CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Clinical Key Populations Advisor
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIVIAIDS/Priority Populations, Integration & Rights Division, KPR Branch (USAID/GH/OHA/PPIR)
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
USAID remains at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against AIDS. Today with more than 35 million people living with HIV worldwide, USAID is a key partner in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease.
A priority for PEPFAR is to ensure access to high quality, comprehensive HIV services for key populations (KP), defined by PEPFAR to include sex workers (SW), gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender persons (TG) and people who inject drugs (PWID). Prisoners have additionally been added by the World Health Organization to this list of Key Populations. KPs are disproportionately affected by HIV because they engage in behaviors that significantly increase the risk of acquiring and transmitting HIV. Additionally, since many countries criminalize and marginalize these behaviors these populations, social stigmatization and lack of an enabling environment creates barriers of access to HIV services for KPs. PEPFAR programming emphasizes the continuum of response across HIV prevention, care and treatment, and the links between community-based and clinical services. PEPFAR supports KP programs across all regions and epidemic types. There is significant need for targeted, quality interventions tailored to key populations and their partners, with a particular need to scale up and strengthen programs. However, program approaches in sub-Saharan Africa are particularly important given that this is where two-thirds of all people living with HIV reside.
The Clinical Key Populations Technical Advisor (Technical Advisor) will work on comprehensive KP programming in close collaboration with: other KP experts within the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) in the Bureau for Global Health; other OHA staff working in technical areas relevant to KP programming (e.g., gender, youth, orphans and vulnerable children, prevention, testing, care, treatment and strategic information); the USG Interagency Key Populations Technical Working Group (TWG), which provides leadership on KPs within PEPFAR; other PEPFAR TWGs as relevant; field USAID Missions and USG technical staff and implementing partners; and other development partners. S/he will work across all geographic regions and key populations, with a special focus on clinical care and treatment. The Technical Advisor will complement, and collaborate closely with, existing key population experts within OHA and the Priority Population, Integration, and Rights Division (PPIR) Division to advance global technical leadership, provide support to PEPFAR/USAID country programs, and coordinate with other USG agencies and development partners in the area of KP programming. S/he will work under the overall supervision of the Key Populations & Rights Branch Chief.
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This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com
Social Solutions and CAMRIS are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.