Navita Jain is Senior Program Manager in Research Engagement at AVAC where she manages key activities and operations of the Coalition to Accelerate and Support Prevention Research (CASPR). She works across AVAC to strengthen advocacy for the women’s health/prevention agenda, including work to advance HIV and sexual and reproductive health integration. Since joining AVAC, Navita has supported the expansion of the CASPR partner network, and coordinated AVAC’s advocacy and engagement around the Evidence for Contraceptive Options in HIV Outcomes (ECHO) trial.
Prior to joining AVAC, Navita was a Senior Project Officer at ICAP, where she supported the implementation and monitoring of HIV care, treatment and prevention programs in South Africa, Kenya, Myanmar, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. Navita also worked as a fellow with ICAP in Rwanda on the intersection of gender-based violence and HIV, and as a USAID Global Health Fellow in Cambodia assessing HIV home-based care programs.
Navita joined AVAC in 2016, and brings with her several years of experience in USG grant management, program implementation and monitoring, and global health. Navita holds a MPH in Population and Family Health and Global Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and a BA in Economics and Global Health from Northwestern University.