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Program Analyst (USAID/GH/OHA/RES/MIC)

Program Analyst (USAID/GH/OHA/RES/MIC)

# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-VA-Arlington
Category 
Global Health
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Overview

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

                             

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

 

Title: Program Analyst

United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of HIV-AIDS/Research Division (USAID/GH/OHA/RES/MIC)

 

Application Deadline:   Open until Filled

 INTRODUCTION

The Bureau for Global Health (GH) at USAID provides Agency leadership and technical expertise in the areas of population, family planning and related reproductive health, child and maternal health and nutrition, infectious diseases, and HIV/AIDS. The Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA) leads the Agency's efforts in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Research Division provides technical advice and support across the Agency and field missions and has primary responsibility for HIV/AIDS operational and biomedical research. The Program Analyst will be part of the Microbicides Team, providing operational and program support for USAID's biomedical research priorities, specifically the Microbicide Research, Development, and Introduction Program.

 

The Program Analyst will perform a variety of routine and complex tasks in program management. This will require ranking tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, handling several tasks simultaneously, working independently as well as in a team environment, and seeking guidance as needed. The Program Analyst should possess knowledge of USAID policies and procedures and have the willingness and ability to gain an understanding of the microbicide field, including relevant aspects of virology, drug development, and reproductive health. The Program Analyst should be highly motivated, flexible, and organized. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions needed.

 

The primary duties of the Program Analyst include:

The Program Analyst will perform a variety of routine and complex tasks specific to the

HIV/AIDS Research Division with a primary focus on supporting and advancing the Microbicide Research, Development, and Introduction Program at USAID.

 

While performing the duties of this job employee will be required to: sit, stand, and walk; occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; vision abilities including close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions as needed.

 

Program Management and Oversight

  • Compile and analyze programmatic, technical, and budgetary data about microbicide projects and activities, and organize data for use in briefings, publications, reports, and decision making
  • Support Technical Advisors and AORs in the coordination of multiple cooperative agreements
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of issues related to current cooperative agreements
  • Provide assistance to technical staff and partners to ensure that financial and technical reports are prepared and submitted as required
  • Review, discuss, and consult with AORs regarding the approval of work plans, budgets, activities, subawards, travel plans, and pharmaceutical requests
  • Support AORs in providing recommendations and technical input regarding project management and implementation
  • Provide Input to strategic planning exercises and future procurements
  • Assist technical staff in the preparation of various program documents and correspondence such as memos and waivers, amendments, project authorization documents, congressional notifications and reports - ensuring that documentation is complete and in compliance with USAID standards and regulations
  • Coordinate communications among technical staff and with partners
  • Coordinate meetings among technical staff and with partners
  • Assist in responding to inquiries from inside and outside of USAID, including from Agency leadership, OGAC, other USG agencies, related NGOs, and Congress, among others
  • Keep communication documents and program/project files up to date
  • Pursue professional development opportunities relevant to the Program Analyst responsibilities, including training, workshops, conferences, and other activities

Budgetary and Financial Management

  • Support the formulation and implementation of program budgets, including office and Agency budgeting exercises
  • Complete quarterly accruals reports
  • Create, maintain, and monitor project funding matrices
  • Support the development of the microbicide database
  • Prepare financial documentation as requested by AOR to ensure timely award and sub­ award approvals, budget obligations, and agreement modifications

Liaison Activities

  • Liaise and work closely with OAA colleagues regarding sub awards, procurements, and related activities
  • Liaise with P3 colleagues regarding obligations and financial reporting requirements
  • Liaise with AORs in other GH offices that manage microbicide activities

Qualifications

The requirements and qualifications for the Program Analyst position include the following:

Education and Experience Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree and a minimum of three years of professional experience, or a Master's degree with one year of professional experience
  • Proficiency in the use of Google and Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel spreadsheet skills, PowerPoint, Internet and e-mail applications

Security Requirements

  • A USAID “Secret” security clearance is required and must be obtained.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS in the context of international development
  • Knowledge of USG foreign policy and familiarity with USAID health programs, regulations, and policies
  • Experience in project management
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Experience in the use of database applications
  • Ability to gather information, propose solutions, provide guidance, and prepare recommendations and reports
  • Ability to work independently as well as in team situations and to proactively seek guidance, as needed
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of colleagues and build consensus among individuals and across many levels and organizations
  • Ability to rank tasks in order of importance and due dates, and handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to independently complete long-term tasks as well as urgent taskers in a timely manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability/willingness to travel internationally

Communication Skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing and to analyze and interpret technical publications
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from USAID staff, partners, and the public
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, arid decimals
  • Ability to apply the above skills to project management and budgeting

Reasoning Ability

  • Excellent analytic skills
  • Ability to work under moderate supervision
  • Ability to bring a problem-solving approach to duties
  • Eagerness to learn relevant technical information and program management

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • None required

Physical Demands (representative)

  • To sit, stand, and walk
  • To occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
  • Vision abilities including close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions as needed

Work Environment (representative)

  • Noise level is usually quiet
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions in this environment

 

This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com

Social Solutions and CAMRIS are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.