HIV Prevention- Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Peace Corps Response Coordinator (PCRV) is needed to serve as an HIV Prevention Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor in South Africa with the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD). The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) is a PEPFAR-CDC implementing partner (IP). Their core activities focus on 3 programmatic areas: Care and Treatment, Key Population Prevention and Priority Population Prevention. Furthermore, FPD provides high quality and confidential community-based HIV Testing Services (HTS) with the aim of increasing the number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) who know their status and linking PLHIV to Care and Treatment services. Gaps were identified in the Key Population testing and linkage portfolio in addition to HIV program quality improvement activities. The Volunteer will help strengthen and support the scaling up of index testing.

The PCRV will help develop standard operations procedure to support sites in weekly performance of community and facility Index Partner Testing cascade reporting and quality improvement via e-mentoring strategy. A Volunteer with experience in monitoring and evaluation is needed to help the foundation implement their e-mentoring strategy and train the staff on monitoring tools for Index Partner Testing. Additionally, the Volunteer will assist the organization in research analysis and identify opportunities for performance improvement. The goal of this assignment is to improve Index Partner testing performance and strengthen the current systems of the foundation.

Partner Information

Foundation for Professional Development (FPD)

Required Skills

• Bachelor Degree in a health-related field
• Evaluation and research skills in HIV or related public health area
• Three years’ experience in project management and coordination
• Experience working with key populations
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Team player
• Computer literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email

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.

Medical Considerations in South Africa

  • South Africa may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes, requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall and Vyvanse.   
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified. 
  • After arrival in South Africa, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.


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