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EpiC Botswana Project Description:

Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC) is a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). EpiC Botswana builds on the successful investments in Key populations (KP) programming from the USAID-funded, FHI 360-led Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project which operated in Botswana from 2014 – 2020 and the Accelerating Progress in Communities program which implemented from 2019-2021 in Botswana. EpiC is dedicated to achieving and maintaining HIV epidemic control and the project provides strategic technical assistance (TA) and direct service delivery (DSD) to break through barriers to 95-95-95 and promote self-reliant management of national HIV programs by improving HIV case-finding, prevention, and treatment programming. Additionally, EpiC will support the implementation of Integrated Community-Based Health Services (ICBHS) and KP Competency training for healthcare workers (HCW) , through close coordination with USAID/Botswana and the Ministry of Health (MoH). KP sensitization and competency trainings for healthcare workers (HCW)in HIV prevention, Care and treatment services (C&T), sexual and reproductive health services and (SRHS) and primary health care services meant to ensure services that are free of stigma and discrimination.

We are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Technical Officer – Training and Curriculum Development, for the EpiC project in Botswana and will be seconded to MoH - Kitso Training Coordinating Unit (KTCU)

Suitably qualified candidates openly living with HIV and/or who are representative of key populations affected by HIV are also actively encouraged to apply.

Job Summary:

The Technical Officer (TO) will work closely with MoH- KTCU, Primary Health Care Support Division (PHC-SD), Antiretroviral Therapy (ARV) program and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) units to provide technical and operational support in implementation of ICBHS and KP competency curricula for all cadres of HCW . The position will capacitate Mentors and Master trainers to conduct trainings in their districts.


  • Provide technical and operational support to KTCU in producing high-quality professional development of Mentors and master trainers for ICBHS and KP Competency curricula. The TO will build capacity of all trainers in facilitation and mentorship skills suited to different HCW cadres.
  • Review and develop Community Health Workers curriculum track and clinical track to integrate the KP competency training module.
  • Provide technical expertise in reviewing the training materials, training assessment tools and delivery to align with adult learning principles and customized for different HCW cadres to effectively achieve the academic goals.
  • Develop a Handbook to be used as a reference material for both the ICBHS and the KP competency services.
  • Create training schedules for all trainings, track and create reports on outcomes of all training, maintain training records.
  • Manage and monitor the budget for trainings, identify venues and equipment.
  • Gather and evaluate feedback from previous trainings to identify training gaps and make recommendations.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of training topics or technologies and MOH policies.
  • Sensitize all national pre-service institutions on the strategic direction of primary health care approach and advocate for integration of ICBHS and KP competency in pre-service training.
  • Facilitate for the KP competency training to be integrated at pre-service level by institutes of health sciences and medical schools.
  • Monitor internal and external partners in the capacity building activities and provide guidance in adhering to national standards.
  • Assess the ICBHS and KP competency training curricula and assign it continued professional development (CPD) points and facilitate for its certification with Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA).
  • Strengthen relationships with local stakeholders and District Health Management Teams in implementation of ICBHS and KP competency.
  • Work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor (Community Engagement ) to monitor and evaluate implementation of ICBHS in line with workplan.
  • Develop and/or contribute to technical briefs, reports, guidelines, and other materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Applied Knowledge & Skills:

    • Knowledge of health and development programs in Botswana including familiarity with the national Integrated Community Based Health Services guidelines, Health standards and protocols
    • Familiarity with Botswana public health sector at multiple levels (community and facility); experience working with GoB stakeholders
    • Proven track record of conducting successful training programs
    • Knowledgeable about current training techniques, traditional and modern training methods and techniques, learning management systems, instructional design, and e-learning platforms
    • Proficiency in word processing and presentation software
    • Exceptional organization skills, leadership, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work with a team and have attention to detail
    • Moderate knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures by providing technical support for research studies.
    • Development of scope of work and deliverables for partners, consultants, etc.
    • Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required.
    • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
    • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
    • Excellent time management skills, public speaking skills, problem-solving skills and both verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors, and prepare reports.


      There are 31 FHI 360 development competencies, of greatest focus for this particular job will be:

      • Project Management (Planning and Time Management) - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks (sets objectives/goals/measures). Breaks down work into steps, schedules, task/people assignments. Marshals people, time, and resource efficiently. Arranges information in a useful manner and orchestrates multiple activities at once.
      • People Management (Making Others Great) – Facilitate professional development of staff by providing challenging, learning assignments and opportunities. Shares and solicits feedback monthly at the very least. Helps establish compelling development plans. Assigns responsibility and accountability for tasks/decisions. Monitors process, progress, and results. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best.
      • Creating and Managing Systems and Processes – Recognizes the need for standardization and balances client and organization need in systems design. Anticipates the effects of process change on people while optimizing task efficiency and simplicity.
      • Employees are expected to possess or have high potential for development of these three fundamental competencies.

        Problem Solving & Impact:

        • Works on problems of moderate to complex scope that require review of various factors.
        • Exercises good judgment with selecting methods and techniques to determine appropriate action.
        • Decisions may cause delays and affect a work unit or area within a department.
        • Identifies and raises issues to senior technical staff
        • Networks with key internal and external personnel.
        • Decision may cause delays or failure to achieve results that impact departmental goals.

          Supervision Given/Received:

          • Has no supervisory responsibility.
          • Receives methods and procedures on new projects and assignments.
          • May provide guidance to other lower-level staff.
          • Typically reports to an Associate Director or Director.

            Education: **

            • Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent in Public Health or Health Care Management, or any other health related field.

              Experience: **

              • At least 5-7 years of relevant work experience in curriculum development and instructional design in a health-related field with emphasis on community health, Social Work, community mobilization
              • At least 3 years of experience designing and providing technical assistance in training and care programs in Botswana or Southern Africa.
              • Demonstrated experience in the provision of community-based health services and social mobilization for health services.
              • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.
              • Familiarity and experience with USAID/PEPFAR-funded programs.
              • Demonstrated ability through previous experience to establish and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.
              • Experience in technical capacity building of Botswana non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs)
              • Previous work experience as a Training Coordinator, Training Facilitator, Trainer or a similar role in a government or Private Sector environment is beneficial.

                Typical Physical Demands:

                • Typical office environment.
                • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
                • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
                • Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs.

                  Technology to be Used:

                  • Personal Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment.

                    Travel Requirements:

                    • 10% - 25%

                      This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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