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:
USAID/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Population and Reproductive Health/Service Delivery Improvement Division (USAID/GH/PRH/SDI)
Title: Youth and Reproductive Health Advisor
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as USAID’s primary source of technical expertise, leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector, including HIV and AIDS, infectious diseases, child and maternal health and nutrition, family planning and reproductive health, and health systems strengthening and reform. GH is responsible for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs. Through its staff, programs and country teams, GH provides critical support to USAID Missions and field programs in more than 70 countries.
The Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) advances and supports voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs worldwide to reduce unintended pregnancy and foster improved reproductive health behaviors. PRH provides strategic direction, global technical leadership and support to field programs; ensures responsiveness to Congressional and Administration priorities, directives and restrictions; and provides information on USAID’s FP/RH programs to a range of stakeholders. PRH identifies youth as an important priority population that requires specific attention in order to achieve the goals of GH's signature initiatives, including FP2020, Controlling the AIDS Epidemic and Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths (PCMD). Key programmatic approaches include efforts to delay first pregnancy to at least age 18 and to ensure improved pregnancy spacing among adolescent mothers.
The Youth and Reproductive Health Advisor is responsible for: a) improving youth programming within projects and initiatives managed by GH/PRH staff and in field Missions; b) demonstrating USAID's technical leadership on youth; c) working effectively across multiple sectors of the Agency in support of the Youth in Development Policy and programs to promote cross-sectoral collaboration and synergies; d) collaborating with other USG agencies, donors and multilateral agencies on youth activities as appropriate.
The Youth and Reproductive Health Advisor will work in close collaboration with a Senior Youth and Reproductive
Health Advisor in the following areas:
Serve as Technical Advisor for specific youth-focused activities supported by PRH, GH, and USAID broadly
Serve as a technical expert on health sector or multi-sector programs and initiatives for youth
Support the field, through TDYs or virtual support, regarding youth health activities
Provide technical support and staff other duties within GH/PRH as assigned
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Presentation experience to high-level audiences (policy makers, program managers, donors) is highly desirable. Foreign language fluency highly desirable.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
None are 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.
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.