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Social Solutions Program Analyst - MCHN in Arlington, Virginia

Opportunity in Arlington, VA

Social Solutions International, Inc. is a woman and minority-owned company. Social Solutions emphasizes quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

Title: Program Analyst - MCHN / Grade 9

Salary Range:$57,510 - $74,759

  • The Program Analyst provides support to the Child Health and Immunization Division in the Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, Bureau for Global Health (GH/MCHN/CHI). The Program Analyst performs a variety of complex and routine administrative and analytical duties ranging 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 program documents and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of financial tracking systems.

The Program Analyst will work closely with the CHI team and provide input on related technical and managerial issues. The Program Analyst will also work with other members of the team to assist in areas such as country backstopping, overall administrative support, and other duties.

The Program Analyst 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. The individual is expected to become familiar with office/division technical issues and policies. The Program Analyst works in a dynamic, fast-paced division and is expected to demonstrate good judgment and strong initiative in the prioritization of tasks and responding to simultaneous demands of GH and CHI leadership, field missions, and implementing partners.

Project/Program Tracking Data Analysis & Documentation: Assists in researching, identifying,

analyzing and updating program and technical information accuracy:

  • Researches, plans, analyzes, and organizes technical and/or statistical information and develops data for use in briefings, publications, and reports. Recommends statistical formats for reports, ensuring consistency with USAID standards; and

  • Collects and compiles data for use in regular and ad hoc reporting on the status of programs from various sources such as cooperating agency reports, USAID reports and documents, and technical staff. Ensures that schedules and deadlines are met.

Budget & Field Support Tracking: Assists in budget preparation and tracking field support

levels for each GH project:

  • Supports the A/COR in preparing quarterly accruals for funded projects.

Administrative & Financial Tracking: Maintains program related administrative and financial

systems, databases, and files:

  • Maintains financial records, supports the preparation of accruals, tracks field support, and provides management support for the UNICEF, WHO and Gavi grants and one cooperative agreement;

  • Prepares funding and programmatic amendments for WHO-Polio and UNICEF-Polio awards for AOR review and action, liaises frequently with WHO and UNICEF management providing advice to ensure compliance with USAID policies and procedures;

  • Collaborates with the Gavi team to support the amendment process of the Gavi grant; and

  • Supports A/CORs in preparing budgets and maintains financial tracking sheets to be used by team.

Program Document Preparation & Presentations: Assists in development of program documents, such as annual reports, interagency documents, action memos, talking points, Congressional Notifications, and presentations:

  • Advises technical staff and recipient organizations to ensure the financial and technical reports are prepared and submitted as required; and

  • Drafts program communications such as cables, memoranda, and letters that seek approval or request information relative to program matters.

Backstop & Field Support: Assists technical office staff in supporting field as necessary, travel to USAID missions as necessary, track, coordinate, and report on field support to include responding to all emails and phone calls.

General Administration: Coordinates, organizes, liaises with members of working groups, missions, other USG agencies in support of program implementation and attend working groups to further USAID offices’ program objectives:

  • Maintains program files; and

  • Provides administrative and knowledge management support to technical advisors.

Program & Technical Support: Assists in review and analysis of program technical updates on an annual basis, review and analyze technical documents:

  • Advises technical staff in the preparation of various program documents and correspondence such as; memos and waivers, amendments, project authorization documents, Congressional Notifications, Technical Notifications, and requests ensuring that all documentation is complete and in compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and standards; and

  • Organizes regular team meetings with senior leadership and quarterly meetings with CDC colleagues.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. OR a Masters and 1 year of experience.

Ability to obtain a security clearance is a must.

Social Solutions International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.social solutions.biz

Social Solutions is an 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

ID: 2019-1414

External Company URL: www.socialsolutions.com