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PlusNews Weekly Issue 321, 02 February 2007

1. HIV/AIDS Project Director, Western Kenya

Non-governmental organisation, Doctors of the World-USA, seeks a public health professional to lead field-based implementation of an HIV/AIDS treatment and support project in the West Pokot District of Kenya.

The primary aims will be to expand the scope and quality of AIDS treatment and support programme activities in the West Pokot District and to assess the potential for expansion of similar activities in other parts of Kenya.


  • Working with HQ programme leadership and in-country partners
  • Managing operations, including financial oversight
  • Supervising local staff and monitoring and improving quality of services
  • Leading project activities in close cooperation with local Ministry of Health officials


  • Collaborative work style
  • Comfort with a diversity of cultures and communities
  • Comfort and experience living and working in very low-resource and low-technology settings
  • Experience supervising international staff
  • Willingness to undertake frequent local travel in rural Kenya
  • MPH or equivalent
  • Three to five years of experience in international health
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • Capacity to work with public and private funders

To apply, send CV and cover letter to: , attn: Kenya Project Director Search

2. HIV/AIDS Programme Officer, Southern Sudan

The American Refugee Committee (ARC), an international non-profit that works for the survival, health, and well-being of refugees, displaced persons, and those at risk, is seeking an HIV/AIDS Programme Officer to coordinate HIV prevention activities in Kajo Keji County.


  • Liaise and collaborate with partners including the New Sudan National Aids Council, Ministry of Health, UN agencies, NGOs and CBOs at the field level.
  • Participate in the development of training materials and facilitate training workshops as needed.
  • Provide technical oversight, accountability and ensure timely implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of all relevant HIV activities at the field level.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to partner with NGOs to ensure community participation in all project activities.
  • Collect and analyse relevant health statistics and assist the Health Sector Coordinator to collate and prepare data reports.
  • Assist the Health Sector Coordinator to evaluate sub-grant requests from NGOs and CBOs in accordance with funding guidelines.
  • Coordinate and oversee donor and other official and informal visits to the field.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the programme on a monthly basis, and report findings to the Health Sector Coordinator.


  • MPH or similar degree required
  • Experience living or working in South Sudan or other post-conflict settings desired
  • Experience in implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support programmes and conducting trainings
  • Knowledge of BCC Strategy development and implementation
  • Excellent proposal and grant writing skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience supervising, guiding and training staff, individually or in groups
  • Excellent computer, writing and communication skills, including proven report writing skills
  • Experience with basic accounting procedures
  • Experience planning/collaborating with government officials, other health profession staff and organisations
  • Willingness to work in another culture, in a complex emergency environment with basic/limited local resources and infrastructure

Application deadline: 16 February, 2007

Apply online at ARC’s job application database at
Reference Code: RW_6XYMQP-75

3. Clinical Antiretroviral (ARV) Advisor - Manica/Sofala, Mozambique

The US-based nongovernmental organisation (NGO), Health Alliance International (HAI), seeks a suitably trained individual to help coordinate and/or oversee HAI's activities in the provinces of Manica and Sofala.


  • Provide technical assistance and/or support to HAI field office staff.
  • Work with the Ministry of Health and NGOs to support the goals of the HIV project.
  • Support district health facilities on issues concerning strengthening of monitoring and evaluation of the programme.
  • Apply tools for quality control and detection of adherence and treatment failures.
  • Coordinate plans and activities with other HAI Clinical Advisors.
  • Attend relevant programme meetings and represent HAI as needed.


  • A medical doctor with experience in managing ARV/HIV programmes along with at least 2 years of professional experience in developing countries.
  • Knowledge of the Mozambican health system and/or experience working with the Ministry of Health.
  • Portuguese language fluency is required, however, candidates fluent in Spanish and/or with proven ability to learn new languages quickly will also be considered.
  • Must have proven leadership skills with good judgment in problem-solving.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision is a must.

Closing date: 7 April, 2007

To apply, contact the Human Resources Administrator at

Reference Code: RW_6X6NQE-91

4. Technical Advisor: Clinical Training, HIV Management - Johannesburg, South Africa

The HIV Management Cluster at the Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit (RHRU) at the University of Witwatersrand seeks to support the South African provincial Departments of Health (DoH) to effectively roll out the Antiretroviral Programme and to improve HIV care. The Technical Advisor will provide an expert clinical resoruce for DoH and RHRU HIV management staff.


  • Provide technical support to the development of new training.
  • Ensure accurate assessment of staff skill levels and identify key clinical competencies.
  • Formulate and implement comprehensive technical training initiatives.
  • Provide on-site capacity building and training support.
  • Provide technical assistance to the DoH and other stakeholders on the development of new guidelines, policies and implementation plans.


  • MBBCH or equivalent.
  • South African Specialist Infectious Diseases qualification at master's level or above.
  • Four years experience in treating HIV infected patients.
  • Management skills including personnel, project and change management.
  • Extensive training experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in giving and formulating clinical training.
  • Driver's licence.

Closing date: 9 February, 2007

To apply, send CV and motivational letter to




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