Social Solutions

HIV/AIDS Strategic Information Advisor

US-VA-Crystal City
2 weeks ago(12/4/2017 11:18 AM)
ID
2017-1200
# of Openings
1

Overview

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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: 

HIV/AIDS Strategic Information Advisor

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIV/AIDS/Strategic

Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division (USAID/GH/OHA/SIEI)

 

Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program.  OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS.  It 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.  The Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division within OHA (OHA/SIEI), to which the Strategic Information Advisor will be assigned, provides programmatic expertise to help the Agency and its missions develop programs that respond to USG, USAID, and Congressional policy and budget priorities and incorporate innovations, best practices, and lessons learned.

 

The Strategic Information (SI) Advisor provides support to technical and managerial staff, serving both as a point of contact and as a coordinator for PEPFAR-supported country teams for all USAID/PEPFAR SI related activities, and providing technical support to PEPFAR-supported countries as well as to OHA technical teams.

 

The Strategic Information Advisor reports to the Chief, Strategic Information Branch.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsibilities

  1.  Provide technical advice and direction on PEPFAR data interpretation and reporting in response to technical working group (TWG), country-team, and Agency-specific requests.
  • Provide technical advice to the USG country teams in program planning (annual Country Operational Plans) and reporting (quarterly program reports).
  • Provide the necessary support to strengthen country capacity to utilize data for program planning and target setting, including but not limited to review and analysis of program indicators, expenditure data, quality improvement data and epidemiologic data.
  • Serve as a liaison between the USAID country team and HQ by connecting country teams that require technical assistance with experts in technical program areas.

 

  1. Provide technical advice and guidance to technical areas (such as prevention, care, and treatment) within the Office of HIV/AIDS
  • Provide SI technical guidance to technical teams within OHA in program planning, data collection and analysis to support decision making.
  • Serve as a liaison between SI and technical teams to enhance the OHA and USAID-wide understanding and use of data.
  • Develop process, procedures and analytic plans to facilitate routine monitoring of Agency and country performance.

 

  1. Provide technical support within the Strategic Information Branch to advance USAID and PEPFAR data usage
  • Provide technical support to technical teams within OHA in program planning, data collection and analysis to support decision making.
  • Serve as a liaison between SI and technical teams to enhance the OHA and USAID-wide understanding and use of data.
  • Develop process, procedures and analytic plans to facilitate routine monitoring of Agency and country performance.

 

  1. Support the USAID Site Improvement through Monitoring Systems (SIMS) Core Working Group.
  • Serve as a USAID agency member on the SIMS Inter Agency team facilitated by S/GAC
  • Serve as a member of the USAID SIMS Core Group tasked with determining agency-specific SIMS analysis and the Global Health SIMS Monitoring Application (GHSMA) systems updates
  • Serve as a member of the SIMS workstream at the InterAgency Collaborative for Program Improvement tasked with developing SIMS data analysis, data triangulation and data visualization for interagency use

Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.

 

Technical Advisor I

 

  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology or a related discipline, with 3-7 years of experience in handling/cleaning data sets, analyzing data for programmatic use, planning/carrying out impact and/or performance program evaluations, with or without experience in an international or resource-challenged setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully prioritize competing tasks with shifting deadlines and multiple points of contact.
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodology, including frameworks, data quality assurance, analysis reporting and best practices in data dissemination and data use.
  • Demonstrated experience working with HIV/AIDS programs in resource-challenged settings desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing data, information, and monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS program activities and implementation.
  • Knowledge of USAID programming processes, the foreign assistance framework and uses and purposes of USAID health funding preferred.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environments.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills and ability to work with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work on diverse teams and with staff of other USG and international donor agencies.
  • Resourceful in resolving problems and initiating solutions.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries.
  • S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a Facilities Access clearance.

 

To start at a higher level:

  • Minimum five (5) years’ public health and program monitoring and evaluation experience with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Must have excellent writing skills in English.
  • Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, interpret and summarize financial reports.
  • Ability to present information effectively and respond to questions from managers, customers, and the State Department.

 REASONING ABILITY

  • Must have excellent analytic skills and reasoning ability.
  • High degree of judgement, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop, and present work results.
  • Ability to work under moderate supervision and bring a problem solving approach to carrying out duties.
  • Demonstrates initiative and an eagerness to learn technical and program management.

 REASONING ABILITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz

 

Social Solutions is an 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

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