HIV Program Specialist (Cán bộ Chương trình)

JOB TITLE : HIV Program Specialist


  • Location: Ha Noi City
  • Employment Type: Local, Full Time (100% FTE)
  • Travel requirements:  Frequent travel to the northern provinces (Hanoi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen). Candidates need to own a motorbike and be willing to drive to visit participating healthcare providers.


IRD VN is a locally registered social enterprise in Viet Nam.  IRD VN is a young, dynamic and growing organization.  Though we started in 2016, we now have over 30 office-based staff working across five cities in Viet Nam. IRD VN works in close collaboration with the Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control, the National TB Control Program, Provincial CDCs and TB Programs, and other in-country partners to implement projects funded by USAID, the Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), UNITAID and Otsuka.

In collaboration with US CDC, IRD VN is helping promote progress towards sustained HIV epidemic control by bridging current gaps in private sector engagement, linking Viet Nam’s HIV and public health system, and infusing a Clinical Business Intelligence (CBI) approach with HIV program stakeholders. The project objectives have been designed in alignment with key requirements for HIV program services as well as cross-program areas (CPA) including Strategic Information (SI) and TB/HIV in seven focus provinces (Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh, Binh Duong, Long An) of Viet Nam. We will catalyze the expansion of client access and uptake to high-quality HIV services in private and community care settings through a Private Provider & Community Support Agency model.

We are looking for a qualified, independent, experienced and functional HIV Program Officer to assist with the execution of duties.


Build and manage a network of private provider offering HIV Self-Test (HIVST)

  • Build a diverse portfolio of private providers, such as pharmacies, condoms/ lubricant shops, who will offer HIV self-tests (HIVST) to at-risk clients
  • Establish and maitain relationships with identified private providers to persuade them to cooperate with the project
  • Conduct training for private providers’ staff on both electronic and paper data collection tools regarding HIVST distribution
  • Trouble-shoot and discuss any problems with private providers, while reporting the issues to the employee’s line manager and documenting the problem in the SPECTRUM software
  • Disseminate project materials for public and private providers to promotion the project
  • Liaise with local CBOs/CSOs to remain up-to-date on HIV hot-spots for potential pharmacy distribution
  • Manage HIVST inventory and delivery to pharmacies; update the logistics management into ONA

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

  • Collect, verify, and update data from private health providers into the ONA software
  • Support the verification of project data from sites
  • Responsible for M&E tasks of HIVST activities
  • Write monthly report of HIVST activities

HIVST demand creation

  • Design the communication plan for HIVST demand creation
  • Collaborate with the PrEP officer to implement and/or coordinate the implementation of the communication plan for HIVST and PrEP demand creation

Other tasks

  • Support other aspects of project implementation as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, pharmacy, and related fields
  • At least two years of experience working in HIV-related areas
  • Experience in private health sector is an asset
  • Marketing and sales experience is strongly preferred
  • The candidate must possess excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work with private providers at a time convenient to them, including out-of-working hours
  • Able to work under high pressure


  • A cover letter written in Vietnamese or English
  • An up-to-date, detailed Curriculum Vitae in Vietnamese or English
  • At least two employment references (Name, Phone Number, and Email Address)


  • By e-mail to
  • Subject: “Application for HIV Program Specialist in HN”
  • Deadline: 31 March 2023

Compensation and the final position grade will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits will be included in the compensation package. All applications will be carefully considered, but only short-listed applicants will be contacted and interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful.

IRD VN is an equal opportunity employer.

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