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homepage » 2009 » november » 23 » Special Programs Director for HIV/AIDS in Asia, Research Triangle Institute (RTI), USA
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Special Programs Director for HIV/AIDS in Asia, Research Triangle Institute (RTI), USA
RTI International is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Special Programs Director for HIV in Asia.
RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.
RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

Job Description
The successful candidate will be a part of RTI's fast-growing Center for International Health (CIH). The Center implements broad-based programs in health systems and finance, health policy and research, health governance and public private partnerships, malaria and vector control, neglected tropical diseases, and HIV/AIDS. The Special Porgrams Director will manage new HIV/AIDS programs and initiatives especially related to Most at Risk Populations (MARPs). This position will report to the Director for Health Policy and will be based in Washington, D.C. This position offers excellent opportunities for professional growth and long-term advancement at the Institute.

Responsibilities:

RTI has on-going HIV projects in Asia and elsewhere and is aiming to take advantage of upcoming opportunities to expand it work in the region. Thus, we are seeking an experienced HIV professional who has the skills and experience for technical work in the field and who can also take a leadership role in expanding RTI’s institutional capacity in Asia. Specifically, the successful candidate will lead the following types of activities:
- Develop and implement a series of technical seminars and up-dates sponsored by RTI in the U.S. and Asia. Research and write policy briefs on key HIV issues in Asia.
- Collaborate with strategic partners in the region on joint activities including technical presentations, small research projects, policy briefs, and country planning visits.
- Serve as one of RTI’s senior technical leaders for the Center’s existing HIV projects in Asia and beyond especially as the work pertains to MARPs.
- Act as U.S.-based manager for RTI country HIV projects.
- Participate in donor and implementers technical meetings, briefings, international conferences, and other events as well as keep up on the latest developments in HIV programmatic and funding trends. Interact and network with donors, potential partners, competitors, and major HIV groups.
- Work in conjunction with Director of Health Policy and other CIH senior staff to analyze opportunities for program expansion. With RTI colleagues, consultants and partners, develop proposals as opportunities present themselves. Help recruit and manage staff and consultants in Asia.

Skills and Requirements:

- Masters Degree or Ph.D. in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, or related field.
- Candidates should have 14 of experience or equivalent in international or domestic HIV programs. Experience with policy analysis, research, program design, program management, strategic information and/or M&E related to MARPs would be desirable.
- Knowledge of PEPFAR and experience working with USAID programs is also desirable.
- Foreign language fluency desirable but not required.
- Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively with others.
- Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external clients.
- Established skills at oral and written communications and proven negotiation skills.
- Demonstrated skills at writing clearly and succinctly.
- Ability to travel throughout the region. How to apply

Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V
Deadline: 2009/11/30
Country or region: United States
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