• Program Assistant (TB)

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    # of Openings
    GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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:


    US Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Infectious Diseases/ Tuberculosis Division (GH/ID/TB)


    Title: Program Assistant TB


    Application Deadline:   Open until Filled


    Salary GS 8


    The TB Program Assistant provides support to the TB Division, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties.  These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings, processing administrative requests, and 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 Assistant will also work with members of the TB Division and the Management Bureau to assist in areas such as project management, country support, overall administrative support, and other duties and support liaising and communication across the interagency.


    The Program Assistant provides support to the TB Division located in the Infectious Diseases Office of the Bureau for Global Health.  This position will support the Project Management Team and TB Division as a whole.


    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 TB technical issues and policies.


    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.


    • Works with USAID TB Division’s Project Management Team, the TB Division Chief, and the TB Program Analyst on project management-related activities, and participates in all necessary technical and managerial meetings.
    • Provides operational support to the TB Division on multiple cooperative agreements, contracts, and grants. This includes working with the Division’s technical and project management staff, the Management Bureau Office of Acquisitions and Assistance, and external partners to ensure that the projects are administered effectively and efficiently. 
    • Maintains and updates administrative and financial tracking systems, and assists in the design and upkeep of spreadsheets and databases to support these systems. These systems are used to effectively monitor country programs and inform the teams of any upcoming issues, deadlines, financial updates, and action items on a weekly basis.
    • Assists in preparing financial pipelines and aids in the preparation of budget requests for annual portfolio reviews.
    • Assists technical staff in the preparation of various program documents and correspondence such as; memos and waivers, amendments, project authorization documents, Congressional Notifications, Technical Notifications, and requests, ensuring that all documentation is complete and in compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and standards.
    • Drafts program communications such as cables, memoranda, and letters that seek approval or request information relative to program matters and keeps an organized record of previous responses to recycle if appropriate.
    • Schedules meetings, reserves rooms, maintains the team calendar, compiles documents for meetings. Also takes notes at those meetings to later disseminate to all necessary parties and follows up on all action items.
    • Collects and compiles data for use in regular and ad hoc reporting on the status of programs from various sources such as cooperating agency reports, USAID reports, documents, and technical staff. Ensures that schedules and deadlines are met.


    • Associate’s degree in related field and 4+ years’ relevant experience or Bachelor's degree and 2 years of expereince. 
    • Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel spreadsheet skills, PowerPoint, Internet, and Gmail, along with all Google applications. 
    • Experience in the use of database applications and presentation software desirable.
    • Candidate must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    • Experience and knowledge of public health/tuberculosis preferred.
    • Must have excellent writing skills in English. 
    • Strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals are required. 
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public are required.
    • Must have excellent analytic skills and reasoning ability. 
    • Must be able to work under moderate supervision and bring a problem solving approach to carrying out duties. 
    • Demonstrate initiative and an eagerness to learn technical and program management.
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and financial tracking systems are all required. 
    • Must be proficient with basic financial management and budgeting concepts and excellent excel skills. 
    • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.
    • The ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, facility access clearance.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


    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.



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