The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Technical Director, HIV Case Finding (remote U.S.)

Job Locations US-MD-Bethesda
Military HIV Research Program
Project/Program Management
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
15-20% of the time
Work Arrangements
100% remote


The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing, and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.


The Medical Affairs team, Department of International HIV Prevention and Treatment (IHPT), Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) seeks a Technical Director for HIV Case Finding. IHPT supports the prevention, care, and treatment activities overseas (OCONUS) of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).


Under the Senior Technical Director for HIV Prevention and Testing, the Technical Director for HIV Case Finding supports case-finding and testing for prevention services in four African countries and the Philippines. As a senior member of IHPT's Medical Affairs team in Bethesda, Maryland, the Technical Director for HIV Case Finding will collaborate with the Technical, Program Quality, and Strategic Information departments. The Technical Director may occasionally collaborate on IHPT’s research projects and protocols and work with country teams to develop and execute field-driven research studies.


Provide technical assistance to MHRP’s international PEPFAR programs to understand epidemic dynamics at sub-national levels and develop strategies to find unidentified HIV-positive individuals. Support IHPT’s PEPFAR programs to design and implement targeted, evidence-based case-finding interventions with fidelity (e.g., provider-initiated testing and counseling, index testing, social network strategies or other community-based case finding strategies, and HIV self-testing).





  • Support IHPT’s case finding efforts through a strategic mix of case finding modalities, including but not limited to provider-initiated testing, community based testing, safe and ethical index testing, social network strategies.
  • Support the integration of self-testing and recency testing into the case finding strategy.
  • Support IHPT’s programs to provide HIV testing for prevention services with fidelity (e.g., HIV testing within VMMC, PrEP, OVC, DREAMS.)
  • Collaborate closely with IHPT’s Care & Treatment team to ensure that HIV testing is integrated into ANC and PNC services with fidelity.
  • Support the adoption of status-neutral approach to case finding, to ensure that IHPT’s PEPFAR programs systematically link all newly identified HIV-positive people to prevention and treatment services.
  • Collaborate closely with IHPT’s Associate Director of HIV Case Finding & Prevention and with the Sr. Technical Director for HIV Prevention to ensure that people newly identified as HIV-negative are offered their choice of prevention services, including PrEP.
  • Collaborate closely with the Sr. Technical Director for HIV Prevention to ensure case finding services are integrated or effectively linked to VMMC, AGYW and OVC programs.
  • Maintain knowledge of current PEPFAR guidance and the public health literature on HIV case finding. Create platforms for IHPT’s programs to share best practices.
  • Support IHPT’s programs to develop, submit, and track performance against annual work plans and budgets for HIV case finding activities.
  • Monitor program activities and ensure that HJF’s implementing partners meet PEPFAR targets and quality and safety standards.
  • Conduct site visits and meet with implementing partners in the government and CSO sectors to understand the context of service delivery, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Support the planning, coordination, and implementation of technical meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with IHPT’s programs to identify and address the root causes of performance gaps.
  • Implement data-driven responses and employ best practices to improve case finding services.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • At the request of DoD’s PEPFAR Deputy Principal and the Sr. Technical Director for HIV Prevention, represent DoD MHRP as an Implementation Subject Matter Expert (ISME). Participate in PEPFAR Communities of Practice, interagency TDYs, and other activities.
  • Serve as a collaborator and/or investigator for HIV case finding research, including Basic Program Evaluation, implementation science, and other MHRP study protocols and research projects. Assist research scientists that require the incumbent’s expertise.
  • Collaboratively develop presentations, reference materials, reports, peer-reviewed research, and other documents.
  • Accomplish other tasks and activities as assigned by the Sr. Technical Director for HIV Prevention.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Team player who works seamlessly across technical areas in a fast-paced, collaborative, multi- country PEPFAR program.
    Strategic thinker that focuses IHPT’s programs and personnel to address the needs of vulnerable populations, identify impactful approaches to case finding, and identify and address root causes of program underperformance.
  • Deep and current knowledge and experience in HIV case finding.
  • HIV/AIDS programmatic experience, preferably with PEPFAR-funded programs. Demonstrated capacity for intercultural and interpersonal relations.
    Able to adjust to a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment with equanimity. Must be fluent in oral and written English.
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to travel internationally (estimated 20% time).

Physical Capabilities

Incumbent will be based in Bethesda and travel to MHRP program sites in Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, Tanzania, and Uganda and, as required, provide technical assistance to all USG sites as part of inter-agency ISME activities



Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in a office setting.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • More than ten years of experience required.



The likely salary range for this position is $104,200 USD to $130,000 USD annually based on a 40-hour work week. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensations or salary. Final salary will be determined based on market analysis, experience, and education.


Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.


Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.


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