Senior Youth and Reproductive Health Advisor

Social Solutions International, INC

About the organization

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

The Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as USAID’s primary source of technical expertise, leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector, including HIV and AIDS, infectious diseases, child and maternal health and nutrition, family planning and reproductive health, and health systems strengthening and reform. GH is responsible for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs. Through its staff, programs and country teams, GH provides critical support to USAID mis

Duties

The Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) advances and supports voluntary family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs worldwide to reduce unintended pregnancy and foster improved reproductive health behaviors. PRH provides strategic direction, global technical leadership and support to field programs; ensures responsiveness to Congressional and Administration priorities, directives and restrictions; and provides information on USAID’s family planning and reproductive health programs to a range of stakeholders. PRH identifies youth as an important priority population that requires specific attention so as to achieve the goals of GH's signature initiatives, including FP2020, and Controlling the AIDS Epidemic and Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths (PCMD). The Senior Youth and Reproductive Health Advisor is responsible for: a) recommending improvements in youth programming within projects and initiatives managed by GH/PRH staff and in field Missions; b) presenting and communicating USAID's technical leadership on youth; c) working effectively across multiple sectors of the Agency in support of the Youth in Development Policy and programs to promote cross-sectoral collaboration and synergies; d) collaborating with other USG agencies, donors and multilateral agencies on youth activities as appropriate.

Qualifications

Qualification at the GS-14 equivalent Senior Youth and Reproductive Health Advisor level requires a Master's degree and 9 years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other qualifications include:

Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.

Employee demonstrates compliance with safety regulations, rules of conduct, other applicable laws and regulations and company policies.

Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.

Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties.

Salary

GS 14 equivalent

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