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:
Key Populations Senior Technical Advisor (GS 15 equivalent)
United States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Priority(Populations, Integration, and Rights (PPIR) Division (USAID/GH/OHA/PPIR)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
USAID remains at the forefront of the US Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV/AIDS, funding over $6 billion since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986, and providing HIV/AIDS assistance in nearly 100 countries worldwide. USAID 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 ten-year, $37 billion multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world.
PEPFAR and USAID identify key populations (KP) as Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), Transgender People (TG), Sex Workers (SW), People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), and people in prisons and other closed settings. While progress has been made in reaching and treating these populations, the UNAIDS’ 2016 Global AIDS Update reported that key populations and their sexual partners accounted for more than 20% of new infections in sub-Saharan Africa, a high focus region of PEPFAR. The barriers these populations continue to encounter include aggressive levels of discrimination, stigma and violence. Ensuring they receive prevention, care, and treatment services is critical for countries to achieve epidemic control.
The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) seeks a Key Populations (KP) Senior Technical Advisor to serve as a thought leader within OHA, driving formulation of a strategic vision and technical approach for USAID’s KP programming within PEPFAR. The Senior KP Advisor will contribute to the formulation of policies, approval of guidelines, and drive policy conversation at the global level in coordination with donors, multi-lateral organizations, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders. S/he is a recognized KP technical subject matter expert, providing technical leadership and guidance in the design, implementation and evaluation of technically sound, cost-effective and practical approaches to the implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs, particularly those involving populations engaging in high-risk behaviors.
The KP Senior Advisor will be part of the Priority Populations, Integration and Rights Division, within the KP and Rights (KPR) Branch, with day-to-day guidance, and technical and programmatic input from the Branch Chief for KP and Rights, who will be the USAID point of contact for this position.
The primary duties of the Key Populations Senior Technical Advisor include:
International travel required up to 30% to developing countries.
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.
Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz
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