Biomedical Prevention Advisor
Posting Number: #275-21
Position Title: Biomedical Prevention Advisor
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Washington, DC
A. Position Identification
Position Title: Biomedical Prevention Advisor
Division: Prevention, Care, and Treatment (PCT)
Work Location: 500 D Street, SW, Washington, DC
Supervisor’s Title: GHTP Deputy Project Director
Work Status: Full-time
Classification: GS 12 Equivalent
Funding Source: OHA
B. Summary Statement
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to be 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 initiative. In the Bureau for Global Health (GH), the Office of HIV and AIDS (GH/OHA) has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV and AIDS program, and provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. The Office 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. This entails ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and Mission strategies; providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment, and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency’s HIV and AIDS program.
C. Job Requirements
In support of these efforts and PEPFAR’s goal to end the HIV epidemic, the Biomedical Prevention Advisor (Advisor) will support USAID’s development and implementation of biomedical interventions for HIV prevention, particularly pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as well as support across other biomedical prevention program areas as needed (voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), condoms, and new emerging biomedical prevention options). The Advisor will coordinate with other USG agencies and donors on related policy development and provide technical assistance to partner governments, PEPFAR country teams and USG implementing partners in the design, implementation and evaluation of technically-sound, cost-effective, and practical approaches to biomedical HIV prevention, specifically, and the continuum of HIV prevention, care and treatment more broadly.
The Advisor will work closely with and receive technical direction from the Biomedical Prevention Branch Chief, who will serve as their Point of Contact (POC), and in close collaboration with other members of the Biomedical Prevention Branch, the Prevention, Care and Treatment (PCT) Division, and across OHA and the Global Health bureau.
D. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Strengthen USAID global PrEP and biomedical prevention programs through strategic guidance and expertise:
- Provide global biomedical prevention technical advice and technical assistance focused on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), with support to other biomedical prevention programs as needed (including VMMC, condoms, and new emerging biomedical prevention products).
- Support planning and coordination of OHA’s biomedical prevention technical activities, including the USAID PrEP Technical Cluster and collaboration with other technical areas.
- Assist in the development of USAID’s strategic approach to biomedical prevention within the context of the broader national, PEPFAR, and global responses, including collaboration with other donors and multilateral partners.
- Conduct analysis of PrEP and biomedical prevention program data, and support data collection, interpretation, and visualization.
- Assist in the preparation and delivery of technical inputs, reports, manuscripts, and presentations related to PrEP and biomedical prevention for internal and external audiences.
- Support planning and input for high-level meetings to develop coordinated policies, strategies, and guidelines for biomedical prevention, and strengthen collaboration with stakeholders.
Promote high quality, sustainable country programs that are data-driven and consistent with current practice, international standards and recommendations:
- Provide targeted technical assistance and programmatic advice to USAID Missions and country programs on biomedical HIV prevention interventions, specifically PrEP, including support with data analysis and monitoring and evaluation.
- Support strategic planning and implementation of PrEP programs and scale up in PEPFAR countries, in coordination with PEPFAR interagency technical teams, national governments, implementing partners, and other stakeholders.
- Conduct detailed analysis of program data to monitor program performance and quality, and recommend improvements for service delivery in the field.
- Provide targeted support for the transition to local partners for PrEP and biomedical prevention programs in key areas (quality assurance and improvement, training, service delivery, program monitoring).
- Ensure research and evidence-based results are appropriately applied in field programs, and facilitate sharing of best practices across USG programs in diverse countries.
Develop a knowledge base in the field of biomedical prevention to apply to USAID’s technical and strategic approaches:
- Develop and maintain knowledge of current public health, scientific, social science, and medical literature related to biomedical prevention and the broader HIV prevention, care and treatment continuum.
- Participate in professional continuing education, skills training, and professional meetings to enhance relevant technical skills and career development.
- Complete and execute an Individual Learning and Training Plan and Annual Work Plan.
E. Minimum Qualification Requirements
- Minimum of a master’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience; alternatively, must have a bachelor’s degree and 7 years of relevant professional experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with one or more public health technical disciplines (such as HIV, monitoring and evaluation, performance improvement, etc.); job duties/responsibilities generally related to PD requirements.
- Knowledge of and experience with HIV prevention approaches, biomedical HIV prevention approaches preferred, specifically PrEP.
- Experience in designing, managing, monitoring, and/or evaluating global health programs in developing country contexts.
- Experience analyzing and interpreting public health program data to make recommendations for improvements.
- Demonstrated innovative thinking and critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Strong interpersonal, facilitation and team building skills, and ability to work across agencies and cross-culturally with diverse teams.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
- Ability to travel internationally (minimum 25-35% time).
- US citizenship or US permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.
F. Clearance Required
- Facility Access
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS
This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.
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This position described in this announcement falls under a contract with USAID, and therefore is subject to the provisions put forward in OMB Circular A-76 which prohibit contractors from performing inherently governmental functions. Specifically, TPs placed in USAID positions will not perform inherently governmental functions, nor supervise any employees other than the contractor’s own staff, nor make final decisions or sign documents that commit the U.S. Government
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