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Senior Technical Advisor for Clinical Financial Sustainability (PEPFAR)

Washington, DC
Location: Washington, DC
Must be able to obtain a Moderate Risk Public Trust
Introduction
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 HIVIAIDS 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 HIVIAIDS 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.
The Office of Financial Sustainability and Development (OFSD) within S/GAC was created in August of 2016 to support PEPFAR 3.0 goal of sustained epidemic control. Sustainability is one of five key agendas within PEPFAR 3.0. The Office contributes to ensuring PEPFAR business processes and investment decisions are efficient and effective. OFSD also plays an important thought leadership role in the global dialogue on financing and sustainability for the HIV response.  The Office has three key objectives and a number of priority activities related to each of these.
Objective One: Sustainability Agenda
  • Continue to implement, support, and analyze the Sustainability Index Dashboard (SID) and its results to inform trends and additional support needs within countries
  • Map sustainability needs and priorities across countries to support harmonized strategic approach within PEPFAR, partner governments, and other donors/stakeholders
  • Support country focused action sustainability planning
  • Facilitate communication on sustainability (e.g., reports, webinars, etc.)
Objective Two: More Efficient and Effective Above Site Investments
  • Further analyze and refine the COP18 Systems and Budget Optimization Review (SBOR) to ensure country identification, monitoring, and achievement of benchmarks and outcomes in which that PEPFAR has invested
  • Lead discussions regarding SBOR 2.0 for COP18 and beyond
  • Oversee costing efficient and effective investments
Objective Three: Thought Leadership on Sustainability
  • Engage with UNAIDS, Global Fund and other stakeholders as the representative of the USG at international meetings, conferences, etc. whose sponsors or attendees may include donors and others with significant equities and other contributors in the fight against the global HIV/AIDS pandemic
  • Recommend and advocate for positions held by the USG on strategies, initiatives, and current programs that aim to improve the prevention, treatment, and care of HIVIAIDS
As PEPFAR-supported countries begin to reach epidemic control, there is a critical need to ensure the sustainability of this achievement at both the national and subnational level.  The challenges to a sustainable HIV program are complex, unique, and pose a new area of inquiry and action for not only PEPFAR, but all who are addressing 90-90-90. The Office of Financial Sustainability and Development is an exciting workplace supporting and developing cutting edge policy and implementation to reach and sustain epidemic control.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Deputy Coordinator for Financial and Programmatic Sustainability within the Office of Financial Sustainability and Development, the Senior Technical Advisor for Clinical Financial Sustainability will serve as the subject matter expert on clinical services and program delivery within OFSD. The Advisor is also expected to play a leadership role in the area of creating a clinically sound and financially stable program to support PEPFAR's agenda writ large. The Advisor will undertake the following major duties and responsibilities: ​
•    At the broadest level, provide strong thought leadership in conceiving, formulating, and recommending, approaches and processes to support advancement of PEPFAR's sustainability and development and efficiency agendas;
 
•    Oversee and coordinate specific initiatives or projects being undertaken by OFSD staff including, but not limited to modeling costs of ART treatment, designing cost effective and efficient interventions to meet 90-90-90 treatment goals which minimize the cost of achieving viral suppression, and costing of above site and service delivery interventions;
 
•    As a senior leader in OFSD, represent the office at key internal meetings internally (e.g., at senior staff, on ad hoc task teams, (e.g., "All Things Data Steering Committee") to advance office priorities;
 
•    Represent the USG at international meetings, conferences, etc., to share information and advocate for the positions and views of the USG.on strategies, initiatives, and current programs that aim to improve the prevention, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS;
 
•    Serve on the Technical Working Groups (TWG) supporting and guiding priority sustainability activities including advising on COP and HOP;
 
•    Conduct in-country visits with Chiefs of Mission, USG representatives administering PEPFAR programs, non-governmental organizations, and host government officials to obtain first-hand knowledge of country achievements and needs, as well as, to advance state-of-the-art and evidence-based models and programs for use in-country;
 
•    Coordinate with other sectors, such as monitoring and evaluation, finance and economics, prevention, and treatment as related to sustainability programming within the context of PEPFAR;
 
•    Maintain and adhere to appropriate management and internal control systems to ensure that all resources are safeguarded against waste, fraud, unauthorized use or misappropriation; obligations incurred comply with applicable laws and regulations; and revenues and expenditures are promptly recorded and accounted for in accordance with S/GAC procedures.  Proactively identifies program areas where potential for waste, fraud, unauthorized use or misappropriation exist and pursues systematic resolution.
 
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Master's in Public Health, Epidemiology, Economics, Finance, Business, Public Policy, International Development, International Affairs, or related fields
 
 
MicroSystems Automation Group (MSAG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) providing subject matter expertise and technology solutions for government and commercial clients since 1988. We have a rich history of working with clients to understand their business problems and leverage our technical expertise and knowledge to deliver solutions that improve their business performance.
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