SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES
FELLOWSHIP TITLE: USAID Global Health Bureau - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Advisor
HOST ORGANIZATION: Office of the Administrative Assistant, Bureau for Global Health, US Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Washington, DC
POSITION LEVEL: Mid-Career Technical Advisor
ANTICIPATED LENGTH: One year
TRAVEL: Not Applicable
STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR is a Global Health talent hub. Through fellowships, internships, and strategic partnerships, STAR supports building the capacity of diverse global health professionals and organizations at all levels to make inclusive, collaborative, and innovative contributions to global health. STAR participants collaborate in the development of systems and tools that strengthen and sustain the local and global health response. https://www.ghstar.org/ Sign up with our listserv.
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
The STAR Fellowship is a one-year global health and learning opportunity with:
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION
The Bureau for Global Health (GH) established an Antidiscrimination and Diversity Council (ADC) representative of the 8 offices in GH in June 2020 in response to the repeated killing of Black members of society and the systemic structural racism and discrimination inherent in American society. The Antidiscrimination and Diversity Council is a coordinating body within GH to help address systemic issues that result in marginalization and inequity in the workplace around race, ethnicity, gender, ability, age, sexual orientation, and other identities. The ADC is committed to addressing pervasive inequities in the Global Health Bureau and increasing diversity, inclusion, representation, and belonging, as well as exploring how USAID can become a more active member in the movement to decolonize global health and international development.
On January 20, 2021, the White House issued a renewed commitment to addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion by issuing the Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government. The Executive Order (EO) calls upon the Federal Government to pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality. The EO also calls for each agency to assess its programs and policies that perpetuate systemic barriers to opportunities and develop strategies and plans to remove these barriers to provide equal access to opportunities and to advance equity for those communities.
The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Advisor (Advisor) will work with the GH Senior Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Coordinator and the Agency-wide DEIA Coordinator to provide strategic, technical, logistical, and program management support to help coordinate and support GH’s existing and emerging efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the Bureau.
The primary responsibilities of the Advisor will be to work with the Senior GH DEIA Coordinator in the coordination and implementation of initiatives and activities of the GH Antidiscrimination and Diversity Council, including communication across offices on the progress and deliverables of the Council; support offices as needed with cross-cutting DEIA initiatives, programs, and policies; and leverage best practices in DEIA to implement other internal and external activities. Further, the DEIA Advisor will work with the Senior GH DEIA Coordinator to ensure GH develops and implements proactive and integrative strategies and practices that lead to a more equitable, inclusive, and representative work culture in GH, and regularly communicates with GH senior leadership and conveys bureau-wide efforts and progress on DEIA issues. The Advisor will help improve DEIA within organizational culture, recruiting, retention, performance management, talent development, leadership commitment, etc.
The Advisor will be based at the Office of the Administrative Assistant within the Bureau for Global Health at the US Agency for International Development. They will work closely with and receive technical direction from the Senior GH DEIA Coordinator, who will serve as their Point of Contact.
Essential Duties and Outcomes:
Anticipated learning outcomes: approximate 10% time
Additional skills (not required)
All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at https://www.ghstar.org/, which allows you to store your CV/resume and separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications must be submitted by September 10, 2021 by 5:00 pm Eastern time.
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