Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Advisor (S/GAC)
The ability to obtain a security clearance at the public trust level is required.
The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC) is responsible for implementing the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – the U.S. Government initiative launched in 2003 focused on saving and improving the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. PEPFAR is focused on achieving an AIDS-free generation. PEPFAR is the largest commitment made by any nation to combat a single disease internationally. PEPFAR is global, operating in more than 36 countries through bilateral and regional programs. PEPFAR supported programs are implemented in these countries under the leadership of the Department of State and through a multitude of U.S. Government agencies, including U.S. Departments of State, Health and Human Services, Defense; the U.S. Agency for International Development; and the Peace Corps. Since 2003, $65 billion has been invested through PEPFAR to address HIV/AIDS globally and the annual budget is approximately $6 billion per year. The program is funding over 4,000 employees around the globe and in the agencies.
PEPFAR is laser-focused on data-driven decision-making, mutual accountability, transparency, and ensuring our programs have impact. Due in large part to U.S. leadership, tremendous progress has been made in the fight against the global AIDS pandemic. As of September 30, 2015, PEPFAR has supported and/or provided:
The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, who leads PEPFAR and S/GAC and reports directly to the Secretary of State, oversees and directs all resources and activities of the U.S. Government to implement PEPFAR, including U.S. Government contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and relations with other countries and multilateral organizations. S/GAC leads an integrated U.S. global HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care response and works with host governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector, faith-based and non-governmental organizations to foster engagement in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Additional information about S/GAC and PEPFAR is available at www.pepfar.gov.
Under the direction of the S/GAC Deputy Coordinator for Program Quality, the incumbent serves as Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Advisor in the Program Quality unit of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC). The Program Quality team provides technical expertise for the implementation of programs to provide diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HIV in PEPFAR programs throughout the world. Activities include development of technical considerations, review and input to country operational plans, participation in technical meetings with normative bodies, and technical assistance both remotely and in the field. To facilitate this work, the Program Quality team engages colleagues across S/GAC’s Management and Budget, Country Impact, Country Operations, Multilateral, and other teams and with technical advisors at other PEPFAR agencies.
The Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Advisor provides overall guidance on the development, implementation and evaluation of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) strategies and interventions for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). This includes working closely with U.S. Government (USG) agencies to ensure orphans and vulnerable children issues are appropriately addressed within the context of PEPFAR. Working in conjunction with S/GAC, all PEPFAR implementing agencies, other offices within the Department of State, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international organizations, the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Advisor is responsible for:
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