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.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted Social Solutions to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: Program Assistant
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary Range: GS-7 equivalent
The USAID Global Health Bureau supports field health programs, advances research and innovation in selected areas relevant to overall Agency health objectives, and transfers new technologies to the field through its own staff’s work, coordination with other donors, and a portfolio of grants. The Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (GH/MCHN) serves as the Agency’s technical and policy lead on maternal and newborn health, child survival, immunization, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene, with a focus on ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Cross-cutting activities managed by the Office in support of this goal address private sector partnerships, community health systems, social and behavior change communication, multilateral partnerships, gender, and monitoring and evaluation.
The Program Assistant (PA) will be an essential member of the team and will report on a day-to-day basis to the MCHN Director or Deputy MCHN Director. The PA provides support to the MCHN Front Office (FO) team, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and technical duties, with a higher or lower relative level of expertise and greater or lesser extent of required oversight and onsite management, depending on grade level (as described below).
The PA provides support to FO staff and on occasion to MCHN technical teams, performing routine administrative and analytical duties. These duties range from tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings and maintaining program 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 financial or program tracking systems. The PA works closely with the assigned team and provides input on related technical issues. The PA also works with other members of the team (and potentially across other parts of the Global Health Bureau) to assist in areas within the purview of the assigned office. Assignments may include country backstopping, overall administrative support and other duties as assigned. The PA ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual is expected to become familiar with USAID business systems, technical issues and policies pertaining to Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition as well as supporting the MCHN FO in day-to-day functions. The PA must develop a strong working knowledge of USAID administrative systems, policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific duties may include:
Program Management and Financial Monitoring
Quantitative Data & Analytics
Communications/ Knowledge Management
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
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.