Senior PEPFAR/Orphans and Vulnerable Children Advisor (SPOA) – GS-14 at USAID

22-198 USAID Project Management Specialist (Resilience Team Leader) at USAID

USAID/Uganda is seeking qualified candidates for the Personal Services Contractor (PSC) – Senior PEPFAR/Orphans and Vulnerable Children Advisor (SPOA) – GS-14, position.

ELIGIBLE OFFERORS: United States (U.S.) citizen or Resident Alien – offshore or resident in Uganda and Third Country National (TCN) per AIDAR Appendix J.

Opening date: November 21, 2022

Closing date: December 20, 2022

USAID/Uganda is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Senior PEPFAR/Orphans and Vulnerable Children Advisor (SPOA).

The SPOA provides technical assistance and oversight for USAID’s OVC programming, in coordination with the overall USAID and interagency PEPFAR program. S/he will provide expert technical and programmatic guidance, as well as mentoring to: 1) Increase impact of OVC programming; 2) Lead transition of full PEPFAR/Uganda OVC portfolio to USAID; 3) Improve OVC integration with larger PEPFAR and other programming; and 4) Build capacity of EYCD team to successfully design, implement, monitor, and evaluate OVC programs.

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 Master’s Degree (or higher) in child development; psychology; education; social work; sociology; public health; epidemiology; health, social, or behavioral science; or other relevant fields is required.


Minimum of ten years’ experience working with child protection and HIV issues and programs, with strong preference for experience in programs to mitigate the effects of HIV on children and their families/caregiver, with at least eight years’ experience in an international or resource-challenged settings.

Experience working with USAID Missions, host country governments, IPs, and/or PEPFAR programs is required.

How to apply

Access detailed solicitation document SOL-72061723R00005 at: or or send an email to EXO and HR Specialist at:


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