This position is based in USAID/GH Office of Health Systems (OHS), and will work closely to coordinate health systems and health workforce activities with other appropriate offices in GH, other Bureaus, Missions, and external partners. The incumbent serves as a Senior Health Systems Advisor (SHSA) to OHS and coordinates within the Office and within GH around development and management of central support for design, implementation and evaluation of health systems strengthening and health workforce efforts designed to contribute to Agency objectives in the health, population and nutrition sectors. The SHSA will align HS activities to amplify Agency and Global Health Bureau priorities such as the Global Health Workforce Initiative (GHWI), Primary Healthcare and the Community Health Development Partnership. The SHSA may serve as team lead, Contracting Officer Representative and/or Agreement Officer Representative (COR/AOR) and will perform inherently governmental functions for OHS.
The SHSA supports Bureau-wide activities related to HSS and human resources for health (HRH), including reviewing and analyzing data; developing strategies, analytical models, and methodologies; and providing assistance and advice on sectoral issues to internal audiences, with the aim of more systematically incorporating health systems and HRH approaches into USAID’s health program areas.