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CAPACITY BUILDING ASSISTANCE (CBA) SPECIALIST

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Latino Commission On AIDS | Houston, TX
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Published 13 days ago

July 24, 2020

The Commission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and expanding health promotion, research, treatment and other services through organizing, education, model program development, capacity building and training. The Commission provides HIV and health services at the local, regional, and national level. The Commission’s Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) program, Hands United, works with organizations serving all racial/ethnic minorities in the following jurisdictions: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC.

Overall, the CBA specialist provides technical assistance (information transfer, skills building, mentoring, coaching, technical consultation, etc.) using diverse face-to-face and long-distance mechanisms (webinars, e-learning, webcasts, etc.) to health departments, community-based organizations (CBOs), and other health, human and social service organizations in the southern region. The CBA Specialist is responsible for: 1) Program coordination and establishing/strengthening collaborations; 2) Implementation of work plan; 3) Reporting; and 4) Quality Assurance (QA).

The CBA Specialist ensures that the work is carried out in a professional, competent, efficient and organized fashion. Ideal candidates should have strong knowledge and experience of topics related to HIV, including advances in the HIV field (PrEP, PEP); knowledgeable about evidence-based HIV prevention interventions and public health strategies; and be familiar with topics related to STI and Hepatitis testing integration and services, linkage to care and referrals models, and third-party billing. Candidates must have strong facilitation skills; and the ability and confidence to engage in networking opportunities, provide coaching, and create tools for all TA recipient on appropriate HIV testing and prevention strategies. Furthermore, ideal candidates must have the flexibility and ability to travel within the U.S. 

The capacity building specialist will engage in, though not limited to, the following tasks: 

  • Provide Technical Assistance (TA) as follows:
  • Skills Building: Facilitate skill-building sessions throughout the southern US on topics related to HIV Testing in non-clinical settings and Prevention with HIV Negative Individuals;
  • Technical Consultations: Provide guidance and expert advice to TA recipients through mentoring, and coaching sessions using face-to-face and long-distance mechanisms so that the recipients may reach their goals and objectives.
  • Processing Information: Compile information or data and write reports, case studies, debriefing reports, and conference abstracts.
  • Creative Thinking: Develop, design, and/or create new products, including development, writing, and implementation of curricula delivered either face-to-face or long-distance.
  • Coordination of Work Processes and Activities: Ensure active exchange between TA service recipients, and of information; and participation of recipient in the CBA process.
  • Establish and Maintain Interpersonal & Collaborative Relationships: Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with organizations in assigned jurisdictions, CDC, health departments, and partner CBA providers, as well as with diverse ethnic/racial communities and maintaining them over time.
  • Communication with Supervisors, Peers, and/or Team Members: Provide information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, and/or in person.
  • Organization, Planning, and Prioritization of Work Activities and Deliverables: Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and ensure project activities are accomplished in a timely manner pursuant to planned timelines.
  • Promotion of CBA TA services at events, conferences, and other assigned activities.
  • Maintain and implement evaluation protocols.
  • Use of technology to assist organizations in a scalable, cost-effective manner.
  • Ability to travel about 35% of the time.
  • Other duties as necessary and as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience working with African-American/non-Hispanic Black and/or Latino MSM communities on public health, social, and or community driven program initiatives.
  • Experience working remotely as part of a team, as well as independently and proactively.
  • Cultural responsiveness in working with populations heavily impacted by HIV and AIDS.
  • Knowledge of HIV fundamentals, including biomedical prevention interventions (PrEP, PEP, Treatment as Prevention).
  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, Forms.
  • Skills and/or some experience using long-distance learning platforms such as ZOOM.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Thorough analytical skills.
  • Strong written skills: report-writing and curricula writing.
  • Strong oral presentation and group facilitation skills.
  • Ability and willingness to engage in new tasks and learn new skills.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to adjust to a fast-paced team approach.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communication, public administration or related field. A Master's degree is preferred. 

Note:

  • Being bilingual, Spanish-English, is welcomed but not required.
  • Preference will be given to applicants located in Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; and the Maryland/DC/Virginia/Delaware area.

The Commission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and expanding health promotion, research, treatment and other services through organizing, education, model program development, capacity building and training. The…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Being bilingual, Spanish-English, is welcomed but not required.

Being bilingual, Spanish-English, is welcomed but not required.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and sample writing to hr@latinoaids.org, reference Hands United/CBA Specialist

Send a cover letter, resume, and sample writing to hr@latinoaids.org, reference Hands United/CBA Specialist

Location

Houston, TX

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