Job Overview


About the Agency

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.  With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world.  Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.  We operate in four regions of the world:  Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.  USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct.  For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit
This position is located in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS (GH OHA).   GH OHA is seeking a Deputy Director who will serve as the chief operations officer overseeing the program, staff, and the day-to-day work of an Office that is the locus of HIV/AIDS strategy and technical leadership activity for the Agency.  For a more detailed description of the job duties, please see the "duties" section of this vacancy announcement.   For more information on the bureau for Global Health, please click on the following link:


As a Supervisory Public Health Advisor (Deputy Director) you will:

  • Serve as the Deputy Director in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, overseeing the day-to-day work of the Office and providing direction to the four-division chiefs and the staff of the Office of the Director.
  • Perform the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised; establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system; ensure a continuing affirmative application of USAID policies concerning equal opportunity.
  • Serve as the agency expert and coordinator in providing intellectual leadership and focus to initiate dialogue within and across the U.S. government (USG); generate policy recommendations, interventions, and agency mechanisms; and initiate research activities which will be economically feasible to support sustainable development within the international HIV/AIDS public health area.
  • Enhance and coordinate effective working relationships across sectoral lines, identifying important areas of interaction and impact between program areas and ensuring that programs are managed to gain the greatest possible benefit from such interactions.
  • Provide expert technical leadership, policy, and program guidance to the Pillar Bureaus, Missions, interagency colleagues, and to Regional Bureaus working in the international HIV/AIDS sector; develop and/or review US Government (USG), Bureau, Regional Bureau, and Mission policies, strategies, or programs in the public health area.
  • Initiate and lead interdisciplinary task forces within and outside the U.S., or organize and chair seminars on sectoral problems, development projects, policies, and strategies, and identification of participants.

Travel Required

  • 25% or Greater
  • The position requires travel to developing countries.

Relocation Authorized

  • No