US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Local Partner Transition Advisor

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Job Description

Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP) is a US Agency for International Development (USAID) program that offers early- to mid-career global health professionals the opportunity to advance their careers supporting the USAID Bureau for Global Health and its implementing partners. GHTP is helping USAID improve global health outcomes in communities around the world by building a new generation of global health technical professionals who reflect the diversity of the American people.

Credence and its partner, the Public Health Institute (PHI), are both employers for the Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP) project which provides expertise in support of USAID global Health Programs. The hiring of this position will be through the PHI and as such the selected person will become a PHI employee.

Summary Statement

The U.S. Government’s (USG) engagement to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS is a top priority worldwide. The USG response includes Coordination among the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Peace Corps (PC), and other entities. This initiative is collectively known as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). USAID has been at the forefront of the USG’s response to provide quality HIV/AIDS services to over one hundred countries to mitigate the health crisis that threatens the prosperity, stability and development of these nations.

The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field-based HIV/AIDS 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 USAID Missions efforts related to sustainability, local partner transitions, and civil society partnerships.

Job Requirements

The Local Partner Transition Advisor will be based in the Capacity Building and Partnerships (CBP) Branch within the Systems and Program Sustainability (SPS) division. The Local Partner Transition Advisor will closely work on a day-to-day basis with the Capacity Building and Partnerships (CBP) Branch Chief. The Advisor will be expected to perform the following duties as described below to support USAID/OHA’s Local Partner transition efforts; reasonable accommodation may be made to ensure the incumbent is able to perform the duties required of the position.

Responsibilities

  • Provide analytic and research support to the Local Partners transition efforts by synthesizing data and reviewing strategic documents, collecting information as well as participating in activity monitoring and reporting.
  • Draft resources related to Local Partners and other CBP priorities such as analytic tools, report templates, trackers, and best practice documents for USAID Missions, USAID/Washington offices, host country institutions, and cooperating agencies.
  • Provide direct and remote support to country teams during the design, implementation and maintenance phase of the Local Partners transition activities through support of drafting documents, performance monitoring and communication strategies.
  • Participate in cross-agency and inter-agency forum related to Local Partner transition efforts, sustainability, and partnerships
  • Support the work of the USAID Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) on country project design and procurement plans in line with LP transition strategies, including programming to increase local partner capacity, G2G programming, and private sector engagement.
  • Assist Missions in developing Local Partner procurements and programming, including technical assistance on local partner investments, budgeting, performance, and other indicators relevant to PEPFAR goals.
  • Work with OAA/General Counsel and other stakeholders to help countries develop project design and procurement plans in line with LP Transition strategies including programming to increase local partner capacity, government partnerships and private sector engagement.
  • Help monitor Local Partner performance and support USAID Missions in developing risk mitigation plans as more PEPFAR programs are implemented through Local Partners.
  • Serve as Local Partner technical advisor to USAID field staff, interagency teams and HQ country clusters teams.
  • Provide support for work plans review, financial reporting and performance monitoring for OHA/SPS/CBP as needed.
  • Support development of requests for budgets, present results reviews, and contribute substantially to improving overall technical project oversight.
  • Provide support efforts to field Mission health offices for overall technical expertise, strategic planning guidance and management support, such as through HQ country cluster teams.
Training and Professional Development:

  • More fully understand the key characteristics of PEPFAR and other HIV and public health data sources for analytic use.
  • Increased knowledge of tools, techniques and frameworks for data ingestion, management, visualization, predictive analytics and Machine Learning.
  • Deepen knowledge of current literature, research, policies and programmatic experiences related to the HIV response.
  • Participate in professional meetings as appropriate to the position description.
  • Participate in professional Continuing Education, skills training and professional meetings to enhance relevant technical skills and Career Development.
  • Complete and execute and Individual Learning and Training Plan and Annual Work Plan.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in public health, health informatics, other relevant discipline is required and 7 years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience; or alternatively, must have a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 9 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with two or more public health technical disciplines (such as, HIV/AIDS, PEPFAR, monitoring and evaluation, etc.)
  • Demonstrated development experience in the global Health Sector, with a particular focus on 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, government, academia, civil society or faith-based organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience with HIV service delivery, planning for program maintenance and epidemic control.
  • Previous experience working with local partner transition and partner management
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, responsibility, and capacity for effective coordination within USAID and USG interagency.
  • 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.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel both domestically and internationally.
  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.
Application closing date: March 25,2021

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