FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
Collaboration for HIV Prevention Options to Control the Epidemic (CHOICE) is an 18-month collaboration funded by USAID, in partnership with PEPFAR, through the Office of HIV/AIDS’ five-year central mechanisms: Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) and Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control (RISE).
The goal of this partnership is to address technical gaps and support national scale-up of antiretroviral-based HIV prevention products (collectively referred to as PrEP) in PEPFAR countries through catalytic evidence generation, translation, and research utilization.
CHOICE is led by FHI 360 and Jhpiego. CHOICE harnesses collaborative engagement and research utilization expertise to increase awareness, expand access, build capacity, and support effective use of PrEP.CHOICE works primarily in Nigeria (through the facilitation of a PrEP Learning Collaborative to bring together stakeholders, share tools and resources, and ultimately accelerate PrEP rollout), as well as Kenya, Lesotho, and Tanzania. Tools and resources generated across CHOICE activities will be leveraged regionally. CHOICE priority states in Nigeria are Rivers, Niger, Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, and Bayelsa
The Technical Officer, Prep Collaborative Learning will be the Country Office lead expert responsible for all administrative, technical, programmatic, advocacy, and reporting responsibilities related to the CHOICE program in Nigeria.
S/he will lead efforts initially in the states of Rivers, Niger, Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, and Bayelsa.
S/He will represent CHOICE at the TWG, and provide support needed to advance PrEP rollout as determined by the GoN/TWG (e.g. support national policy and implementation plan development, value chain situational analysis, serving as liaison to secretariat if/as desired by the ministry, etc.)
Duties and Responsibilities
Identify challenges, gaps, barriers to PrEP rollout in Nigeria, based on national and state-level engagement with NACA, SACA, the USAID mission, CDC, and implementing partners
Will represent CHOICE at national and state level convenings and discussion- advocating for PrEP availability for all those at risk, establish and maintain working relationships with relevant national and state officials to facilitate CHOICE work. Serve as a liaison between EpiC and TMEC-RISE for the project, to ensure awareness of CHOICE activities
Work with EpiC Project Director and RISE CoP to identify stakeholders for the Learning Collaborative and serve as POC for LC activities (webinars and face-to-face meetings)
Provide regular report backs (by phone and email) to the CHOICE Nigeria workstream team and work with technical coordinator for CHOICE Nigeria workshop (based in FHI 360 HQ) through EpiC PD to provide input and support for OPTIONS tool application; serve as on the ground POC for all of CHOICE technical support work in Nigeria
Provide regular updates to EpiC and RISE on CHOICE activities
Carry out state and national level stakeholder engagement to identify barriers to PrEP rollout and work to identify tools and resources to address barriers with support of the broader CHOICE team and TWG
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with relevant agencies (government, funder/donor, NGOs) and deliver on all PrEP-related donor reporting requirements
Develop tools to implement and evaluate progress against stated/approved goals
Oversee the coordination of two Learning Collaborative face-to-face workshops: including invitations, venue selection and logistics (catering, audiovisual coordination, venue communications and coordination)
This position will require 25-30% travel within Nigeria to support states selected for participation in the Learning Collaborative (to better understand PrEP landscape at the state level, identify challenges, provide technical support implementing tools/resources, and carry out state level engagement as needed).
S/he will support the TWG as requested and appropriate (directly or through linking with the technical team within CHOICE, EpiC or RISE); in areas of policy development, provider training curriculum development or training execution, demand creation, or M&E.
Develop work plans to deliver workstream deliverables and carry out engagement activities in a timely manner
Identify and document good practice regarding PrEP rollout in Nigeria
Report for financial management and accountability as per allocated budgets to the Project Director.