• Program Assistant (AFR/SD/H)

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    # 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:

    United States Agency for International Development/Africa Bureau/Office of Sustainable Development/Health Division  (AFR/SD/H)


    TitleProgram Assistant (AFR/SD/H)


    Salary: GS7 $47,016.00-$61,122.00


    Application Deadline:   Open until Filled



    The Program Assistant for the Africa Bureau Health Team is responsible for a variety of both complex and routine administrative, management support, and programmatic duties. These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling meetings and maintaining program files, to more complex and technical tasks such as researching and analyzing information and data for program documents. 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, guidelines, and procedures. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


    Administrative and Management Support Tasks (40%)

    • Maintain health team filing system, including records retirement, both paper and electronic
    • Assist in responding to taskers and writing talking points for the AFR Health Team
    • Design and maintain tracking system spreadsheets
    • Participate and take notes in all relevant technical and managerial meetings
    • Assists Health Team management in supporting personnel actions and organizing on-boarding of Health Team employees
    • Ensure that schedules and deadlines are met
    • Assist in the development and presentation of Health Portfolio Reviews for senior management

    Programmatic Support Tasks (40%)

    • Coordinate the development of program documents, such as waivers, authorization documents, action memos, congressional notifications, and presentations
    • Coordinate and assist in researching, analyzing and updating program and technical information
    • Support Health Team project managers in efforts to strengthen the management capacity, work planning and reporting of Africa Bureau projects

    Scheduling and Event Coordination (15%)

    • Assist in scheduling meetings and managing calendar for Health Team management, including scheduling pertinent to the Health Team Leader’s role as a PEPFAR Deputy Principal
    • Coordinate event planning and logistics for a wide variety of local and international events as needed, including formal meetings, workshops, webinars, or conferences

    Liaise (5%)

    • Serve as Health Team liaison to one or more cross-cutting working groups as needed
    • Facilitate correspondence between the Bureau for Global Health and other bureaus and offices in the Agency, ensuring that all documentation and correspondence meet deadlines, are complete, and are in compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and standards
    • Assist the Health Team’s work with the Bureau for Global Health, the U.S. Department of State, and international donors to ensure coordination of support for the countries in the Africa region, with a particular focus on coordination needed to implement PEPFAR
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Interpersonal Relationships: Ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and other outside contacts.
    • Job Knowledge: Demonstrated levels of theoretical and/or technical and /or practical knowledge appropriate to his/her current position.  Demonstrates understanding of elements of job and provides practical solutions to work problems.
    • Quality of Work: Ability to produce work that is accurate, thorough and neat. Pays attention to detail. Demonstrates organizational & planning skills.  Work product is meticulous and complete.
    • Reliability: Ability to complete assigned tasks and conduct necessary follow up independently.
    • Productivity: Ability to produce significant amounts of work efficiently and within the time-periods specified.
    • Initiative: Willing to seek out new assignments and undertake additional duties on his/her own, when appropriate.


    • Associates degree in related field and 3+ years relevant experience or bachelors and 1 year of experience
    • Proficiency in the use of Google Suite applications (e.g. Gmail, Google Docs, etc) and Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint skills
    • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Excellent analytic skills and reasoning ability
    • Ability to work under moderate supervision and bring a problem-solving approach to carrying out duties
    • Basic data analytics and visualization skills are desirable
    • Must be a US Citizen and be ability to obtain and maintain a secret level security clearance.
    • Lived or worked in the United States for 3 of the last 5 years. If not, supported USAID or the State Dept.


    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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