Senior Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Advisor, GS-15 at US Agency for International Development


Solicitation for Resident Hire U.S. Personal Services Contractor (U.S. PSC) Executive HR Advisor, GS-15 at USAID

Job Title: Senior Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Advisor, GS-15

**ELIGIBLE OFFERORS:**United States **(**US) citizen and Resident Aliens – offshore and resident in Uganda.

Opening date: September 14, 2022

Closing date: October 13, 2022

USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Senior Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Advisor.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Office Director of USAID/Uganda’s Office of Health and HIV/AIDS (OHH) or designee, the Senior GHSA Advisorwill provide staff management and senior technical expertise to ensure the well‐coordinated and effective implementation of the USG GHSA portfolio in Uganda. The Senior GHSA Advisor will manage a complex multi‐sectoral portfolio, providing administrative, technical, and representational leadership within the United Stated Government Inter-agency space. The Senior GHSA Advisorwill work closely with senior-level experts with USAID/Washington, USAID/East Africa, and the USG Interagency in Uganda as key stakeholders to oversee USAID GHSA investments in Uganda. The Senior GHSA Advisor will provide senior-level expertise to the USG GHSA team in Uganda and help manage GHSA staff and implementing partners on the ground. Placement of a Senior GHSA Advisor in Uganda will fill a critical role for USAID to meet the expectations of the White House and Congress for rapid, effective, and coordinated implementation of the GHSA. The Senior GHSA Advisor will work closely with other USG partners to ensure effective interagency coordination, particularly with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DoD) offices providing support for GHSA implementation (DTRA’s Regional Cooperative Engagement Officer), and the State Department.

The Senior GHSA Advisor will provide well-informed and appropriate technical expertise and representation at meetings and events, both within the embassy and the broader interagency, and with external audiences, including the GOU Ministries and the Prime Minister’s office, Ugandan and international academia, the UN, other embassies, development partners, civil society, and the humanitarian assistance community.

TheSenior GHSA Advisor will serve on the USG inter-agency health team in Uganda, particularly as part of the GHSA Technical Working Group, and will liaise with other USG department and agency programs and activities in Uganda that align with and/or support Uganda’s five-year GHSA Roadmap. The Senior GHSA Advisor will support the USAID GHSA project activities with a combined life of projects budget of $22 million. Additional responsibilities will include participation in GHSA Interagency Steering Committee meetings/teleconferences.

TheSenior GHSA Advisor will represent USAID in all relevant interagency and other donor GHSA coordinating mechanisms in country to ensure USAID programming is fully aligned with Uganda’s GHSA Roadmap and annual work plan; is contributing to the advancement of building in-country capacity; and is responsive to the country’s context.

TheSenior GHSA Advisor will liaise with USAID Washington teams, specifically the USAID Bureau for Global Health; the GHSA Lead, and the Africa Bureau Office of Sustainable Development’s Health Division. The Senior GHSA Advisor will ensure that the Mission’s planning, response, and reporting on GHSA is carried out in accordance with USAID, CDC, DoD, and State Department directives.

The Senior GHSA Advisor will communicate with USAID/Washington to share lessons learned and will ensure those lessons are adapted into existing programs. This position will be the main point of contact between USAID/Uganda and USAID/Washington regarding GHSA activities, progress reporting and information requests.

Required professional qualifications include the following and offerors must address all the elements as part of their offer in response to this PSC solicitation.

A. EDUCATION

A doctoral degree in public health, public policy, epidemiology, infectious disease, or similar related discipline is required.

B. PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE

From ten (10) years of experience in public health, animal health, One Health, epidemiology, or a related field, of which five years must be working in or with developing countries is required.

A minimum of five (5) years’ experience with a government agency or other international/local organization working on zoonotic or emerging infectious diseases, or global health security is required.

Senior-level experience related to infectious disease prevention, detection and control in public health sector is required.

Working experience of technical and programmatic principles underlying emerging infectious diseases and/or GHSA activities or implementation is required.

Previous experience with an international agency, organization, academic institution, or NGO is required.

Experience working in Uganda is required.

How to apply

Access detailed solicitation document SOL-72061722R00014 is at: SAM.gov or https://ug.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/ or send an email to EXO and HR Specialist at: kampalausaidjobs@usaid.gov

 

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