• Program Analyst -OHS

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS 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, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

     

     United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health, Office of Health Systems

     

    Title:  Program Analyst

     

    GS: 9 - Equivalency

     

    Application Deadline:   Closing date 2/7/20

     

    BACKGROUND

    The Program Analyst will be located in the Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) Office of Health Systems (OHS). OHS is the Bureau and the Agency’s center of excellence and focal point for providing worldwide leadership and technical expertise in health systems strengthening (HSS). The Office is responsible for implementing the Agency’s HSS vision, disseminating health systems knowledge, and providing technical assistance and other support to USAID’s programs and field missions. 

     

    The Program Analyst provides support to technical staff and Office senior management, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties. Analytical duties include tasks such as collecting, compiling, analyzing, and communicating data and information for various program materials and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of financial and other tracking systems. S/he often coordinates and takes the lead in developing office reporting documents and OHS contributions to Bureau and Agency reports. Administrative-type tasks include scheduling briefings, events, and meetings and maintaining program files.

     

    The Program Analyst will work closely with the various project and technical area teams and provide input on related technical and managerial issues. As s/he will be expected to support multiple activities and tasks simultaneously, the individual will need to work independently and efficiently to balance competing priorities and deadlines while producing high-quality deliverables. In addition, the Program Analyst may be given opportunities to take initiative on tasks within the office that align with their interests and Office priorities.

     

    To perform this job successfully, the individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies, guidelines, and corporate practices and procedures, as well as Office and sector technical issues.  S/he must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The position reports directly to the Office Deputy Director.

    Responsibilities

    Analytical & Technical Support: (40%)

    • Research, plan, analyze, and organize technical and/or statistical information and develop data for use in briefings, publications, and reports.  Recommends statistical formats for reports, ensuring consistency with USAID standards.
    • Collect and compile data for use in regular and ad hoc reporting on the status of programs from various sources such as contractor and grantee reports, USAID reports and documents, and technical staff. Ensure that reporting schedules and deadlines are met.
    • Lead and/or provide assistance with developing presentations, talking points and speeches on Health Systems issues for a variety of audiences, including OHS and Global Health Bureau Front Office Staff.
    • Assist technical staff in the preparation of various documents including background briefs covering critical technical and contextual issues.
    • Assists in the development of portfolio review documents, and other office reporting and documentation as requested.
    • Collects and makes arrangements for distribution of material to USAID/Washington offices, USAID missions, host country institutions, and cooperating agencies.

     

    Budget and Financial Analysis Support: (30%)

    • Organize and oversee the timeline and process for the OHS annual budget.
    • Maintains the OHS budget spreadsheet, including creating and updating the annual budget tracking spreadsheet.
    • Creates spreadsheet and tracks OHS annual activity approvals and allocated funding amounts. Updates any changes in budget amounts, approvals and obligations. 
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    Administrative Support: (30%)

    • Support the OHS project activities, including, but not limited to, preparation of documents to obtain approval for various program actions and tracking documentation through the clearance process, financial tracking, dissemination of project deliverables, file maintenance, and coordination of project presentations.
    • Financial: Drafts quarterly accruals reports for funded projects, tracks and facilitates project funding actions, updates implementing partners on the status of expected funds, and collects pipeline information.
    • Provide short term backstopping support as requested for technical staff, including but not limited to assistance with the design and maintenance of spreadsheets and databases.
    • Keep abreast of new developments and emerging issues by attending meetings, workshops and conferences.
    • Schedule meetings; book rooms; compile reference documents; and capture, synthesize and disseminate minutes for meetings.
    • May serve as HSS point of contact on a Global Health Country Support Team and provide support to country team activities as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    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.

     

    Qualifications

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

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 3+ years of relevant experience in international development, with at least two years of experience in a developing country context; OR master’s degree in related field and 1 year of relevant experience;
    • Multi-tasking, working under time pressures and ability to work well in teams as well as work independently on tasks.
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly advanced features and functions in Microsoft Office Suite, and Vizio; Gmail and Google Apps; Internet and e-mail applications is required.
    • Skills in Excel and Power Point, and experience preparing spreadsheets and developing graphs and other visuals for presentation slide decks are a must.
    • Experience in supporting budgeting processes is a plus.
    • Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation and must obtain and maintain a favorable adjudication as applicable to their position/duties.

     

    LANGUAGE SKILLS

    Oral and written communications skills and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret government regulations.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 

     

    REASONING ABILITY

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

     

    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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