Senior Technical Advisor Survey at Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation - Location: Zambia, Lusaka

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Senior Technical Advisor Survey at Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation

The University of Maryland Baltimore with funding from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will conduct the Zambia National Population HIV Impact Assessment (ZAMPHIA 2020).

ZAMPHIA 2020 will assess progress towards achievement of the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets on national and subnational levels.    The data will be used to focus HIV services and resources to the areas of greatest need and help move Zambia closer to HIV epidemic control.

The University of Maryland Baltimore affiliate, Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation Zambia (MGIC Zambia) is currently inviting applications from interested persons, who meet the minimum requirements to apply to the key positions advertised. Project Duration is scheduled for eighteen (18) months and successful candidates will be offered employment for that period.

Senior Technical Advisor Survey

The Senior Technical Advisor Population HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) will provide high quality technical assistance and support to the development and implementation of the population-based household HIV/AIDS Surveys (PHIA) surveys in multiple countries.  The surveys will collect data through national household surveys which measure national and subnational prevalence and the progress towards the UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 goals.  They will also  guide HIV treatment programs The primary purpose for this position is to ensure the HIV/AIDS household-based surveys are conducted with high quality and are efficient and timely. This position reports directly to the Principal Investigator.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Start up and coordinate PHIA surveys in countries where these are being implemented
  • Guide country teams on strategies to ensure implementation is kept on track.
    Working with PI, develop, organize, communicate and implement PHIA
  • With guidance from the PI, ensure that ethical considerations for the project are strictly adhered to
  • Design, implement and monitor PHIA survey work plan
  • Provide programmatic support and direction to the PHIA surveys to advance the complex international survey agenda
  • Create and ensure enabling environments for high-functioning technical teams that can deliver on PHIA projects; bridge the administration and technical teams efficiently
  • Engage with in-country stakeholders to ensure that the survey implementation is in line with all stakeholder views
  • Engage with the CDC in understanding any changes in the direction, scope or strategies of the survey that may arise as survey implementation is ongoing.
  • Ability to objectively review and provide critical feedback to country teams on areas around quality and efficiency
  • Oversee the development of all SOPs ,Manuals and technical documents that may be required in the course of implementation of the survey
  • Work with donors and various national and international stakeholders to drive implementation and achieve success
  • Integrate teams working on various aspects of the survey
  • Create effective communication channels for the various teams working on the survey
  • Contribute and collaborate on the writing and editing of manuscripts, reports, posters, factsheets, and presentations
  • Provide technical support to contracts management and budget monitoring
  • Provide technical support in capacity building of  PHIA staff
  • Provide high quality technical inputs to all aspects of the survey
  • Critically appraise teams to ensure project implementation is in tandem with scope and target


  • Doctoral degree or a Master’s degree in public health, medicine or related discipline
  • Minimum of 8 years of recent, relevant development experience designing, implementing, and managing PHIAs or other donor-funded health programs of similar size, scope, and complexity
  • Experience in a similar role on a donor-funded project
  • Proven success in implementing a population-based HIV impact Assessment program, and strong technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS, health, health systems strengthening and quality improvement/quality assurance
  • Proven ability to collaborate with National and local government stakeholders, international donors, and local partners at national and sub-national levels;
  • Ability to communicate ideas and strategies clearly and succinctly
  • Track record of building local partners’ capacity
  • Strong understanding of project start up and implementing PHIA projects
  • Extensive experience of implementing and supporting PHIA projects in Low and Middle income countries
  • Ability to multitask and work with multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong work ethic, high level of dedication and integrity
  • Ability to develop and design technical documents and  templates for presentations and other technical discussions and reports.
  • Ability to clearly synthesize thoughts, ideas of teams and chart progress towards set goals
  • High level of innovation
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Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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