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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Lymphatic Filariasis Technical Advisor-NTD
US Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Diseases, Division of Neglected Tropical Diseases
Salary Range: 96,970 – 126,062 (GS-13 equivalent)
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The Lymphatic Filariasis Technical Advisor will provide programmatic and technical support to USAID’s Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Division. The Advisor will provide global technical leadership regarding lymphatic filariasis to USAID’s NTD Program. S/he will assist USAID’s NTD program to develop and implement programs and activities in support of the World Health Organization goal of eliminating lymphatic filariasis as a public health problem, by 2020.
The Advisor will be assigned the Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Diseases, Neglected Tropical Diseases Division, and receive guidance from the NTD Division Chief, who will serve as USAID point of contact (POC). The Advisor will work in a cross-cutting and integrated fashion with technical and operational staff across the USAID NTD Division. USAID’s Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Division manages an annual $100 million portfolio that provides support to 31 countries across 8 programs and coordinates with five pharmaceutical companies to leverage $4.5 billion in drug donations per year.
NTDs cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. More than one billion people – one-seventh of the world’s population – suffer from one or more NTDs. Often the source of deep stigma, NTDs cause disability, severe disfigurement, and blindness. These diseases affect the world’s most vulnerable populations with devastating, lifelong disabilities that contribute to ensnaring individuals, families, and even entire communities in poverty. Achieving the elimination of LF and trachoma as public health problems are the key drivers for USAID’s NTD Program investments. For detailed information on USAID’s NTD program and strategy, please see: http://www.neglecteddiseases.gov/.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Lymphatic Filariasis Technical Advisor will be responsible for:
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