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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS International , to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
United States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV and AIDS, Prevention Care and Treatment Division (USAID/GH/OHA/PCT)
Title: Senior HIV Testing Services Advisor
GS 14 $117,191.00-$152,352.00
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV and AIDS. USAID is a key partner in the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this initiative in 36 countries. In the Bureau for Global Health (GH), the Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) has primary responsibility for the Agency's HIV and AIDS program, and provides strategic direction and analysis, technical leadership and direct technical support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. The Office provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs. This entails ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and field Mission strategies; providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency's HIV and AIDS program.
The Senior HIV Testing Services Advisor ("Senior Advisor") serves as a high-level technical advisor across the clinical cascade, with a focus on HIV Testing Services (HTS) including diagnostic platforms, demand creation, and linkage to treatment. The Senior Advisor provides technical expertise grounded in previous, relevant experience and demonstrated public health understanding, and also provides significant technical assistance across all populations and age ranges (including adults and pediatrics/adolescents, and both general and key populations). The Senior Advisor assists the Bureau, Missions, regional field offices, regional bureaus, cooperative agencies (CAs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), host-country governments and NGOs in the design, integration and implementation of HIV testing programs. The Senior Advisor participates in the review and evaluation of existing policies on adult, pediatric, and adolescent HIV prevention, testing, and linkage to treatment, including related service platforms and associated policies. The Senior Advisor provides technical support for the design and improvement of programs in line with USAID and PEPFAR strategies and objectives.
The Senior Advisor serves as a subject matter expert within USAID for HIV testing services with a focus on community- and facility-based programming and modalities, and linkage to treatment services. S/he provides programmatic guidance and advice on the implementation of pediatric, adolescent, adult and general and key population interventions, program strategy and policy.
Specifically, the Senior Advisor performs the following major duties ( reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position) :
Provides technical assistance to USAID's GH Bureau and the Office of HIV/AIDS, USAID Missions, and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) on HIV testing program implementation with a focus on early HIV case identification (HTS) and prompt linkage to treatment.
Reviews the technical quality of activities in field programs by conducting site visits, meeting with implementing partners and USAID Mission teams, and reviewing work plans and program results.
Identifies through data analytics and other sources emerging issues in need of USAID support and guidance for HTS and case identification and linkage.
Analyzes, synthesizes and interprets program data and promotes data-driven responses and best practices to improve HTS programming
Develops and delivers relevant presentations, reference materials, reports, peer-reviewed literature and other documents.
Leads inclusively to promote USG interagency collaboration and strengthen coordination with other PEPFAR agencies (e.g. CDC, DOD, State Department, etc.).
The selected candidate must have:
Master's degree in public health or a related field with a minimum 9 years' experience collectively in public health programs.
At least three years' experience working on health care programming in an international or resource-challenged setting.
A PhD in Public Health or related field is preferred.
The candidate is expected to have experience in international health HIV programming and policy.
Experience in multiple countries in Sub Saharan Africa and/or Asia preferred.
Experience with HIV and AIDS programming at the international level preferred
Experience with USG/PEPFAR programs preferred.
Demonstrated ability to develop and monitor components of HIV and AIDS strategic plans.
Demonstrated experience with international HIV prevention (HTS) and treatment initiatives and relevant organizations working to achieve epidemic control.
Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with senior-level representatives and high-level government officials from international and host-country governmental and nongovernmental agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations.
Strong and demonstrated collaborative and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
Demonstrated analytical written and oral communication skills.
High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
Ability to travel to transitioning or developing countries no less than 25% of the time is required.
Computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Preference for data analytical skills.
Fluency in a relevant foreign language preferred.
US citizenship required as a secret security clearance is required and must be obtained and maintained.
Lived or worked in the United States for 3 of the last 5 years. If not, supported USAID or the State Department during those years abroad .
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com
Social Solutions and CAMRIS are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any