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