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Adult Clinical Branch Intern for HIV and Cervical Cancer

Posting Number: #245-20

Position Title: Adult Clinical Branch Intern for HIV and Cervical Cancer

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES

INTERN TITLE: Adult Clinical Branch Intern for HIV and Cervical Cancer
HOST ORGANIZATION: Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development

LOCATION: Washington, DC

POSITION LEVEL: Master’s level

INT-P3-073

SALARY: $1,832 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position)

ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months

STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR is a Global Health talent hub. Through fellowships, internships, and strategic partnerships, STAR supports building the capacity of diverse global health professionals and organizations at all levels to make inclusive, collaborative, and innovative contributions to global health. STAR participants collaborate in the development of systems and tools that strengthen and sustain the local and global health response.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

Background:

The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a $52 billion multifaceted approach to combatting the disease in more than 120 countries around the world since 2003. In cooperation with the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS programs. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense and Peace Corps. More information about PEPFAR may be found at http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/hiv-and-aids.

The Prevention, Care and Treatment Division (GH/OHA/PCT) provides medical, technical and programmatic expertise to support PEPFAR priorities and improve health outcomes. The Division delivers clinical and program expertise for quality HIV programming; designs and manages HIV service delivery activities; analyzes key programmatic data for effective service implementation; advances the medical and scientific knowledge base; and creates and sustains strategic partnerships.

Introduction:

The Adult Clinical Branch Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Prevention, Care and Treatment Division of OHA within the Bureau for Global Health. OHA has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a multibillion, multifaceted approach to combatting the disease around the world.

Reporting structure:

The Intern will work closely with the Adult Clinical Branch and receive technical guidance from the Health Development Officer, who will serve as their Point of Contact.

OUTCOMES

 By the end of the internship, the Intern will have gained experience and exposure to:

  • PEPFAR strategies to identify, screen and treat cervical cancer lesions in women living with HIV in high-priority USAID HIV treatment programs.
    • Implementation of USAID’s HIV cervical cancer programs through the review of biannual data, and improvement of country-level work plans.
    • Programmatic tools for implementing and monitoring USAID’s cervical cancer screen and treatment technical priorities (e.g. monitoring the number of eligible women living with HIV who get screened for cervical cancer, number of women with positive lesions who receive treatment, treatment outcomes).

Essential Duties:

  • Assist in the analysis and presentation of quarterly global programmatic data for USAID HIV Care and Treatment programs, with a particular focus on cervical cancer screening and treatment among women living with HIV (WLHIV) for dissemination to the wider OHA audience and to inform strategic decision-making for USAID and to prioritize technical assistance needs.
    • Assist development of work plan templates for HIV service delivery partners that will support aggressive partner management and program performance in USAID’s HIV cervical cancer screening and treatment programs.
    • Participate in the preparation of literature reviews, technical briefs and other analytical work related to cervical cancer services to facilitate communications to technical points of contact in the field and collaborating branches within OHA.
    • Participate in HQ-based technical assistance to field teams, including logistics coordination, research and data analysis as needed to support the project.
    • Support OHA’s cervical cancer priority activities, including assisting with convening of implementing partner meetings, engagement in Inter-agency technical work, and providing technical assistance as needed with HIV cervical cancer activities under USAID agreements and contracts.
    • Attend program-related events within and outside USAID as requested.
    • Possible assistance on in-country technical assistance visits as needed, pending resolution of COVID-related travel restrictions.
    • Other tasks or responsibilities fitting Intern’s interests/goals.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

All STAR Interns will participate in learning activities (*required 10% time) during their internship. By the end of the internship, the Intern will be able to:

  • Gain exposure to research and data analysis and HIV clinical treatment programs through global health programming.
    • Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.
    • Develop a global health focused career plan with a mentor.

INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Required:

  • Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate, including nursing, physician assistant, or medical degree candidates, or completion of such within the past 12 months.
    • Experience with HIV clinical programs, experience either studying or implementing HIV clinical treatment services.
    • Ability to analyze data from different sources/databases utilizing multiple data analytic platforms including Excel, Tableau, STATA.
    • Ability to create and present data visuals.
    • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills, and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
    • Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
    • May require travel. Ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks.
    • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

Additional skills (preferred):

  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS preferred.
  • Knowledge of cervical cancer preferred.

 SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including learning programs.

TO APPLY

  • All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at recruitment.ghstar.org, which allows you to create a profile and upload a CV/resume and cover letter.

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