HIV Prevention Project Development Specialist
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A Peace Corps Response Volunteer is needed to support public health needs and program implementation in South Africa in partnership with Right to Care. Right to Care is supporting and delivering prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. The organization works with the government and local communities to find pioneering solutions to build and strengthen public healthcare. The Center for Disease Control, CDC, South Africa, as part of PEPFAR, participates in the roll-out of the National Department of Health (NDOH) national Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) program, a key component of HIV prevention. The program is implemented through a number of implementing partners (NGOs) that provide all components of VMMC programming in different parts of the country. Right to Care (RTC) is one of these implementing partners. In addition to service delivery RTC supports overheads such as training and capacity building, supplies, demand generation, continuous quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation and program management. With the partnership of a Volunteer RTC hopes to increase their impact and reach. The Volunteer will help strengthen their data collection and performance monitoring of the VMMC program implementation and also help train local staff in providing quality service.
A Peace Corps Response Volunteer with significant experience in project management and public health experience is needed to help in the implementation of the VMMC program. The PCRV will work closely with the partner organization in data collection and performance monitoring. The Volunteer will also work with the implementing partners to identify opportunities for performance improvement through undertaking internal diagnosis, process reviews in order to eliminate barriers and determine possible solutions. The goal of this project is to increase the impact of the VMMC program.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in South Africa together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
Right to Care
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in health, information systems, project management, or related field
• Evaluation/research skills in HIV or related public health area
• Three years’ experience in project management and coordination
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Computer literate: word, excel, PowerPoint and email
• Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Serving in South Africa
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