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. South Africa has one of the largest PEPFAR portfolios in the world and is primarily implemented through USAID, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State Department, and Peace Corps. USAID/Southern Africa is one of the Agency's largest missions and the Health Office (HO), the Mission’s largest technical office is responsible for implementation of the bilateral PEPFAR portfolio and a bilateral Tuberculosis (TB) portfolio. The HO oversees a comprehensive portfolio of HIV prevention, care, and treatment, health systems strengthening, strategic information, orphans and vulnerable children activities.
The HIV Senior Clinical Advisor (Medical Officer) (“Advisor”) will provide a leadership role in the technical areas of HIV/TB treatment (including pediatric, adolescent, pregnant women, adult and advance clinical care), HIV testing and counseling (HTC) and care and support within USAID and for the PEPFAR interagency team. The Advisor will provide technical expertise grounded in strong medical knowledge, previous clinical experience, and demonstrated public health understanding. The Advisor will also provide significant technical assistance across age ranges and building strong linkages between HIV treatment and other clinical services. The Advisor will assist in the design, integration and implementation of HIV and AIDS care and support programs. The 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 Advisor will provide technical support toward the design and improvement of programs in line with USAID and PEPFAR strategies and objectives.
The Advisor will serve as the subject matter expert within USAID/Southern Africa for the HIV clinical continuum including community and facility-based HIV testing, linkage, 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 Advisor will:
The contractor must have:
How to apply:
Interested and qualified applicants should submit by June 30, 2018 the following materials: (1) a one-page cover letter indicating interest and fit for the position; (2) a résumé, including 2-3 references, and (3) a portfolio, highlighting examples of work. Please apply to this position online at www.socialsolutions.biz
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