Knowledge Development Specialist (TAP-in)

CAI, a training, technical assistance, and research-to-practice nonprofit organization, is seeking a highly motivated professional for the full-time position of Knowledge Development Specialist to work with CAI’s Technical Assistance Provider – innovation network (TAP-in). The position may be based in CAI’s New York City, Atlanta, Denver, or Los Angeles Office.


CAI’s Technical Assistance Provider – innovation network (TAP-in) provides cross-cutting and tailored technical assistance (TA) to 47 jurisdictions (i.e., state and local health departments) across the nation who are funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) to design and implement locally tailored plans to improve access to treatment, foster retention in services, and achieve durable viral suppression for people with HIV as part of the nation’s plan to End the HIV Epidemic (EHE). The Knowledge Development Specialist reports to the TAP-in Team Lead for Knowledge Management and is responsible for maintaining and synthesizing current literature and best practices for HIV care, with a focus on evidence-based innovations and implementation science, to inform the provision of TA and foster strengthening and implementation of the EHE initiative. Key activities are summarized below.

MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to)

  • Under the direction of the Team Lead for Knowledge Management, plan, strategize and implement knowledge management activities to encourage a knowledge-sharing, knowledge-driven team culture across the TAP-in project.
  • Routine activities will include collecting, mapping and structuring knowledge assets from project activities, communications with subject matter experts, current literature and RWHAP and EHE jurisdictions as a foundation for the provision of TA and other project initiatives.
  • In collaboration with other TAP-in staff, use the results of data analysis of project activities to inform new products and strategies.
  • Research and synthesize current literature to identify and catalogue innovations and best practices in HIV care as well as promising EHE strategies.
  • Assist in writing reports, developing PowerPoint presentations, creating visual products, and producing data summaries/dashboards.
  • Working with TAP-in and other CAI staff and consultants, implement improvements to reporting and use of data analyses.
  • Develop methods for disseminating the information in an easily accessible format.
  • Participate in various organizational and project meetings to coordinate efforts within the project and between the project and CAI departments.
  • Other duties as necessary/assigned.


Expertise in HIV and/or experience providing support in knowledge management, best practices and/or research synthesis in a public health arena, preferred. Summary of requirements is provided below.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in health/social sciences, public health, or comparable field required; MPH or similar Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in relevant full-time work experience in a social sciences, public health, and/or medical/clinical setting; experience in a Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program setting preferred
  • Experience with applying quantitative and qualitative research to inform program improvement
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team, in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and able to multi-task/manage multiple projects


CAI offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and working conditions. Apply for this job.