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ICAP | USAID
 
Project OPTIMIZE
 
OPTIMIZE is a consortium of five organizations with highly diverse and complementary technical skills aiming to optimize ART combinations and formulations with the greatest potential impact on improving patient outcomes and reducing costs, and proposes an integrated and novel approach to ensuring accelerated use of ART regimens. 


ICAP leads a project within the consortium aiming to improve market access and streamline new product introduction by integrating best practices from global health and private sectors. 

Under this project ICAP provides technical assistance and leadership to plan for new product introduction in order to decrease the time from global guidelines inclusion to country adaptation and uptake to scale.
 
Applications are invited for the following positions:
 
1. Title: Regional Technical Specialist
 
Location: Nairobi with travel locally and regular regional travel within Sub-Saharan Africa
 
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Product Introduction Technical Advisor and the Country Director, the Regional Technical Specialist is responsible for providing technical support for the introduction of optimized ARV drug regimens and new ARV formulations in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

S/he will work in close collaboration with the country-level Program Coordinators.
 
Responsibilities
  • Develop country launch plans for new ARV products by conducting country-level needs assessments and strategizing with stakeholders
  • Collaborate with ICAP country teams, consortium partners, and other key stakeholders to design, plan, implement, and assess market interventions related to ARV registration, supply chain, product packaging, user preferences, clinical mentoring, and more
  • Provide technical support for ARV product introduction, including on policy, regulatory, financial, supply chain, phased implementation, training and education, quality assurance, and monitoring
  • Support national task force/coordinating bodies on HIV guideline revisions, product introduction planning, implementation, and monitoring
  • Organize and lead advocacy activities such as trainings, meetings, sensitizations, and workshops with country-level and regional partners and stakeholders
  • Develop materials to advocate for the effective implementation of introducing optimized ARVs, such as but not limited to toolkits, case studies, landscape mapping and analysis, generic guidance, training materials, standard operational procedures
  • Develop and disseminate compelling evidence for policy change at global, regional, and country-levels including journal articles, communication materials, policy briefs, fact sheets, webinars, etc.
  • Foster strong communication and participate in meetings with country counterparts at consortium organizations, Ministries of Health, and US Government representatives, and other regional stakeholders on ARV drug optimization
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to represent ICAP and OPTIMIZE at technical fora
  • Contribute to grant management and reporting processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Masters in Public Health is preferred
  • 8 + years of related work experience
  • 4+ years’ experience working on international public health projects at an international organization in sub-Saharan Africa in the field of health service delivery systems, pharmaceuticals, or procurement, with focus on HIV and ARV drugs preferred
  • Relevant experience in HIV or other health-related programming and implementing in resource-limited settings
  • Experience in clinical management of HIV infection including ART
  • Experience working with national working groups in developing plans and/or national guidelines and tools
  • Excellent understanding of public health approach to scaling up antiretroviral therapy or other treatment
  • French or Portuguese language skills.
2. Title: Country Program Officer - Kenya
 
Location: Nairobi with travel locally (up to 20%) and internationally
 
Overall Job Function: Reporting to the Kenya Country Director, and working in close collaboration with the Product Introduction Technical Advisor and Regional Technical Specialist, the Program Coordinator is responsible for the country-level aspects of product introduction related to optimized ARV drug regimens and new ARV formulations.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct country needs assessments and develop Kenyan launch plans for new ARV products
  • Collaborate with local counterpart consortium partners, the National AIDS and STI Control Programme, and other key stakeholders to design, plan, implement, assess, and monitor market interventions related to ARV registration, supply chain, product packaging, user preferences, clinical mentoring, and more
  • Coordinate and participate in advocacy activities such as trainings, meetings, sensitizations, and workshops with country-level partners and stakeholders
  • Assist in the development or adaptation of material such as, but not limited to: toolkits, case studies, landscape mapping and analysis, generic guidance, training material, standard operational procedures
  • Develop and disseminate compelling evidence for policy change at global, regional, and country-levels including journal articles, communication materials, policy briefs, fact sheets, webinars, etc.
  • Foster strong communication and lead or participate in meetings with country counterparts at consortium organizations, the Ministry of Health, and US Government representatives, and other regional stakeholders on ARV drug optimization
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to represent ICAP and OPTIMIZE at technical forums
  • Contribute to grant management and reporting processes
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements
  • Masters’ degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field
  • Medical or nursing degree
  • At least 5 years of related work experience
  • At least 3+years’ experience working on international public health projects in Kenya in the field of health service delivery systems, pharmaceuticals, or procurement, with focus on HIV and ARV drugs
  • Relevant experience in HIV or other health-related programming and implementing in Kenya
  • Experience working with UN agencies,. The Global Fund or other related organizations an added advantage.
All applications including a current CV, telephone number and referees (either current or former supervisor) should be sent to the 

Director- Human Resources, ICAP 

jobs@icapkenya.org 

on or before 16th December, 2016.

Do not send certificates. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
ICAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  
www.icap.columbia.edu

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