Program Assistant - Biomedical Prevention Branch

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.


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:

At the GS-8 equivalent level, PA time will be split between administrative tasks (approximately 60%) and programmatic or technical tasks (approximately 40%), and may require considerable onsite management oversight and guidance.

Specific duties may include:

Research, identify, analyze, and update program and technical information;
Coordinate and assist in financial management and tracking Mission field support levels for each GH project;
Assist technical staff in supporting field as necessary; travel to USAID missions as necessary; track, oversee, coordinate, and report on field support;
Maintain filing system, including records retirement for GH offices, both paper and electronically;
Assist in development and preparation of program documents, to include authorization documents, action memos, Congressional Notifications, and PowerPoint presentations;
Schedule and organize program, portfolio, and strategic objective reviews;
Maintain databases and spreadsheets for program tracking and financial management;
Review, update, and retire bureau and office files, both paper and electronically;
Within assigned office/division, schedule and track technical meetings and special events; and
Plan and coordinate logistical support for conferences and events.


Qualification at the GS-8 equivalent Program Assistant level requires an associate’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Alternately, an individual may qualify at the GS-8 equivalent Program Assistant level with a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 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.

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