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Expat Technical Advisor, HIV

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The Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN), a collaboration between Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospitals (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women’s Hospital), seeks to develop capacity for high quality medical education, medical research and healthcare quality in Vietnam. Our staff includes experts in clinical medicine, medical education, health systems, healthcare quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation research.

HAIVN is currently seeking a U.S. Expat Technical Advisor to be based in Hanoi, Vietnam with experience in HIV, global health, research implementation and health systems strengthening to provide technical and M&E support to HAIVN’s portfolio of projects, including the Strengthening Vietnam's HIV Technical Assistance Capacity project funded by the US CDC under PEPFAR and some support to USAID and private grant-funded projects. This position will report to the Country Director in Hanoi with a dotted line to the Deputy Director in Ho Chi Minh City. This position will mainly focus on CDC, government, and other stakeholder relationships and providing technical assistance to HIV projects. This is an unaccompanied, full-time position.

Duties listed are not all-inclusive and are subject to change based on the selected candidate’s skillsets. Experience working on HIV programs is required. Experience in implementation of PEPFAR programs is strongly desired.

Description of duties:

Program Administration

  • Under the supervision of the Country Director (Hanoi) and Director (Boston), lead in the development of annual project work plan, budget, and M&E plan.
  • Liaise with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MOH), including the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC), and other key stakeholders to build partnerships to advance program implementation
  • Serves as the primary point of contact with US CDC staff in Vietnam for day-to-day implementation of the US CDC-funded project.
  • With the Country Director, liaise with funders and in-country partners to understand priorities for programmatic and research efforts.
  • Assist HAIVN management team to ensure compliance with the terms of the USG award regulations, including drafting and timely submission of donor required reports, presentations and deliverables.
  • Oversee the development of stakeholder reports, communications of success stories and manuscripts. Includes review and editing of communications, assisting in drafting scholarly publications including literature reviews, drafting and formatting manuscripts.
  • Maintain direct, frequent, and effective communications with the Boston office, including participation in management calls between Boston and Vietnam as well as technical meetings when appropriate.
  • Represent HAIVN at in-country meetings with US CDC, PEPFAR, VAAC, MOH and other stakeholders.
  • Support HAIVN efforts to pursue new projects or funding opportunities through generation of new project ideas, managing response to new funding announcements, and coordinating with partners and potential donor agencies.

Technical Input

  • Build and maintain a thorough understanding of the HIV treatment and prevention landscape, key population health needs, person-centered care, health systems, priorities, and gaps both in Vietnam and globally in order to identify strategic opportunities for program growth.
  • Working closely with the HAIVN Deputy Director in Ho Chi Minh City, provide oversight and technical supervision toward the implementation of project activities and achievement of project objectives.
  • Provide cross cutting technical support to the VAAC and other in-country partners as defined by project donors and Vietnam national priorities.
  • Provide oversight to the implementation of public health/implementation research and programmatic evaluations including assisting in writing protocols, managing IRB submissions, and supervising data collection.
  • Work with M&E team members to facilitate continuous QI and knowledge management practices across projects.

Operational Management

  • Assist in recruiting, orienting, and supporting supervision of team staff and consultants.
  • Update and develop standard operating procedures for quality improvement and learning management processes if needed.


  • Master’s or PhD in Public Health, MD, or MSc in a related field
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in the NGO, global health or international development sectors
  • English fluency required; Vietnamese language skills preferable, but not necessary
  • At least 5 years of experience working on a publicly funded grant, preferably CDC, PEPFAR and/or USAID and knowledge of rules and regulations
  • Experience building M&E plans, leading teams, providing technical assistance and knowledge of quality improvement mechanisms
  • Knowledge of HIV treatment and prevention and PEPFAR priorities
  • Knowledge of the academic research landscape preferred, particularly IRB submissions, protocol and manuscript development, and submission to peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all relevant individuals and organizations in a culturally diverse, academic environment
  • Outstanding organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office software and G Suite
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Как подать заявку

Please apply directly on the website: https://hmfp.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/HMFP/job/BIDMC---Main-Campus/Physician--Technical-Advisor--Viet-Nam_R0047