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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2020
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    International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and has implemented over two hundred projects.
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    Senior Consultants (Up to 5) Country Advisors

    Department/Location: Global Health, Education and Economic Development (GH EE) Practice/ US with possible travel overseas

    Reports To: Project Leader and/or GH EE Management Team Member

    Type: Consultancy

    Overview: IBTCI is seeking up to five Senior Consultants to provide services to implement The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s Global Fund Strategic Initiative on Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Project.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:

    A Senior Consultant – Country Advisor will assist with the review of the programmatic and cost effectiveness of national frameworks for AGYW programs in each of the five (5) countries: Lesotho, eSwatini, Cameroon, Kenya and Mozambique. The period of performance for the project is three years from on or about January, 1 2021 to December, 30, 2023. The Senior Consultant will be a part-time consultancy with the majority of the level of effort in year 2. One Senior Consultant – Country Advisor will be based in each respective country.

     

    The Senior Consultant – Country Advisor will assist with the country level review of national AGYW programs, considering:

    • The compliance of the national strategy/framework with technical guidance, including national/regional guidance
    • The interventions included in the strategy/framework, to consider whether they are cost effective and evidence based and how this can be refined, and to ensure achievement of optimal HIV prevention outcomes for AGYW and their male sexual partners
    • The extent to which the approaches to implementation adopted are appropriate to enable efficient implementation at scale.
    • Any tailored approach to implementation at sub-national level which addresses HIV incidence variation and the local HIV epidemic drivers at sub-national level

    Besides the country level reviews, and given the infancy of structured, national programs associated with HIV incidence reduction for AGYW, the Senior Consultant – Country Advisor will also be expected to contribute to the evidence base associated with national strategy effectiveness and quality. This will be done through contacting relevant organizations, collecting data and information, and supporting a meta-analysis of findings associated with, for example, the most effective interventions and combinations of interventions for achieving impact/outcomes and most effective prioritization approaches.

    The Senior Consultant – Country Advisor, will serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI.

    • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.
    • This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision-making authority on final work products.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:

    • At least 10 years of relevant experience designing or implementing adolescent girls and young women HIV prevention activities.
    • Understanding of their respective country’s HIV prevention frameworks and policies at national and sub-national levels.
    • Proven oral and writing skills and track record of creating compelling, clear, and succinct documents.
    • Demonstrated ability and work authorization to work in one of the five focus countries
    • Have the capacity to work in the national language of the host country and English (if different)

    Education:

    • Advanced degree in the social sciences or public health (PhD desirable).

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Experience with The Global Fund
    • Technical Assistance/ strategic interventions on regional and national level

    Working Environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and/ or overseas.

    Supervisory Responsibility: This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

    Physical Requirements: This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

    Travel: International travel may be required.

    No phone calls please. All candidates will be contacted, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.

    Please note this statement of work is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws. We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

    If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability, or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact the Talent Acquisition team at TalentAcquisition@ibtci.com

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