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Junior Program Analyst

Posting Number: #060-22

Position Title: Junior Program Analyst

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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A. Position Identification

  1. Position Identification
Position Title: Junior Program Analyst
Division: MHN
Department: GH/MCHN
Work Location: 500 D St SW, Washington, DC 20547
Project Supervisor Name: TBD
Work Status:  X☐ Full-time         ☐ Part-time      hours per week
FLSA: Exempt
Classification/Labor Category: Junior Analyst
PHI Title: Analysis Professional I

 

B. Summary Statement

The Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition (GH/MCHN) serves as the Agency’s technical and policy lead on maternal and newborn health, child survival, immunization, and nutrition, focusing on ending preventable child and maternal deaths. Cross-cutting activities managed by the Office in support of this goal address private sector partnerships, social and behavior change communication, multilateral partnerships, gender, and monitoring and evaluation. GH/MCHN provides leadership in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating maternal and child health programs. This entails ensuring the technical integrity of USAID’s headquarters and mission strategies and programs; providing global technical leadership in maternal and child health and nutrition policy, research, and programs; and supporting USAID Missions to work with partners, donors, and other government agencies to accelerate progress towards the Agency’s goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths.

The Junior Analyst position resides in the MCHN office. It supports the work of the Maternal and Newborn Health Division (GH/MCHN/MNH), which provides technical and policy leadership, and support to the field in state-of-the-art approaches to accelerating reductions in maternal and newborn mortality, focusing on the USAID-assisted countries with the highest burdens of mortality and using evidence-based practices to scale-up proven interventions to address the leading causes of mortality. The Division manages diverse activities to achieve this goal, including cross-cutting and focused technical assistance and multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and professional associations.

 

C. Job Requirements

The junior program analyst works closely with the MNH Division Chief and supports the administration and management work of the division. The junior program analyst provides expert support to MCHN technical staff, performing various complex and routine administrative, project management, and analytical duties. These duties encompass analytical-type tasks such as collecting, compiling, analyzing, and displaying data for various program documents, drafting comments and approval packages for award and sub-award requests, and creating and maintaining spreadsheets for financial tracking systems. The junior program analyst works most closely with the MNH division staff, USAID mission, and other USAID staff and external partners.

The individual must build and maintain working knowledge of Agency policies and regulations, corporate practices and procedures, including acquisition and assistance issues, budgeting and financial management, and MCHN technical knowledge. The junior analyst ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines and handles several complicated tasks simultaneously. The individual is expected to become familiar with division, office, and agency technical issues and policies.

 

D. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a Junior Program Analyst in support of the MNH division; support the division in providing technical and policy leadership to the field in state-of-the-art approaches; accelerating reductions in maternal and newborn mortality, assessing and disseminating evidence-based practices to scale-up proven interventions to address the leading causes of mortality.
  • Engage in cross-cutting programming focused on technical assistance and multi-stakeholder partnerships with the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and professional associations.
  • Support the development of training, webinars, and dissemination of tools to the field and support cross-office engagement and collaboration to reduce silo programming.
  • Assist Contracting and Agreement Officer Representatives (C/AOR)s, technical staff, and the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) in the management life cycle of USAID projects/activities.  This includes consulting with the OAA staff as well as researching USAID’s operational policy (ADS), helping to draft various program documents and correspondence such as project authorization documents, action memos, Congressional Notifications, Technical Notifications and waivers, work plan reviews, and approval letters ensuring that all documentation is complete and in compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and standards. The junior analyst will also assist technical staff and recipient organizations to ensure that financial and technical reports are prepared and submitted, as required, participate in negotiations with collaborating partners.
  • Create and analyze budgets and financial tracking sheets to be used by the technical staff to manage division budgets, including anticipated incremental project funding, funding modifications, and assist in financial monitoring, e.g., track the financial status and determine quarterly accruals for funded projects and prepare economic action forms to facilitate annual obligations for the research and policy-related activities.
  • Coordinate and support procurement-related actions and approval requests with relevant C/AORs, and technical staff under the direction of the OAA staff. This includes project/activity related vital personnel changes, budget realignments, extensions, ceiling increases, incremental funding, closeout plans, and other actions.
  • Participate in and document outcomes of program design efforts, including helping to draft concept papers and project appraisal documents. Components of program design include reviewing lessons learned, drafting gender and other analyses as required, initial environmental examination, development of source nationality waivers, participating and documenting choice of mechanism discussions, supporting in management of deadlines, and communication with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Support planning and organizing of webinars and consultative meetings with missions and other partners, serve as a rapporteur/note taker for meetings, and help draft slide decks and meeting-related documents.
  • Coordinate scheduling and prepare for meetings, events, presentations, and travel, as necessary.

E. Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD/Master’s degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience, Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience, Associate’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience, OR High School graduate and 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, international affairs, international development, public policy, public health, business administration, or other relevant degrees as listed above.

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully prioritize competing tasks with shifting deadlines.
  • Ability to work respectfully with colleagues and implementing partners from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and the ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Strong interpersonal communications skills and the ability to work effectively with teams.
  • Microsoft Office, internet, and e-mail applications are required. Advanced Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe experience desired. Experience in the use of database applications is desired.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.

F. Competencies/Performance Criterion

  • Creativity: Employee takes initiative to propose new ideas/approaches and demonstrates ability to find new and better ways to accomplish work.
  • Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
  • Interpersonal Relationship: Employee demonstrates ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients, and other outside contacts.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of work responsibilities and holds high standards. Keeps commitments and takes appropriate actions to ensure obligations are met. Pursues efficiency and effectiveness and adheres to Organization policies and procedures.
  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues professional development that is aligned with organizational role, contribution, and goals. Proactively shares knowledge with others to foster learning across the Organization.

G. Clearance Required

Facility Access

 

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS

This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.

 

PHI WORKFORCE MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY

Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

 

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

 

Prior to submitting your application, please ensure that all relevant experience and education is documented on your resume. There is no limitation to resume length; updates to resumes will not be accepted during the interview and selection process.

 

Credence Management Solutions, LLC and Public Health Institute are Equal Opportunity Employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or disability.

 

This position described in this announcement falls under a contract with the Federal Government, and therefore is subject to the provisions put forward in OMB Circular A-76 which prohibit contractors from performing inherently governmental functions.  Specifically, employees placed in agency positions will not perform inherently governmental functions, nor supervise any personnel other than the contractor’s own staff, nor make final decisions or sign documents that commit the U.S. Government.

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