Senior TB/HIV Advisor

Arlington, Virginia, United States
Apply by 8 September 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 August 2018

Job Description

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:

Tuberculosis Division, Office of Infectious Diseases, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development

Title: Senior TB/HIV Advisor

Application Deadline: Open until Filled

Salary:GS14 114,590.00-148,967.00

BACKGROUND:

USAID is in the forefront of global tuberculosis (TB) leadership and support to high burden TB countries. USAID works with the World Health Organization, Stop TB Partnership and other international TB and TB/HIV partners to support policy development and implementation at the global, regional and country levels. USAID is working with 23 countries with bilateral funds to improve TB services and supporting almost 30 more through targeted technical assistance to support Global Fund grants. These efforts provide lifesaving treatment to cure them from TB, prevent the further transmission of TB, and reduce the potential of drug resistant TB in the future.

INTRODUCTION:

The Senior TB/HIV Advisor (Senior Advisor) will serve in the Bureau for Global Health’s Infectious Diseases Office, within the Tuberculosis Division (GH/ID/TB), and will support the TB Team. The Senior Advisor will aim to strengthen the TB/HIV service delivery in USAID’s priority countries and other countries where USAID contributes to and provides technical assistance. The Senior Advisor will provide clinical expertise on TB/HIV integration and coordination consistent with the US Government Tuberculosis Strategy, USAID’s technical implementation approach, and other international policies and guidelines. This will include mapping and analyzing current interventions both USAID/TB and PEPFAR supported, developing models of best practices, and supporting the implementation of strategic interventions.

The Senior Advisor will work closely with and receive technical guidance from a Sr TB Technical Adviser as his/her onsite manager. As a member of the TB Team, S/he will work closely with the TB/HIV Medical Adviser, other technical advisors and health staff in the ID Division, the Office of HIV/AIDS, the regional bureaus and other regional and mission staff and other stakeholders at all levels as appropriate. The Senior Advisor will also work closely with other US Government agencies and USAID TB project partners.

Responsibilities

The Senior TB/HIV Advisor will be responsible for:

Providing TB/HIV technical expertise to OGAC and USAID/OHA (Office of HIV/AIDS)

  • Foster collaboration of TB Team at PEPFAR leadership structures such as Epidemiological Control Teams (ECT) and other short and long-term technical support formations, both at OGAC and interagency levels.
  • Providing leadership and TB/HIV technical input for guidance documents such as the Country Operational Plan (COP), and actively engaging with COP development and approval processes at country and above-country (regional, global) levels.
  • Acting as the main TB/HIV POC for the POART process, e.g., develop TB/HIV reporting templates, facilitate TB team country backstops’ participation and follow up activities.
  • Liaising with OHA, participate at OHA regular meetings and communicate effectively TB issues to OHA, and reversely, HIV issues to the TB team.
  • Coordinating interagency country visits related to TB/HIV and short-term targeted technical support visits to address TB/HIV implementation issues.
  • Working effectively with the TB/HIV point person at OGAC, as well as CDC and other agencies.
  • Monitoring and tracking TB/HIV performance in PEPFAR countries as well as TB/HIV budgetary allocations.

Providing programmatic guidance and expertise to USAID’s country-level TB/HIV activities:

  • Analyzing the appropriateness of USAID TB/HIV activities in priority countries based on the TB epidemiology and service delivery system.
  • Evaluating USAID TB/HIV interventions against US Government and international TB policies and clinical guidance.
  • Assisting countries to rollout and scale-up suitable models for TB/HIV, in collaboration with Ministries of Health, Global Fund and other stakeholders.
  • Acting as TB/HIV technical backstop for selected countries.
  • Participating in global and regional meetings and consultations to share and disseminate USAID experience and models of TB/HIV services integration and coordination.

International and domestic travel approximately 30%.

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Keeping abreast of literature and latest developments in the fields of TB and HIV programming.
  • Deepening knowledge of key international TB and HIV initiatives, guidelines and standards.
  • Participating in professional continuing education and skills training.
Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in public health, international health, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 9 years’ experience in international public health, clinical services, or infectious disease control, with at least three-five (3-5) years’ experience in an international or resource-challenged settings or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Practical experience with public health disease programs in developing countries (including national TB control programs) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with key international TB and HIV initiatives and organizations.
  • Experience of USAID policies, regulations and procedures desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in teams.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, facility access clearance.

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.

About the Organization

CAMRIS International is a growing 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. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.

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