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Technical Director, HIV and AIDS Job in Nairobi Kenya

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. 

All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Position Title: Technical Director, HIV and AIDS

Position Location: Nairobi

Africa\East Africa

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Family - Spouse with Children 
Application Deadline Date: 21 Dec 2012

Position Start Date: 
01 Jan 2013

Position End Date: 
31 Dec 2015

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Need Immediately

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Purpose of Position:

To provide senior technical leadership and coordination of global HIV and AIDS programming, policy and advocacy. This entails managing the HIV and Reproductive Health in Emergency Advisor, and working with the regions to provide technical oversight and coordination of our HIV & AIDS work. 

The global HIV and AIDS Technical Director will lead the implementation of the newly developed HIV strategy, development of programming standards, capacity building and emergency preparedness; and global representation in the area of HIV and AIDS. 

The position will need to collaborate with other sectors such as Church partnership for development, Education and Child Protection to co-own core project models and integrate HIV effectively with other sectors in order to contribute to the reduction of new HIV infections and mitigate the impact of AIDS in communities where WV is operational. 

The position holder should have HIV technical expertise in the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) and HIV prevention programming. 

This person needs to be a real champion for HIV and an internal advocate to sustain and build on the gains reached by the Hope Initiative while developing momentum and support for HIV&AIDS across the organization as a means for achieving our child well being targets. 

The position will also need to be well connected with the child focused HIV community externally and be able to position WV as a leading child focused HIV implementer externally. 

The position will report to the Director for MCH HIV & ID and will work in close collaboration with the other teams and interest groups in the Global Health and WASH team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership in HIV & AIDS programming, policies, procedures, guidelines, tools and standards (25%)
  • Support regional and national offices by actvively participating in strategy development, scale up planning, program reviews/evaluations and capacity building initiatives related to HIV & AIDS to ensure high quality program implementation.
  • Coordinate HIV&AIDS SMEs accreditation and orientation through GTR (25%)
  • Champion the implementation of HIV project models including c-PMTCT and Expanded Prevention Model for children and youth, aligned with WV’s HIV&AIDS strategy and DADD. (20%)
  • Represent World Vision with high level stakeholders on HIV & AIDS (UNAIDS, WHO, UNICEF, etc). Support advocacy (VCA and CVA linked to Child Health Now Campaign), partnerships, and representation in specific HIV, and HIV in Emergency areas, working closely with Learning and Partnerships colleagues. (10%)
  • Champion the integration of HIV with other sectors. Encourage and facilitate the documentation of lesson learned, best practices and innovations in HIV. Contribute written materials on HIV-related issues for reporting, policy, advocacy, marketing and communications. (10%)
  • Leads and manages the HIV & Reproductive Health in emergency Advisor and the HIV interest group. (10%)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


The position holder must have a postgraduate degree in public health with a focus on HIV, global health and/or infectious diseases.

Broad experience in the design and implementation of HIV & AIDS programming with specific experience in PMTCT and HIV prevention programming. Significant experiences in planning, monitoring and evaluation tools and standards used by international humanitarian agencies.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in English and the ability to communicate cross-culturally and be sensitive to other cultures. 

Through their communications, the candidate must be able to explain, present, persuade and influence a wide variety of stakeholders including executives, institutional and private donors, and national and front line staff.

The candidate must have at least 10 years experience in leading and implementing HIV and AIDS and other public health programmes in least developed countries, of which a minimum of 5 years must be field-based experiences.

The candidate must have demonstrated ability to lead through networks, build consensus, and mentor other leaders across a broad range of professional disciplines.

The candidate should have extensive experience in and be an active member of international coalitions and multi-agency forums, have established network of partners in Interfaith, HIV and AIDS international NGOs, as well as bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors eg GFATM and PEPFAR.

Master Degree from a recognized university.


  • MPH or the equivalent degree in social science.
  • Proven ability to work towards integration through collaboration and vision sharing with other sectoral leaders, able to advocate internally to build on the gains reached by the Hope Initiative while developing momentum and support for HIV&AIDS across the organization as a means for achieving our child well being targets
  • Extensive Training and facilitation skills
  • High level conceptual and analytical skills, able to develop position papers as well as the ability to communicate with staff at various levels (from local to international level)
  • Prefer experiences in HIV and AIDS programming, specifically related to PMTCT and HIV prevention programming in several least developed countries.
  • Experience working in partnership with faith communities within a developmental settings
  • Being a PLWHIV would provide credibility in this position and is an asset for this role.

WV encourages people living with HIV to apply

How to apply:

For specific details regarding the position, please refer to the full description and apply online here by the closing date. 

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