Social Solutions

  • Senior Multilateral Advisor

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    ID
    2019-1478
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    GHSI - Public Health
  • Overview

    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.

    Overview of the Position

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted Social Solutions to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

     

    Title: Senior  Multilateral Advisor

    Location:  Washington, DC

    Application Deadline: Open until filled

    Salary Range:  GS-14 equivalent

     

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is at the forefront of the U.S. Government’s (USG) response in the fight against HIV/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 multi-billion dollar initiative in developing countries around the world.

     

    The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) has overarching responsibility for the full range of USAID's HIV/AIDS programs and serves as the Agency's lead office for implementing PEPFAR. The Office also serves as the Agency’s overall focal point for both the Global Fund and UNAIDS. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV/AIDS and health systems strengthening.   It provides input on decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs. GH/OHA is composed of eight Divisions and 25 Branches.

     

    The Multilateral Branch focuses on facilitating and supporting USAID's partnerships with multilateral entities, with a primary focus on the Global Fund and UNAIDS. The Branch coordinates program and policy activities between USAID, USG agencies, the Global Fund, and UNAIDS, and supports USAID missions on country-specific Global Fund and UNAIDS-related issues. The Branch also provides technical and policy leadership at headquarters on multilateral issues. The Branch is directly responsible for planning, managing and monitoring HIV and cross-disease technical assistance mechanisms to support Global Fund programming. The Branch works closely with a number of USAID offices and divisions, including the President’s Malaria Initiative, the Tuberculosis Team, and the Office of Health Systems, as well as with multiple USG agencies such as the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Multilateral Advisor will serve as a key member of the Multilateral Branch, with responsibility to provide strategic guidance and technical support in the management of projects and grants managed by the Branch; technical coordination with USG agencies, multilateral organizations, bilateral donors, and implementing partners on PEPFAR and Global Fund Technical Assistance (GF TA)-funded activities; and planning, analyzing, and evaluating technical assistance programming, with a focus on HIV/AIDS and health systems strengthening.  The Senior Multilateral Advisor will keep abreast of current multilateral and bilateral developments in HIV/AIDS and related health issues and will establish and maintain close working relationships with other USAID teams and operating units, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) and other USG agencies, multilateral organizations, and with representatives of public, private and not-for-profit organizations working in the health sector.  The Multilateral Branch Chief will be the USAID point of contact (POC) for this position.

      

    The primary responsibilities of the Senior Multilateral Advisor include:

    • Providing both strategic advice and technical support to the management of the UNAIDS grant and USAID mechanisms providing Global Fund technical assistance.
    • Initiating, developing, and/or leading strategic planning and project evaluation processes for the Multilateral Branch.
    • Collaborating with other office, bureau and mission staff, as well as other stakeholders, to identify and prioritize technical assistance needs, lessons learned, and opportunities for the design of Global Fund technical assistance activities.
    • Providing policy guidance to USAID field missions on the Global Fund’s and UNAIDS’ policies/processes as well as on USAID-supported technical assistance for Global Fund grants in the areas of HIV/AIDS and health systems strengthening.
    • Reviewing, analyzing, and making recommendations on technical assistance requests (which may be in English or another language, such as French or Spanish)
    • Communicating lessons learned, best practices, and results of multilateral collaboration and Global Fund technical assistance.
    • Developing and strengthening working relationships with staff at other US government agencies, multilateral organizations and bilateral donor agencies to increase collaboration around USAID/OHA priorities and positions.
    • Coordinating with other USAID divisions/staff and USG agencies on Global Fund and UNAIDS-related policy and implementation issues.
    • Providing strategic input to donor coordination meetings with the Global Fund, UNAIDS, and other technical assistance donors/providers.
    • Providing support to the field to develop strategies for improved coordination with and addressing bottlenecks related to the Global Fund and UNAIDS.
    • Reviewing Branch responses to information requests, including briefers, taskers, and talking points.
    • Providing support to the Multilateral Branch Chief, including participating at meetings, providing advice to, and coordinating with senior USAID management, and exchanging technical and strategic communications with senior level staff at multilateral organizations.
    • Mentoring junior staff in support of project and financial management, project design, and Global Fund/UNAIDS processes.
    • Keeping informed of evolving multilateral and bilateral donor partner environments with regards to policies/processes, HIV/AIDS, health systems strengthening, country coordination, and technical assistance provision.

     

    Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field and minimum of 9+ years of relevant technical experience or Bachelor's degree and minimum of 11+ years of relevant technical experience.
    • At least 5 years of experience in developing country or resource constrained settings.
    • Strong understanding of Global Fund, UNAIDS and other UN Agencies, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), USG TB Programs, and other USG health programs, bilateral donors, and foundations.
    • Demonstrated experience with, and knowledge of, USAID contract, finance, and program management requirements, principles and techniques.
    • Demonstrated field experience building capacity of senior-level staff within developing country ministries of health, nongovernmental organizations, and/or other local institutions or entities.
    • Significant experience in organizational development and systems strengthening related to HIV/AIDS, health systems, and/or institutional governance.
    • Proven interpersonal and diplomacy skills, including the ability to develop rapport and effective working relationships with USG, host ministry, national and international working partners at all levels, local organizations, and other program partners.
    • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills.
    • High level of judgment, flexibility, ingenuity and originality to develop strategies and to analyze, develop, monitor, and evaluate program and policy implementation.
    • Strong leadership, group facilitation, and negotiation skills.
    • Fluency in French strongly desired.
    • Ability to travel internationally.  International travel approximately 25%.
    • At a minimum, the ability to obtain  Facility Access Clearance.

    Equal Employer

    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.

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