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: Special Assistant
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Salary Range: GS-11 equivalent
The Bureau for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) 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 Bureau is USAID's center of excellence and focal point in providing worldwide leadership and technical expertise in child and maternal health and nutrition, HIV/AIDS, infectious disease, population, family planning and related reproductive health, and health systems. As such, the Bureau aligns resources with identified public health and development needs and influences the global health priorities of the U.S. private sector, U.S.-based foundations, other donor organizations, host country governments, and host country civil society organizations. It also serves as the primary source of technical expertise and intellectual capital to the Agency and other U.S. foreign affairs agencies. The Bureau is the Agency repository for state-of-the-art thinking in biomedical, social science, and operations research. It works to produce technical advances and innovations that can be disseminated and replicated at USAID Missions worldwide.
This position is in the Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA/GH), or "Front Office," which serves as the principal advisor to the Agency and the Administrator on broad technical and operational matters relating to the Bureau's mandate. The AA/GH directs and supervises the Bureau, approving projects and programs and allocating resources among the Offices. The Front Office has ultimate responsibility for the quality of the Bureau's plans and its workforce capacity. It includes the Assistant Administrator, three Deputy Assistant Administrators, special advisors, and Program Assistants.
The Special Assistant is an essential member of the GH Front Office and provides efficient day-to-day support to the Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA), performing various complex and routine administrative and programmatic duties, as described below. Also, as directed, the Special Assistant will provide broader support to Front Office leadership. The Special Assistant will perform a wide array of program and administrative support, meeting and travel management, preparation (and supporting preparation) of quality written documents, briefing notes, research summaries, and presentations. The Special Assistant is a key member of the team that works to keep the Front Office streamlined and efficient, working closely with other Front Office and, as directed, other Bureau staff to ensure its broader goals and objectives are completed efficiently and effectively. The Special Assistant ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual is expected to be familiar with technical issues and policies about the public health focus area(s) of the DAA's portfolio and must develop a working knowledge of applicable USAID 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.
At the GS-11 equivalent level, Special Assistant time will be split between programmatic or technical tasks (approximately 50%) and administrative tasks (approximately 50%), assisting the Deputy Assistant Administrator on many high-profile topics which may require moderate onsite management oversight and guidance.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.