HIV Care and Treatment Program Officer

The U.S. Embassy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/BOTSWANA) in Gaborone is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Care and Treatment Program Officer OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates / All Sources CLOSING DATE: December 29, 2016

The HIV Care and Treatment Program Officer works under the direction of the HIV Services Branch Chief and is a key public health advisor to the branch chief and CDC Associate Director for Program.  The incumbent’s responsibilities include day-to-day program and administrative management, and coordination and collaboration with other PEPFAR agencies to ensure that project implementation addresses program strategic objectives and internationally recognized public health standards and best practices. This management role requires public health technical leadership, results-oriented analysis, advocacy, and constant and clear communication with implementing partners, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the Government of Botswana  (GoB), including the Ministry of Health (MOH).  The incumbent serves as a CDC contact   for implementing partners for all issues related to CDC-supported care and treatment program activities. Serves as the Activity Manager for care and treatment components of multiple CDC-supported cooperative agreements in Botswana.   Serves as a primary contributor to the planning, development, and  review of  the  care and  treatment  components of the annual Country Operational Plan (COP) for Botswana. Monitors and evaluates the progress of projects, identifying technical, personnel, logistical, and financial problems and makes or recommends revisions as necessary to overcome obstacles and constraints to progress. The incumbent represents CDC Botswana on HIV care and treatment issues at technical, policy and strategic planning meetings, including meetings with collaborators and donor agencies. Identifies training needs and participates in the development and implementation of training courses for partner organizations

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  When qualified, applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


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