Position Located in Washington, D.C.
CAMRIS International, Inc. is an international development and research firm that provides innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, economical program and research management services.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through CAMRIS International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: DIV Portfolio Manager (Program Analyst)
The Development Innovations Ventures (DIV) program, an open innovation program designed to find breakthrough innovations, minimize risk, and maximize impact through staged financing, rigorous testing of impact and cost effectiveness, and scaling of proven innovations through the public and private sectors. DIV is widely-recognized as a highly-innovative program in government (for example, having been recognized, for example, by Harvard's Ash Center as a 2015 Top 25 Innovation in American Government, and by the President's Spark Initiative). Its portfolio organizations include everything from Off-Grid Electric, a social enterprise providing solar power to rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa, to Innovations for Poverty Action, an organization that conducts impact evaluations to identify what works in development.
The Program Analyst provides support to technical staff, performing a variety of both complex and analytical duties. These duties range from routine tasks such as maintaining program files, to more complex analytical-type tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of financial tracking systems. The Program Analyst will work closely with the team and 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. More specifically support the process to select new DIV grants, including coordinating review meetings and materials, responding to inquiries and engaging reviewers within and outside the team and contribute to data collection processes and results reporting, ranging from budget information to DIV portfolio-wide data to DIV grantee-specific data.
The Program Analyst will also support DIV Agreement’s Officer Representatives (AOR) (i.e., the official grants manager assigned to a particular grant) to provide strategic advice and technical support for a portfolio of organizations that receive DIV grant awards, serving as the primary liaison and interlocutor with those organizations on a wide range of sector technical, programmatic, human resources, financial, and administrative issues. In this capacity, the Program Analyst will provide a variety of support to the awardee, depending on its stage of maturity (e.g., early-stage or later-stage start-up) and organizational needs. Liaise with other offices and teams within the U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID missions, functional bureaus, and independent offices and develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines; Leverage lessons learned from DIV and its peers to influence and shape how the Lab, Agency and sector as a whole think about generating and using evidence.
The Program Analyst should have experience in one or more of the following:
Duties and Responsibilities:
Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience: