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Senior HIV Clinical Services Advisor

SOCIAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL

Crystal City, Arlington, VA, U.S.

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a woman and minority-owned company. Social Solutions emphasizes quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide. 

 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

                 

Title: 

Senior HIV Clinical Services Advisor

United States Agency for International Development/Global Health/ Office of HIV/AIDS/Prevention, Care and Treatment Division

 

Salary Range: $114,590 – $148,967 (GS-14 equivalent)

 

Application Deadline:  October 29, 2018

 

BACKGROUND:

USAID remains at the forefront of the US Government (USG) response in the fight against the HIV and AIDS pandemic, funding over $6 billion since inception of its international HIV and AIDS program in 1986. The Agency, with HIV and AIDS programs in nearly 100 countries worldwide, is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease – a multi-year, multi-billion dollar, multifaceted approach to combating the disease around the world.  

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Senior HIV Clinical Services Advisor (Senior Advisor) will serve as an HIV treatment advisor, providing technical input grounded in strong clinical and scientific knowledge and demonstrated public health understanding. The Senior Advisor will assist the Bureau for Global Health (GH) and Missions, regional field offices, regional bureaus, cooperative agencies, private voluntary organizations, host country governments and NGOs in the design, integration and implementation of HIV and AIDS care and support programs. The Senior Advisor will provide technical assistance across populations and age groups, and will work within the Prevention, Care, and Treatment Division in the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA).

Responsibilities

The Senior HIV Clinical Services Advisor will be responsible for:

 

  • Providing on-going technical advice on the development and implementation of HIV clinical services across ages and populations across PEPFAR-supported countries.
  • Supporting program design and implementation to strengthen the HIV clinical services continuum, including key elements such as: population-specific testing and linkage services; treatment initiation/retention; scale up of viral load monitoring; and appropriate treatment regimen transition.
  • Reviewing, monitoring and analyzing key PEPFAR indicators and other data.
  • Participating inclusively to promote USG collaboration and strengthening coordination among PEPFAR Agencies and other multinational partners, such as WHO, UNICEF, Global Fund and others.
  • Serving as a technical point of contact (POC) or country POC for relevant Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) quarterly and annual program reviews.
  • Participating in the development of technical guidance, manuscripts, and technical considerations to help further the available science supporting PEPFAR programs, and to ensure that programmers and implementers have access to relevant best practices and performance data, with a focus on HIV treatment.
  • Serving as a technical lead advisor in the development and implementation of HIV clinical services.
  • Providing expert level consultations for relevant PEPFAR technical capacities to ensure programs are technically sound and well-coordinated, with a focus on clinical services.
  • Taking on technical leadership roles in settings where USAID engages PEPFAR Agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Developing and translating technical guidance, program and other data, and scientific literature to ensure that programs have access to high quality information on relevant best practices in HIV programming, with a focus on HIV treatment.
  • Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields of HIV clinical services.
  • Deepening knowledge of the development and implementation of HIV clinical services.
  • Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work.
  • International and domestic travel approximately 25%.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health or a related social science field.
  • Medical degree required.
  • Minimum nine (9) years’ experience in public health programs with emphasis on communicable diseases and/or HIV and AIDS, with at least three (3-5) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working on health care delivery in an international or resource challenged setting. Experience in multiple countries in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia, or Latin America preferred.
  • Training and/or experience in clinical epidemiology, clinical care, infectious diseases preferred.
  • Experience in international health care delivery services.
  • Experience working in Sub Saharan Africa, Asia or Latin America preferred.
  • Ability to interpret program data to monitor and evaluate program implementation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.
  • Excellent analytical written and oral communication skills.
  • High degree of judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
  • Computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in a foreign language preferred; French, Portuguese, Swahili are especially relevant.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

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