|Title:||Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Project Manager|
|Location:||San Diego, CA|
|Security Level:||Public Trust|
Seneca Solutions is part of the Seneca Nation Group (SNG) family of companies, which is focused on providing innovative solutions and exceptional services to the federal government. The SNG companies are Tribally owned Native American businesses that leverage the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone certifications and other small business contracting advantages to deliver positive results for our federal government customers.
The Seneca Nation Group companies offer competitive compensation and a strong benefits package including comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family. We pride ourselves on our collaborative work environment and culture which embraces our mission of providing financial and non-financial benefits back to the members of the Seneca Nation.
Seneca Solutions is looking to hire a DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Project Manager (Desk Officer) to support DHAPP in San Diego, CA. This position requires Public Trust eligibility and ability to work on-site in San Diego.
The Project Manager/Desk Officer provides project support to the DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) in their mission to reduce HIV/AIDS in Foreign Militaries. Specifically, the Project Manager/Desk Officer provides support to help DOD achieve their goal of reducing the transmission of STIs and HIV in foreign militaries. Previous PEPFAR experience is highly desired.
Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Coordinate all US-partner military HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment activities under the direction of the Branch Chief for Country Programs. This includes but is not limited to project management, technical assistance, liaising, advising, planning, organizing, monitoring, data collecting, and evaluating of project progress.
- Collaborate and coordinate with the Branch Chief for Country Programs, the USG HQ staff from various agencies (USAID, CDC) mission colleagues of all USG implementing agencies, in-country colleagues, host-country military officials, and with non-government organizations (NGO) and Universities where applicable.
- Exercise independent judgment and formal decision-making authority to 1) provide policy and technical input in the development of appropriate HIV prevention, care and treatment strategies, 2) serve as a contact point for all matters related to US-host military HIV/AIDS issues, 3) work with USG and NGO partners to implement the HIV/AIDS prevention plan, 4) represent the USG, DoD, and DHAPP in coordinating HIV/AIDS prevention in-country efforts with other donors and collaborators, 5) participate in policy making and technical discussions with decision makers from host-country government on HIV/AIDS issues as appropriate.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
80% of the specific duties of the DHAPP Desk Officer will include but are not limited to the following:
- Understand the country and military HIV epidemiology, medical capabilities, and HIV policies.
- Determine an appropriate 5-year HIV strategy based upon local resources and potential partners, current host military HIV efforts.
- Identify funding opportunities, request funding, and assist with preparation of proposals.
- Liaison with appropriate in-country members.
- Coordinate activities with Unified Combatant Commands.
- Implement the planned prevention strategy.
- Provide program oversight, milestone monitoring, and evaluation including implementing partners.
- Provide financial oversight and review for appropriate disbursement including implementing partners.
- Maintain current military HIV knowledge and information.
- Participate in knowledge exchange and program progress with in-country members.
- Formulate a team of expert resources in prevention, treatment, care and support activities as needed.
- Provide additional support to DHAPP by participating as a technical expert as appropriate, review proposals and strategic plans as requested.
20% of the specific duties of the DHAPP Desk Officer will include but are not limited to the following prevention team activities:
- Provide HIV prevention technical assistance to the field with regard to program planning, behavior change communication, HIV service linkages, HIV testing and counseling, partner notification/index testing, PMTCT, VMMC, general population prevention and other related HIV-specific programming.
- Provide various technical training including HIV testing services, partner notification and other training as needed internationally.
- Serve on USG technical panels in specific HIV technical areas.
- Direct, manage, and evaluate large amounts of data from a variety of resources.
- Minimum of a master's degree in a relevant technical field from an accredited college or university and at least two years of HIV-related experience, Public Health is preferred
- Minimum of two years of experience in international health, health sciences, or in HIV/AIDS programs.
- Written and oral proficiency in English is required.
- Ability to communicate effectively and accurately with 1) all categories of project employees, 2) USG, NGO, and local government officials. Capable of preparing briefing documents such as technical, progress, and fiscal reports. Reports, correspondences, and documents are to be prepared in a professional and competent manner requiring little or no editorial changes.
- Knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques and practices of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and support programs.
- Interest in working with and on behalf of militaries.
- Be able to interact positively and professionally within an academic/evidence-based environment.
- Have excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Capable of planning, developing, managing, and evaluating complex programs independently.
- Possess strong monitoring and evaluation skills.
- Ability to work both independently and cooperatively in an established culturally diverse team setting. Candidate will be required to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and be flexible in responding to changing demands, timelines, and priorities.
- Travel: must be willing and be able to travel domestically, internationally, and regionally as requested or necessary. Please note this position involves the ability to travel out of the continental U.S. approximately 25% of the year.
- Citizenship: Due to Federal contract regulations, U.S. citizenship (no dual U.S. citizenship) and the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance is required.
- Prior work experience with a USG Agency, military, or other international/local organization
- PEPFAR knowledge/experience is highly desired.
- Intermediate or better French speaking ability is preferred.
- An understanding and knowledge of USG regulations and procedures
- Both data use (database management, Excel, PowerPoint) skills as well as programmatic skills are highly desired.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO AND POINT LOMA
San Diego is widely known as “America’s Finest City” and the laid-back and diverse city of 3.2 million is touted as of the best places to live on the West Coast. Famous for its miles of white-sand beaches and amazing weather, the city offers an abundance of activities year-round, from water sport to scenic hiking trails, top-notch cuisine, museums, affordable neighborhoods, good public schools, and over 20 higher education options. Mexico is just 25 miles to the south, easily accessible for a quick weekend getaway.
The Naval Base Point Loma is situated atop a rugged peninsula bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by Old Town and San Diego Bay. The US government early on recognized the military significance of Point Loma. Fort Rosecrans was established by the Army in 1852 and the Navy Coaling Station in 1901. The peninsula is known for Cabrillo National Monument, parks, historical sites, and breathtaking views of San Diego, the bay, the pacific coastline. Liberty Station, a former Naval Training Center, has popular restaurants, art centers, and shops. Seafood eateries dot the nearby Shelter and Harbor islands.
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