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Senior Technical Advisor: Integrated Children’s Health and Social Services Technical Advisor

Senior Technical Advisor: Integrated Children’s Health and Social Services Technical Advisor

# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-VA-Arlington
Category 
GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

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:

 

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIV and AIDS/Priority Populations, Integration and Rights Division/Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Branch

Title: Senior Technical Advisor: Integrated Children’s Health and Social Services Technical Advisor

Application Deadline:   Open until Filled

INTRODUCTION

The Senior Technical Advisor position is a critically important role in the Priority Populations, Integration and Rights Division within the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) in USAID’s Global Health Bureau.  These positions are filled by professionals with varied and pertinent technical expertise that are necessary to further the work of the division. This position serves as the senior-most expert in his or her area of integration of clinic- and community-based health and socioeconomic services for children affected by HIV/AIDS, and is expected to ensure that relevant OVC programs are technically sound and meet the strategic goals of the program.

BACKGROUND:

The U.S. Government’s (USG) engagement to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS is a top priority worldwide. The USG response includes coordination among USAID, the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Defense, Peace Corps, and other entities. This initiative is collectively known as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). USAID has been at the forefront of the USG’s response to provide quality HIV/AIDS services to over one hundred countries to mitigate the health crisis that threatens the prosperity, stability and development of these nations.

The Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Branch, located in the Office of HIV/AIDS’ (OHA) Priority Populations, Integration and Rights (PIR) Division, in the Bureau for Global Health (GH), provides global technical leadership to USAID Missions, host governments, partners and stakeholders to improve programming for orphans and vulnerable children. The branch works with various USAID operating units, US Government and Civil Society Organization (CSO) partners in the implementation of orphans and vulnerable children’s initiatives that contribute to achieving the goals of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION

The Integrated Children’s Health and Social Services Technical Advisor (Advisor) will serve as a member of the OVC Branch and will provide technical guidance in the integration of clinic- and community-based health and socioeconomic services for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The Advisor will also be responsible for serving as a liaison for several country programs and the OVC Branch.

Under the programmatic direction and technical guidance of the Acting OVC Branch Chief, the Advisor will contribute to the implementation of USAID’s strategies, policies, and programming as they relate to orphans and vulnerable children. S/he will be responsible for technical advice to field missions to improve linkages between clinical services (including Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), HIV pediatric care and treatment, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and child maltreatment) as well as community socioeconomic interventions for children affected by HIV/AIDS and their families.

Responsibilities

The Integrated Children’s Health and Social Services Technical Advisor will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical advice to field missions and grantee organizations in the design and evaluation of programs and interventions to improve integration of health and socioeconomic services for children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Through collaboration with USAID mission staff and country counterparts, providing technical advice on the development and strengthening of cross-referral and case management systems and other integration strategies that ensure children affected by HIV/AIDS, and their families, have access to the full spectrum of medical, psychological and socioeconomic care.
  • Contributing to the design of capacity building and monitoring tools to support the delivery and assist with the measurement of case management, referral and integration.
  • Participating in frequent field visits in coordination with USAID missions to provide assistance with advancing initiatives related to the integration of OVC, PMTCT, SGBV and pediatric HIV platforms.
  • Drafting technical documents on integration of health and social services for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS such as reports and publications as required.
  • Serving as an OVC Branch liaison to several PEPFAR countries.
  • Developing and/or overseeing the development of training curricula, client and provider aides to strengthen referrals and integration.
  • International and domestic travel approximately 40%.

Other Duties: 

  • Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in international programming for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Deepening knowledge of integration of health and social services for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Participating in interagency and intra-Agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work and needed for programmatic collaboration.
  • Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational programming need.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in social work, nursing, community health or related field.
  • Minimum seven (7) years’ experience in holistic programs for children that incorporate both health and social services, with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing cross-referral and case management systems that benefit children in adversity in low resource settings.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation design and implementation in low-resource settings preferred.
  • Familiarity with US Government policies and procedures.
  • Experience with host country governments, cooperating agencies, or private voluntary organizations preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal communication, public speaking and demonstrated writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse teams.
  • High degree of judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

 

REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS

None, though proficiency in French or Portuguese would be beneficial.

REQUIRED REASONING ABILITY

The candidate should be a logical and deliberate thinker and a clear communicator of complex ideas; have a high degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy; to analyze, develop and present work; and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None identified

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. Overseas travel in developing countries is also required up to 40% of the time.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

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.