Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Advisors (USAID GH-TAMS)

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 2 July 2020

Job Description

The USAID-funded GH-TAMS (Global Health Technical and Mission Support) Project seeks senior-level public health professionals with a background in infectious disease prevention, detection and response for anticipated short-term GHSA assignments at USAID missions to advise and lead the Ageny’s in-country inter-agency initiatives in support of the Global Health Security Agenda. Locations and assignment duration will vary, as will responsibilities, depending on the needs of the USAID Mission. Experience working with GHSA interventions is required for successful applicants.

Role and Responsibilities

Advisors will fill a critical role for USAID to meet the expectations of the White House and Congress for rapid, effective, and coordinated implementation of GHSA Action Packages. This role will require effective intera-gency coordination. The Advisor will work closely with other USG partners, particularly USDA, CDC and DOD offices working at the national level, which also provide support for GHSA implementation.

  • Providing technical expertise to the Mission to manage, coordinate, and monitor activities associated with the USAID/GHSD portfolio as it relates to human and animal health and the environment. The Advisor will liaise with the Agency’s GHSA Unit and any applicable regional and/or country GHSA Advisors. S/he will ensure that the Mission’s planning, response, and reporting on GHSA are carried out in accordance with Agency, State Department, and Congressional directives.
  • Overseeing multi-sectoral, complex portfolios, providing leadership and technical support to the full range of GHSA investments including COVID-19 and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) – among other priority zoonotic diseases – preparedness, prevention, detection, and response to infectious disease outbreaks. The Advisor will serve as a high-level technical advisor to the bilateral USAID Missions’
  • Working closely with Washington-based AORs to ensure coordination across all assets within the GHSA portfolio and to ensure that program activities are well coordinated with the national government. The Advisor will also liaise with the AORs and CORs of applicable bilateral projects to ensure coordination of GHSA activities and mandated reporting.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, medicine, veterinary medicine, biology, social or behavioral science or similar field. Doctorate degree in appropriate field a plus.
  • At least eight years in public health with at least three years working in infectious disease program implementation in developing country settings.
  • Experience working with GHSA interventions and technical areas is required (zoonotic disease prevention, immunizations, national lab systems, antimicrobial resistance, surveillance program strengthening, emergency operations response, personnel / staffing development, etc).
  • USAID experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written and spoken English with French language capabilities required for some countries

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