• Senior Advisor for Biomedical Prevention

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    # of Openings
    GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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/AIDS, Prevention, Care and Treatment Division, Biomedical Prevention Branch (USAID/GH/OHA/PCT/BMP)


    Title:  Senior Advisor for Biomedical Prevention


    GS: 14 $117,191.00-$152,352.00


    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 U.S. 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 Biomedical Prevention Branch, within the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS, Prevention, Care and Treatment Division (GH/OHA/PCT/BMP), requires a Senior Advisor for HIV Biomedical Prevention who will support USAID’s development and implementation of biomedical interventions for HIV prevention. S/he will serve as a subject matter expert, providing coordination and leadership for VMMC, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), condoms and other biomedical prevention services. The Senior Advisor will support for PEPFAR’s goal of eliminating HIV by 2020 and supporting the field to implement high-quality and high-performing biomedical prevention services. The Chief of the Biomedical Prevention Branch will be the USAID point of contact, and the Advisor will work closely with the Biomedical Prevention team members


    The Senior Advisor will perform the following major duties at the levels described below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


    Provide Global Technical Leadership on Biomedical Prevention

    • Serve as a technical subject matter expert on biomedical, working in close collaboration with members of the Biomedical Prevention Branch, the Prevention, Care and Treatment Division and across OHA and the GH Bureau;
    • Provide technical leadership to support Contracting/Agreement Officer’s Representatives (CORs/AORs) and activity managers of USAID grants and contracts and selected centrally funded initiatives for strengthening biomedical prevention including VMMC and PrEP;
    • Prepare and deliver technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations related to biomedical prevention including VMMC and PrEP for internal and external audiences;
    • Seek out innovative opportunities to advance the intellectual discourse relating to biomedical prevention; and
    • Maintain knowledge of current public health, scientific, social science, and medical literature related to biomedical prevention.

    Coordinate USAID’s Programs’ Quality Assurance

    • Provide leadership for USAID’s quality assurance services for biomedical prevention, including supporting regular external quality assurance (EQA), conducting data quality assessments (DQA), and coordinating Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities;
    • Support regular trainings on biomedical prevention to ensure high-quality VMMC services;
    • Coordinate and promote regular technical support of biomedical prevention staff and sites to improve overall safety and quality of programs.

    Monitoring and Evaluation of PEPFAR Programs

    • Orient and guide field-based staff, including Implementing Partners ( IPs )and overseas Mission staff on latest Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Indicator Reference Guide (MER) indicators from the MER reference guidance;
    • Provide support to ensure efficient use of program resources that monitor implementation and achievement of program targets;
    • Support field teams to prepare for quarterly report review, Country Operational Plans (COPs) and other planning activities pertaining to program performance;
    • Familiarize, train and support regular data requests using PEPFAR’s/OHA’s current or future data platforms, etc.

    Provide Technical Assistance and Programmatic Advice to USAID field Missions and Country Programs on Biomedical Prevention

    • Provide expert advice to country-level biomedical prevention strategic planning processes, including as appropriate at a high level with partner-country governments and PEPFAR country teams;
    • Provide ongoing expert programmatic leadership, training, and consultation in all aspects of planning for biomedical 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;
    • Assess quality and safety of biomedical prevention programs and recommend improvements for service delivery in the field;
    • Provide technical assistance for biomedical prevention interventions within the broader continuum of HIV 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.


    • Master’s degree and 9+ years of relevant experience; OR
    • Bachelor’s degree and 11+ years of relevant experience; OR
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • Medical degree and/or master’s degree or higher in public health or related field highly preferred;
    • HIV background and expertise, with specific focus on biomedical prevention and program management;
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with biomedical HIV prevention approaches;
    • Demonstrated experience in designing, managing, monitoring, and/or evaluating HIV programs in developing-country contexts;
    • Minimum five years’ experience in global health and/or HIV/AIDS programs, with at least three years’ experience in international or resource-challenged settings;
    • Demonstrated innovative thinking 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 (25-35% of the time);
    • US citizenship or permanent residency required.
    • The ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a facility access clearance.
    • Lived or worked in the United States for 3 of the last 5 years.  If not, supported USAID or the State Department during those years abroad


    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



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