Organization: Global Health Fellows Program
Closing date: 22 May 2017
Global Health Fellows Program
The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual work planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.
Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.
Launched in 2003 by President George W. Bush, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) holds a place in history as the largest effort by any nation to combat a single disease. In the first five years of the program, PEPFAR focused on establishing and scaling up prevention, care and treatment programs. It achieved success in expanding access to HIV prevention, care and treatment in low-resource settings. During its first phase, PEPFAR supported the provision of treatment to more than two million people, care to more than 10 million people, including more than four million orphans and vulnerable children, and prevention of mother-to-child treatment services during nearly 16 million pregnancies.
On July 30, 2008, the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 5501) was signed into law authorizing up to $48 billion over five years to combat global HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In the second phase of PEPFAR, a comprehensive multi-sectoral approach that expands access to prevention, care and treatment, and builds greater country ownership continued to be pursued. In December 2013, President Obama signed the ‘PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013’ into law. The bill extends existing authorities for five years and strengthens oversight of PEPFAR. As PEPFAR builds upon its successes, it will continue its focus on transitioning from an emergency response to promoting sustainable country programs.
The US Government (USG) program in Zambia combines the Departments of State and Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USAID, and Peace Corps to implement an integrated program covering HIV prevention, care, and treatment. These USG partners have come together to create an HIV/AIDS program that supports existing activities in Zambia, and have built national platforms for program scale-up, especially for clinic-and facility-based services, care for orphans and vulnerable children, and community-based care. The PEPFAR Zambia interagency team is comprised of over 100 programmatic and technical staff members and additional management and administrative support staff members. The PEPFAR Coordination Office has nine full-time staff members, including the PEPFAR Country Coordinator.
PEPFAR Zambia is a collaborating partner with other in-country stakeholders including, first and foremost, the Government of the Republic of Zambia primarily through the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance (MOF). PEPFAR Zambia also collaborates closely with other donors such as the Global Fund.
The Senior HIV Financing Advisor (Senior Advisor) will be based in Lusaka, Zambia, and will support the full mandate of the PEPFAR Coordination Office related to sustainable HIV financing. The Senior Advisor will coordinate and implement expenditure and cost analyses across the PEPFAR Zambia program; advise on and coordinate USG linkages with Global Fund activities; support work with the Ministry of Finance and coordinate USG participation in the development of national strategies in Zambia.
The Senior Advisor will work closely with and receive technical guidance from the PEPFAR Country Coordinator (PCC) who will serve as his/her onsite manager.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior HIV Financing Advisor will be responsible for:
Coordinating and implementing expenditure and cost analyses across the PEPFAR Zambia program.
Advising and coordinating USG linkages with Global Fund activities in Zambia.
Advising and coordinating PEPFAR’s work with the Ministry of Finance in Zambia.
Coordinating USG participation in the development of national strategies in Zambia
International and domestic travel approximately 20%.
TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (7%)
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary based on commensurate experience and earnings history. The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including professional development programs.
How to apply:
All applicants are required to apply for this position through GHFP-II’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghfp.net/recruitment/, which allows you to store your CV, profile and bio data form in our database. A separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by May 22nd, 2017 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.
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