Basic Function of Position:
The HIV Behavioral Specialist serves as a technical advisor to USAID on established or emerging behavioral interventions, including HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT), designed to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS. He/she supports relevant behavioral research activities and behavior change interventions supported by USAID in South Africa and other emerging high impact, evidence based behavioral interventions. The HIV Behavioral Specialist provides strategic guidance to the USAID Health Team and to partners on implementation of PEPFAR Guidance for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV. The incumbent serves as a technical support for the combination prevention portfolio implemented by USAID Health Team. The incumbent serves as a subject matter expert for behavior change communication including key social determinants of health, especially in the context of audiences such as women, girls, youth and key populations and priority prevention interventions such as HIV counseling and testing, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, the reduction of gender based violence, male circumcision and other biomedical interventions The HIV Behavioral Specialist interacts with the US Government team as well as technical representatives of other USG agencies, Government counterparts, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, international donors, international and local NGOs and other key development partners. The incumbent may also provide technical assistance directly to the Government of South Africa, when requested.
Last updated: May 15, 2014