Social Solutions

  • Multilateral Technical Advisor

    Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/29/2018 8:31 AM)
    ID
    2018-1259
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Public Health
  • Overview

    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: 

    Multilateral Technical Advisor (GS-13 equivalent)

    US Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS Strategic Coordination and Communication Division (USAID/GH/OHA/SCC)

     

    Salary: $96,970-$126,062

     

    Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled

     

    BACKGROUND

    As the US Government's (USG) investment in multilateral engagement and technical assistance resources increases, a corresponding level of responsibility falls on the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) Multilateral Branch; namely in the areas of coordination with the Global Fund Secretariat, program management, technical oversight and country support. The Multilateral Branch is tasked with serving as the overall focal point for the Global Fund within USAID as well as providing Global Fund technical assistance in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Country Coordinating Mechanism strengthening, and health systems strengthening. The Branch’s responsibilities also include: managing the USAID grant with the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the USG grant with the Global Fund; supporting donor coordination within OHA; and providing country support to USAID field missions, UNAIDS Regional and Country Offices, and the Global Fund Secretariat.

     

    INTRODUCTION

    The Multilateral Advisor (Advisor) will provide technical and policy guidance for issues related to the Global Fund, UNAIDS, donor coordination, and program management, with an emphasis HIV/AIDS technical engagement with PEPFAR/Global Fund and country support.  The Advisor will work closely with the Multilateral Branch as well as counterparts in USAID Missions, US Government agencies [e.g.,  the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Global Fund Secretariat, multilateral organizations (e.g., UNAIDS), and bilateral donors (e.g., German Agency for International Cooperation and Expertise France)]. 

     

    The Advisor will work within the Strategic Coordination and Communication Division of USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS and receive technical/managerial guidance from the Multilateral Branch Chief as his/her USAID point of contact.

    Responsibilities

    The Multilateral Advisor will be responsible for:

    • Providing HIV/AIDS technical guidance and engagement within OHA/PEPFAR to ensure appropriate linkages between PEPFAR and Global Fund activities.
    • Supporting assigned countries/regions; this includes provision of technical and policy guidance in implementation of Global Fund policies, processes, and HIV grant activities.
    • Analyzing and assisting in coordination of technical assistance requests from Global Fund Secretariat, Country Coordinating Mechanisms, and Principal Recipients as well as USAID bilateral and regional missions regarding Global Fund concept note development, grant making, and grant implementation.
    • Providing activity management support through analyzing project/financial reports, following-up on country assignments, and staying abreast of in-country issues that can affect the outcomes of technical assistance interventions.
    • Contributing to the development of Global Fund and UNAIDS policy position papers in preparation for Global Fund and UNAIDS Board and Committee meetings.
    • Conducting data analyses to guide the use of USG Global Fund technical assistance funding, as well as other data analyses.
    • Drafting briefing papers, talking points, and a variety of project, funding and Congressional reports.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree or higher in public health or a related social science field.
    • Minimum seven (7) years’ of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in program management, strategic planning, data analysis, and supporting in-country programming, with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource-challenged settings.
    • Demonstrated HIV/AIDS technical expertise, with emphasis on provision of technical assistance to Ministries of Health and/or NGOs/CSOs.
    • Thorough, up-to-date knowledge of the Global Fund; UNAIDS and other UN agencies; and PEPFAR, including the organizations’ rules/regulations.
    • Demonstrated ability to initiate, establish, and maintain liaison activities with interagency, multilateral, and bilateral stakeholders.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across US Government agencies and cross-culturally with diverse teams.
    • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
    • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication.
    • Fluency in French, Portuguese or Spanish.
    • Ability to travel internationally.
    • Secret Level Clearance required.

    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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