RFA :Technical Assistance Providers- Hepatitis Technical Assistance Center

Washington, DC

NASTAD’s Hepatitis team is seeking technical assistance providers with viral hepatitis expertise to support the capabilities of viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance personnel at state, territorial, and major city/county health departments through a new national technical assistance center. This project is a joint effort between NASTAD and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) and the Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH).

Technical Assistance Opportunities

Selected providers/ Consultants will work with NASTAD’s Hepatitis team on the following activities:

  • Provide direct technical assistance (TA) and develop TA materials in support of viral hepatitis prevention and surveillance personnel on core hepatitis topics including (but not limited to):
    • Surveillance and data: use of data systems to enhance viral hepatitis burden analysis, use of communicable disease or viral hepatitis-specific surveillance databases, outbreak response methods, data to care, and evaluation.
    • Prevention, testing, and care: vaccination, harm reduction, clinical and community-based hepatitis testing, access to care and treatment, and law and policy. 
    • Health equity and health justice: development of tools to measure and address health inequities and disparities, intersectionality and/or support developing or contributing to health justice frameworks
  • Develop technical assistance materials to support orientation and training for new hepatitis prevention and surveillance staff at health departments.  
  • Collect and share data resources from the field to support hepatitis data collection efforts in health departments and health systems. 
  • Develop facility-level standard operating procedures, protocols, technical documents, tools, and materials to improve efficiency and quality of services. 
  • Direct one-on-one and group videoconference call and learning sessions with health department viral hepatitis staff.
  • Experience working with viral hepatitis and/or HIV coalitions and/or community-based organizations
  • Additional duties as identified.

Additionally, selected consultants will participate in regular meetings with NASTAD during the contractual period.

Selection Criteria

Experience/ Education

NASTAD is looking to recruit experienced public health professionals currently working in the areas described above. To be considered for this TA opportunity, applicants should also have strong and proven skills and experience in these areas:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and five to seven years of relevant work experience, in public health, statistics, medicine, health science, data analytics, information systems, or related field. 
  • Demonstrated technical expertise with hepatitis health department programs. 
  • Strong analytical, organizational, written, verbal, and communications skills. 
  • Experience with epidemiologic or health systems data (including surveillance systems, clinical data registries, electronic health records, insurance claims data, laboratory data, and/or encounter data) preferred.
  • Experience working on drug user health, harm reduction, syringe service programs preferred.
  • Individuals living with or affected by viral hepatitis and/or liver disease are encouraged to apply.

Environment and Scheduling

  • Interest in working with an HIV and hepatitis public health organization
  • Interest in working within a diverse environment
  • This is a contractual position to be used on an as needed basis to complete contract deliverables.  This position is not full-time

Essential Functions/Program Commitment

Qualified candidates will be placed into a technical assistance provider pool and will be called upon as specific TA needs arise. At that time, the NASTAD Hepatitis team will work with the Providers/Consultants to define the scope of work, deliverables, contract type, period of performance and any other necessary instructions.

How to Apply  

We consider inclusion and equity to be a top priority for the program, including those with lived experience. We recognize that to achieve the 2030 goal to eliminate viral hepatitis, our workforce and professional development programs must be representative of groups that have been disproportionately impacted, therefore we strongly encourage people with lived experience to apply.

Complete submissions must include a proposal (no more than 500 words) that outlines and describes stating why you are interested in this opportunity and what specific skills and experiences you bring to the technical assistance team and a resume that includes pricing details (hourly rate requirement.)

Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to Hepatitis@nastad.org Subject line should read “Technical Assistance Consultants- Hepatitis Technical Assistance Center”. NO PHONE CALLS can be accepted in reference to this opportunity. Should you have questions, please note them in your cover email.  

Submissions that do not follow the above instructions will not be considered. Submissions are due by close of business July 6th, 2020.