Team Leader HIV/HCV

Geneva, Switzerland

[Closing date: 24 February 2016]

The Team Leader of HIV/HCV will play a senior management role on the HIV/HCV team in the development of HIV/HCV projects. S/he will be responsible for operational delivery of the disease strategies through implementation of projects in all stages of the development process. S/he will work closely in collaboration with the HIV/HCV clinical Leader. S/he will be empowered to take project-related day-to-day decisions and guide the project in absence of the Head of HIV/HCV.

As a Team Leader s/he will be expected to maintain frequent interaction with team members and to directly oversee the use of DNDi resources for given projects. S/he will be part of the strategic disease team where programmatic strategic directions are established and decisions made for both disease areas.

S/he will report to the Head of HIV/HCV.


Specific Job Responsibilities:

Manage operational aspects of the HIV/HCV program

  • To supervise the overall conduct of projects, advice and mentoring the team in Geneva headquarters and regional offices.
  • To assist the Head of HIV/HCV on the development of fund-raising and research proposals, review periodic report to donors, action plans, communications and advocacy strategy and other documents
  • To contribute to the access strategy, defining partners, interacting with stakeholders, and monitoring progress of registration and access
  • To contribute with the Head of HIV/HCV in reviewing technical documents and preparing scientific manuscripts
  • To participate in meetings and congresses as required
  • Develop project plans and budgets with the Head of HIV/HCV and relevant team members.
  • Monitor milestones, critical success factors, and key performance indicators for project evaluation with partners.
  • Ensure effective and cost-efficient use of DNDi resources
  • Update the Head of HIV/HCV on progress of individual projects and budgets on a regular basis and present interim reviews
  • Chair extended disease team meetings

Contribute to the strategic aspects of the program:

  • Cultivate and maintain relationship with industrial partners and Regional Offices.
  • Manage external relationships with partners including manufacturers
  • Play a leadership role on the strategic disease team, chaired by the Head of HIV/HCV.
  • Develop and monitor risk management strategy and plans

Enable review of projects

  • To update the Head of HIV/HCV Program on progress of individual projects and budgets on a regular basis and present interim reviews as required.
  • The HIV/HCV leader will compile the information for the development of materials to the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) with the HIV/HCV Clinical leader, at interim and formal reviews, and periodical R&D and team meetings.
  • To present progress of projects and plan to the SAC with the HIV/HCV Clinical Leader, if indicated by the Head of HIV/HCV program
  • To make recommendations on future funding commitments
  • To advise on appropriate external experts to enhance the review process

Other roles in DNDi

  • Serve as the focal point together with the Head of HIV/HCV for specific teams communication, advocacy, access and fundraising strategy of DNDi
  • Carry out specific projects assigned by the Head of HIV/HCV

Qualifications / Person Specification

The ideal candidate for this position will coordinate team members with strong project management skills and a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in HIV or HCV diseases area.

S/he will have a MPH, MD, or other scientific relevant fields.

S/he will also have proven management skills and a background in international research collaborations especially with industrial partners.


The HIV/HCV Leader will be based in Geneva and must be prepared for work related travel.


To apply

Please send via email only a letter explaining why you are applying for this post and an up-to-date copy of your CV/resume to

For the full position description and additional information about DNDi please visit our website at


Accepting applications until 24th February 2016

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.