CAMRIS is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
Title: Senior NTD Science Advisor
Location: Washington DC
GS: 15 Equivalency
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
In order to fully evaluate your eligibility, your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (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. USAID’s global health programs are dedicated to saving lives and improving the health of the poorest and most vulnerable. This position is with USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Disease, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Division. The NTD Division works in 27 countries to fight seven of the most prevalent neglected tropical diseases that have proven, cost effective health interventions. The NTD Division’s annual budget is $102.5 million, supplemented by approximately $3.3 billion dollars of donated drugs each year by pharmaceutical manufacturers. For detailed information on USAID’s NTD Program, please visit: https://www.neglecteddiseases.gov/
The Senior Neglected Tropical Diseases Science Advisor will be the scientific technical lead on disease-specific issues for USAID’s Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Division. The Advisor will provide global technical leadership across the breadth of USAID’s NTD program. Specifically, the Senior NTD Science Advisor will lead the development and alignment of technical strategies across the portfolio of USAID-supported NTDs and ensure that USAID’s technical position and scientific approach aligns with and advances global disease control and elimination goals. Additionally, the Advisor will monitor research and developments in the prevention and treatment of other NTDs for advances that have the potential to be incorporated into the USAID Neglected Tropical Diseases Program strategy.
The Senior NTD Science Advisor will support the Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Diseases, Neglected Tropical Diseases Division, and receive technical oversight from the NTD Division Chief, who will serve as USAID point of contact for all managerial matters. The Senior NTD Science Advisor will work in a cross-cutting and integrated fashion with technical and operational staff across the USAID NTD Division. The Advisor will work closely with the Senior NTD Advisor for Global Leadership & Coordination to ensure technical and programmatic alignment of USAID priorities and investments at global, regional and country level.
Serve as the NTD Division’s senior scientist
* Leads scientific advisement throughout USAID’s NTD portfolio
* Advises on the development and adaptation of NTD control and elimination strategies for USAID-supported NTDs
* Ensures USAID’s implementation approaches advance the targets in the WHO’s 2030 road map
* Provide advanced scientific and technical assistance across the NTD Division’s award portfolio
* Works across all NTD awards to ensure consistency and continuity in scientific and technical approaches
* Advises the NTD Division’s AORs on consistent implementation approaches to control and eliminate NTDs
* Supports integration of operational research findings into programmatic implementation
* Analyses scientific research and programmatic data to ensure evidence-based approaches guide USAID’s investments
* Participates in global coordination meetings and presents on scientific and technical NTD matters when appropriate
* Coordinates across NTD Division disease advisors, partners, and other stakeholders regarding strategies, information sharing, and problem-solving
* Adapts and integrates successful practices and lessons learned across NTDs
* Minimum of a Master’s degree and 11 years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience; PhD or DrPH preferred.
* Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience on neglected tropical disease control and elimination with job duties/responsibilities specifically related to PD requirements preferred.
* Demonstrated innovative thinking and problem-solving skills.
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
* Excellent analytical, written, and oral communication skills.
* Ability to travel internationally (minimum 25-35% time).
* U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access Clearance required.
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
CAMRIS International offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at http://www.camris.com/. CAMRIS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by any applicable federal, state, or local law.