Deputy Technical Branch Chief


About the organization

The Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) is a dynamic global HIV/AIDS program working to curb HIV/AIDS in the militaries of foreign countries. The global HIV/AIDS epidemic negatively affects many militaries and other uniformed organizations worldwide by reducing military readiness, limiting deployments, causing physical and emotional decline in infected individuals and their families, posing risks to military personnel and their extended communities, and impeding peacekeeping activities.

In response to this threat, DHAPP and the U.S. Government began initiatives in 2001 to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally. In 2003, DHAPP represented DoD as one of the key government agencies implementing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) alongside the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps and other agencies for PEPFAR global programming.


1. Support the Technical Branch Chief in the review and amendment of funding opportunity announcements, concept papers, proposals, statements of work, phase renewals, and other documents to ensure HIV programs funded by DHAPP meet technical standards in all areas of public health programming for HIV epidemic control through partner militaries. This includes screening, laboratory capabilities, counseling and testing, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis, and care and treatment, among others.

2. Work with the Technical Branch Chief to coordinate Technical Branch matrixed staff to ensure they provide technical supporting including updates on a consistent and ongoing basis. This includes but is not limited to convening regular meetings among Technical Branch Matrix Members; developing a schedule for regular briefings for DHAPP HQ and in-country partners on priority technical issues; and creating and sharing materials for timely technical and clinical updates.

3. Coordinate with Technical Branch Chief to develop virtual and in-person training and educational tools for all staff, including Program Managers and Implementing Partners, to enhance technical program awareness, implementation and refinement. Responsible for ensuring Technical Programs Learning Management Site tool is up to date with technical guidelines, emerging research and best practices.


 Minimum of a Master of Public Health or master’s degree in a relevant technical field from an accredited college or university.
 Minimum of two years of experience in international health, health sciences, or in HIV/AIDS programs. Prior work experience with a USG Agency, military, or other international/local organization is advantageous.
 Knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques and practices of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and support programs.
 Ability to interact positively and professionally within an academic/evidence-based environment.
 Ability to actively participate in and contribute to internal and external meetings, collaborations, and coalitions.
 Ability to engage, build consensus and communicate effectively and diplomatically with national and international partners.
 Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
 Capable of preparing briefing documents such as technical, progress, and fiscal reports.
 An understanding of USG regulations and procedures.
 An interest in working with and on behalf of militaries.
 Possess strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation principles.
 Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in an established, culturally diverse team setting.
 Written and oral proficiency in English; intermediate or better French speaking ability is also desirable.
 Must be willing and able to travel domestically, internationally, and regionally at least 25% of

Application instructions

(This position is Temporarily remote due to COVID-19 and relocation is not currently required) 

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