Job Description

Senior Viral Load Specialist

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Posting Date: 11/25/2017

Deadline Date: 03/30/2018

Starting Date: 05/01/2018


John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks a dynamic and highly experienced candidate for the Senior Viral Load/Lab Specialist position for a USAID-funded HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment proposal, titled “Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes” (ECHO), in Mozambique. The purpose of ECHO is to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to deliver quality HIV/AIDS services across the continuum of care. This project will increase coverage of high impact health and nutrition services by implementing evidence-based interventions to increase early initiation of ART, provide high quality services, ensure robust retention strategies and achieve epidemic control. Additionally, this project will compile research and program evaluation to improve the policy environment for HIV/AIDS programming, and building the capacity of CSO’s and local NGOs to continue the work.

Should JSI be the successful bidder, this will be a full-time position based in Mozambique. The Specialist Advisor will report to the Deputy Chief of Party: Government Support.


  • Responsible for the specialized viral load/lab strengthening interventions
  • Oversee monitoring of patient viral loads in specified facilities and communities with the goal of achieving 90% suppression among people receiving ART
  • Play a key role in planning and implementation of viral load/lab strengthening activities
  • Participate in national technical working groups
  • Travel at least 50% of the time to provide technical direction consistent with national policies and SOPs to facilities and relevant community sites


  • Minimum of a medical degree or a doctoral level degree in public health or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in clinical service delivery of HIV related interventions, with a focus on viral load monitoring
  • Strong skills in interpretation and data use and translation into policy
  • Demonstrated experience at a senior level participating or advising in high level MOH meetings, discussions, boards
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring similar programs and interpreting and utilizing national level data
  • Strong oral and written skills in Portuguese and English are required

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 03/30/2018.

No phone calls please.
Principals only please.

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