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 Orphans and Vulnerable Children Technical 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 (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 and AIDS (GH/OHA) has primary responsibility for the Agency's HIV and AIDS program, and provides strategic direction, technical leadership and 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 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 Priority Populations, Integration and Rights Division (GH/OHA/PIR) provides technical leadership and support to missions in effectively planning, implementing, and monitoring population-specific technical approaches to the HIV response. The Division’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Branch (GH/OHA/PIR/OVC) drives OVC programming and performance in
the field, ensures timely and accurate data reporting and course corrections; recruitment and supervision of local OVC partners; and completion of strategic procurement actions in accordance with USAID, PEPFAR, and U.S Government (USG) strategies and guidance.
The Senior OVC Technical Advisor (“Senior Advisor”) will provide a technical role across the HIV clinical cascade with a focus on orphans and vulnerable children and adolescents. The Senior Advisor will provide technical expertise grounded in previous, relevant experience and demonstrated child welfare and public health understanding. The Senior Advisor will also provide significant technical assistance for OVC programming across the clinical cascade, including pediatric and adolescent populations as well as adult caregivers. The Senior Advisor will assist the Bureau for Global Health (GH), 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 OVC programming. The Senior Advisor will participate in the review and evaluation of existing policies affecting the population of OVC including linkages to the HIV clinical cascade. The Senior Advisor will provide technical support toward the design and improvement of programs in line with USAID and PEPFAR strategies and objectives.
The Senior Advisor will work closely with and receive technical guidance from OHA Branch and Division Chiefs as his/her onsite manager. The position is situated within OHA Division of
Priority Populations, Integration, and Rights Division, Orphans and Vulnerable Children Branch OVC).
The Senior Advisor will serve as OVC subject matter expert within USAID for programming focused on the HIV clinical continuum with emphasis on the implementation of OVC programming.
Specifically, the Senior Advisor will:
Qualification at the GS-14 equivalent Senior Orphans and Vulnerable Children Technical Advisor level requires a Master's degree and 9 years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.