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 Youth and Reproductive Health Advisor
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary Range: GS 14 equivalent
The Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as USAID’s primary source of technical expertise, leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector, including HIV and AIDS, infectious diseases, child and maternal health and nutrition, family planning and reproductive health, and health systems strengthening and reform. GH is responsible for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs. Through its staff, programs and country teams, GH provides critical support to USAID missions and field programs in more than 70 countries.
The Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) advances and supports voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs worldwide to reduce unintended pregnancy and foster improved reproductive health behaviors. PRH provides strategic direction, global technical leadership and support to field programs; ensures responsiveness to Congressional and Administration priorities, directives and restrictions; and provides information on USAID’s family planning and reproductive health programs to a range of stakeholders. PRH identifies youth as an important priority population that requires specific attention so as to achieve the goals of GH's signature initiatives, including FP2020, and Controlling the AIDS Epidemic and Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths (PCMD). Key programmatic approaches include efforts to delay first pregnancy to at least age 18 and to ensure improved pregnancy spacing among adolescent mothers. The Senior Youth and Reproductive Health Advisor is responsible for: a) recommending improvements in youth programming within projects and initiatives managed by GH/PRH staff and in field Missions; b) presenting and communicating USAID's technical leadership on youth; c) working effectively across multiple sectors of the Agency in support of the Youth in Development Policy and programs to promote cross-sectoral collaboration and synergies; d) collaborating with other USG agencies, donors and multilateral agencies on youth activities as appropriate.
Providing senior level strategic guidance and expertise, including assisting with the preparation and/or review of strategies and plans to address needs at the global level.
Serving subject matter expert to USAID and its partners.
Assessing current health literature and international guidelines, and providing recommendations to USAID.
Contributing to the routine work, including providing technical updates, briefers and other documents that describe USAID’s activities, research and progress; preparing portfolio reviews and reports; reviewing documents such as annual reports and operational plans; and preparing responses to Q&As and other requests for information.
Assisting countries in developing their capacity to plan management activities.
Assisting international and local partners at the country level.
Providing technical advice to ensure that country programs are consistent with current practice, international standards and recommendations.
Contributing public health expertise and participating in working groups and task forces.
Reviewing and synthesizing information about USAID programs, to identify operational priorities and make recommendations.
Monitoring and guiding USAID’s agenda.
Follow global developments and provide recommendations to USAID regarding the application of this information to USAID’s technical and strategic approaches.
Keeping current on the latest literature, reports and international guidelines and standards.
Preparing and submitting papers to professional journals and meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualification at the GS-14 equivalent Senior Youth and Reproductive Health Advisor level requires a Master's degree and 9 years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Other qualifications include:
In order to fully evaluate your eligibility, your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position.
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.