Local Partners and Sustainability Advisor

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 12 October 2020
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Job Description


The Local Partners and Sustainability Advisor (the Advisor) will be an essential member of the RHAP team and will closely with OHA’s Capacity Building and Partnerships (CBP) Branch, and with the USAID Operating Units (OUs) in the region. The Advisor will report on a day-to-day basis to the RHAP Office Director. S/he will provide leadership for the planning, monitoring and reporting of cohesive country-specific local partner (LP) strategies across Southern Africa that assists teams to achieve maximum results related to PEPFAR targets and host country objectives for HIV and AIDS and transition to local partners. The Advisor is also expected to have technical expertise in:

  • the strategic planning and design of health and HIV/AIDS financing activities;
  • government to government (G2G) programming; private sector engagement;
  • and in coming up with financing solutions for HIV/AIDS and health programs.



  • Master’s degree in public health, International Development, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, or similar and 10 years of experience or PhD in stated fields and 5+ years of experience.

Work Experience

  • Demonstrated development experience in the global health sector, with a particular focus on organizational capacity development, local health systems and partners. Previous work with USAID or PEPFAR desired but not required.
  • Demonstrated health systems experience, and knowledge and experience working with local partners, particularly in the private sector, government, academia, civil society or faith-based organizations.
  • Previous experience in strategy/management consulting, business, marketing, or other fields that require an understanding of marketplace dynamics desired but not required.
  • Previous experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa. Experience specifically in Southern Africa preferred but not required.


  • In-depth expert knowledge of HIV and response to the epidemic in the Southern African context, especially in the context of the UNAIDS 95-95-95 goals of epidemic control.
  • Knowledge and experience working with USAID procurement, human resource management, financial, performance monitoring and other systems.
  • Must have a sound knowledge of the main technical and substantive issues related to program/project development and international development, preferably related to the management of HIV/AIDS programs in southern Africa.
  • Familiarity with USAID programs, policies and regulations is highly desirable.
  • A good understanding of developing countries’ social, cultural, and political contexts, preferably in sub-Saharan Africa

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, responsibility, and capacity for effective coordination.
  • Exceptional strategy development, analytical and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with people of varied professional, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including financial, regulatory, clinical, demographic, marketing and scientific information.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, with demonstrated ability to operate independently, self-motivate, be flexible, and set and achieve ambitious targets.
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, problem solve in a fast-paced environment and set priorities.
  • Ability to understand incentive structures and engage and persuade senior-level executives and other stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Fluent English writing and verbal language skills.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint, and Google suite.
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain, at a minimum, a facility access-level security clearance.


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