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    You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined.  

    These positions are located in the Washington, DC Commuting Area within one of our bureaus or independent offices within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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    USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. The purpose of foreign aid should be ending the need for its existence, and we provide development assistance to help partner countries on their own development journey to self-reliance – looking at ways to help lift lives, build communities, and establish self-sufficiency.

    As a Health Science Advisor, your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Serving as an expert advisor and technical authority on complex and precedent-setting policy and program issues, developing policies, guidance, strategies, and plans for global health programs;
    • Planning, developing, and managing global health programs, projects and activities; reviewing program and project proposals for financial, technical, social and environmental soundness;
    • Monitoring and managing activities of implementing partners, including serving as a Contracting/Agreement Officer Representative (C/AOR) by taking the initiative in contributing ideas, offering technical direction and leadership, analyzing options, suggesting corrective measures, and offering informed opinions based on technical expertise and knowledge;
    • Identifying and analyzing global health issues and their impact on advancing U.S. Government global health initiatives; providing expert advice, monitoring and measuring the outcome of programs, projects and activities;
    • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with senior staff at relevant USAID operating units, implementing partners, international and multilateral organizations, private foundations, and relevant USG interagency partners, including: the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and/or other U.S. Government global health agencies; and
    • Advising senior management at USAID on key issues on global health issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may vary depending on the needs of the assigned office, but will not exceed 25% of the incumbent's time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    14 - The full performance level of this position is the GS-14 grade level.

  • Job family (Series)

    0601 General Health Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/562202900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.