Social Solutions

  • Administrative Assistant

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/3/2018 3:03 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant assigned to work on a full-time basis on a contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


    The Administrative Assistant will be a member of a core management team responsible for delivering on the objectives of the Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities (MECap) task order with USAID. The work includes technical and administrative tasks.


    This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to gain experience with international development and USAID-related projects.



    Primary Responsibilities

    1. Backstop a mid-sized team of short-term technical advisors, core team members, and Fellows on overseas assignments.
    2. Coordinate travel for employees and consultants. Directly engage with the Travel Agency and fill out various paperwork including, but not limited to, travel authorizations, visa applications, and security clearance transfers.
    3. Work with the Chief of Party (COP) and the core team on general management-related activities related to task order compliance and approval documentation processes.
    4. Respond to requests (via direct response or appropriate referral) for assistance from the point of contact in USAID.
    5. Develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures. Stay up to date with government and agency rules and regulations in areas that affect implementation.


    Other Responsibilities

    1. Support the MECap team with information technology (IT) requests.
    2. Participate in meetings, workshops, and speaking events. Book meeting rooms, compile documents, and take notes for meetings.
    3. Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to international development, research, or management.
    • Minimum of 1-2 years of professional office experience or the equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
    • Experience organizing electronic files and providing IT support desired.
    • Experience organizing workshops and events desired.
    • Requires high proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Google applications, Adobe Professional (forms), and other content management systems.
    • Interest in program management desired.
    • Experience in the use of database applications is recommended.
    • Familiarity with USG security clearance processes desired.
    • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for a “Secret” security clearance.


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