Gender Advisor

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Global Health/Public Health
Regular Full-Time


Credence Management Solutions employs hard-working, passionate individuals who bring innovation, accountability, and a growth mindset to the many missions we support across the US Federal Government. Employee empowerment is part of the fabric of our corporate culture through which we emphasize opportunity, recognition, reward, and retention. At Credence, we follow the principles of servant leadership and believe that serving and supporting others is critical to both our individual and collective achievements. We have only one measure of success. Yours.


We are hiring for positions under the Global Health Training, Advisory, Support Contract (GHTASC) in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health (GH). These roles deliver institutional support services in a wide range of technical areas at the junior, mid-, senior, and expert levels.


We are a diverse, enthusiastic family of subject matter experts, business professionals, and practitioners who all share a common goal of providing excellent services to our government customers. If you want to work in a dynamic and fast-growing environment with highly motivated colleagues, then Credence is the right place for you!


Credence Management Solutions is seeking a Gender Advisor.  See below for more information on this exciting opportunity and apply to join Credence today!


 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. 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 program, and provides strategic direction, technical leadership and support to field programs in HIV. 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 prevention, care and treatment, and monitoring and reporting on the impact of the Agency's HIV program.


In support of these efforts and PEPFAR’s goal to end the HIV epidemic, the Gender Advisor (Advisor) will support USAID's development and implementation of gender equality and gender-based violence-related interventions for HIV prevention, treatment, and systems strengthening. They will provide advanced technical guidance on programming related to gender equality and gender-based violence, particularly in relation to the HIV prevention and clinical cascade. 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 gender-related issues, specifically, and the continuum of HIV prevention, treatment, and systems strengthening broadly.



The Gender Advisor will primarily support the Priority Populations, Rights, and Integration PPIR Office in OHA as a Credence Institutional Support Contractor (ISC). In this role, the selected candidate will provide advanced analytical and technical assistance to USAID programs related to gender equality and gender-based violence. Duties will range from serving as a gender subject matter expert to USAID field missions and implementing partners to reviewing and synthesizing program data, scientific literature, and other relevant data sources to inform recommendations for changes in program direction.  The Advisor’s routine work will include providing technical updates, briefers and other documents that describe USAID’s activities, research and progress; preparing portfolio reviews and reports; reviewing documents such as annual reports and operational plans; and preparing responses to Q&As and other requests for information. The Advisor will assist USAID mission staff in developing their capacity to plan and manage activities and will assist international and local partners at the country level to strengthen the implementation of gender-related activities. The Advisor will also have a key coordination role with USAID Missions implementing key Branch, Division, and Office priorities.


The Advisor independently ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines and handles several tasks simultaneously. Close collaboration with the members of the GSD Branch and understanding the portfolio of projects in the Branch and across OHA will be a key aspect of this position. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID and PEPFAR policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures. The individual is expected to become familiar with Office/Division/Branch technical issues and policies related to gender within PEPFAR.


The Advisor will work closely with and receive day to day guidance from the Gender and Sexual Diversity Team Lead, and the PPIR Senior Advisor who will serve as their USAID Point of Contact.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to ensure the incumbent is able to perform the duties required of the position. 


Note: Application closing date is on January 23, 2023.



  • Promote functional knowledge of USAID and PEPFAR policies and guidelines related to gender equality and gender-based violence across USAID staff and implementing partners;
  • Contribute to the working knowledge of technical and programmatic aspects of gender equality and gender-based violence in the context of HIV programs and services;
  • Research, review, document, and/or analyze best practices in the implementation of gender equality and gender-based violence programs and assist in the dissemination of those practices to colleagues in the field and other USG agencies;
  • Contribute to strategic planning efforts in the GSD Branch, including providing input to planning, coordinating, and implementing USAID/PEPFAR programs, including Country Operational Plans;
  • Provide advanced assistance to technical staff in assessing, planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating services and systems related to clinical and community programs;
  • Lead in the drafting of technical document such as briefs, talking points, briefing/summary presentations, etc. Prepare and deliver presentations on content as required;
  • Stay updated and aware of current systems and standards, development activities, guidelines, and policies in the HIV continuum of care as they relate to gender issues;
  • Lead in compiling, synthesizing, and analyzing technical and programmatic data related to gender-related activities at the headquarter and field levels, including data for program improvement;
  • Organize calls and webinars with field Missions, prepares agenda and minutes, contribute technical content, and follows up on action items;
  • Collect and make arrangements for distribution of material to the USAID missions, USAID/W offices, host country institutions, and cooperating agencies;
  • Provide programmatic assistance as requested or assigned; and
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 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.


  • Master’s and 6 years, Bachelor’s and 8 years, Associate’s and 10 years, or High School and 12 years of professional experience;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with two or more public health technical disciplines (such as, HIV/AIDS, gender, PEPFAR, malaria, etc.) preferred;
  • Knowledge of and experience with HIV and gender programs;
  • Experience in designing, managing, monitoring, and/or evaluating HIV and AIDS programs in developing country contexts;
  • Demonstrated innovative 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;
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally (25-35% time);
  • Proficiency in the use of Google and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment in an active office;
  • Country-specific experience with programs receiving PEPFAR funding (preferred)
  • Experience with Tableau (preferred)
  • US Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident with the ability to obtain facility access clearance is required

Full salary range for this position is: $92,300.00 to $145,617.00 per year with the starting salary determined based on candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, and education, in addition to budget availability.


Prior to submitting your application your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position. Please ensure that all relevant experience and education is documented on your resume. There is no limitation to resume length; updates to resumes will not be accepted during the interview and selection process.


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