• Budget Analyst (MCHN)

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
    Type
    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:

     

    United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition/Front Office (GH/MCHN/FO)

     

    Title:Budget Analyst

     

    Application Deadline:   Open until Filled

     

    Salary GS12 $83,898.00-$108,422.00

     

    GENERAL DESCRIPTION

     

    The USAID Bureau for Global Health, Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (GH/MCHN), is the Agency’s technical and policy lead to end preventable maternal and child deaths through interventions across maternal and newborn health; child survival; immunization; and nutrition. Cross- cutting activities managed by the Office in support of the Agency goal address private sector partnerships, social and behavior change communication, multilateral partnerships, gender, and monitoring and evaluation. GH/MCHN seeks a budget analyst to lead the formulation and tracking of the office-wide budget which includes operating expense funds as well as program funding in both the MCH and nutrition elements and also element level funding directed toward cross-cutting functions of the bureau. The Budget Analyst will also support other major office wide priorities, as assigned.

     

    The Budget Analyst reports to the Deputy Director, GH/MCHN, however the position requires acting as a liaison between the element leads and the operations staff who are responsible for budget execution. The Budget Analyst will serve as a single point of contact on office wide budget matters but must ensure that all actions are undertaken in consultation with element leads and office leadership. The Budget Analyst is expected to perform a variety of complex and routine duties. These duties range from tracking budget distributions via an excel spreadsheet to providing input and decision making on funding distributions. The analyst will also support and help manage the GH Bureau’s Participating Agency Service Agreement (PASA), the CDC Inter Agency Agreement (IAA), and the Bureau’s Public International Organization (PIO) grants. The analyst is expected to work independently, ranking tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handling multiple tasks simultaneously. The individual must maintain a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, particularly with respect to uses of funds and programming guidance.

     

    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.

    Responsibilities

    Working closely with the both the Office Director and Deputy Director of MCHN, the Budget Analyst will:

     

    I. Lead efforts to develop the GH/MCHN office wide program budget and manage its execution during the fiscal year.

     

    • Participate in office and bureau-wide portfolio reviews by helping to refine the process, develop and prepare all materials related to budgeting and program expenditures. Serve as the point of contact for ensuring completion of all follow-up actions.
    • Manage the office-wide Operating Expense budget, including by projecting needs, tracking expenses and prioritizing actions.
    • Manage and execute the development of the Office Operational Plan (OP) ensuring that data is gathered and entered in accordance with Agency deadlines
    • Liaise with element teams and other offices regarding the formulation of fiscal year budgets,including aspects which support cross-bureau activities.
    • Conduct analysis on project budgets and create data visualization to communicate key information regarding expenditure rates, value for money and advise on funding needs going forward.
    • Coordinate with budget operations staff from the program office on budget distributions and obligations.
    • Track budget allowances, distributions and obligations at the element level so that status of element level funds is constantly up to date.
    • Develop budget related briefers, communications materials, cables, and presentations.
    • Liaise with budget staff in other offices within GH to coordinate allocation for cross-cutting activities and to address funding tradeoffs whereby different items may be funded by different offices to address certain funding restrictions.
    • Ensure that schedules and deadlines are met, most significantly with ensuring that the appropriate funding is available for all obligations needing completion prior to the end of the fiscal year.

     

    II.Provide technical support to the Procurement Support Award, PASA , and the CDC IAA

    • Liaise with USAID missions and bureaus, and moving program documents through the clearance process.
    • Support the prioritization and budgeting for the USDA PASA.
    • Draft Congressional Notifications as required
    • Work with PIO/IAA technical advisor and CORs of the relevant projects to prepare amendment packages and related materials.
    • Track pipeline and burn rate to ensure that the award has sufficient funding.
    • Work with P3 to accept/approve field support allocations and to process needed incremental funding amendments.
    • Attend monthly meetings with USDA, contractor and OAA to ensure that award is functioning well and meeting expectations. Troubleshoot issues as they arise.
    • Advise missions on use of the award, services available and mechanisms of accessing the award.
    • Track overall performance of the award, reviewing and commenting on deliverables as needed and ensuring compliance with activities outlined in the scope of work.
    • Participate on country teams and possible travel up to 10% to USAID-assisted countries, as requested
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    • Master's degree and 5+ years’ relevant experience or Bachelor's and 7 years of experience
    • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, international affairs, international development, public health, business administration or financial analysis, master’s preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully prioritize competing tasks with shifting deadlines and multiple points of contact
    • Knowledge of USAID programming processes, the foreign assistance framework and uses and purposes of USAID health funding preferred
    • Excellent oral and written communications
    • Strong interest in global health preferred
    • At least 5 years of professional work experience and 2-4 years of experience living and working in a developing country preferred
    • Ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries
    • Excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail particularly with regard to the organization of information and tracking frequent changes to budget
    • Fluency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel;
    • Positive, ‘can-do’ attitude, flexibility and patience with uncertainty
    • US citizenship required as a secret security clearance is required and must be obtained and maintained.

     

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general 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 to reports and financial tracking systems. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

     

    REASONING ABILITY

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

     

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    None.

     

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    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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