HIV Strategic Program Consultant, ITOPSS (Non-US Global opportunity) job at CRDF Global

CRDF Global

Job Description

*****Contingent upon receipt of award. Assignment will be outside the US, final location to be determined by CDC ****

For more than 25 years, CRDF Global has implemented programs in emerging markets and developing countries to improve our world. We partner with international government agencies, industry, academia, and non-government organizations to develop solutions to improve global health security. Our projects strengthen international global health safety and security culture by enhancing risk management practices, improving in-country detection and response capabilities, securing facilities, and encouraging collaborative partnerships to reduce risk.

The mission of the HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to promote the health and quality of life of people by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability; and to protect Americans both domestic and abroad, by shielding them from health threats via international prevention, detection and response networks. CDC through its Center for Global Health (CGH) is in a unique position to bring its scientific expertise and credibility to advance the global initiatives of the United States Government (USG) to save lives, reduce suffering, and support the health and dignity of people around the world. In international settings CDC primarily works in developing countries and is currently functioning in an estimated 84 countries with over 502 assignees and adding other countries as required.

Much of CDCs work is focused on enhancing essential public health functions, building host country public health capacity and infrastructure (prevention, care, treatment, surveillance, laboratory, and response systems); and assisting the planning and implementation of sustainable programs and collaborations that contribute to reductions in global morbidity and mortality.

In certain circumstances CDC has a need for additional study or project support in the form of utilizing a mechanism that recruits and employs individuals who have the skills to meet the needs of CDC’s efforts overseas. The sheer size of task mandates (geographic distribution, requirements for rapid scale up and implementation), caused by diseases, funding parameters, a lack of capacity in the host country workforce, and requirements for highly specialized technical areas, are just a few of the reasons CDC requires short and long term support (minimum six months up to 60 months) from the International Technical Operational and Support Services (ITOPSS) contract mechanism.

CRDF Global is seeking an experienced and results-driven HIV Strategic Program Consultant for the anticipated International Technical Operational and Support Services (ITOPSS) 4.0 IDIQ with the CDC. The Program Consultant will report to the CDC Senior Program Manager and ensure direct delivery implementation of task orders to support global health initiatives in partnership with key stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Certifications:

  • Master’s level degree or higher, preferably in a health related field
  • Five years of post-graduate international experience in strategic planning, development of public health programs and project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in use and analysis of a broad scope of qualitative and quantitative methods and data sources, including primary data collection and secondary data analysis
  • At least three years’ experience with PEPFAR programs
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with professional, technical staff and Ministries of Health in developing countries; and experience in providing technical assistance for international public health programs
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English on a daily basis with various groups (Speaking, Reading and Writing)


  • CDC and/or USAID direct program experience highly preferred
  • Familiarity with HHS/CDC objectives, approaches, and operations, and familiarity with CDC program objectives and outcomes highly preferred
  • Experience in technical service areas including, but not limited to public health, laboratory coordination and management, training, demographics, counseling, technical writing, communications, informatics, human capacity development, emergency operations, research and science.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and successfully managing evaluation teams, and ensuring the quality of their products
  • Exceptional communication and research skills and demonstrated ability to network, build external relationships, and mobilize coalitions
  • A track record of showing initiative and creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong cultural competence in working with and within diverse communities, and a commitment to equity and inclusion as fundamental elements of community programming.
  • Experience with training, leading workshops, and/or other forms of public speaking preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in methodically solving problems in fast-paced environments
  • Proven command of cutting-edge approaches to research and integrating digital technologies
  • Experience developing and training internal stakeholders on project management and remote engagement best practices
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory, and written and oral communication skills
  • Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally; relocation anticipated.
  • Only U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens who have lived in the U.S. at least three of the last five years are eligible to perform core services. The exception to this is a non-U.S. citizen contractor employee with current, valid security clearance for physical and logical access to CDC and embassy facilities and network.

CRDF Global offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

CRDF Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). CRDF Global provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado

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