Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing 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 Social Solutions to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Senior HIV Testing Services Advisor
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary Range: GS 14 equivalent
A. Summary Statement
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 U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this initiative in 36 countries. In the Bureau for Global Health (GH), the Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) has primary responsibility for the Agency's HIV and AIDS program, and provides strategic direction and analysis, technical leadership and direct technical support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. The Office provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs. This entails ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and field Mission strategies; providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency's HIV and AIDS program.
The Senior HIV Testing Services Advisor (“Senior Advisor”) serves as a high-level technical advisor across the clinical cascade, with a focus on HIV Testing Services (HTS) including diagnostic platforms, demand creation, and linkage to treatment. The Senior Advisor provides technical expertise grounded in previous, relevant experience and demonstrated public health understanding, and also provides significant technical assistance across all populations and age ranges (including adults and pediatrics/adolescents, and both general and key populations). The Senior Advisor assists the Bureau, Missions, regional field offices, regional bureaus, cooperative agencies (CAs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), host-country governments and NGOs in the design, integration and implementation of HIV testing programs. The Senior Advisor participates in the review and evaluation of existing policies on adult, pediatric, and adolescent HIV prevention, testing, and linkage to treatment, including related service platforms and associated policies. The Senior Advisor provides technical support for the design and improvement of programs in line with USAID and PEPFAR strategies and objectives.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Social Solutions offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.socialsolutions.biz.
Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.