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Advisor/Senior Advisor, Behavioral Interventions

Advisor/Senior Advisor, Behavioral Interventions

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GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
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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/AIDS/Prevention, Care and Treatment Division/ Behavioral and Structural Interventions Branch (USAID/GH/OHA/PCT)

Title: Advisor/Senior Advisor, Behavioral Interventions

Application Deadline:   Open until Filled


The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to be at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV/AIDS. USAID is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this initiative.


In support of these efforts and the PEPFAR goal to end the HIV epidemic, the Behavioral and Structural Interventions Branch, requires an Advisor/Senior Advisor for Behavioral Interventions (BIs), who will support USAID’s development and implementation of behavioral interventions for HIV prevention, care, and treatment interventions and programs. S/he will serve as a subject matter expert providing technical leadership and guidance on social, behavioral, and structural HIV prevention, care, and treatment modalities. The Advisor/Senior Advisor will coordinate with other USG agencies and donors on related policy development and provide technical assistance to partner governments, PEPFAR country teams and USG implementing partners in the design, implementation and evaluation of technically-sound, cost-effective, and practical approaches to HIV prevention programming and behavior change programming across the continuum of HIV prevention, care, and treatment. This position will be supervised by the Behavioral and Structural Interventions Branch Chief.


The primary responsibilities of the Advisor/Senior Advisor, Behavioral Interventions include:

1.Provide global technical guidance on behavioral interventions for HIV prevention, care, and treatment


  • Serve as a subject matter expert on comprehensive and targeted behavior change programming for HIV prevention, working in close collaboration with members of the BSI Branch, Biomedical Prevention Branch, and across OHA and the GH bureau;
  • Contribute to development of USAID’s strategic approach to behavioral interventions across the continuum of HIV prevention, care and treatment, within the context of the broader national, PEPFAR, and global responses;
  • Provide technical guidance to support Contract/Agreement Officer Representatives and activity managers of USAID grants and contracts and selected centrally-funded initiatives, in strengthening behavior change components of HIV programming with a focus on HIV prevention programming;
  • Prepare and deliver technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations related to behavior change programming for HIV prevention for internal and external audiences;
  • Seek out innovative opportunities to advance the intellectual discourse relating to behavioral and structural interventions across the HIV prevention, care, and treatment cascade; and
  • Maintain knowledge of current public health, scientific, social science, and medical literature related to behavioral and structural interventions for HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

2.Provide technical assistance and programmatic advice to USAID field Missions and country programs on comprehensive, targeted behavior change strategies for HIV prevention, care and treatment


  • Provide expert advice to country-level HIV prevention strategic planning processes, including as appropriate at a high level with partner country governments and PEPFAR country teams;
  • Provide ongoing expert programmatic guidance, training, and consultation in all aspects of planning for HIV prevention programming, including development of programs, ensuring that research and evidence-based results are appropriately applied in field programs, and advancing monitoring, evaluation, and implementation research for HIV prevention;
  • Assess implementation progress and the quality of HIV behavioral interventions programs and recommend improvements for service delivery in the field;
  • Provide technical assistance for behavioral and structural interventions across the continuum of prevention, care, and treatment;
  • Facilitate sharing of best practices across USG programs in diverse countries; and
  • Support countries in program monitoring and evaluation, to ensure program investments reflect the efficient use of funds and are synergistic with other investments made by the USG and partner agencies.


3. Promote USG interagency collaboration and strengthen coordination with other international development partners involved in behavioral and structural interventions for HIV prevention


  • Serve on the PEPFAR interagency Technical Working Groups (TWG) including the Behavioral and Structural Prevention TWG. In collaboration with other TWG members, develop USG policies, program strategies and technical guidelines for behavioral and structural HIV prevention;
  • Serve as a liaison between the TWG and other interagency groups in areas relevant to HIV Prevention and behavioral and structural interventions, (e.g., HIV care and treatment, voluntary medical male circumcision); and
  • Participate in high-level USG and global meetings to develop coordinated policies, strategies and guidelines for HIV prevention and behavioral and structural interventions across the continuum of HIV prevention, care, and treatment.



  • Master’s degree or higher in health, public health, behavioral science, or related discipline;
  • Minimum five (Advisor) or ten years (Senior Advisor) experience in global health and/or HIV and AIDS programs, with at least three years’ experience in international or resource challenged settings;
  • Knowledge of and experience with HIV prevention approaches and/or best practices in social and behavioral interventions programming for public health;
  • Hands-on experience in HIV prevention or social and behavioral intervention program planning, implementation, and/or evaluation in developing country contexts;
  • Excellent judgment, maturity, creativity and problem solving skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills, and ability to work across agencies and cross-culturally with diverse teams;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills;
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally (20-35% time); and
  • US citizenship or US Permanent Residency required to obtain, at a minimum, a Facilities Access clearance

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

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.