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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/Systems and Program Sustainability Division (USAID/GH/OHA/SPS)
Title: Sustainability and Transition Advisor
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The Sustainability and Transition Advisor will provide programmatic and technical support to headquarters and field staff in order to advance sustainability and transition planning, programming, and analytics. The Advisor will support key components of PEPFAR and USAID sustainability priorities, advancing use of data for effective sustainability program development and demonstrating the impact of systems and sustainability investments. Key technical emphases include donor transition readiness assessments, planning, and monitoring; civil society organization sustainability; policy and governance strengthening; and sustaining quality and equitable access to HIV service delivery with a focus on using data to inform programming.
S/he will be assigned to the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, Systems and Program Sustainability Division (SPS), and receive day-to-day programmatic and technical guidance from the Capacity Building and Partnership Branch Chief, who will serve as his/her USAID point of contact. The Systems and Program Sustainability Division (GH/OHA/SPS) provides technical leadership and strategic direction on issues related to systems strengthening, financing, health workforce, sustainability, total market approaches, and public-private partnerships for HIV/AIDS programs. SPS consists of three branches –the Health Finance and Economics Branch, the Health Workforce Branch, and the Capacity Building and Partnerships Branch.
The Capacity Building and Partnership (CBP) Branch focuses on strengthening the overall sustainability of HIV programs with specific focus also on sustainability assessments and planning, civil society organization sustainability, public-private partnerships, private sector engagement, and market based approaches. The CBP Branch provides technical assistance to the field and headquarters and coordinates regularly within USAID, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC), other USG agencies, and supports USAID Missions and USG field teams in their efforts related to sustainable programming.
BACKGROUND: Office of HIV/AIDS
The United States Government (USG) has made the fight against HIV and AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV & AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world. The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a USG global initiative to control the HIV & AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. Over the past decade, the US government has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV and AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV & AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral tuberculosis programs. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR works closely with a variety of stakeholders including partner countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV, the faith community, and the public and private sectors. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the USG response in the fight against the HIV and AIDS pandemic since inception of its international HIV & AIDS program in 1986.
With a focus on transparency, accountability, and impact, PEPFAR is actively working with partners to control the HIV and AIDS pandemic to help achieve an AIDS-free generation. PEPFAR is committed to supporting activities that are grounded in science and critical to saving lives and preventing new HIV infections. PEPFAR’s core programming is to achieve the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals for HIV by 2020, with additional focus on overall health systems, including health finance; human resources for health (HRH); commodity procurement and supply chain systems; policy and governance, and laboratory systems to support meeting those goals.
PEPFAR recognizes that donor resources alone cannot meet the needs of the 35 million people that will be living with HIV in 2020. With donor funding flat-lined and decreasing in many regions, countries are increasingly taking the lead in managing, implementing, and financing their national HIV responses. While PEPFAR still works to increase the numbers of people on treatment, health systems strengthening (HSS) is a key strategy to secure the sustainability of past and future achievements. PEPFAR provides an opportunity to strengthen health systems, as the USG's and its partners' efforts to combat HIV and AIDS transition from an initial emergency approach to a more long-term sustainable approach. USAID's systems and sustainability programs provide support to ensure that developing country health systems are effective, efficient, and equitable in the long term. To prepare countries for this transition of funding and management from donors to local stakeholders, assessments, data analytics, sustainability planning, and monitoring of activities need to happen that target the specific needs of a national and sub-national health system. Countries must have sufficient time to strengthen capacity of all stakeholders (government, private sector, civil society) to take on full responsibility for the HIV response. This kind of planning requires joint donor coordination, as well as stakeholder engagement at all levels. Depending on the country specific context, the focus and needs differ greatly for countries with concentrated HIV epidemics vs generalized HIV epidemics or lower income countries vs middle income countries. Tailored approaches are needed.
The Sustainability and Transition Advisor will be responsible for:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
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. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.