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; Systems and Program Sustainability Division (GH/OHA/SPS)
Title: Sr. Private Sector Advisor, Health Products
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV/AIDS. USAID is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and works closely with other USG agencies on this multi-billion dollar initiative in developing countries around the world.
The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency with primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV/AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs.
The Systems and Program Sustainability Division (GH/OHA/SPS) provides technical leadership and strategic direction on issues related to systems strengthening and financing of HIV/AIDS programs. Under the SPS Division, the Capacity Building and Partnerships Branch (GH/OHA/SPS/CBP) coordinates with related USAID offices and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator at the State Department (OGAC) in support of Missions and United States Government (USG) teams in their efforts related to sustainability, local partner transitions, civil society and public-private partnerships.
The Senior Private Sector Advisor, Health Products (Advisor) will serve as a member of the Capacity Building and Partnerships Branch of the Systems and Program Sustainability Division of the Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) in the Bureau for Global Health, and work as an integral part of OHA’s cross- office program team. The Advisor will work collaboratively to address HIV/health product access and availability issues within and between technical teams and interest groups within OHA and in the Bureau for Global Health (GH). Key counterparts include OHA’s Prevention, Care and Treatment teams, the Commodities Security and Logistics (CSL) Division of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH), and OHA’s Supply Chain Management Team. S/he will also liaise with the Office of The Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) of the US Department of State and the relevant PEPFAR interagency Technical Working Groups. The Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the Capacity Building and Partnerships Branch Chief.
The Advisor serves as a technical lead for private sector approaches as related to HIV prevention, care and treatment programming. S/he will support the development and integration of strategic product marketing activities aimed at increasing access and availability through private-sector outlets, such as pharmacies and drug stores, while leveraging commercial techniques to increase uptake and use of health products in support of HIV programming objectives.
The Advisor will be expected to perform the following duties as described below:
Private Sector Engagement:
- Support OHA’s private sector engagement strategy development, advocacy, and implementation efforts in support of HIV Epidemic Control and broader health goals;
- Assess the potential of local health product markets for efficient and sustainable HIV prevention, care and treatment programming at the global and country levels by working closely with USAID field offices and in-country public and private sector stakeholders;
- Provide technical and program support to OHA and USAID Missions in designing and implementing private sector strategies, approaches, and activities aimed at increasing access, availability, and use of the HIV prevention, care and treatment products.
- Support country teams in developing innovative partnerships, including public / private partnerships (PPPs) with commercial pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical health product suppliers to strengthen demand for and supply of HIV prevention, care and treatment products.
- Support headquarters initiatives that promote systemic application of private sector and market development approaches in the HIV programming worldwide and collaborate with inter-agency partners to lead and/or contribute to the development of strategies and technical guidance for the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions engaging private sector and local market development;
- Conduct analytics that addresses key questions related to program efficiency and sustainability through private sector engagement and local market development, and support internal and external dissemination efforts to inform policy statements, funding decisions, advocacy and supporting dialogue;
- Participate at international and domestic meetings, workshops and conferences on innovations and research on private sector delivery of HIV prevention, care and treatment product and services;
- Lead relevant technical working groups or committees within and outside USAID and serve as an Implementation Subject Matter Expert (ISME) on private sector engagement;
- Collaborate with other USAID programs, offices, and initiatives such as the regional bureaus, E3 Bureau, PRH, and the Global Development Lab to coordinate strategic approaches to public-private partnerships across different bureaus and disseminate state-of-the-art findings on private sector topics.
Support to the Field:
- Lead technical efforts to support field Missions in the development of actionable private sector and local market development strategy and approaches, particularly in the context of country Local Partner transition efforts and overall country policies;
- Conduct country visits to provide programmatic support to field Missions and/or work with private sector entities or programs in the design, implementation, management and evaluation of private sector programming involving health products;
- Support field Missions to conduct market mapping and landscaping analysis for data-driven and evidence based private sector programming and in support of national HIV prevention, care and treatment strategies;
- Strengthen in-country capacity to systematically consider and integrate private sector and total market approaches in HIV program and strategies, including support to governments and NGOs working collaboratively with USAID country teams, OHA, the GH Bureau and other donors and partners;
- Keep informed of HIV program developments, particularly as related to private sector and social marketing, franchising, and local market development approaches.
- Participate in professional meetings as appropriate to SOW and required per OHA/SPS priorities.
- Master and 9+ years of experience or PhD and 6+ years of experience
- Demonstrated global health experience in the development and implementation of effective private sector engagement projects including in-depth understanding of various social marketing models (NGO, manufacturers, hybrid) and knowledge of social enterprise, social franchising, and market development approaches.
- Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing behavior change campaigns.
- Demonstrated ability in designing and conducting market assessments as well as measuring the impact of marketing campaigns.
- 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.
- Knowledge of or experience with global health partners who work on private sector, market development, social and behavior change communications is desired.
- Previous experience in strategy/management consulting, business, marketing, or other fields that require an understanding of marketplace dynamics desired but not required.
- 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-motivates, 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.
- High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
- Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally; international travel up to 25%.
- US. Citizenship or permanent residency, and ability to obtain, at a minimum, a facility access-level security clearance.
- International travel approximately 25%.
- Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming needs.
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.