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Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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 undeserved populations worldwide.

 

Social Solutions International is seeking an experienced individual to serve as Grants Specialist to the USAID Child Blindness Program (CBP) in the Washington, DC area (https://www.usaid.gov/childblindness). CBP is a global program providing grant funding to prevent and treat visual impairment and blindness, and has saved and restored the sight of millions of children by providing surgeries, medications, eye health screenings, and eyeglasses to the poorest communities of the world.  

 

CBP currently manages a portfolio of close to 50 grant awards for a total of approximately $5.6 million.

ID
2017-1184
US-MD-Rockville

The emergence of Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2015 with novel clinical complications has proven to be a sustained crisis with ramifications about how chronic conditions are addressed in low and middle-income countries. Critical to responding effectively to Zika, is the capacity and responsiveness of the maternal and child health (MCH) primary care systems. For USAID specifically, it is important for the agency to understand the enduring health system weaknesses as well as resiliency in countries that have graduated, or are nearing graduation, from MCH and/or Family Planning. Given that the Zika outbreak affected a region that had recently graduated, lessons learned from Zika programming will provide future insight into agency transition planning.

 

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions), through the Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) Project, seeks a full-time “Zika and Health Systems Manager” who will be responsible for leading and managing a Zika and Health Systems Assessment in three LAC countries. Overall, the assessment will explore the effects of health systems functioning (readiness) on the response of three LAC countries to Zika. The assessment will aim to answer key questions such as: How did the Zika crisis affect existing health systems, and more specifically, MCH services in affected countries in LAC?  What aspects of the response in LAC facilitated care-seeking among pregnant women and newborns? What did we learn from the health systems and facilities response to the crisis in terms of response to the epidemic and delivery of primary care services? To what extent did USAID graduation from health assistance impact national responses? How did the Zika epidemic affect equity of services?

ID
2017-1183
US-VA-Crystal City

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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 underserved populations worldwide.

 

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

                 

Title: 

Administrative Specialist

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/ Office of the Administrator

 

 

Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Front Office Administrative Specialist provides high level, diversified and confidential administrative support to the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Counselor, and/or other Front Office Principal.  The Administrative Specialist also provides support to the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, as required.  The Executive Assistant’s duties range from basic office tasks such as answering multi-line telephones, managing executive correspondence;  to more complex tasks such as researching and summarizing information contained in files, reporting back on meetings, and providing input on special projects.  The individual must be motivated and proactive and should be able to rank tasks in order of priority and track impending deadlines as well as handle multiple tasks simultaneously.  To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below. 

 

SPECIFIC DESCRIPTION

The Front Office Administrative Specialist provides administrative support to the Administrator, Deputy Administrator, Counselor, and/or other Front Office Principal.

ID
2017-1182
US-MD-Rockville

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ID
2017-1181
GH-Tamale

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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 undeserved populations worldwide.

 

USAID is currently implementing a project in Northern Ghana, called the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) Project, to provide technical assistance to 17 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA) and the Northern Regional Coordinating Council (NRCC) in sectors, such as agriculture, health, environmental health, and planning and budgeting, among others. The implementing partner has the responsibility to not only report on data generated by the project itself, but to build internal capacity of the Government of Ghana (GOG) partners to do so as well. They are seeking a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to play a direct role in its implementation of their M&E strategy.  

 

RING Project seeks to improve the M&E systems and individual and departmental capacities of the RING Project partners’ districts, the RPCU, and six other regional departments via the following objectives:

  • Identify capacity building needs for well-functioning M&E systems in each of the 17 MMDAs, the RPCU, and other regional departments, and develop a regional and district-specific M&E capacity building plan to respond to gaps identified;
  • Provide immediate and on-site data analysis, visualization and utilization training to some selected districts to enhance data management and improve quarterly progress reporting (pending the outcomes of the M&E capacity assessments);
  • Build the capacities of districts on RING Data quality assurance procedures to enhance quality of monitoring data;
  • Empower district team with hands-on skills/guidance on use of data for decision making at the community, sub-district and district levels;
  • Provide support to districts and NRCC in the development and incorporation of M&E strategies into their post-Ghana Shared Growth and Development Strategy II (GSGDS II) MTDPs, including RING indicators and activities, as well as their alignment with RING results areas; and
  • Support the transition of the current DHIS 2 database from Global Communities RING to the RPCU to merge and capture both post-GSGDA II MTDP and RING project indicators and reporting requirements.

 

ID
2017-1180
US-VA-Crystal City

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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 underserved populations worldwide.

 

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

                 

Title: 

Program Analyst-OHA/SCH

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIV-AIDS/Supply Chain for Health Division (GH/OHA/SCH)

 

 

Application Deadline:   October 27, 2017

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

The recruitment for this career ladder position will start at the GS 9 grade with promotion potential to a GS 11 grade.  Exceptional performance at the GS 9 and the ability to show potential at the GS 11 must be demonstrated during the employee's one year performance review in order for graduation from the GS 9 grade level to the GS 11 grade level to be granted.

 

The GS 9 position is a non-exempt position and the GS 11 position is an exempt position.

 

The Program Analyst performs a variety of both routine and complex administrative, analytical, and technically-focused duties to assist his/her assigned office with project management and oversight and budgetary and financial management.  The incumbent will also assist in providing country backstopping support and the provision of field support to USAID Missions and provide technical backstopping as needed.  The Program Analyst will work closely with the team and provide input on related technical and managerial issues.  The Program Analyst ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, handles several tasks simultaneously, is capable of working independently as well as a team atmosphere, and seeks guidance when needed.  The individual must possess a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines as well as corporate practices and procedures, and the individual is expected to become familiar with office/division technical issues and policies.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below satisfactorily.

 

BACKGROUND:  The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the Agency and has primary responsibility for the Agency's HIV/AIDS program.  OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS.  It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs.  This entails:

 

  • Ensuring the technical integrity of Agency and Mission strategies.
  • Providing global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
  • Coordinating numerous research and field support programs.
  • Managing and reporting on the impact of the Agency's HIV/AIDS program.

 

The Supply Chain for Health (SCH) Division provides strategic and technical leadership on supply chain issues to ensure adequate quantity and quality of essential commodities for people affected by HIV/AIDS and related infections.  SCH is responsible for managing the largest public health supply chain in the world.  Specifically, the Division is responsible for:

 

  • Operating a sustainable central procurement operation and managing the supply chain for HIV/AIDS commodities. This includes procuring and distributing pharmaceuticals and other commodities needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.
  • Providing technical support and leadership to USAID Missions in strengthening partner country capacity to ensure a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable supply chain system.
  • Providing technical assistance to support country and regional supply chain programs.
  • Coordinating with other US Government agencies, international organizations, and donors to provide global leadership on supply chain issues.
  • Providing rapid response in emergency situations and potential stock-outs.
  • Managing the HlV/AIDS Working Capital Fund.
  • Maintaining the Agency Anti-retroviral and Rapid Test Kit approval lists.
  • Administering the "restricted commodities" approval of pharmaceuticals and "clearance" authority on source-origin waivers under Agency regulations.
ID
2017-1177
US-VA-Crystal City

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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 underserved populations worldwide.

 

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

                 

Title: 

Senior Advisor, Biomedical Prevention

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of

HIV-AIDS/Prevention, Care, and Treatment Division (USAID/GH/OHA/PCT/BP)

 

 

Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled

 

 

Background

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to be at the forefront of the U.S. Government (USG) response in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  USAID is a key partner in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and works closely with other USG agencies on this initiative.

 

General Description

In support of these efforts and the PEPFAR goal to end the HIV epidemic, the Biomedical Prevention Branch, requires an Advisor/Senior Advisor who will support USAID's development and implementation of biomedical interventions for HIV prevention, including voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  S/he will serve as a subject matter expert providing technical guidance on biomedical HIV prevention as well as HIV care, and treatment modalities.  The Advisor/Senior Advisor will coordinate with other USG agencies and donors on related policy development and provide technical assistance to partner governments, PEPFAR country teams and USG implementing partners in the design, implementation and evaluation of technically-sound, cost-effective, and practical approaches to biomedical HIV prevention, specifically, and the continuum of HIV prevention, care and treatment more broadly.  This position will be supervised by the Biomedical Prevention Branch Chief.

 

ID
2017-1176
US-VA-Crystal City

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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 underserved populations worldwide.

 

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

                 

Title: 

HIV/AIDS Costing Advisor

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIV/AIDS/Strategic

Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division (USAID/GH/OHA/SIEI)

 

 

Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

The Bureau for Global Health's Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) is the center of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for the Agency's HIV/AIDS program. OHA provides strategic direction, technical leadership, and support to field programs in HIV and AIDS. It provides input to decisions concerning the strategic allocation of financial and human resources in the sector and assists in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs. The Strategic Information, Evaluation, and Informatics Division within OHA (OHA/SIEI), to which the Costing Advisor will be assigned, provides programmatic expertise to help the Agency and its missions develop programs that respond to USG, USAID, and Congressional policy and budget priorities and incorporate innovations, best practices, and lessons learned.

 

The Costing Advisor provides support to technical and managerial staff, performing a variety of both complex and routine expenditure analyses, including costing, cost modeling, cost­ effectiveness analysis, and the use of cost information, to advance OHA's vision for the use of c.ost information in collaboration with OHA technical teams and country teams.

 

The Costing Advisor reports to the Chief, Expenditure Analysis Branch.

 

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.

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2017-1175
US-Varies

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is seeking experienced individuals to serve as Scientific Redactors for the research and evaluation studies. Social Solutions is accepting curricula vitae (CVs) from researchers who are available and interested in consultant positions to prepare documents (e.g., grant applications, project summaries) for data collection.

ID
2017-1173
US-Varies

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) is seeking experienced individuals to serve as Scientific Review Officers (SROs) for an evaluation study. Social Solutions is accepting curricula vitae (CVs) from researchers who are available and interested in the consultant position for this project. SROs are scientists who work in partnership with the scientific community to ensure that grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for funding receive an objective and fair peer review to identify the most meritorious science, and that all applicable laws, regulations, and policies are followed in the review process.

 

Social Solutions is examining the NIH grant application and review process to support the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) in ensuring a process that enables NIH to fund the most promising research. Social Solutions will work with SROs to securely assign a sample of grant applications to expert reviewers, and will analyze reviewers’ evaluations of the sample of grant applications.

ID
2017-1172
US-VA-Crystal City

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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 underserved populations worldwide.

 

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

              

Title: 

Malaria Technical Advisor

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Infectious

Disease (ID)/Division of Malaria

 

Application Deadline:   Open until Filled

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Malaria Division of the Infectious Disease Office of USAID’s Bureau for Global Health is charged with the technical leadership for and management of USAID’s malaria portfolio including leading the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The Malaria Division seeks a Malaria Technical Advisor (Technical Advisor) to provide technical, programmatic, and management support to up to three francophone PMI country programs, serve as a member of one or more PMI interagency technical working groups, and provide guidance and support to the Malaria Division Chief and the Initiative at large.

 

The Technical Advisor is an integral member of USAID’s PMI headquarters team. Key responsibilities include: providing strategic guidance and technical support to USAID at headquarters and in the field with USAID Missions, PMI country teams, technical counterparts, implementing partners/cooperating agencies, and Ministries of Health with a specific focus on support to PMI country programs in francophone countries. The Technical Advisor will provide direct PMI program backstopping support to up to three francophone PMI focus countries, serving as an extension of the in-country team.  S/he will participate in annual PMI Malaria Operational Plan development, will convey and interpret requests and guidance from PMI headquarters, and will serve as a day-to-day resource for the in-country teams. S/he will exercise independent judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, in serving USG priorities at critical technical and policy forums, in resolving problems and conflicts, and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines. The Technical Advisor will contribute to PMI policy and technical guidance development, participating on at least one PMI headquarters based technical team with experts across the interagency.

 

 

BACKGROUND: BUREAU FOR GLOBAL HEALTH/OFFICE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE /DIVISION OF MALARIA

 

The Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as the Agency’s primary source of intellectual capital, technical leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector. GH is vested with the responsibility for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs and in technically and programmatically supporting USAID Mission health program implementation in the field. The Office of Infectious Disease (ID) is one of GH’s eight offices. The Malaria Division is one of four divisions of the ID Office.  Leadership, management, and oversight of PMI are carried out from the Malaria Division under the leadership of the US Global Malaria Coordinator as is management of USAID’s malaria research investments (most notably vaccine, drug, and insecticide research programs).   

 

The President’s Malaria Initiative is the US Government’s (USG) flagship global malaria initiative led by USAID and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Elimination. The aim of PMI is to reduce the intolerable burden of malaria and help relieve poverty on the African continent. When PMI was launched in 2005, the goal was to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50% by a rapid scale-up of a package of proven malaria prevention and treatment measures: artemisinin-based combination therapy; insecticide-treated mosquito nets, intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy, and indoor residual spraying. USAID is the lead agency for implementation of the PMI. The Initiative is results-based, focused, and exhibits a high level of financial and programmatic accountability.

 

In 2015, PMI launched the next six-year strategy, setting forth a new bold vision, and an ambitious goal with specific objectives.  The PMI Strategy for 2015-2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity working towards the long term vision of a world free of malaria.

ID
2017-1171
US-VA-Crystal City

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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 underserved populations worldwide.

 

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

              

Title: 

Tuberculosis Surveillance Advisor

United States Agency for International Development

Office of Infectious Diseases, Bureau for Global Health (GH/ID)

 

Application Deadline:   Open until Filled

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

USAID is in the forefront of global Tuberculosis (TB) leadership and support to high burden TB countries.  USAID works with the World Health Organization, Stop TB Partnership and other international TB and TB/HIV partners to support policy development and implementation at the global, regional and country levels. USAID is working with 23 countries with bilateral funds to improve TB services and supporting almost 30 more through targeted technical assistance to support Global Fund grants. These efforts provide lifesaving treatment to cure them from TB, prevent the further transmission of TB, and reduce the potential of drug resistant TB in the future. 

 

The Tuberculosis Surveillance Advisor (Advisor) will serve in the Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Diseases (GH/ID), and will support the TB Team.  The Advisor will aim to strengthen TB surveillance systems in USAID’s priority countries and other countries where USAID contributes to and provides technical assistance as well as conduct country, regional, and global data analysis. S/he will ensure that USAID-supported TB surveillance interventions are in-line with the US Government (USG) TB Strategy, USAID’s technical implementation approach, and other international policies and guidelines. This will include mapping and analyzing current systems (both USAID and non-USAID), improving the quality of the systems, and supporting the implementation of strategic quality improvement interventions. The Advisor will coordinate with key stakeholders in countries including National TB Control Programs; local technical partners; and other donors like the Global Fund. The Advisor will provide support to USAID TB/HIV surveillance activities funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

 

The Advisor will receive technical guidance from the USAID Senior Tuberculosis Advisor who will serve as his/her onsite manager. S/he will also serve as a member of the TB Team, working closely with technical advisors and health staff in the Office of Infectious Diseases, the Office of HIV/AIDS, the regional bureaus and other regional and mission staff as appropriate. The Advisor will also work closely with other USG agencies and USAID TB project partners.

ID
2017-1168
US-VA-Crystal City

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, 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 underserved populations worldwide.

 

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

              

Title: Senior Research and Knowledge Management Advisor

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Maternal Child

Health and Nutrition/Research and Policy (R&P) Division (USAID/GH/MCHN/R&P)

 

 

Application Deadline:   Open Until Filled

 

 

INTRODUCTION:

The Bureau for Global Health’s Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (GH/MCHN) serves as USAID’s technical and policy lead on maternal and newborn health, child survival, immunization, nutrition and environmental health, 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, social and behavior change communication, multilateral partnerships, gender, and monitoring and evaluation. The Office comprises the following functional divisions: Maternal and Newborn Health Division; Child Health and Immunization Division; Nutrition and Environmental Health Division; and Research and Policy Division.

 

The Senior Research and Knowledge Management Advisor (Senior Advisor) will work within MCHN’s Research and Policy Division (RP), which is responsible for providing technical leadership, guidance, and coordination to advance the integrated use of policy, data, research and development to accelerate the uptake, scale and sustained and effective use of maternal, newborn, child, and environmental health and nutrition programming. The Division brings together a multidisciplinary team of implementation research, technology development, policy, and monitoring and evaluation experts who manage a portfolio of activities. Staff in this Division also works in conjunction with other USAID staff in Washington and the field, as well as with other partners, employing analytical and policy tools to reduce mortality, severe morbidity, and advance sustained development.

 

The Senior Advisor will serve as an agency-wide technical resource supporting important health efforts, including preventing maternal and child deaths, as well as potentially other agency health related priorities. The Senior Advisor will work closely with and receive technical guidance from a Senior Implementation Research Advisor as his/her onsite manager.

 

ID
2017-1167
US-DC-Washington

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions)* is accepting curricula vitae from mid- to senior-level project design specialists who are available and interested in a one- to two-year posting to contribute to the strengthening of project design, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This opportunity coincides with Agency efforts to streamline strategic planning and project design processes. This is an exciting opportunity with a competitive package, to be directly involved in building the capacity of USAID to strengthen the discipline of development and improve development outcomes.

 

The Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL) operates a Fellows program to build capacity across the USAID program cycle. The Fellows program is managed by the Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities (MECap) task order for which Social Solutions is the prime contractor.

 

Project Design (PD) Capacity Building Fellows, called PD fellows, will join a cohort of Fellows (M&E Fellows and Learning Fellows) and the technical assistance team that supports PPL under MECap. MECap bolsters capacity in USAID missions and operating units to plan for, undertake, and use rigorous analytical methods in strategic planning, design, monitoring, and evaluation to achieve better development outcomes. MECap collaborates closely with other PPL and Agency awards and utilizes a facilitating and mentoring approach in all of its work.

 

Placements for PD fellows will be based in an operating unit in USAID/Washington focused on a particular region or technical area, but will also entail direct support to field missions.  Fellows will spend their first 4 to 6 weeks being trained in the USAID Program Cycle and supporting business processes. The Fellows will be recruited and placed utilizing a cohort model.

ID
2015-1053
US-DC-Washington | Other

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions)* is accepting curricula vitae (CVs) from mid- to senior-level organizational learning and knowledge management specialists who are available and interested in a six-month to two-year posting to contribute to the strengthening of collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This is an exciting opportunity with a competitive package, to be directly involved in building the capacity of USAID to strengthen the discipline of development and improve development outcomes.

 

Learning Fellows will be members of a technical assistance (TA) team that manages the Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities task order (MECap) for the Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research in USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning. MECap bolsters capacity in USAID missions and operating units to plan for, undertake, and use high quality M&E to achieve better development outcomes. It does this by providing technical expertise and support that strengthens the capacity of USAID staff in M&E skills, extends LER’s ability to communicate and collaborate with external M&E practitioners and USAID staff, and provides the Agency with improved access and capabilities to apply state-of-the-art practices. MECAP coordinates closely with other PPL/LER and Agency awards and utilizes a facilitating and mentoring approach in all of its work.

 

Placements may be in an operating unit in USAID/Washington and/or one or more of the USAID overseas missions. Fellows will complete a DC-rotation regardless of their final placement. The Fellows will be placed utilizing a cohort model. 

 

BACKGROUND ON CLA

 

Strategic learning and collaboration are fundamental to an adaptive approach to development. By embedding collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) throughout the Program Cycle, USAID aims to strengthen our programming and maximize development outcomes. A learning-focused and adaptive approach helps ensure that our programs are coordinated with others, grounded in evidence, and adjusted as necessary to remain relevant and effective throughout implementation.

A systematic and deliberate approach to CLA includes:

 

Collaborating:

  • Engaging with key stakeholders, thought leaders and development actors to understand the country context, design programs appropriately and keep abreast of changes.
  • Coordinating efforts within the mission and among partners and other stakeholders to increase synergies and extend the mission’s influence and impact beyond its project funding.

Learning:

  • Generating, capturing, sharing, analyzing and applying information and knowledge, including performance monitoring data, findings from evaluations, research, practice, and experience.
  • Understanding the theory of change behind programming, identifying potential gaps in technical knowledge and developing plans to fill them.
  • Pausing periodically to reflect on and synthesize new learning, and employing participatory development methodologies that catalyze learning for stakeholders.

Adapting:

  • Applying learning to make iterative course corrections during implementation to increase the impact of development assistance.
ID
2015-1052
US-MD-Rockville

Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, the Business Development (BD) Specialist plays an integral support role on the Social Solutions team.

ID
2014-1018
US-MD-Rockville

Under the direction of the assigned supervisor, the Proposal Writer creatively presents complex approaches in written proposals for federal government agencies. 

ID
2014-1017
US-DC-Washington | Other

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions)* is accepting curricula vitae (CVs) from mid- to senior-level monitoring and evaluation specialists who are available and interested in a six-month to two-year posting to provide specialized evaluation and monitoring services to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This is an exciting opportunity with a competitive package, to be directly involved in building the capacity of USAID to strengthen the discipline of development and improve development outcomes. Placements may be in an operating unit (OU) in USAID/Washington or one of the USAID overseas missions. Fellows will complete a DC-rotation regardless of their final placement.

 

Background:

 

M&E Fellows will be members of a technical assistance (TA) team providing support and advisory services to the Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research (LER) in USAID’s Bureau of Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL). This TA team manages the Expanding Monitoring and Evaluation Capacities task order (MECap).

 

MECap bolsters capacity in USAID missions and OUs to plan for, undertake, and use high quality M&E to achieve better development outcomes. It does this by providing technical expertise and support that strengthens the capacity of USAID staff in M&E skills, extends LER’s ability to communicate and collaborate with external M&E practitioners and USAID staff, and provides the Agency with improved access and capabilities to apply state-of-the-art practices. MECAP coordinates closely with other PPL/LER and Agency awards and utilizes a facilitating and mentoring approach in all of its work.

ID
2014-1015