Social Solutions

Family Planning Policy Advisor

Job Locations US-DC-GHSI
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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.

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: Family Planning Policy Advisor

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Salary Range: GS-13


The Family Planning Policy Advisor (Advisor) will serve as a technical advisor to the Office, and will work across the policy, advocacy, finance and governance (PAFG) portfolio of the Office. Serving as a member of project teams, the Advisor will contribute substantively to the oversight, implementation and management projects, including technical review of project work plans, budgets, monitoring and evaluation plans, project products and annual management reviews.

In addition, the Advisor will focus on a family planning/reproductive health agenda and work may include family planning/reproductive health integration with HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health. They will also contribute to the overall goals of the Office and the Division through participation in strategic technical discussions within and outside the Agency, including with technical partner institutions. The Advisor will also participate in PEC Division and PRH projects and activities as assigned and work closely with technical, programmatic, and administrative colleagues on the Division’s policy team.


Providing advanced technical assistance to USAID on program introduction, implementation and/or policy.

  • Providing overall technical guidance to PAFG projects, and focused PAFG support to the projects in family planning/reproductive health.

Provide advanced guidance and expertise, including assisting with the preparation and/or review of strategies and program plans to address policy and implementation issues at the global level.

  • Providing specific FP PAFG advice to other Bureau and Agency Offices.
  • Providing input as requested across a range of substantive project issues, including policy, advocacy, financing, governance, accountability and crosscutting issues of capacity development, gender equity, access for underserved populations and health systems.

Serving as subject matter expert to USAID and its partners.

  • Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields of health and FP PAFG.

Reviewing and synthesizing information about USAID programs and recommending adjustments in program direction as needed.

  • Deepening knowledge of health and FP PAFG.

Assessing current health literature and international guidelines, and providing recommendations to USAID.

  • Coordination of and collaboration with activities on behalf of the PEC Division and PAFG projects.

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.

  • Supporting project implementation through participation in developing and reviewing documentation prepared by the implementing partner, including core budget requests, work plans, performance monitoring plans, progress reports, and technical products and publications.
  • In concert with Office team colleagues, establishing and maintaining communications with USAID missions; coordinating support for field activities through work planning; monitoring project implementation, performance and results in country programs. Responding to mission requests and questions related to PAFG projects.

Assisting countries in developing their capacity to plan management activities.

  • Providing technical advice to USAID Missions and in-country partners.

Assisting international and local partners at the country level.

  • Serving as a technical resource in PAFG to USAID missions and providing technical guidance on the design, development and implementation of project activities, sharing leading practices and lessons learned.

Providing technical advice to ensure that country programs are consistent with current practice, international standards and recommendations.

  • Providing technical support, coordination and collaboration on behalf of the PEC Division and PAFG projects as an advisor in FP PAFG to the Bureau for Global Health, other Bureaus, Agency programs and initiatives and missions.

Contributing public health expertise and participating in working groups and task forces.

  • Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate.
  • Preparing and presenting project results reviews, budget requests and financial reviews as requested.
  • International travel: approximately 2-3 trips per year and for 2-3 week duration.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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 7+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Degree in public health, health policy, international health or relations, social sciences or related fields.
  • Experience in health policy, advocacy, finance, or governance; FP/RH or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with FP/RH programming in international or resource poor environments.
  • Demonstrated understanding of public health issues: FP/RH, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, health systems or related fields.
  • Experience in an international or resource challenged setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in cross cutting issues of capacity development, gender equity, access for underserved populations, and /or improving health systems desirable.
  • Experience in design, administration, management and implementation of health programs in public, NGO and/or private sectors in developing countries or resource challenged settings preferred.
  • Strong communications skills and ability to present information clearly in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel internationally.

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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