Senior Private Sector Advisor

US Agency for International Development

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We are hiring for positions under the Global Health Training, Advisory, Support Contract (GHTASC) in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health (GH). These roles deliver institutional support services in a wide range of technical areas at the junior, mid-, senior, and expert levels.

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Position Summary

The Senior Private Sector Advisor will primarily support the USAID’s Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIV/AIDS/Systems and Program Sustainability Division/Health Finance and Economics Branch as a Credence Institutional Support Contractor (ISC).

In this role, the selected candidate will serve as a technical expert within the Global Health Bureau’s Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) to provide technical guidance and leadership to the office and missions and in the development of private and cross-sectoral approaches to HIV/AIDS.

The Senior Private Sector Advisor (PS Advisor) will also promote and expand public and private sector collaboration, including the private sector contributions to service coverage and health insurance markets in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The primary areas of responsibility include: 1) Advocating for the adoption and implementation of private sector approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, where appropriate; 2) providing technical and thought leadership to centrally managed projects and initiatives that involve private sector engagement and approaches; and 3) providing technical support to PEPFAR country teams, USAID Missions and other in-country stakeholders on the role of the private sector and private financing in the HIV/AIDS response, market segmentation, market analysis, models of innovative financing, and risk-pooling mechanisms that leverage private resources or capacity.

The United States Government (USG) has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world. The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a USG global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic. It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease. PEPFAR is committed to supporting activities that are grounded in science and critical to saving lives and preventing new HIV infections. PEPFAR’s core activities include a focus on health systems, including health finance; human resources for health; commodity procurement and supply chain systems; and laboratory systems.

As developing economies grow and begin to realize their economic potential more fully, unlocking domestic financing for HIV becomes a critical element of achieving long-term sustainability of the HIV/AIDS response. Countries are increasingly taking the lead in managing, implementing, and even financing their national HIV responses. As a result, PEPFAR has committed funding to support countries to strengthen their ongoing efforts to increase the use of their own resources. USAID collaborates with relevant stakeholders, including Missions, to support new and ongoing health financing activities that aim to increase domestic resources for the health sector.

PEPFAR programs typically provide funding to deliver services through the public sector. However, in some cases service delivery through the private sector should be considered. In several countries, HIV prevalence is higher among the highest wealth quintiles and free or subsidized HIV services from the public sector may not be well-targeted to these individuals. The private sector already serves people across the wealth quintiles, including through private hospitals and clinics, pharmacies, and traditional or non-formal providers. Furthermore, many private sector outlets may be a better fit for those less likely to seek care in the public sector, such as men, adolescents, or key population groups. Low- and middle-income countries often have limited fiscal space to increase public budgets for health and typically have small private sectors. Strengthening the private sector to deliver HIV/AIDS services can decongest public facilities and free up additional resources to control the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


The Senior Private Sector Advisor (PS Advisor) will be based in Health Finance and Economics (HFE) Branch within the Systems and Program Sustainability Division of GH/OHA (GH/OHA/SPS/HFE) and will receive technical direction from the HFE Branch Chief in identifying, designing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on HIV/AIDS activities and projects. As such, the PS Advisor will keep abreast of current developments in HIV/AIDS and related health issues and will establish and maintain close working relationships with other USAID operating units, the State Department’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (SGAC) and other USG agencies engaged in the PEPFAR initiative, and with representatives of public, private and not-for-profit organizations working in the HIV/AIDS field.

The Senior Private Sector Advisor will be responsible for:

Adoption and Implementation of Multisectoral and Private Sector Approaches:

  • Implementing a conceptual and operational framework for private sector engagement in the HIV/AIDS global response within PEPFAR, with a focus on market segmentation and private sector provision of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services.
  • Liaising with other offices in GH, the Regional Bureaus, S/GAC, and other USG agencies involved in health and HIV/AIDS financing work on implementation, planning and design of approaches to effectively use private service delivery for HIV/AIDS programming.
  • Supporting development and implementation of private sector strategies for HIV/AIDS being led by USAID in selected PEPFAR countries.
  • Designing mechanisms for improved collaboration between private and public sector in HIV, including the development of concrete demonstration activities capable of being scaled up and adopted by the field.
  • Supporting USAID/GH/OHA and Missions with program design for increased engagement from private sector sources, including expansion of health insurance markets, market segmentation and private sector provision of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services

Implementation and Coordination of Programs:

  • Providing technical guidance to selected USAID projects, especially those that support market analysis, market segmentation, and private sector engagement partnerships and collaborations in HIV/AIDS.
  • Providing technical guidance to Bureau-wide private sector activities that include an HIV/AIDS component.
  • Providing cross-Bureau technical guidance for the design and implementation of private sector strategies and programs for HIV/AIDS and associated health programs.

Provision of Technical Support to Field Programs:

  • Providing technical assistance to in-country PEPFAR teams in the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative models of private sector engagement in the HIV/AIDS response, including private health insurance and private service delivery models activities that contribute to reaching epidemic control.
  • Participating on inter-agency country teams and providing technical backstopping and support to selected country Missions in HIV/AIDS programming.
  • Serving as a member of selected interagency technical working groups on HIV/AIDS.


  • Master’s degree and 10 years or Bachelors degree and 12 years relevant experience in related field of studies or equivalent education and work experience.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of private health sector programs, including private health financing approaches to HIV/AIDS or similar programs with at least three to five (3-5) years’ experience in an international or resource-challenged setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in developing countries.
  • Experience in the technical design, administration, and implementation of HIV/AIDS programs or other health programs in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability in strategic planning and program management.
  • Experience in working with USAID Missions, donor organizations, host country governments and non-governmental organizations is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse teams.
  • High degree of independent judgment, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, to analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and ability to navigate the web.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • US citizenship or permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.

Competencies/Performance Criterion

  • Innovation: Employee takes initiative to propose new ideas/approaches, and demonstrates ability to find new and better ways to accomplish work.
  • Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of work responsibilities and holds high standards. Keeps commitments and takes appropriate actions to ensure obligations are met. Pursues efficiency and effectiveness and adheres to Organization policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Employee demonstrates ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients and other outside contacts.
  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues professional development that is aligned with organizational role, contribution, and goals. Proactively shares knowledge with others to foster learning across the Organization.

How to apply

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2023