Program Analyst - SCC

Social Solutions International

About the organization

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

Duties

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

The Program Analyst (PA) will be an essential member of one the Divisions and/or component Branches within the applicable GH Office and will report on a day-to-day basis to a Division Chief or Branch Chief within that respective organizational unit. The PA provides support to the team, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and technical duties, with a higher or lower relative level of expertise and greater or lesser extent of required oversight and onsite management, depending on grade level (as described below).

Assist in development of technical and program documents, such as annual reports, interagency documents, action memos, talking points, Congressional Notifications, and technical PowerPoint presentations;
Assist technical staff in supporting field as necessary; travel to USAID missions as necessary; track, oversee, coordinate, and report on field support (may include technical responses to emails and phone calls);
Coordinate, organize, and liaise with members of working groups, missions, and other USG agencies in support of program implementation, and attend working groups to advance USAID program objectives; and
Assist in development, review, and analysis of program technical updates.

Qualifications

Qualification at the GS-9 equivalent Program Analyst level requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Alternately, an individual may qualify at the GS-9 equivalent Program Analyst level with a master’s degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.

Other qualifications include:

A demonstrated general interest in international development and global health, and in particular demonstrated interest to the health focus area(s) of the host Office, Division, and/or Branch, is desirable
Strong organizational skills
Experience in project administration and management procedures preferred
Some knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and capacity building concepts is a plus
Strong oral, written communication and comprehension skills
Ability to handle multi-tasking well
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from team members, managers, and others
Strong quantitative and analysis skills
Proficiency in Microsoft suite of programs (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
US Citizen with the ability to obtain facility access clearance is required

International travel, ranging from 5-15%, depending on assigned Office and operational unit.

Application instructions

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