JOB: Public Health Advisor at USAID, Washington, D.C.

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Public Health Advisor
    Agency: Agency For International Development
    Sub Agency: Global Health, Office of Strategic Planning, Budget & Operations, Strategic Planning & Budget Div.
    Job Announcement Number: AID-11-0272-DM

    SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 – $136,771.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, June 30, 2011 to Friday, July 08, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0685-14/14
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Permanent – No time limit
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Washington, DC

    The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, DC, 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 employs individuals in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as through Personal Service Contracts for service in Washington, DC and overseas.

    The position is located in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of Strategic Planning, Budget and Operations, Strategic Planning and Budget Division (GH/SPBO/SPB). The incumbent serves as the Public Health Advisor primarily responsible for knowledge management programs and activities, encompassing research and analysis of information and data from Bureau programs and projects, external public health initiatives, and KMS-originated research provides validation of the efficacy of ongoing programs and projects, informed input for future resource allocations, and reliable information/data to be used by USAID and the international public health community in the provision of critical information to address the full spectrum of global health issues relevant to the Bureau. Additionally, the KMS activity intends to ensure dissemination of such information and data, as well as information on results achieved by BGH programs and projects. As a member of GH/SPBO/SPB, the incumbent participates in Bureau-wide strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation activities as required. The incumbent may serve as a COTR/AOTR for Bureau contracts/agreements.


    * U.S. Citizen
    * Relevant experience (see Qualifications below)
    * Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance
    * Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service

    Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for US Agency for International Development applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on


    Evaluates and manages centrally administered programs/projects that affect broad mission areas, such as the program areas of the Bureau in the public health sector. Manages and evaluates major centrally managed grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts in the area of public health. Prepares concept papers and background analyses for new activities and drafts all related project documentation. Prepares or coordinates preparation of reports, briefings, conferences, publications, training, and other means of promoting wide understanding of improved knowledge and methods. Manages program, financial, reporting, and accountability processes.

    Directs field support to Missions and to other Bureaus through Mission ‘buy-in’ funding of centralized public health projects, and through indefinite-quantity or other centrally administered contracts. Oversees process by which client needs are defined and met by ‘buy-ins.’ Manages related financial, personnel selection, team-building, reporting, communication, and program documentation processes; assures that services are fully responsive and of top quality. Supports agency-wide activities within the public health area by reviewing and analyzing data; developing strategies, analytical models, and methodologies; and providing assistance and advice on sectoral issues; plans, schedules, and conducts projects and studies to evaluate and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of program or project operations. Participates in the development of strategies, plans, program guidance, and dissemination of research results for Agency-wide application and incorporation into public health programs. Contributes to formulating Agency positions on research issues, for presentation to Congress, representatives of universities, foundations and task forces.

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