Senior Budget and Program Strategy Advisor

Posting Number: #048-23

Position Title: Senior Budget and Program Strategy Advisor

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Washington, DC

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A. Summary Statement:

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

The Global Health Training, Advisory and Support Contract (GHTASC) delivers effective global health programming to advance the mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Global Health (GH) through institutional support and workforce development services from junior, mid-level, senior and expert advisory and administrative professionals.

The Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) within the Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) advances and supports family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs worldwide.  The Office provides global coordination and leadership for improved policy, advocacy, and health outcomes; generates, organizes and disseminates knowledge in response to global and country needs; and partners with USAID field missions to accelerate progress towards achieving FP/RH development objectives.  PRH is committed to advancing and supporting a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, accessible, anti-racist and learning community and to integrating these values into Office operations, functions and programming.  PRH believes having a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the development of all staff and the Office’s work.


B. Position Summary:

The Senior Budget and Program Strategy Advisor will provide support in budget operations, including budget formulation, execution and reporting for the large and complex family planning/reproductive health program of USAID, including interagency funding and agreements.

Employment Type: Full Time

Full salary range for this position is $129,740 to $195,000 per year, with the starting salary determined based on candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience, as well as budget availability.


C. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supporting budget operations, including budget formulation, execution and reporting for the large and complex family planning/reproductive health program of USAID, including interagency funding and agreements.
  • Drafting responses to requests related to family planning/reproductive health funding, and interpreting those requests in light of OMB, Treasury Department, Agency, and Congressional regulations, directives, and policies.
  • Assisting in the development of budget policy and guidance critical to developing an integrated budget for the Agency’s family planning/reproductive health program and the Office of Population and Reproductive Health to fulfill multi-year objectives for a program with international impact.
  • Facilitating the planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting on the financial resources required to implement USG population, family planning and reproductive health programs to Agency leadership, Congress, and other constituents; and
  • Assisting in responding to OMB and GAO program audits related to the Agency’s effective financial management of family planning/reproductive health account funds, which totaled over $600 million in FY22.
  • Assists in coordinating Congressional Notifications, responding to Congressional inquiries, developing briefing materials for USAID officials, and responding to requests from other government agencies and the public.
  • Takes leadership in maintaining budgetary information systems to ensure timely obligation of funds and to track expenditures against initial planning levels.
  • Performs in-depth, rigorous analysis of budget requests.  Interprets and assesses the impact of new and revised Congressional legislation on the formulation of budgets.
  • Interprets the scope and direction of past legislative actions and current trends, OMB decisions and policies, and advises on the magnitude of their effect on funding levels within current and future Agency resources.
  • Participates in and provides technical guidance to USAID working groups on program development, monitoring and budgetary operations. Coordinates with other government agencies, Bureaus, USAID Missions, and private contractors on activities that have a direct bearing on Office and Bureau programs.


D. Qualification Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 10 years of relevant experience, bachelor’s degree with 12 years of relevant experience, Associate’s degree and 14 years of relevant experience, or High School graduate and 16 years of relevant experience.

Other Qualifications:

  • Experience working in areas of global health programming or policy, including substantial experience in project design, implementation, financial tracking, monitoring and evaluation, with experience in international and resource-challenged settings.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure.
  • Ability to create organization and consistency in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Be responsive to time-sensitive and sometimes shifting priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency with the ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access.


E. Competencies

  • Innovation: 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.
  • 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.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Employee demonstrates ability to work in cooperation with others and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, subordinates, clients, and other outside contacts.
  • 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.



Prior to submitting your application your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position. 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.



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.



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.


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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