The Biomedical Prevention Specialist serves as a technical advisor to USAID on established or emerging biomedical interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS. These interventions include, but are not limited to, adult and early infant medical male circumcision (MMC), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and microbicides. He/she tracks other relevant biomedical research activities supported by USAID in South Africa and other emerging high impact, evidence based biomedical interventions. The Biomedical Prevention Specialist provides strategic guidance to the USAID Health Team and to partners on implementation of PEPFAR Guidance for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted HIV Infections. The incumbent also serves as a subject matter expert for MMC and PEP and other key biomedical prevention tools (e.g. microbicides, the HPV vaccine and PrEP).The Biomedical Prevention 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