Social Solutions

Senior HIV Technical Advisor

Job Locations US-DC-GHSI
# of Openings
GHSI - Public Health


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 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.

Overview of the Position

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted Social Solutions to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:


Title: Senior HIV Technical Advisor

Location: Washington D.C

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Salary Range: GS-14


The Senior HIV Technical Advisor (“Senior Advisor”) will provide a leadership role across the HIV clinical cascade with a focus on children (including orphans and vulnerable children) and adolescents. The Senior Advisor will provide technical expertise grounded in previous, relevant experience and demonstrated public health understanding. The Senior Advisor will also provide significant technical assistance for HIV 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 HIV/AIDS programming. The Senior Advisor will participate in the review and evaluation of existing policies affecting the HIV clinical cascade, including linkages to non-health sector activities as related to comprehensive community and OVC programming. 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 USAID Point of Contact (POC). The position is situated within OHA’s Division of Prevention, Care and Treatment, Pediatric and Maternal Clinical Branch (PMB).


The Senior Advisor will serve as HIV subject matter expert within USAID for programming focused on the HIV clinical continuum with emphasis on the implementation of OVC, pediatric, and/or adolescent programming. Specifically, the Senior Advisor will:


    • Provide technical assistance to USAID’s GH Bureau and the Office of HIV/AIDS, USAID Missions, and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC), on HIV program implementation.
    • Review the technical quality of activities in the field by conducting site visits, meeting with implementing partners and USAID Mission teams, and reviewing work plans as well as program results.
    • Search for and address emerging issues in need of USAID support and guidance in OVC programming and the HIV clinical continuum, with a focus on children and adolescents.
    • Analyze, synthesize and interpret program data and promote data-driven best practices
    • Develop and deliver relevant presentations, reference materials, reports, peer-reviewed literature and other documents
    • Lead inclusively to promote USG interagency collaboration and strengthen coordination with other PEPFAR agencies and multinational partners (e.g. CDC, WHO, UNICEF, Global Fund, etc.)



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.


    • Master’s degree and minimum 9 years of relevant technical experience or Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 11 years of relevant technical experience
    • Master's degree or higher in public health, social work, or related social science field, Nurse, MD, or DO with experience in international health care and service delivery.
    • At least three years’ experience working on health care programming in an international or resource-challenged setting.
    • Experience in multiple countries in Sub Saharan Africa and/or Asia preferred.
    • Experience with HIV and AIDS programming at the international level preferred.
    • Experience with USG/PEPFAR preferred.
    • Ability to develop and monitor components of HIV and AIDS strategic plans
    • Knowledge of and familiarity with programming affecting younger populations such as orphans and vulnerable children, including current programming standards, ongoing HIV prevention and treatment initiatives and relevant organizations working to achieve HIV epidemic control.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with senior level representatives and high level government officials of international and host country governmental and nongovernmental agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams
    • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills
    • Strong analytical skills with ability to use data to improve programming.
    • High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of programsAbility to travel to transitioning or developing countries approximately 25 % of the time is required
    • Computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Fluency in a relevant foreign language preferred
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain Facility Access Clearance.

Equal Employer

Social Solutions offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at

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.


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