Opportunity in Washington, DC
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through ZemiTek partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Title: EGEA Team Program Specialist (Mid-Level Administrative Assistant)
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau of Africa/Office of Sustainable Development/Economic Growth, Environment and Agriculture Division (EGEA)
With more than 30 years’ experience providing information technology (IT) and management consulting services worldwide, Rosa Caldas, formed ZemiTek in 2007. Based in the Washington, DC metro area, ZemiTek delivers solutions to the federal government by supporting agencies such as USAID, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Department of Justice, US Department of Agriculture, and Department of Homeland Security, among others; and internationally to their missions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
CAMRIS International is among the top 20 USAID contractors for the third year in a row. CAMRIS realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective programs and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, CAMRIS combines proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.
The Bureau for Africa (AFR) is the USAID/Washington operating unit charged with managing USAID's development assistance programs in Africa. The Office of Sustainable Development has the responsibility of providing technical support for these programs. AFR/SD's technical responsibilities span across all areas of economic development -economic growth, trade, investment, agriculture, the environment, global climate change, biodiversity, water, democracy and governance, education and health.
The Program Specialist will provide support for AFR/SD's Economic Growth, Environment, and Agriculture (EGEA) Division. As a critical member of the AFR/SD/EGEA Washington DC office, the incumbent will work closely with both the Leadership Team and the full technical staff. The incumbent, under the supervision of the EGEA Division Chief, will work with all technical staff. The Program Specialist provides support to technical staff, 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, and maintaining program files, to more complex analytical tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents, reviewing, analyzing, summarizing and disseminating cables and other pertinent information such as articles and reports, and drafting briefers for senior officials. The Program Specialist 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 programs, as well as corporate practices and procedures.
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