Senior Advisor, Behavioral and Structural Interventions

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
# of Openings
1
Category
GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

CAMRIS 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, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

 

 

Title:  Senior Advisor, Behavioral and Structural Interventions

 

GS: 14 - Equivalency

 

Application Deadline:   Open until Filled

 

BACKGROUND

USAID has been at the forefront of the US Government response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The Agency has programmed over $7 billion since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986. USAID is a key partner in the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program in the world.

Responsibilities

The Senior Advisor will serve as a member of the Behavioral and Structural Interventions Branch within the Prevention Care and Treatment (PCT) Division of the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) in the Bureau for Global Health.  The Senior Advisor serves as a high-level technical advisor, with a focus on the behavioral aspects of HIV Testing Services (HTS), including demand creation, counselling within testing services, and linkage to treatment.  The Senior Advisor provides technical expertise grounded in relevant experience and demonstrated public health practice and behavioral science. The Senior Advisor is expected to provide significant technical assistance across all populations and age ranges (including adults and pediatrics/adolescents, and both general and key populations with HIV/AIDS).

 

The Senior Advisor will provide guidance on behavioral and structural aspects of HIV testing to the Bureau, Missions, regional field offices, regional bureaus, cooperative agencies (CAs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), host-country governments and NGOs. He/she will work collaboratively with a range of International HIV/AIDS activities, both at the USAID country level and at headquarters. The Senior Advisor participates in the review and evaluation of existing policies on HIV testing, particularly those policies and practices that related to demand creation and counselling services. The Senior Advisor provides technical support toward the design and improvement of programs in line with USAID and PEPFAR strategies and objectives.

 

The Senior Advisor serves as a focal point for programming and technical guidance related to behavioral and structural aspects of HIV testing services. He/she will be responsible for:

 

  • Serving as senior technical advisor on behavioral and structural interventions, both at the USAID country-level and at headquarters, to include: providing guidance on the design, assessment, and evaluation of USG sponsored HIV/AIDS programs with a focus on HIV testing.
  • Leading senior-level technical input and ongoing support to PEPFAR and USAID country teams to ensure best practices in behavioral and structural interventions are incorporated into HIV testing services and other technical areas (as needed).
  • Reviewing the technical quality of activities in field programs by conducting site visits, meeting with implementing partners and USAID mission teams, and reviewing work plans and program results.
  • Analyzing, synthesizing, and interpreting program data, and promoting data-driven responses and best practices to improve HTS programming.
  • Providing advice on local capacity building, sustainability and community level involvement in HIV/AIDS programs to USAID and its implementing partners.
  • Maintaining knowledge of the current literature in HIV/AIDS behavioral research and HIV testing services, both domestically and internationally.
  • Responding to information requests from Agency leadership and PEPFAR implementing agencies on USAID programs.
  • Providing technical input to inter-agency groups including the ‘Engaging Men’ and ‘Index Testing’ Communities of Practice.
  • Serving as OHA’s demand creation technical lead for HIV testing services, collaborating closely with OHA and OGAC colleagues. This includes facilitating and presenting at webinars as a subject matter expert, developing and overseeing the development of materials to enhance program quality, participating in program site visits, and providing long terms technical assistance to field teams.
  • Participating and contributing technical expertise on behavioral and structural interventions within various working groups in the Office of HIV/AIDS and across the Global Health Bureau.

 

International travel approximately 20%.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health or a related field with a minimum 9 years’ experience collectively in public health programs.
  • PhD or Master’s degree in public health, behavioral sciences, or other relevant field of study strongly preferred.
  • Minimum nine (9) years’ experience working on global health programs with at least five (5) years’ experience working in an international or resource challenged settings strongly preferred.
  • Hands on experience designing, planning, implementing and evaluating HIV/AIDS behavioral and structural interventions.
  • Experience working directly with HIV testing services in low- or middle-income countries is preferred.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and strong collaboration skills with a focus on achieving results.
  • Experience collaborating with international HIV/AIDS and global health partners. PEPFAR experience desirable.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness to respond to changing work priorities and environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to present to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to travel internationally to developing countries.
  • Fluency in a relevant foreign language is preferred.
  • Computer fluency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Preference for data analytical skills.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties.

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. 

 

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