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: Strategic Communications Advisor
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary Range: GS-14 equivalent
The launch of the Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI) in 2005 had a primary goal to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50 percent across 15 high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa through a rapid scale-up of four proven and highly effective malaria prevention and treatment measures: insecticide-treated mosquito nets; indoor residual spraying; accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies; and intermittent preventive treatment of pregnant women.
With the passage of the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership against HIV/AIDS, a USG Global Malaria Coordinator (the Malaria Coordinator) was established within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Appointed by the President of the United States, the Malaria Coordinator has primary responsibility for the oversight and coordination of all resources and international activities of the United States Government to combat malaria. In response to the Lantos-Hyde Act, PMI developed a U.S. Government Malaria Strategy for 2009–2014. Consistent with this strategy and the increase in annual appropriations supporting PMI, four new countries in sub-Saharan Africa and one regional program in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast were added in 2011.
PMI's Strategy for 2015–2020 considers the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen. Malaria prevention and control remain a primary U.S. foreign assistance objective. PMI's Strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government's vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. In FY 2017, PMI announced plans for a five-country expansion adding programs in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, which grew PMI's reach to 24 malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Including those with the highest-burden and three programs in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia. PMI is in the process of developing the next PMI 2021- 2025 Strategy.
The Strategic Communications Advisor is a member of the PMI team based within the Malaria Division, in the Office of Infectious Disease, in the Bureau for Global Health.
Qualification at the GS-14 equivalent Strategic Communications 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:
Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties.
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.