Social Solutions

  • Program Analyst-SCC

    Job Locations US-VA-Crystal City
    Posted Date 5 days ago(7/12/2018 11:50 AM)
    ID
    2018-1276
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Public Health
  • Overview

    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:

                     

    Title: 

    Program Analyst-SCC

    United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIVs/AIDS/Division of Strategic Coordination and Communication (SCC)

     

    Salary Range: $56,233 – $73,105 (GS-9 equivalent)

     

    Application Deadline:  July 26, 2018

     

    BACKGROUND

    The U.S. 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. USAID has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of the USG response in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic, funding over $25 billion in activities since the inception of its international HIV/AIDS program in 1986, with programs in nearly 100 countries worldwide. The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), launched in 2004, is the largest commitment ever by any nation for an international health initiative dedicated to a single disease.

    The Global Health Bureau’s Office of HIV/AIDS (GH/OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for the Agency’s HIV/AIDS program. The Strategic Coordination and Communication (SCC) Division within OHA provides administrative and programmatic expertise to help the Agency and its Missions develop programs that respond to USG, USAID, and Congressional policy and budget priorities and incorporate innovations, best practices, and lessons learned.  

     

    The Regional Advisors (RA) Branch within SCC serves as the principal point of contact between USAID headquarters and field Missions in implementing HIV/AIDS programs under the PEPFAR. The team provides OHA, the Global Health Bureau and the State Department’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator with a ‘big picture’ view of HIV programs, providing advice and program recommendations based on evidence and best practices gleaned from the range of programs supported in order to promote innovation, cost-efficiency and effectiveness.

     

    The HIV/AIDS Program Analyst serves as a key member of the RA Branch. The SCC Division Chief is the USAID point of contact for the Analyst who will perform the following major duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Responsibilities

    The Program Analyst will be responsible for the following:

     

    • Provide administrative support to the Office of HIV/AIDS, SCC Regional Advisors Branch:

     

    • Systems:
      • Assist the administrative chair at weekly Regional Advisor Branch meetings.
      • Assist points of contact (POC) for country operational plan (COP) development support and coordination with OHA.
      • Assist in contact between the Regional Advisors Branch and the Communications Branch within the SCC Division.
      • Support coordination and planning related to biweekly technical update meeting for OHA.

     

    • Logistics and Support:
    • Coordinate management and maintenance of the Regional Advisor Branch electronic files to ensure OHA staff have access to the latest country-specific information, and other data.
    • Maintain the OHA Country Support list and other key contact rosters.
    • Work with regional bureaus and the Global Health Bureau’s Office of Country Support to track and communicate information about relevant workshops, meetings, and trainings related to HIV programming for USAID staff, and to coordinate between PEPFAR and GH activities as needed.
    • Participate in the logistics process to organize and prepare documentation in support of RA briefings to the Front Office and weekly Regional Advisor Team meetings.
    • Monitor and inform the team on relevant Agency-specific and PEPFAR regulations and issues to the Missions, regional bureaus, and other GH programs.
    • Respond to inquiries about HIV/AIDS programs in the country and contribute to reports as requested.

     

    • Research, Analysis, Writing, and Editing:
    • Assist in the development of, data-gathering, and editing of presentations, documents, reports, reference materials, and briefing books, as requested, about USAID-funded HIV/AIDS activities for informational, advocacy and coordination purposes.  
    • Research, plan, analyze, and organize technical and/or statistical information and develop data for use in briefings, publications, and reports. Recommend statistical formats for reports, ensuring consistency with USAID standards.
    • Draft program communications, such as emails, memoranda, and letters that seek approval or request information relative to program matters.
    • Support Regional Advisors on one to three USAID PEPFAR programs and serve as liaison with relevant Regional Bureau Health Team(s). Support includes providing and/or coordinating technical assistance in strategic planning, program design, monitoring and evaluation, and Mission coverage. Specific duties include the following:

     

    • Participate in PEPFAR-wide activities and ensure that country and regional perspectives are taken into account in policy development, guidance, and program requirements.
    • Participate in periodic program reviews or evaluations and ensure findings and recommendations are widely shared.
    • Advise OHA on HIV/AIDS program priorities, issues, and budgets for the country or region.
    • Participate in strategic planning activities for GH/OHA, including developing annual documents (i.e., Operational Plan, Congressional Budget Justification, Bureau Operating Plan and Budget Submission, Annual Program Statement, PPR, Mission Strategic Plan, Partnership Framework, COP, etc.) for the HIV/AIDS components of regional and country programs.
    • Assist in the formulation, administration, and analysis of OHA budget and procurement planning processes and documents necessary for effective implementation of and reporting on HIV/AIDS resources.
    • Assist in GH/OHA strategic planning activities related to GH’s strategic plan. Participate in the defining and refining of program results, participating in the planning exercises of the strategic objective teams, and translate these exercises into budgetary request levels for OHA.
    • Ensure assistance is provided to Missions in support of Country Operational Plan/Operational Plan development and reviews.
    • Provide virtual or in-country support as appropriate in the design of HIV/AIDS strategies, implementation plans and monitoring, evaluation and reporting systems.
    • Work with OHA front office, senior country associates (SCAs) and technical advisors to ensure appropriate technical assistance is provided to countries.
    • Work with regional bureaus to develop workshops, meetings, and trainings related to HIV programming for USAID and Mission staff.
    • Serve as OHA liaison to the regional bureaus, working with them and with OHA support team members to coordinate communication with the field, collect up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS programs/results and maintain regional and country files.
    • Facilitate regional and in-country program implementation by working with the other OHA divisions and helping ensure timely, appropriate support from centrally managed cooperating agencies.
    • Carry out special analyses and prepare routine and special reports and briefings on developments in the country/region.
    • Develop presentations, reference materials, speeches as requested about USAID-funded HIV/AIDS activities for informational, advocacy and coordination purposes.
    • Serve as a liaison to the OHA Strategic Information, Evaluation and Informatics (SIEI) Division, further providing limited EA support to Missions as needed.
    • Provide TDY support to Missions, as requested.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in program planning, management and implementation, preferably including experience in international or resource-poor settings and experience with HIV/AIDS programs.
    • High degree of judgment, maturity, ingenuity and originality to interpret strategy, analyze, develop and present work and to monitor and evaluate implementation of programs.
    • Demonstrated leadership and group facilitation skills.
    • Demonstrated experience working with a wide range of development partners, including multilateral and bilateral donors as well as private foundations and civil society.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of internal processes within USG and other health sector development partners (e.g., thematic priorities, decision-making mechanisms, and preferred funding channels).
    • Experience with global health partnerships and disease-specific initiatives.
    • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills and ability to work with diverse teams.
    • Strong teamwork, multi-stakeholder collaboration and management skills.
    • US Citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a secret security clearance.

     

    REQUIRED LANGUAGE SKILLS

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

     

    • The candidate must possess strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals.
    • The ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public is required.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    • None required.

    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.

     

    • The Program Analyst will work in a fast-paced environment in an active office.

    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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