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 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) goal of controlling the HIV epidemic. As a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID works closely with other USG agencies on this multi-billion-dollar initiative in developing countries around the world. Located in the Bureau for Global Health (GH), the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the locus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV/AIDS to inform the strategic allocation of financial and human resources and assist in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs. This ensures the technical integrity of Agency and Mission strategies through leadership on a full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS. Within OHA, the Research Division (RES) provides technical and programmatic expertise to help USAID and its Missions conduct research and development, and introduction and access research to develop strategies, products and programs that respond to Agency and USG objectives and budget priorities. RES staff, through research and development of safe and effective biomedical HIV prevention technologies, and introduction and access activities of approved technologies incorporate innovations, best practices, and lessons learned to advance the goals of PEPFAR and the USAID mission.
The position of Senior Technical Advisor: Microbicide Research and Development, will be located in the Microbicide Branch, Research Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, and Bureau for Global Health, and will support USAID’s further development and implementation of new biomedical HIV prevention technologies. This position will be supervised by the Microbicide Branch Chief and may require working with other teams such as the Prevention, Care and Treatment Team, and the Supply Chain Management Systems Team, among others. The specific roles and responsibilities of this position are described below.
The primary role of the Senior Technical Advisor, Microbicide Research and Development, will be to provide expert technical advice, strategic guidance, and programmatic oversight to advance the research, development, and introduction of microbicides and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. The Senior Advisor, as a principal GH/OHA resource for microbicide and PrEP activities, will contribute to defining program priorities and budgets, and serve as a liaison with other offices at USAID/Washington and USAID missions, as well as with other donors and agencies involved with microbicide and PrEP programs.
Specific responsibilities may include but not be limited to the following:
Qualification at the GS-14 equivalent Senior Technical Advisor level requires a Master's degree in a related field and a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Alternately, an individual may qualify at the GS-14 equivalent Senior Technical Advisor level with a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 11 years of relevant 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.