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 Innovative Finance and Market Access Advisor
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary Range: GS-14
The Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health applies innovative, market-based, and digital health approaches to accelerate impact against critical health issues. CII incubates new ideas, puts them into practice, and scales effective approaches with diverse partnerships.
To achieve its goals, CII:
At CII, we strive to live up to our values, which emphasize pushing through ambiguity and risks, driving innovation, crowding in new voices, leading with empathy and through collaboration, staying humble, and bringing our authentic selves to work every day. We put under-served populations at the center of our work, always seeking to bring new voices to the table and to work with diverse partners.
CII welcomes those with personal or professional backgrounds who bring a nontraditional perspective to global health, business, and development.
USAID/CII is seeking an individual to play a key role in applying innovative financing and other market access approaches to support bringing life-saving products and services to the people who need them most. The Senior Innovative Finance and Market Access Advisor will be part of a dynamic team that will continue to help shape the direction of CII and position it as a leader in the innovative financing space in global health, build partnerships with thought leaders globally, and broker new deals or initiatives as part of a broader CII innovative financing strategy. CII has typically focused on blended and outcomes-based financing but is open to other innovative financing approaches.
The Senior Innovative Finance and Market Access Advisor will be expected to have experience in innovative financing and market dynamics and leverage this background to develop and execute strategies on priority innovative financing and market shaping opportunities. They should possess a deep knowledge of the range of existing blended and outcomes-based financing models and market incentives that exist, and offer a strategic perspective on new tools. They will also be responsible for developing and executing new deals or initiatives. They will present USAID’s technical viewpoints in public meetings and cultivate strong relationships both internally with technical and Mission staff and externally with senior executives of companies, investors, foundations, and governmental, multilateral and nongovernmental organizations.
Specific activities may include the development of investment strategies and corresponding financial deals, partner identification, and due diligence; and assessment of market dynamics and implementation of market shaping interventions or initiatives, with a focus on financing to increase access and efficiency of capital. The role will also include mentoring and coaching of USAID staff to improve overall understanding of financial innovation for impact. The role may involve periodic travel to USAID Missions (Country Offices).
We are seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and fun individual with outstanding problem solving, analytical, project management, communication, and collaboration skills. The candidate must be able to function well independently and on teams, and have a commitment to excellence and producing results. The Center places great value on the following personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, energy, humor, and positive attitude.
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.