Strategic Information Advisor/ Program Support Officer
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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 and is the largest commitment made by any nation to combat a single disease globally, operating in nearly 60 countries through bilateral and regional programs. Additional information about S/GAC and PEPFAR is available at www.pepfar.gov.
Incumbent serves as a Strategic Information Advisor and Program Support Officer in the Program Results and Impact Monitoring for Epidemic Control (PRIME) unit of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC) by providing programmatic and technical assistance to the unit by coordinating the collection and analysis of several data streams for the purpose of monitoring progress on epidemic control. The unit serves as a policy and programmatic resource for a variety of issues relevant to the success of country programs to use strategic information to inform and improve programs. This requires successfully liaising across teams and units within S/GAC including the Country Oversight and Accountability and Budget Development and Execution teams, as well as across U.S. government agencies and country and multilateral partners.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
The incumbent will support office leadership by taking care of routine matters, and based on knowledge of the programs or operations, refers other inquires to appropriate personnel.
Maintains a close and highly responsive relationship to the day-to-day activities of the supervisor and staff; works independently, receiving minimal detailed supervision and guidance.
Provides administrative support for coordination and collaboration of agencies for program implementation.
Receives calls, greets visitors, and directs to staff members only those contacts needing their attention or action.
Incumbent responds to routine and non-technical requests for information such as status of reports, duty status of employees assigned to the section, suspense date for matters requiring compliance. Incumbent adheres to established deadlines.
Provides administrative support for the annual Country Operational Plans and quarterly POART reviews.
Incumbent composes correspondence on administrative support or clerical functions of the office.
Establishes and maintains office files and records. Searches, assembles, and summarizes information as required from files and documents.
Maintains calendar and schedules appointments based on knowledge of office leadership interests and commitments.
Makes all necessary arrangements for travel, arranging schedule of visits, making transportation and hotel reservation, notifying organization and officials to be visited, keeping in touch with office leadership, writing thank-you letters after the office lead's return, and submitting travel vouchers and reports.
Serves as an S/GAC strategic information headquarters counterpart to Strategic Information Leads within the PEPFAR country offices.
Works closely with countries to ensure quality and integrity of data used to report on progress toward achieving epidemic control and provide accountability for PEPFAR resources.
Supports processes for quarterly reporting from the assigned countries, and coordinates associated review processes following submissions.
Conducts ad-hoc analyses of routine programmatic data, survey data, surveillance data, financial, and quality data.
Conducts in-country visits with senior US Government and host country government officials to provide technical support to PEPFAR teams and supported countries in administering, monitoring, and evaluating HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs.
Assists with the development, approval, implementation, and reporting on the operational and strategic plans for the PEPFAR countries and regional HIV/AIDS programs.
Supports analysis and preparation of data for inclusion on the public PEPFAR dashboard, fact sheets, and other dissemination products.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors’ or graduate/higher level degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, or allied sciences, or related fields appropriate to the work of the position; with a minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
Ability to obtain an MRPT clearance.
Ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary teams
The consultant will work in concert with the PEPFAR country team(s) and a multidisciplinary and interagency headquarters team, including Country Leads, Expenditure Analysis Advisors, Budget Advisors, among others to ensure that program and epidemiological data are analyzed and used in conjunction with planned budget, expenditures, geopolitical and other contextual country data.
The candidate must have strong diplomatic skills and excel in working with culturally, politically, and socioeconomically diverse teams.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Familiarity with and ongoing data analysis of the overall country contexts, the scope and nature of in-country HIV programs and the PEPFAR program, the consultant provides advice and recommendations to S/GAC senior management on issues regarding country programs and teams.
Uses clear and concise language in presenting analyses, contributing to technical guidance documents (e.g., indicator guidance), policy documents, standard operating procedures, and responding to written inquiries.
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically in interagency space
Full-time employees are eligible for paid company benefits, paid time off, sick leave and federal /national holiday pay. MSAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Disability and Veteran