Social Solutions International, Inc. is a woman and minority-owned company. 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:
United States Agency for International Development, Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health (USAID/GH/PRH)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
This position is located in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health’s (PRH) Front Office (FO) of the Bureau for Global Health (GH). The Program Assistant (PA) performs a wide range of cross-cutting and complex duties and works directly with Bureau and Agency personnel at all levels in the performance of duties and responsibilities. S/he works closely with two Deputy Directors and reports to the Office Director.
The PA performs a variety of both analytical and administrative duties. These duties range from administrative tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings and maintaining Front
Office files, to more complex analytical tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents, and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of office tracking systems. The PA works closely with the Front Office team on technical and management issues. S/he also works with other members of PRH’s Senior Staff and other PAs and Administrative Assistants (AAs) to facilitate Office-wide planning and reporting events, overall administrative support and other duties as needed.
The PA ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handles several tasks simultaneously. S/he must develop a working knowledge of Agency, Bureau, and Office policies, guidelines, practices and procedures. To perform this job successfully, the PA is expected to become familiar with Office/division technical issues, policies, and workforce. The individual must be able to perform each essential duty below satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Specific duties to support PRH and the GH Bureau include, but may not be limited to: Information Collection, Analysis and Use
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The position requires a High School diploma and 4 years of relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. Requires proficiency in the use of Google applications such as Sheets, Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel spreadsheet skills, PowerPoint, internet and e-mail applications. Candidate must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Candidate must be able to juggle competing assignments and prioritize multiple work streams effectively. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a Secret security clearance.
The incumbent must have excellent oral and written communications skills in English. The position also requires the ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical documents for purposes related to management and office support. The incumbent must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
The incumbent must have a strong ability to work with mathematical and economic concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions for reports and financial tracking systems. Must be proficient with basic financial management and budgeting concepts. Must have excellent Excel skills.
The incumbent must have excellent analytic skills and reasoning ability. 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 are required.
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. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz
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