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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:
Senior Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Advisor
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Infectious Diseases (ID)/Tuberculosis Division
Salary Range: $114,590 – $148,967 (GS-14 equivalent)
Application Deadline: Until Filled
The Senior Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Advisor (Advisor) will serve in the Bureau for Global Health, in the TB Division, within the Office of Infectious Disease (GH/ID/TB), and will support the Tuberculosis (TB) Team. The Advisor will aim to strengthen TB diagnostic networks in USAID’s priority countries and other countries where USAID contributes to and provides technical assistance. S/he will also contribute to shaping evidence-based global guidance for TB diagnostic networks, and help to bring new technologies and tools to countries to improve the various components of the diagnostic network across the health system and sectors. S/he will receive technical guidance from the USAID Senior Tuberculosis Advisor and serve as a member of the TB Team, working closely with technical advisors and health staff in the ID Division, the regional bureaus and other regional and Mission staff as appropriate. The Advisor will also work closely with the other USG agencies and USAID TB project partners.
GH serves as the Agency’s primary source of technical expertise, leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector. Through its staff of approximately 456, GH provides critical support to USAID missions and field programs in more than 80 countries. USAID obligated $5.75 billion during fiscal year (FY) 2015 for health programs, including 48 percent or $2.76 billion through GH centrally designed and managed programs (including Presidential Initiatives, global partnerships and field support). The GH Bureau comprises seven technical and support offices, one of which is the Office of Infectious Disease (ID). The Tuberculosis (TB) Division provides technical leadership, project management, country support, and supports agency requirements to lead the US Government’s (USG) international TB program. The TB Division strategically directs the financial and human resources to achieve the USG global TB strategy as well as the USAID implementation plan goals and objectives. The TB Division provides support through prevention and care programs in countries implementing USAID supported TB activities, focusing on accelerating detection and treatment of TB, expanding prevention and treatment of multi-drug resistant TB programs, scaling-up of TB-HIV integration, and developing TB service delivery platforms. The Division manages USAID’s TB research programs to identify new and improved drug regimens, other technologies to prevent and treat TB, and improved approaches to implementing TB programs. The TB Division represents USAID and the USG in international fora as well as leads international TB activities for the USG.
The Senior Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Advisor (Advisor) will serve as a technical specialist on TB diagnostic networks for the TB Division. The Advisor will develop new and revised strategies for TB diagnostic network implementation across USAID- and Global Fund-supported priority countries. The Advisor will focus on the various key components associated with strong diagnostic networks, including ways to integrate private sector diagnostic facilities into national TB diagnostic networks. S/he will support USAID projects and partnerships that emphasize TB diagnostic network strengthening by providing technical assistance and expertise. The Advisor will represent USAID in key global consensus and expert meetings and contribute to the global body of evidence around TB diagnostic network best practices. The Advisor will continuously review the TB diagnostic pipeline and identify promising technologies for potential introduction into TB diagnostic algorithms in USAID priority TB burden countries.
The Advisor will help lead the TB Division’s efforts to ensure functional TB diagnostic networks through technically sound approaches. The primary responsibilities of the Advisor include:
Strategic country-level TB diagnostic network planning and implementation in USAID’s priority TB countries
Technical leadership for TB diagnostic network challenges
Identification and implementation of TB diagnostic tools and innovations
Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on (a) organizational programming need and/or (b) the Advisor's own interests.
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