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) provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs around HIV/AIDS. OHA provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating 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 Health Workforce Branch (GH/OHA/SPS/HWF) coordinates with relevant USAID offices and Mission teams in support of HRH interventions to achieve and sustain epidemic control.
Human Resource for Health (HRH) has been a key area of investment to advance scale-up of HIV programs across countries. PEPFAR has provided direct support to develop, capacitate and remunerate various clinical and community-based health worker cadres to expand delivery HIV services. Ensuring adequate number and skills of the health workforce are not the only elements for HRH success. Improving health worker engagement is integral to the adoption of greater data use, strategies and practices to advance the delivery of quality, client-centered HIV services. Building host-country capacity for greater performance management , use of data to optimize worker utilization, and engagement of the workforce is key for achieving and sustaining epidemic control.
The Health Workforce Engagement Advisor (Advisor) provides programmatic and technical support to Headquarters and field staff in order to guide country HRH planning and implementation required to advance epidemic control and to support service delivery requirements to sustain gains. The Advisor supports key components of PEPFAR and USAID health workforce priorities, including addressing worker performance and productivity barriers impacting delivery of quality, client-centered HIV care. The Advisor will support application of strategies to advance health worker performance management systems, health worker engagement in achieving quality improvement goals, and monitoring progress and outcomes. The Advisor will also support informing HRH requirements to both advance and sustain HIV epidemic control Key technical emphases include health worker performance management, health worker engagement, quality improvement and client-centered care.
Training and Professional Development:
US Citizenship or US Permanent Residency with the ability to obtain and maintain at minimum a facility access clearance is required.