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HIV Advisor -NAA HP+Cambodia

Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Plus project (HP+) five year $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country and sub-national levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in the areas of family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. HP+ Cambodia aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation. HP+ Cambodia will help public health and policy leaders attach higher priority to their national and sub-national health needs, with a focus on funding reforms to HIV/AIDS and TB to secure sustainable financing, advance health equity, and monitor policy implementation to ensure improvements are sustained. HP+ globally aims to secure long-term enduring change by working with coalitions both inside and outside of health and showing common cause with neglected populations and other development actors. Central elements of HP+ revolve around building in-country capacity, institutionalizing achievements of past investments, and promoting country ownership of programs and initiatives.
 
Specific to HIV, HP+ Cambodia works with country partners to enable a viable and continuous HIV response by developing solutions to reach the goal of universal HIV treatment and sustained epidemic control.
 
HP+ is recruiting for an HIV Technical Advisor to be based at project offices in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The HIV Technical Advisor will work collaboratively with in-country and headquarters-based HP+ project staff as well as key Cambodian government and development partner stakeholders to develop new financing and policy processes to mitigate threats due to expected reduced external funding for health and HIV. This position requires comprehensive understanding of and experience in the area of HIV service delivery in the Cambodian or at least Southeast Asian context, as well as health programming and health sector reform in the country. Also desirable are skills in capacity development, policymaking, and qualitative/quantitative analysis. Candidates with additional knowledge of tuberculosis service delivery as well as TB/HIV integration will be preferred.

Responsibilities

HIV Technical Advisor, Cambodia
Position Summary
Palladium is seeking an HIV Technical Advisor to be embedded staff seconded to the Cambodia National AIDS Authority. The HIV Technical Advisor will work with the Cambodian government and development partner stakeholders to develop new financing and policy processes as it pertains to HIV/AIDS. The HIV Technical Advisor?s goal is to increase and sustain domestic financing for HIV in light of planned reductions in external funding for health and HIV. The HIV Technical Advisor will work collaboratively with in-country and headquarters-based HP+ project staff as well as key Cambodian government and development partner stakeholders to conduct quantitative analyses and develop new financing and policy processes as it pertains to HIV/AIDS. This position requires strong empirical and analytical skills. Knowledge or experience in HIV service delivery  as well as health programming and health sector reforms in the country is also preferred. Also desirable are skills in capacity development and policymaking.
The location for this position is Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Responsibilities
  • Develop analytical models and build scenarios to quantify the cost and impact of increasing domestic financing for HIV/AIDS programs
  • Develop advocacy strategies for increasing domestic financing in HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Act as liaison to key Cambodian government and development partner stakeholders and work closely with HP+ Cambodia?s Health and HIV Policy Advisor.
  • Quantify the cost and benefit of adding various HIV services to  benefits packages of existing health financing schemes
  • Develop investment cases for increased funding for key HIV areas including community-based HIV care, treatment and support.
  • Provide technical input to government and partners on ways by which HIV services may be best integrated into current health financing schemes, including fiscal space analyses.
  • Participate in discussion around Global Fund financing for Cambodia?s HIV programs
  • Assist the National AIDS Authority with the engagement of other partners and stakeholders.

Requirements

Requirements
  • At least a Master?s degree in relevant quantitative field, including but not limited to Public Health, Economics, Finance, Statistics, or Business
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years? experience working in  a quantitative field, including but not limited to Public Health, Economics, Finance, Banking or Consulting;
  • At least 2 years? experience working in international development or a resource-limited setting
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in HIV service delivery, monitoring and evaluation, and programmatic issues, including knowledge of and familiarity with regional and global HIV treatment initiatives and best practice is an advantage
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent work streams and deliver high-quality outputs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills