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HIV Prevention Grant Manager

Published on 02.06.2023


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Position : HIV Prevention Grant Manager

Program and Position Overview


Although there has been a remarkable decline in new HIV infections over the last two decades, there has been a stagnation in the reduction of new cases globally, as well as increases in new HIV infections among certain geographies and populations-- despite the existence and implementation of multiple effective prevention interventions. Scaling up access to safe, effective prevention options that meet the needs of those at high risk of HIV is essential to eliminating new HIV infections and reaching epidemic control. However, various barriers – individual and systemic – persist, limiting the impact of proven HIV prevention interventions, especially in low- and middle- income countries.


CHAI is currently working with Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and a broad range of partners globally, to accelerate the development, introduction, and scale up of HIV prevention interventions. CHAI is leveraging, documenting, and sharing lessons from supporting the scale up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to strengthen HIV prevention program integration, outcomes, and sustainability and to advance planning for long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) and the dual prevention pill (DPP) introduction, among other promising pipeline prevention products.


CHAI’s HIV Access Program is looking for an HIV Prevention Grant Manager. The Manager will support work under the STRIDE investment and will work closely with the CHAI global and country teams and our donor to execute CHAI’s HIV prevention strategy and activities in Zambia and Zimbabwe and globally. The Manager will lead grant and project management for STRIDE and develop and support execution of donor engagement strategies. As needed, the Manager will provide technical and strategic guidance to CHAI HIV prevention country teams.


CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with relevant qualifications and demonstrated experience and skills for this role. The successful candidate will have strong project management skills, exceptional analytical ability, and experience cultivating relationships in a multi-cultural and virtual environment. The Manager reports to the Associate Director, HIV Prevention.


Donor Management and reporting

  • Lead donor reporting processes, including producing donor reports and ensuring donor-readiness of key project deliverables and ad hoc analyses
  • Facilitate effective donor engagement, including via monthly global teams calls and bimonthly calls for both Zambia and Zimbabwe country teams, including development of engaging and product agendas, preparation of robust materials, comprehensive notetaking, and rapid follow up on agreed action items
  • Establish and implement monitoring systems to closely track progress against country and global team workplans, project activities, targets, risks, and milestones
  • Work closely with country teams and the global team Country Support Manager to maintain accurate and up to date program information
  • Along with the CSM, ensure country team grant deliverables are completed timeously and are of high quality, including for routine donor engagements

 Knowledge Management

  • Along with the Knowledge Management Senior Associate, identify opportunities to facilitate cross-grant and intra-organization sharing of lessons and best practices
  • In close collaboration with the Knowledge Management Senior Associate, continually improve upon the communications plan for the program’s grants, and support execution
  • Identify topics and lessons on HIV prevention program transition, integration, and sustainability for dissemination and collaborate with Knowledge Management Senior Associate to structure and review dissemination materials for regional and global audiences

 Team engagement and technical assistance

  • Support the Associate Director in fostering a collaborative, supportive, and engaging team environmen
  • Maintain up to date expertise across the HIV prevention space including latest trends, research developments and support identification, translation, and utilization of relevant global and regional updates for country teams

Other responsibilities as needed.

Required profile for job ad : HIV Prevention Grant Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum five years of relevant work experience (e.g., project and program management, donor engagement and management)
  • Willingness to travel ~30%
  • Ability to manage projects independently, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a multi-cultural and virtual environment
  • Patience and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations


  • CHAI country program or global team work experience
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV or global health
  • Previous experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa
Job criteria for job ad : HIV Prevention Grant Manager
Job category :
Health and social professions
Industries :
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
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