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Job Title: Senior Advisor for Maternal Health and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmissio
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Organization: Micro Systems Automation Group (MSAG)
Posted: 8/8/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Washington,  DC   
Position Description: Senior Advisor for Maternal Health and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator - U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. This is a contract position. The ability to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level is required. Introduction The employee will serve as a Senior Advisor for Maternal Health and PMTCT in the Program Quality unit of S/GAC. The Program Quality (PQ) team provides technical expertise for the implementation of programs to provide diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HIV in PEPFAR programs throughout the world. Activities include development of technical considerations, review and input to country operational plans, participation in technical meetings with normative bodies, and technical assistance both remotely and in the field. To facilitate this work, the Program Quality team engages colleagues across S/GAC’s Management and Budget, Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control, Country Operations, Multilateral, and other teams and with technical advisors at other PEPFAR agencies. Major Duties and Responsibilities 1.Technical Leadership and Strategy in PMTCT and Women’s Health •Develop PMTCT and related areas such as family planning of technical considerations and country-specific guidance for the annual COP process, in collaboration with other technical staff. •With supervision by the Unit Director for Prevention in Program Quality and in collaboration with other PQ technical advisors, the technical advisor will provide technical assistance to S/GAC, to agency HQ teams, and to field teams on optimal programs for PMTCT and related areas in PEPFAR programs. •Work closely with PEPFAR field teams to understand factors limiting attainment of elimination of mother-to-child transmission. •Work with headquarters interagency partners (e.g. CDC, USAID, HHS, DOD, HRSA and Peace Corps) to design and implement PMTCT programs and monitor progress. •Participate in field visits to countries to evaluate PMTCT programs and make recommendations for improvements. •Participate in technical meetings related to PMTCT, family planning, and other relevant topics. •Participate in technical working group meetings and convene task teams as needed within the role of S/GAC representative (ex officio). 2.Communications, Data Monitoring, Evaluation and Documentation Additional duties and responsibilities will include the following: •Participate in review of quarterly progress monitoring results with country teams in the areas of PMTCT and early infant diagnosis. •Respond to requests for talking points, briefing memos, and other documents as needed in relevant program areas. •Promote information exchange with USG agencies, partners, regional institutions and networks about effective program implementation practices and lessons learned on all aspects related to PMTCT. •Promote improved field communication under the Emergency Plan across government agencies, focus and non-focus countries, other donors and palliative care institutions. •Provide advice and assistance in the preparation of material to be presented to the media, interest groups, Members of Congress and/or their staffs, host government officials, FBO’s, NGO’s, etc. on PMTCT and other issues in assigned portfolio. •Analyze, synthesize and disseminate key research findings and trends; apply findings to future program and project design, strategy, project management and measure of assistance impact, and prepare reports documenting these findings and ensure that they are effectively communicated and disseminated to the Missions, USG partners and others. •Perform other related duties as assigned. 3.Qualifications Desired Qualifications •Clinical experience (e.g., physician, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant) with women’s health and/or HIV •Experience working with HIV programs in international settings •Masters level education or higher preferred •Strong ability to analyze public health program data. •Attention to detail, and ability to analyze complex structures and systems. •Experience working as part of multidisciplinary teams. •Strong writing and editing skills. Strong skills with Excel, Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Background The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC) is responsible for implementing the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – the U.S. Government initiative launched in 2003 focused on saving and improving the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. PEPFAR is focused on achieving an AIDS-free generation. PEPFAR is the largest commitment made by any nation to combat a single disease internationally. PEPFAR is global, operating in more than 36 countries through bilateral and regional programs. PEPFAR supported programs are implemented in these countries under the leadership of the Department of State and through a multitude of U.S. Government agencies, including U.S. Departments of State, Health and Human Services, Defense; the U.S. Agency for International Development; and the Peace Corps. Since 2003, $65 billion has been invested through PEPFAR to address HIV/AIDS globally and the annual budget is approximately $6 billion per year. The program is funding over 4,000 employees around the globe and in the agencies. PEPFAR is laser-focused on data-driven decision-making, mutual accountability, transparency, and ensuring our programs have impact. Due in large part to U.S. leadership, tremendous progress has been made in the fight against the global AIDS pandemic. As of September 30, 2015, PEPFAR has supported and/or provided: •Life-saving antiretroviral treatment for more than 9.5 million men, women and children; •HIV testing and counseling for more than 14.7 million pregnant women and for over 68.2 million individuals; •More than 8.9 million voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) procedures in Eastern and Southern Africa; •Care and support for more than 5.5 million orphans and vulnerable children; •Training for more than 190,000 new health care workers; and •More than 1 million babies born HIV free. The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, who leads PEPFAR and S/GAC and reports directly to the Secretary of State, oversees and directs all resources and activities of the U.S. Government to implement PEPFAR, including U.S. Government contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and relations with other countries and multilateral organizations. S/GAC leads an integrated U.S. global HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care response and works with host governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector, faith- based and non-governmental organizations to foster engagement in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Additional information about S/GAC and PEPFAR is available at


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Closing Date: 12/30/2017
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Contact Name: John Balas,  Senior Advisor for Maternal Health and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmissio
Contact Location: 2785 Hartland Road

Falls Church   VA  22043
United States
Contact Location: 2785 Hartland Road
  Falls Church   VA  22043
  United States
Contact Phone: 703-940-1774 104
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