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Zika Budget Analyst

Zika Budget Analyst

# of Openings 
2
Job Locations 
US-VA-Arlington
Category 
GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
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: Zika Budget Analyst

United States Agency for International Development/ Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Diseases (GH/ID)

Application Deadline:   Open until Filled

 INTRODUCTION

Since late 2015, the Administration has been working to combat the Zika virus, which is primarily spread through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. There is no known vaccine to prevent or specific medicine to treat Zika infections but USAID is working along with other federal agencies and international partners to support efforts to identify, localize, and prevent continuing spread of the Zika virus throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean, and other affected areas, to limit the spread and effects of the virus, and to protect international and domestic populations. USAID, working with our interagency and international partners is working to address this through many of our existing programs. USAID’s Zika response builds on ongoing preparedness efforts by supporting a range of activities: provide effective communications and messaging to keep impacted publics informed; support efforts to mitigate the spread of the disease through Integrated Vector Management; leverage new technologies; and provide care and support for women, pregnant women, and children in the affected countries, while adjusting practices as new information becomes available.

 

In order to appropriately respond to the emergency the Bureau for Global Health (GH) established the Zika Team in the Infectious Disease (ID) Office which oversees programs that support affected countries’ ability to control mosquitoes and the transmission of the virus; support maternal and child health; expand public education on prevention and response; and create new incentives for the development of vaccines and diagnostics.

 

The Zika Budget Analyst will work on the GH/ID Zika Team to implement USAID’s Zika response portfolio. The Zika Budget analyst is expected to coordinate with other components of the GH Bureau, especially the Bureau’s Office of Policy, Programs and Planning (GH/P3). The P3 Office has primary responsibility for the Global Health Bureau’s strategic planning, budgeting, financial management, procurement, and monitoring and evaluation functions. P3 ensures that the Global Health Bureau is in compliance with Congressional, State Department and USAID budget formulation guidance and provides critical advice and support to the Bureau’s technical staff in preparing program and budget planning documentation.

 

The specific duties for the Zika Budget Analyst are detailed, below.

 

Responsibilities

The Zika Budget Analyst position is part of the Zika Team and will work with the the GH/ID Zika team lead as their USAID point of contact. The Budget Analyst performs a wide range of complex and routine duties in support of budget execution, including reporting, financial management, financial reconciliation, expertise in data systems, analysis, and record keeping. The position serves a key strategic planning role within the Zika team, as the backstop on budgeting issues and processes, and performs in-depth, rigorous analyses of budget requests on behalf of technical staff and Bureau and Agency leadership. To aid in these analyses, the Zika Budget Analyst uses and maintains multiple Agency budget databases and consults resources such as operating plans and performance reports.

 

In addition to the planning function, the Zika Budget Analyst plays an important role in ensuring that the Zika team’s budget documentation is prepared accurately and in a timely manner.   The Analyst advises technical staff of funding issues, identifies circumstances in which notifications, reporting, or other documentation is required, and facilitates the drafting and review of that documentation. The Zika Budget Analyst serves as a preliminary reviewer for P3’s clearance of budgetary documents, and ensures adherence to prescribed formats and Agency policy and guidance as relates to the Zika funds. In this role, the Zika Budget Analyst also serves as a key point of contact between the Global Health Bureau, USAID Regional Bureaus, and USAID overseas Missions. In an often fast-paced and changing work environment, the Zika Budget Analyst is expected to work independently, ranking tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handling multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

 

Specifically, the Zika Budget Analyst will:

 

  • Provide assistance to/Serve as a technical resource in the execution of the budget, financial management and financial reconciliation.
  • Assist with/Conduct the review, analysis, revisions, and recommend approval, disapproval, or modification of budget requests and justifications.
  • Assist with/Support development of combined and consolidated budget estimates into a budget document that reflects the balanced, multi-year funding needs of the GH and USAID.
  • Assists with/Create via administrative support the compilation of budget documentation, record keeping, and related supporting documents for archival purposes, including preparation and compilation of any audit or review tasks
  • Participate/Liaise with USAID and Department of State managers as an authoritative source of advice on budget reporting.
  • Prepare the verification, monitoring, reconciling, and reporting on the allocation of funds, and recommend innovative approaches for avoiding and/or resolving budget problems, including in database systems, as appropriate.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-5 years of professional office experience OR a Master’s degree and a minimum of 1-2 year of professional office experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully prioritize competing tasks with shifting deadlines and multiple points of contact.
  • Experience in project administration and management procedures preferred; relevant experience in financial management desirable.
  • Knowledge of USAID programming processes, policies, the foreign assistance framework and uses and purposes of USAID health funding preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail particularly with regard to the organization of information and tracking frequent changes to budget allocations.
  • Proficiency in the use of Google and the Microsoft Office Suite is required; experience in the use of data base applications is recommended.
  • Excellent oral and written communications including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Strong interest in global health preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Interest in detailed work with complex budget and financial information (required).
  • Positive, ‘can-do’ attitude, flexibility and patience with uncertainty.
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance
  • US Citizenship or permanent residency required

Period of Performance:

This position will end on 1/31/2020.

 

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.