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 Assistant (GH/PRH/CSL)
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Population and Reproductive Health/Commodities Security and Logistics Division
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
USAID's global health priorities include preventing child and maternal deaths, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and contributing to the global Family Planning 2020 goal of enabling an additional 120 million women and girls in the world's 69 lowest-income countries to access modern contraception. These advances call for a focus on the availability of affordable and high-quality family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) commodities to clients. The Commodities Security and Logistics (CSL) Division thus works to ensure the long-term availability of a wide range of high-quality contraceptives and FP/RH commodities through public and private services. This requires that CSL provide technical leadership and coordinate within GH, with USAID field Missions, as well as with other U.S. Government agencies and multi- and bi-lateral donors, foundations, manufacturers, and other private sector partners, all of which the PA will support. The Division’s Supply systems Strengthening Advisors Team (S3A) is composed of ten professional staff that provide management and technical leadership for a technical assistance portfolio valued at approximately $40 million, largely funded by USAID field Missions. The work of S3A encompasses the CSL strategic focus areas to provide technical assistance to support public and private entities to transform their national and subnational supply chain structures to be self-reliant, resilient, and responsive to local contexts and needs, with an eye to the future; and serve as a thought leader and trusted resource in the global public health supply chain community, with the ability to move and inspire others to action.
The Program Assistant (PA) provides support to the CSL Division and S3A team, in the Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH), Bureau for Global Health (GH). The PA is required to perform a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties. These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings and maintaining program files, to assisting with more complex analytical tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various programs and projects, and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of project monitoring and program tracking systems. The PA plays a key role in facilitating communication on key areas of work within the S3A Team, the CSL Division, and outside of the Division. The PA will work closely with the S3A team and provide input on technical and management areas relevant to the team. The PA will also assist in areas such as country backstopping, overall administrative support, and other duties as required for the Division. With moderate supervision, the Program Assistant ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines as well as corporate practices and procedures. The individual is expected to become familiar with Agency, PRH, and CSL technical issues and priorities. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Program Assistant will work in a fast-paced environment in an active, diverse office.
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.