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 Clinical and Community Integration Advisor
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary Range: GS-15 equivalent
The Senior Community and Clinical Integration Advisor provides technical expertise on the optimal community and facility interface to respond to the needs of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in diverse contexts, and across different age and gender subgroups, where USAID supports HIV programming. This requires significant expertise on essential clinical and non-clinical components for a comprehensive and integrated response, leading to long-term retention in care, adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and virologic suppression. Interventions include but are not limited to clinic-based service delivery; community-based linkage interventions; technology-based solutions to improve testing, linkage, ART initiation and retention; programs that ensure sustainable livelihoods; robust HIV and health literacy interventions; continuous quality improvement; legal protection against stigma, discrimination and gender-based violence; and meaningful involvement of PLHIV in the global HIV response. A comprehensive set of facility and community-based treatment and prevention interventions are required to achieve the epidemic control through continued adherence and viral suppression for patients on ART.
PEPFAR is supporting a comprehensive patient-centered approach to the treatment and prevention with PLHIV as core to achieving continued engagement in care and ongoing viral suppression. In support of these efforts, the Prevention Care and Treatment (PCT) Division within the Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health (GH/OHA/PCT) requires a senior-level technical Advisor with a clinical background who has a comprehensive understanding of both facility and community structures that support HIV prevention, care and treatment. S/he will serve as an expert advisor providing technical leadership and guidance on community and facility-based Treatment, additional components of care (including additional services that encourage long-term engagement and well-being), positive health and dignity (PHDP) programs and other care modalities to USAID on complex and precedent-setting policy and program issues in these programmatic areas, covering both general and key populations. They will be responsible for evaluating and assessing the impact of community-based programs on HIV outcomes, and improving the effectiveness of USAID-supported community-based support programs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Agency Technical Resource for Providing senior level strategic guidance and expertise, including assisting with the preparation and/or review of strategies and plans to address needs at both country and global levels.
Serving as subject matter expert to USAID and its partners.
Contributing to the technical 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, workplans and country operational plans; and preparing responses to Q&As and other requests for information.
Support countries in creating and developing their capacity to plan and monitor activities.
Assisting international and local partners at the country level.
Providing technical advice to ensure that country programs are consistent with current S/GAC and USAID requirements, international standards, practices 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.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualification at the GS-15 Senior Clinical and Community Integration Advisor level requires a Master's degree and 11 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.