Social Solutions

Program Analyst

Job Locations US-DC-GHSI
ID
2020-1547
# of Openings
1
Category
GHSI - Public Health

Overview

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is a Hispanic and woman-owned business emphasizing 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.

Overview of the Position

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted Social Solutions to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

 

Title: Program Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Salary Range: GS-9 equivalent

 

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 Analyst (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 the Senior Budget Advisor and the Senior Donor Coordination Advisor in PRH.

 

The PA performs a variety of both analytical and administrative duties. These duties range from administrative tasks such as scheduling briefings, coordinating conference and meeting participation and maintaining Front Office files, to more complex analytical tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents, developing talking points and presentations, and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of the Office’s policy and partnership goals. The PA supports efforts related to donor and partnership coordination and USAID’s representation on Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) and engagement with the FP2020 Secretariat, Ouagadougou Partnership, country teams, International Conference on Family Planning, FP integration in non-health areas, the Francophone West Africa portfolio and working with West Africa Regional Mission, Sahel Regional Mission and Niger and Burkina Faso limited presence offices. The PA also works closely with the Front Office team on technical and financial management issues.

 

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-wide 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.

Responsibilities

Global Family Planning Partnership-related duties

  • Support PRH’s role in Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) by sharing information with USAID FP2020 focal points and Washington-based Staff;
  • Develop agendas for meetings with FP2020 focal points; draft notes to disseminate; identify new and innovative ways to facilitate communication across the office and Agency.
  • Support USAID efforts of the Ouagadougou Partnership by coordinating the review of technical documents, attendance at partnership meetings, phone calls with other donors/partners.
  • Participate in PRH office cross sectoral working group to integrate family planning into other development priorities including the Agency’s Resilience initiative in the Sahel region.
  • Coordinate PRH participation at global level conferences and meetings including International Conference for Family Planning, FP2020 Regional workshops, Ouagadougou Partnership Annual Meetings and other relevant platforms.

Budget/Program-related duties

  • Supports tracking the PRH operational year budget (OYB).
  • Develops and maintains administrative and financial tracking systems related to PRH finances.
  • Maintains project-related budget files.
  • Maintains PRH information for the Operational Plan in FACTs Info, and compiles reporting from FACTs Info for USAID Family Planning and Reproductive Health programs.
  • Researches, plans, analyzes, and organizes financial, technical, and/or statistical information and/or analyses and develops data for use in briefings, publications, and reports.
  • Collects and compiles financial and/or other data on the status of programs from various sources (such as USAID reports and documents, information systems, and technical staff) for use in regular or ad hoc reporting and for annual portfolio reviews.
  • Coordinates the updating of PRH guidance and communication documents for results review, financial review, and workplan/budget review to be sent to PRH CAs from the PRH front office.
  • Provides support to track, organize and present program results, performance indicators and information including participating in PRH annual reporting exercises (PPR, APR, APG).
  • Attends briefings for PPR and APR to stay up-to-date on guidance and requirements.
  • Provide support in tracking PRH assignments and budgets for support mechanisms such as GH TAMS, GH EVALS and/or other mechanisms.
  • Drafts and prepares various documents and correspondence such as action memos, briefs, Q&As and responses to Congressional inquiries for front office review.
  • Prepares presentations for Office Director and Deputies as needed.
  • Attends PRH office, PRH senior staff, and division mini-staff meetings regularly.
  • Other duties as assigned by the PRH Front Office.

Qualifications

Qualification at the GS-9 equivalent Program Analyst level requires a bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

  • The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and three years or Master’s degree and one year of relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with USAID’s programs is preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Internet search engines and e-mail applications is required, as is the ability to create spreadsheets, presentations, and database.
  • Interest in tracking budgets and finance is preferred.
  • Excellent coordination skills and strong writing and editing skills are essential.
  • Strong research and analytical skills are also essential.
  • Some working knowledge of USAID rules, regulations, and standards is desirable and helpful.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret various documents, policies, business periodicals, etc. is essential.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French Strongly desired.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and financial tracking systems.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

In order to fully evaluate your eligibility, your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position.

 

Equal Employer

Social Solutions offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.socialsolutions.biz.


Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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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