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Senior Advisor for HIV and AIDS, Continuum of Clinical Services

Arlington (United States of America) | Washington D.C.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International partnered with IAP World Services Inc. (IAPWS), to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

Title:

Senior Advisor for HIV and AIDS, Continuum of Clinical Services

United States Agency for International Development

Application Deadline: n/a

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

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 President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this initiative in more than 90 countries. In the Bureau for Global Health (GH), the Office of HIV and AIDS (GH/OHA) has primary responsibility for the Agency's HIV and AIDS program, and provides strategic direction, technical leadership and 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 Mission strategies; providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment, managing numerous research and field support programs; and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency's HIV and AIDS program.

The HIV and AIDS Continuum of Clinical Services Senior Advisor (“Senior Advisor”) will provide a leadership role in areas of treatment (including pediatric, adolescent, pregnant women, and adult), HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) and Care and Support within USAID and for PEPFAR programs. The Senior Advisor will provide technical expertise grounded in strong medical knowledge, previous clinical experience, and demonstrated public health understanding. The Senior Advisor will also provide significant technical assistance across age ranges and building strong linkages between HIV treatment and other clinical services. The Senior Advisor will assist the Bureau for Global Health (GH), 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 and AIDS care and support programs. The Senior Advisor will participate in the review and evaluation of existing policies on pediatric, adolescent and adult HIV treatment, care and support, including related service platforms and associated policies. The Senior Advisor will provide technical support toward the design and improvement of programs in line with USAID and PEPFAR strategies and objectives.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Senior Advisor will serve as the subject matter expert within USAID for the HIV clinical continuum including community and facility-based HIV testing, linkages, and treatment services S/he will provide programmatic guidance and advice on the implementation of pediatric, adolescent, and adult treatment, care and support with a focus on PEPFAR supported countries. Specifically, the Senior Advisor will:

  • Provide on-going technical assistance, training, and consultation to OHA, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, GH, and Missions on the development and implementation of HIV and AIDS programs within the continuum of HIV clinical and support services
  • Provide USAID expert technical and programmatic advice on the planning, design and implementation of HIV and AIDS programs, particularly those for pediatric, adolescent, and adult care and treatment (including pregnant women)
  • Provide expert technical advice on issues within the continuum of HIV clinical and support services
  • Serve on relevant PEPFAR Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and participate in other related collaborations within USAID, including those groups working on crosscutting issues involving USAID’s Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition and the Africa Bureau.
  • Provide technical guidance on care and treatment integration, particularly across the age spectrum and between ANC, MNCH, and PMTCT platforms
  • Review the technical quality of projects in the field by conducting site visits, meeting with program planners and managers in the field, providing expert technical assistance, monitoring progress, and reviewing and analyzing results
  • Provide research and programmatic recommendations to OHA and partner organizations, including advice on design and methodology of new research areas; guidance on project design; and guidance on best practices related to the treatment and care and support continuum
  • Search for and address emerging issues in need of USAID support and guidance along the HIV clinical continuum, and for all ages
  • Participate in international conferences and workshops dealing with HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment
  • Analyze, synthesize and disseminate key research findings and best practices to the GH Bureau and Missions
  • Develop and deliver relevant presentations, reference materials, speeches and prepare reports and other documents as required
  • Develop collaborations with counterparts in U.S. government and international agencies
  • Provide leadership and technical oversight on the design and publication of USAID materials related to the continuum of HIV clinical services
  • Provide guidance and direction on USAID’s strategic approach to the continuum of HIV clinical services.
  • Participate in the review and evaluation of existing policies on continuum of HIV clinical services and other relevant policies, providing recommendations and suggesting modifications to existing policies or the creation of new policies to support and/or enhance USAID HIV and AIDS global activities
  • Lead inclusively to promote USG interagency collaboration and strengthen coordination with other multinational partners involved in care, support and treatment, such as WHO and UNICEF, Global Fund, World Bank, and others

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSE, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR OTHER

EXPERTISE REQUIRED. The contractor must have:

  • Nurse, MD or DO with experience in international health care and support delivery
  • Experience in providing clinical care to HIV/AIDS[kl1] patients
  • Master’s in Public Health or related field with an emphasis on infectious diseases preferred
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in public health programs with emphasis on infectious diseases and HIV and AIDS, with at least 3 years’ experience working on health care delivery in an international or resource challenged setting. Experience in multiple countries in Sub Saharan Africa and/or Asia preferred
  • Ability to develop and monitor clinical components of HIV and AIDS strategic plans
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international treatment initiatives and organizations and the ability to interact successfully with senior level representatives and high level government officials of international and host country governmental and nongovernmental agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams
  • Excellent 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
  • Willingness to travel to transitioning or developing countries approximately 25 % of the time
  • Computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Fluency in a relevant foreign language preferred

  • US citizenship required to obtain Secret Security Clearance.

This is an opportunity for employment

or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

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  • Organization: CAMRIS International, Inc.
  • Location: Arlington (United States of America) | Washington D.C.
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-26

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