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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:
Private Sector Financing Advisor
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIV/AIDS/Systems and Program Sustainability Division/Health Finance and Economics Branch (GH/OHA/SPS)
Location: Arlington, Virginia (Crystal City)
Salary Range: $96,970 – $126,062 (GS-13 equivalent)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The United States Government (USG) has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a USG global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. PEPFAR is committed to supporting activities that are grounded in science and critical to saving lives and preventing new HIV infections. PEPFAR’s core activities include a focus on health systems, including health finance; human resources for health; commodity procurement and supply chain systems; and laboratory systems.
PEPFAR recognizes that donor resources alone cannot meet the needs of the 35 million people who will be living with HIV in 2020. As developing economies grow and begin to more fully realize their economic potential, unlocking domestic financing for HIV becomes a critical element of achieving long-term sustainability of the HIV/AIDS response. Countries are increasingly taking the lead in managing, implementing, and even financing their national HIV responses. As a result, PEPFAR has committed funding to support countries to strengthen their ongoing efforts to increase the use of their own resources.
The USAID-led Sustainable Financing Initiative (SFI) is a focused approach to encourage domestic financial participation in the delivery of HIV/AIDS services in PEPFAR countries. As the HIV/AIDS response ramps up for ‘Test and Start,’ meeting the needs of the 36 million people living with HIV over the next five years will exceed current donor commitments. Therefore, USAID collaborates with relevant stakeholders, including Missions, to support new and ongoing health financing activities that aim to increase domestic resources for the health sector. SFI is working with the public sector on reform and with the private sector on innovative financing. As plans are developed, four areas of assistance are considered: Advocacy through information; improved public financial management; efficiency gains; and strengthening the private sector.
The Private Sector Financing Advisor (Senior Advisor) serves as a technical expert within the Global Health Bureau’s Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) to provide technical guidance and leadership to SFI and in the development of private and cross-sectoral approaches to HIV/AIDS. The Senior Advisor will also promote and expand public and private sector collaboration, including the private sector contributions to service coverage and health insurance markets in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The primary areas of responsibility include: 1) Advocating for the adoption and implementation of approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment that maximize and rationalize the use of financing from multiple sectors, including households, insurers, lenders and the commercial sector; 2) providing technical and thought leadership to centrally managed projects and initiatives that involve private sector engagement and approaches, innovative financing models, and public-private partnerships to leverage resources and capacity; and 3) providing technical support to PEPFAR country teams, USAID Missions and other in-country stakeholders on the role of the private sector and private financing in the HIV/AIDS response, market segmentation, market analysis, models of innovative financing, and risk-pooling mechanisms that leverage private resources or capacity.
The Advisor will be based in Health Finance and Economics Branch within the Systems and Program Sustainability Division of GH/OHA (GH/OHA/SPS/HFE), and will receive technical direction from the HFE Branch Chief in identifying, designing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on HIV/AIDS activities and projects. As such, the Senior Advisor will keep abreast of current developments in HIV/AIDS and related health issues and will establish and maintain close working relationships with other USAID operating units, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and other USG agencies engaged in the PEPFAR initiative, and with representatives of public, private and not-for-profit organizations working in the HIV/AIDS field.
The Private Sector Financing Advisor will be responsible for:
Adoption and Implementation of Multisectoral and Private Sector Approaches:
Implementation and Coordination of Programs:
Provision of Technical Support to Field Programs:
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