Social Solutions

  • Program Analyst-SIEI

    Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/7/2018 8:35 AM)
    ID
    2018-1247
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Public Health
  • Overview

    Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, Social Solutions emphasizes 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 through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

                     

    Title: 

    Program Analyst-SIEI

    US Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of HIV/AIDS, StrategicInformation, Evaluation and Informatics (USAID/GH/OHA/SIEI)

     

    Application Deadline:  June 4, 2018

     

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

     

    The program analyst provides support to technical staff, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties.  These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings and maintaining program files, to more complex analytical-type tasks such as collecting, compiling and analyzing data for various program documents and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of financial tracking systems.  The program analyst will work closely with the assigned team and provide input on related technical issues.  The program analyst will also work with other members of the team to assist in areas such as capacity building, country backstopping, overall administrative support and other duties.  The program analyst ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handles several tasks simultaneously.  The individual is expected to become familiar with office/division technical issues and policies and must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    BACKGROUND

     

    The United States Government (USG) has made the fight against HIV/AIDS a top priority, not only for humanitarian reasons, but because the HIV/AIDS crisis threatens the prosperity, stability and development of nations around the world.  The US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is a US government global initiative to control the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease.  Over the past decade, the US government has committed more than $52 billion to bilateral HIV/AIDS programs, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and bilateral tuberculosis programs. To achieve an AIDS-free generation, PEPFAR works closely with a variety of stakeholders including partner countries, multilateral organizations, civil society, people living with and affected by HIV, the faith community, and the public and private sectors.  USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the USG response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic since inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986.

     

    As one of the prime USG implementing agencies for PEPFAR, USAID/OHA provides technical and managerial leadership for implementation of HIV and AIDS clinical, prevention and systems interventions.  Members of OHA work in close collaboration with technical leaders from other USG agencies implementing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).  The SIEI Division provides technical expertise to advance and support country-owned, sustainable strategic information systems and promotes data-driven program planning.  The SIEI Division has primary responsibility of supporting USAID headquarters and its Missions to build capacity in managing and utilizing data systems to improve impact and accountability of HIV/AIDS programs.

     

    The program analyst will support the Health Informatics (HI) and Expenditure Analysis (EA) Branches within the Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics (SIEI) Division of the Global Health Bureau’s Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA).

     

     

    The Expenditure Analysis Team/Branch provides technical expertise to advance the use of economic & financial data for increasing transparency, oversight and accountability across programs to achieve the greatest impact in the HIV/AIDS response. The HI Team/Branch provides technical and implementation support to USAID’s Office of HIV/AIDS and its Missions for a wide range of health information technology products and systems, and promotes the application of health information technology and communication (ICT) and methods, tools, and research for improved HIV/AIDS and public health outcomes. The Health Informatics Team/Branch provides  

    Responsibilities

    The program analyst will perform a variety of routine and complex tasks specific to the HI and EA Teams/Branches:

     

    The duties and responsibilities of the program analyst include the following (in no particular order):

     

    Technical Support and Knowledge Management

     

    • Support the HI and EA teams/branches on the implementation and coordination of PEPFAR and USAID data for decision making
    • Knowledge management coordination / documentation training/storing and disseminating
    • Analyze and organize technical content and data for use in briefings, publications, and reports. Recommend data visualization and formats for reports, ensuring consistency with USAID standards
    • Coordinate and assist with technical assistance to HQ and field on health informatics and financial data reporting, including communication and orientation
    • Conduct data pulls across countries from Agency and PEPFAR systems of record and assist technical staff to do ad hoc data analyses for program planning and COP development/review
    • Attend and support data-focused trainings and retreats within USAID and interagency as needed
    • Support teams’ cross-country systems and financial data analyses for program area planning and COP development/review
    • Coordinate oversight, management, and maintenance of program files.

     

    Program Management Support

     

    • Support Technical Advisors and A/CORs to coordinate and manage project(s) including participation in the project management team
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of issues related to current projects and portfolios of HI and EA teams/branches
    • Review, discuss, and consult with A/CORs and Technical Advisors regarding the approval of work plans, budgets, and activities
    • Compile and analyze programmatic, technical, and budgetary data for the team’s project(s) and activities, and organize data for use in briefings, publications, reports, and decision making
    • Provide assistance to technical staff and partners to ensure that financial and technical reports are prepared and submitted as required
    • Coordinate communications and meetings among technical staff and with partners
    • Draft, submit to A/COR and track Mission Concurrences for all project activities in the field
    • Assist with development of program planning activities such as Country Operational Plan (COP) and Headquarters budget planning process
    • Track funds and file all contract documents; liaise with program/budget team as needed
    • Assist technical staff in the preparation of various program documents and correspondence such as project authorization documents, action memos, and waivers, ensuring that all documentation is complete and in compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and standards
    • Keep communication documents and program/project files up to date

     

    Administrative Support

     

    • Maintain administrative and financial tracking systems, and assist in the design and maintenance of spreadsheets and databases
    • Support team with general logistics/support; maintain team calendar, call lines, meeting set-up and logistics, eCC submissions
    • Ad Hoc Duties as assigned, including office priorities such as COP Support and required trainings
    • Coordinate new staff orientation and internal communication as needed
    • Write minutes/notes from regular HI and EA team meetings as required

     

     

    Budgetary and Financial Management Support

     

    • Support the formulation and implementation of program budgets, including office and agency budgeting exercises
    • File monthly invoices received from projects and assemble quarterly reports
    • Prepare financial documentation as requested by A/COR to ensure timely award and sub-award approvals, budget obligations, and agreement modifications

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant office experience or a Master’s degree with 2 year of relevant experience supporting the HI and EA teams/branches on the implementation and coordination of PEPFAR and USAID data for decision making and reviewing, discussing, and consulting with A/CORs and Technical Advisors regarding the approval of work plans, budgets, and activities

     

    • Requires proficiency in the use of Google Sharing/Docs interface and Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel spreadsheet skills, PowerPoint, Internet and e-mail applications.
    • Candidates must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills.

     

    • Selected applicants must be U.S. citizens and will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a “Secret” security clearance.

     

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

     

    Must have excellent writing skills in English.  Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 

     

    QUANTITATIVE SKILLS

     

    Must be proficient with basic financial management and budgeting concepts.  Ability to work with quantitative concepts such as probability and statistical inference, ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and financial tracking systems.

     

    REASONING ABILITY

     

    Must have excellent analytic skills and reasoning ability.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  The incumbent should be able to work under moderate supervision and bring a problem solving approach to carrying out duties.  The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and an eagerness to learn technical and program management.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

     

    None.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

     

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

     

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

     

    Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz

     

    Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

                                                                          

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