Job opportunity: Medical Officer, Division of Global HIV/TB

The Maternal and Child Health Branch, Division of Global HIV/TB (DGHT), Center for Global Health, CDC is seeking qualified and motivated candidates to join the Maternal and Infant HIV (MIH) Team

Position:  Medical Officer
Grade:  GS-13 or GS-14 or Commissioned Corps Officer Equivalent
Location:  Atlanta, GA

USA Jobs Announcement Numbers:  Medical Officer
HHS-CDC-DH-16-1551410 (external), https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/420979600
HHS-CDC-M3-16-1548111
 (internal), https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/420979600

Please apply by March 30, 2016 to be considered.

Duty Location:  Atlanta, Georgia
DGHT is a key partner in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which supports comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in high HIV burden, resource-limited countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Improving care and treatment for HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women and their infants, including providing prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT) services, is a high priority within PEPFAR.

The mission of the Maternal and Infant HIV team is to reduce morbidity and mortality for HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families, including HIV-exposed infants and male partners, by expanding and improving the quality of universal antiretroviral treatment (ART) programs in maternal and child health settings.

Specific objectives of the team include:

*         Improve maternal health and reduce HIV transmission (vertical and horizontal)

*         Expand tailored service delivery models, peer support, and other community- and facility-based interventions to improve retention of HIV-infected pregnant and breastfeeding women in HIV treatment programs

*         Improve identification and care of HIV-exposed infants through systematic follow-up of mother-infant pairs through the end of the breastfeeding period, including early infant HIV diagnosis

*         Reduce morbidity and mortality for HIV-infected women and their families through comprehensive care and support, such as TB/HIV services and family-based care models, in maternal and child health settings
Specific duties include:

*   Provide technical expertise and assistance to PEPFAR-supported countries to improve access and quality of HIV care and treatment services for mothers and infants.
*   Develop program evaluations to monitor and evaluate the impact of clinical and social interventions aimed at improving the clinical cascade of care for HIV-infected pregnant/breastfeeding women and their families, including enhancing short and long-term retention in ART programs, maximizing virological suppression, and supporting longitudinal follow-up of HIV-exposed infants.

*         Serve as a liaison with other CDC organizational units and other federal and nongovernmental agencies to improve HIV-related services for mothers and infants.

*         Collaborate with subject matter experts from other technical areas, including pediatric and adolescent HIV care and treatment, international laboratory systems, HIV testing and counseling, and others to develop technical updates and guidance to support team priorities.

*         Represent CDC and PEPFAR in meetings with external partners such as WHO and UNICEF to help develop global technical recommendations and normative guidelines.
Desired Requirements for this position include but are not limited to the following:
*         Medical training (MD or MBBS with residency training)

*         Minimum of 2 years public health experience that includes work in international settings
*         Interest/experience in both program implementation and implementation research

*         Excellent written and oral communication skills

*         Ability to work well as part of a team within CDC and across USG agencies
*         Willingness to travel a minimum of 20% of the time

Highly desirable qualities of the successful applicant include:

*         Demonstrated work experience in resource-limited settings

*         Experience working with Ministries of Health, USG agencies, and CDC country teams

*         Capacity to summarize scientific studies relevant to pediatric HIV care and treatment

*         Foreign language proficiency, especially French or Portuguese.

If you have questions, please contact Courtney Emerson (iud6@cdc.gov) or Laura Broyles (zjt5@cdc.gov). Applicants may also send CVs to Courtney Emerson (iud6@cdc.gov)

HOW TO APPLY:  Visit http://www.usajobs.gov

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