking skills.
  • Professional and considerate written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work with multi-cultural teams where communication styles maybe very different and English language comprehension or ability maybe limited.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations.
  • Ability to organize time to meet hard deadlines for proposal or training needs.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for 8 hours a day doing repetitive motions on a keyboard
  • Ability to travel in the US and internationally up to 30% of time per year.
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to stand for long periods, walking over rough, uneven or rocky surfaces at times.
  • Ability to travel in a car over rough roads for up to six hours

Medical degree (MD, RN, PA), Master of Public Health, Management of HIV/AIDS or other health related master’s degree required and at least three years prior experience managing or backstopping HIV/AIDS programs for developing countries or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


High degree of fluency in written and spoken English and French:  Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, supporters, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.




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