Social Solutions

Program Analyst

Job Locations US-DC-GHSI
# of Openings
GHSI - Public Health


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


USAID’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN), Division of Child Health and Immunization (CHI), in the Bureau for Global Health, is seeking a dynamic individual to support the Agency’s investment in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi). This position will directly contribute to two of USAID’s global health goals: 1) Preventing Child and Maternal Deaths; and 2) Combating Infectious Diseases.

The Program Analyst will perform a variety of complex and routine administrative and analytical duties ranging from scheduling briefings and maintaining program files, to more complex analytical tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data and information for program documents and briefers. Exceptional writing and communication skills are essential.


The Program Analyst will work closely with the CHI immunization team that focuses on the management and administration of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and will provide input on related technical and managerial issues. The Program Analyst will also work with other members of the team to assist in areas such as country backstopping, overall administrative support, and other duties.
The Program Analyst ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, as well as, corporate practices and procedures. The individual is expected to become familiar with office/division technical issues and policies. The Program Analyst works in a dynamic, fast-paced division and is expected to demonstrate good judgment and strong initiative in prioritizing of tasks and in responding to simultaneous demands of GH and CHI leadership, field missions, and implementing partners.
The Program Analyst contributes to the USAID management of its investment in Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, covering a range of tasks to assist the Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR) and other technical staff in managing this complex project. The responsibilities include the review of all project requests, coordinating all actions with the Office of Program, Policy, and Planning, as well as drafting memos, and tracking all relevant project documents.



Project/Program Tracking Data Analysis & Documentation

  • Assists in researching, identifying, analyzing, and updating program and technical information on immunization and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance;
  • Researches, plans, analyzes, and organizes technical and/or statistical information and develops data for use in briefings, publications, reports, and briefers;
  • Collects and compiles information for use in regular and ad hoc reporting and briefers; and
  • Ensures that schedules and deadlines are met.


Budget & Field Support Tracking:

  • Analyzes reports to track project’s obligations and disbursements; analyzes discrepancies and communicates with project management team;
  • Provides assistance to technical staff and partner organizations to ensure that financial and technical reports are prepared and submitted as required;
  • Develops and analyzes budgets and financial tracking sheets to be reviewed and used by the project management team;
  • Prepares financial documents for AOR review and action; and
  • Develops all relevant documents for the development of the annual obligations of awards.


Administrative & Financial Tracking:

  • Maintains program related administrative and financial systems, databases, and files.

General Administration:

  • Coordinates, organizes, liaises with members of working groups, missions, other USG agencies in support of program implementation and attends working groups to further USAID’s’ program objectives.

Program & Technical Support:

  • Assists in the review and analysis of program technical updates on an annual basis;  
  • Develops, organizes, and tracks all actions requiring P3 approval; 
  • Coordinates communications between P3 and the project management team;
  • Assists the AOR and Agreement Officer (AO) in drafting briefers and other project-related documents;
  • Ensures that all documentation is complete and in compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and standards;
  • Attends and takes notes at critical project related meetings weekly management meetings;
  • Assists with scheduling and the organization of other events and meeting as needed;
  • Participates in all relevant technical and managerial meetings for the purpose of assisting in management duties and taking notes;
  • Collects and makes arrangements for distribution of material to the USAID missions and USAID/W offices; and
  • Provides technical assistance as requested or assigned.

USAID Project Management and MCHN Program Learning and Development:

  • Keeps abreast of new developments and emerging issues by attending meetings, workshops and conferences; formulates recommendations for USAID steps in response to these developments and share with colleagues; and learns about USAID project management and MCHN programs through completing USAID trainings and e-learning course and attending MCHN divisions meetings.

Serves as a Global Health Country Team Assistant:

  • Supports a country team through routine administrative tasks and organizational work;
  • Plans calls to the field, sends TDY information to travelers, keeps Google drive and Google group updated and helps to organize program review processes.

Other duties as assigned.





Qualification at the GS-9 equivalent Program Analyst level requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Alternately, an individual may qualify at the GS-9 equivalent Program Analyst level with a master’s degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience.


Other qualifications include:

  • Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills;
  • Employee demonstrates compliance with safety regulations, rules of conduct, other applicable laws and regulations and company policies;
  • Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers;
  • Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements;
  • Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development;
  • Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism;
  • Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues;
  • Demonstrates ability to exercise good judgment and make appropriate decisions as situations arise;
  • Develops realistic plans, sets goals, aligns plans with company goals, plans for and manages resources, creates contingency plans, coordinates/cooperates with others;
  • Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts; 
  • Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties.


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

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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