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.
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 and AIDS. USAID is a key partner in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this initiative.
In support of these efforts and the PEPFAR goal to end the HIV epidemic, the Adult Clinical Branch, within the Bureau for Global Health’s Office of HIV/AIDS, Prevention, Care and Treatment Division (GH/OHA/PCT/ACB), requires an technical advisor for Differentiated Care & Multi-month Dispensing (MMD) who will support USAID to implement and monitor uptake and outcomes of Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) and MMD, and provide strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure reliable supply from the national to the individual site and patient level of essential drugs for people affected by HIV and AIDS and related infections. This position requires knowledge of antiretroviral therapy (ART) management, service delivery approaches in low- and middle-income settings, supply chain management, and appropriate monitoring strategies to foster life-long virologic suppression and the prevention of HIV drug resistance.
The MMD Advisor will assist in the design and implementation of USAID and PEPFAR-supported HIV prevention, care and treatment programs, with a focus on clinical services, including DSD/MMD. The DSD/MMD Advisor analyzes data, reports and other information on ART delivery internationally and reviews relevant data and policies to inform USAID-supported programming and service delivery. A primary focus area is high-quality differentiated service delivery approaches for patient-centered, efficient ART programs, including promoting broad uptake of providing 3-6 month supplies of ARVs to stable patients across all subpopulations in order to foster life-long adherence and virologic suppression, client satisfaction and health system efficiencies. S/he will serve as a subject matter expert, providing coordination and advice in the delivery of ART program services. The DSD/MMD Advisor will support PEPFAR’s goal of eliminating HIV by 2020 and supporting the field to implement high-quality and high-performing ART services, with a particular focus on Differentiated Service Delivery that meet different patient needs. The GH/OHA/PCT Adult Clinical Branch (ACB) Chief will be the USAID point of contact, and the Advisor will work closely with the ACB, PMB and SCH branches.
The Differentiated Care & MMD Advisor will perform the following major duties at the levels described below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Provide Global Technical Leadership on Differentiated Care and Multi-month Dispensing
Monitoring and Evaluation of PEPFAR Programs
Provide Technical Assistance and Programmatic Advice to USAID field Missions and Country Programs on ART and Supply Chain best practices