Job Opportunities : Program Development Specialist, HIV Prevention in Adolescents

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Position: Program Development Specialist
Program Objective: HIV Prevention in Adolescents
Supervisor: Director of Programming and Training (DPT)
Duration: 6-12 months, not to exceed 260 total work days
Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Opening Date: 9:00 AM - 28 December 2017
Closing Date:6:00 AM – 12 January 2018


BACKGROUND
Peace Corps Cameroon’s HIV Program has as a main goal to reduce as much as possible, new infections amongst
adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). This is being achieved through the implementation of the DREAMS-like
package of interventions which, holistically addresses the adolescent girls and young women’s risks and vulnerabilities
to HIV infection. Interventions are focused principally on risk avoidance and risk reduction for adolescent girls 10-24
years old. Peace Corps’ strategy ensures that, the adolescent girl is well educated and empowered to make healthy
choices that will keep her HIV/AIDS free. It engages communities (men, women, families, organizations, schools,
association etc.) to support AGYWs’ efforts in staying HIV free. In addition, Peace Corps Cameroon is also committed
to support HIV positive adolescent girls and boys to live healthier lives and adopt positive behaviors that enable them
stay retained in care, adhere to treatment and as an ultimate end, and achieve viral suppression.
Peace Corps Cameroon’s behavior change focused approach to HIV prevention for AGYW, is unique as it engages and
provides on going consistent support to the adolescent over a period of time, thus ensuring that s/he acquires the
appropriate skills to reduce and/or avoid risks to HIV infection. This model/approach to programming has been
applauded by PEPFAR hierarchy and the government of Cameroon, with an expressed need to strengthen both
government and civil society capacity to adopt and implement this approach. This will support the government of
Cameroon’s efforts to improve the quality of Adolescents’ HIV prevention programs as well as maximize impact.
Peace Corps Cameroon is therefore, seeking the services of a consultant who would coordinate the pilot process, thus
supporting the agency to achieve its program objectives. This will be through the implementation Peace Corps’ current
HIV prevention programming model with communities and local organizations in the PEPFAR supported regions in
Cameroon, that do not work directly with Peace Corps volunteers. The person filling this role will be expected to support
the local organizations to learn Peace Corps approach to implementing AGYW focused HIV Prevention Programs; and
strengthen their capacity to implement similar DREAMS-like activities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Programming and Training, and in collaboration with the HIV
Coordinator, the principal role of the Program Development Specialist is to support the design and pilot of a model for
Peace Corps Cameroon’s HIV Prevention Programming for AGYW’s. The project seeks to design and pilot an approach
for translating PC Cameroon prevention programming to partners who are not assigned 2 year volunteers. Specifically,
we would like to create a model that will enable Peace Corps to expand their reach toward reducing HIV risk amongst
AGYW by building the capacity of organizations to implement our prevention portfolio of AGYW. The tasks involved
therefore include but are not limited to the following:

Manage the AGYW pilot implementation
o Develop a project implementation work plan with milestones and expected outcomes.
o Develop a detailed job description for the Volunteer and work with each Volunteer and agency to develop
detailed annual work plan for the pilot.
o Identify potential partners
o Work with health Program Manager (PM) and HIV Coordinator to identify which interventions to include in
the pilot and develop training plan with training manger if necessary.
o Provide day to day support to Volunteer and pilot organizations – through site visits, email, calls etc.
o Provide technical assistance to Volunteers and implementing (host) organizations all through the pilot process
o Conduct frequent visits to implementing organizations to provide on- site support to roll out process|
Peace Corps Cameroon
Consultant Contract Statement of Work
Observe Volunteers facilitating trainings with their organizations. When necessary co- facilitate or work with
PM, HIV Coordinator and or DPT to identify trainers.
In collaboration with the HIV Coordinator and DPT, outline a budget to support the ongoing implementation
of this project for the following fiscal year
Provide necessary presentation and reports to Peace Corps stakeholders (PAC, PEPFAR interagency Space,
National AIDS Control Committee, etc) to discuss project implementation and results on quarterly basis and
project outcomes bi annually.
Conduct protocol visits to government and relevant administrative officials

PCV and Partner Management
o Site Development: Set up the Volunteers’ position in the community. Set up the Volunteer office, figure out
logistics
o Site Development: Identification of support materials required for PCV e,g laptop computer, supplies and
liaise with staff for supplies
o Manage relationship between Peace Corps and implementing organizations
o Provide a thorough orientation and training on DREAMS and Peace Corps approach to Gender and HIV
Prevention for selected PCVs and respective organizations
o Design an orientation plan for selected PCVs for the pilot
o Facilitate or co-facilitate training for PCVs
o Observe Volunteers facilitating trainings with their organizations. When necessary co-facilitate or work with
PM, HIV Coordinator and or DPT to identify trainers
o Ongoing mentoring/support to Volunteers working with selected organizations in support of pilot roll out


Design and Monitoring outcomes of the pilot in partnership with HIV Coordinator and MRE Specialist
o Design a Monitoring Reporting and Evaluation Plan for tracking the pilot (Quantitative and Qualitative)
o Design an assessment tool and conduct assessment of potential organizations’ capacity to implement pilot
o Establish baselines with all organizations selected for the pilot
o Train up PCVs and host institution/organizations on indicators and expectations for quarterly reporting
o Monitor project performance and provide support to both local organization’s and PCV quarterly reports
o By the end of the pilot, develop with the host institution/organization suggested plan for continued roll-out
without further PCV support
o Prepare and submit quarterly progress report to Peace Corps
o Submit a final pilot report to Peace Corps Country Director at the end of mandate, service.

Safety and Security
o Monitors Volunteers compliance with Peace Corps policies related to safety and security.
o Knowledgeable and supportive of Peace Corps safety and security policies and procedures, including the
timely reporting of suspicious incidents, persons or articles.
Key Deliverables
o Baseline AGYW program assessment tool for Local NGOs established,
o Submit monthly reports specifically on progress made with implementation
o Set up meeting with National AIDS Control Committee NACC every quarter to discuss results and progress
o Prepare and present project progress to interagency team every trimester
o By the end of the first year of the project, produce a project management and procedures guide for PCVs and
staff, with step by step guidance to carry out a similar project with other organizations.
o Submit a final project report with recommendations for future implementation to PC Cameroon


Occasional Money Holder|
Peace Corps Cameroon


Consultant Contract Statement of Work
The Consultant may be required to courier cash and/or purchase orders as directed by the Contracting Officer, or
may be required to courier cash to Volunteers. The Consultant will not be functioning as a procurement or disbursing
official but will only be acting as an intermediary between the Contracting or Disbursing Officer and the recipient.
In the case of dealing with vendors, the Consultant will not exercise any procurement discretion concerning the
supplies or services to be purchased or the cost limits of these purchases; these will be determined by the Contracting
Officer.


Required Qualifications & Experience
o A Bachelor’s degree or higher in social sciences, or public health related discipline
o Demonstrated knowledge of the Peace Corps approach to development
o Understanding of PEPFAR Response within Cameroon
o Demonstrated knowledge of DREAMS Approach
o Fluent English
Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate the following:
o Level III French or higher language skills
o Experience in HIV and Gender projects implementation at community level
o Prior service as a Peace Corps Volunteer or similar community extension agent role
o Excellent writing and proofreading skills
o Possess analytical skills with sense of creativity
o Demonstrated leadership skills, including the knowledge and ability to work successfully in a team and
motivate others
o Experience in writing and implementing a small grant funded projects
o Proficient in Microsoft applications particularly Word and Excel
o Proactive self-starter


HOW TO APPY:
Interested applicants must email info@cm.peacecorps.gov with Program Development Specialist in the subject line
and include all of the following: 1. a cover letter addressing qualifications related to the position; 2. a current resume
or CV with updated contact information; 3. three references capable of attesting to your work performance. Questions
may be addressed in writing to the Director of Programing and Training at Peace Corps Cameroon B.P 215 Yaoundé.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls or personal visits from applicants will
be received. Any application received after the closing date will not be considered.
The successful applicant will be required to pass a security background check prior to being issued a contract. The
duration of the background check may vary depending on the applicants’ country of residence and nationality.
All U.S. citizen Personal Services Contractors are considered Government personnel for U.S. tax purposes. F.I.C.A.
contributions and U.S. Federal Income Tax withholding shall be deducted in accordance with regulations and rulings of
the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, respectively. W-2s will be issued to US
Citizen PSCs and filed with the Internal Revenue Service. The contractor is not eligible for the “foreign earned income”
exclusion under the IRS Regulations (see 26 CFR 1.911-3(c)(3)).
If you have already submitted an application, please do not reapply. All prior applicant submissions will be
considered in the review process