Program Assistant BGH-Front Office

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
# of Openings
GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
Regular Full-Time


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:


Office of Professional Development and Management Support, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development 


Title:  Program Assistant (BGH-Front Office)


GS: 8 $52,068.00-$67,687.00


Application Deadline: Open until Filled




The Program Assistant provides direct support to the Front Office of the Bureau for Global Health, performing a variety of both routine and complex administrative and analytical duties.  These duties range from administrative tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings and maintaining program files, to more complex analytical tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents, designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of information tracking systems, and facilitating correspondence between the Bureau for Global Health and other bureaus and offices within the Agency.  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.  This position has potential for professional development and training.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below satisfactorily.


BACKGROUND:  Bureau for Global Health, Office of the ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR


The Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA/GH) serves as the principal advisor to the Agency and the Administrator on broad technical and operational matters relating to the mandate of the Bureau.  The AA/GH directs and supervises the Bureau, approving projects and programs and allocating resources among the Offices.  The Office has ultimate responsibility for the quality of the Bureau’s programs and the capacity of its workforce.  It provides leadership on the design, implementation, review, coordination, and evaluation of GH initiatives, programs, and activities.  The Office also ensures that the activities of the Bureau complement and support the broader goals of the Agency and are in compliance with legislation and Agency rules and regulations. 



  • Facilitates 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.
  • Supports the Deputy Assistant Administrators of the Bureau for Global Health with coordination of meeting requests, preparation and follow up.
  • Participates in relevant technical and managerial meetings for the purpose of assisting in management duties.
  • Analyzes, organizes and formats technical information for use in briefings, presentations, publications and correspondence, ensuring consistency with USAID standards. Analyzes and edits program communications such as cables, memoranda, and letters that seek approval or request information relative to program matters.
  • Collects and makes arrangements for distribution of material to the USAID missions, USAID/Washington offices, host country institutions, and cooperating agencies.
  • Maintains and provides assistance with administrative, information, and correspondence tracking systems, and assists in the design and maintenance of spreadsheets and databases to support these systems.
  • Ensures that schedules and deadlines are met.
  • Maintains correspondence and program files.




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

  • The position requires an Associate’s degree in a related field and 4+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of professional office experience.
  • Proficiency in the use of Google and the Microsoft Office Suite is necessary; experience in the use of database applications is recommended.
  • Candidates must have a strong interest in organizational management.
  • Candidates must be willing to work full-time.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties



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

  • The candidate must possess strong oral communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals.
  • The candidate must possess strong written communications skills with a keen attention to grammatical detail.
  • The candidate must possess strong organizational skills in order to keep track of multiple tasks and deadlines at a time.
  • The candidate must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public is required.



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

  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, as well as the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to reports and financial tracking systems is required.
  • The candidate must possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.



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

  • The candidate must be able to apply a common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 



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


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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