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 under-served populations worldwide.
The Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) Project supports the USAID Health Research Program. CIRCLE provides support for: implementation research, stakeholder engagement, knowledge management to facilitate communication and collaborative learning; strategic planning and research translation. Activities under CIRCLE span programmatic, technical, logistical and administrative support. Examples of specific tasks include: (1) convening and facilitating meetings; (2) mobilizing subject matter experts; (3) conducting or commissioning implementation research, (4) knowledge management to support dissemination and utilization of research findings; and (5) establishing communities of practice on implementation research and other specific areas.
CIRCLE Project has an immediate opening for a Project Associate (PA) on full-time basis. The work includes technical and logistical/administrative tasks, with a focus on supporting the communities of practice. USAID defines a “community of practice” as “groups of people who share a concern or passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” These groups stimulate dialogue, capture and diffuse existing knowledge, support collaboration, organize members around purposeful action, generate new knowledge and help to connect people who might not ordinarily interact.
Summary of Responsibilities
The PA for Communities of Practice (CoP) plays an integral part to the CIRCLE team. The PA will perform a variety of knowledge exchange, logistical, clerical and computer-related tasks that involve daily deadlines. The PA will schedule telephone calls and webinars , assist presenters in preparing for calls and webinars, help administer the CoP platform and its membership, provide technical support for CoP, and provide logistical and administrative support. The PA will also support the CoP webpages by adding new materials and links to the CoP webpage.
In addition to supporting the Project’s CoP, the Project Associate will serve as a support member of the CIRCLE team, assisting with organizing meetings, taking notes at project meetings, and helping with other tasks associated with other activities on the project.
Position requires the ability to work independently and requires frequent email availability and phone contact throughout the day. It requires ability to travel locally to meetings and possibly internationally. Work will be done in the Rockville, MD, office and remotely.
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