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Physician (Chief Medical Officer)

USAID Global Health supports some 2,500 personnel from Washington and in missions abroad to deploy vital health programs across the developing world focusing on improving health and health systems to increase equity in global life expectancy and burden of disease. Programs focus on a wide variety of health issues including infectious disease such as HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases; emerging threats such as avian influenza, COVID-19, and Ebola; infant and child programs such as immunization, diarrheal disease, pneumonia and newborn sepsis; maternal health; family planning; and nutrition.

The medical officer should be an authority in medicine and public health with broad biological, clinical, epidemiologic, research, and programmatic expertise that spans these diverse areas to provide technical leadership and advance strategic and operational excellence.

Serves as the primary technical and strategic advisor on the Bureau's full range of global health matters, including service delivery and research. Develops and maintains expert authoritative knowledge of medical and scientific literature on global health and global health security interventions, technology and programs.
Provides medical, scientific, and/or technical guidance to stakeholder governments, health related organizations, and private and public foundations in the development of global health programs, systems, and services.

Serves on inter-agency and international work groups or expert panels to address technical and operational issues in global health. Provides authoritative technical assistance to USAID missions and other parts of the agency in the development and implementation of health programs.