Localization Advisor

Public Health Institute

About the organization

The Global Health Training, Advisory and Support Contract (GHTASC) delivers effective global health programming to advance the mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Global Health (GH) through institutional support and workforce development services from junior, mid-level, senior and expert advisory, and administrative professionals.

Credence and its partner, the Public Health Institute (PHI), are both employers for GHTASC, and are seeking a Localization Advisor under GHTASC. This position will be hired under Public Health Institute (PHI).


Primary responsibilities of the Localization Advisor will be to work with the Senior GH Policy and Health Equity Advisor and the GH Locally Led Development Working Group in the coordination and implementation of initiatives and activities that advance the Inclusive Partnerships Pillar of the GH Antidiscrimination and Diversity Council (ADC support offices as needed with cross-cutting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) initiatives, programs, and policies; and leverage best practices in localization to implement other internal and external activities.

Further, the Advisor will support localization efforts across Global Health, while providing targeted technical assistance and support to a select number of operating units on DEIA, localization, and inclusive development. Related to office-level support for DEIA, the Advisor will help improve DEIA within organizational culture, recruiting, retention, performance management, talent development, leadership commitment, etc.  Related to office-level support for Inclusive Development, the Advisor will help support the Bureau for Global Health’s efforts to integrate Inclusive Development considerations across technical areas within a select set of operating units.

The GH DEIA Team seeks a Localization Advisor who will communicate across offices on the progress and deliverables of the Council as it relates to localization; and will serve as a technical resource by linking DEIA and localization for GH staff.


Master’s degree with 6 years of relevant experience, bachelor’s degree with 8 years of relevant experience, Associate’s degree and 10 years of relevant experience, or High School graduate and 12 years of relevant experience.

Other Qualifications:

1-2 years of experience in working on DEIA issues within a workplace in some capacity. 
1-2 years of experience working on localization of international development efforts, preferably in global health. 
Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, motivational, and teambuilding skills/experience. 
Demonstrated ability in program management or working across multiple offices and different levels of employees or teams.  
Demonstrated organizational management, leadership skills in negotiating, influencing, and managing diplomatically sensitive issues in order to build and sustain a culture of accountability, ownership, and delivery among stakeholders.  
Demonstrated ability to apply policy directives to activity design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.  
A depth of understanding of the US and international issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and experience with implementing organizational transformation activities.  
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, presentation development and facilitation skills, and able to hold meaningful conversations.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft suite of programs and Google Suite.
US citizenship or permanent residency required


Full salary range for this position is $92,300 to $145,617 per year, with the starting salary determined based on candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.

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