Program Analyst/Special Assistant to the COVID Task Force COO

Location
Washington, District Of Columbia
Posted
Sep 11, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Ref
18217
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Summary

The Program Analyst/Special Assistant to the COVID Task Force COO will provide support services to contribute to the mission of the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The primary objective is to provide services and deliverables through the performance of a Program Analyst for USAID's COVID-19 Task Force. This role may include serving as the Special Assistant to the Global Vaccine Hub of the COVID-19 TF.

The mission of USAID is to accelerate human progress in developing countries by reducing poverty, advancing democracy, building market economies, promoting security, responding to crises, and improving quality of life. Working with governments, institutions, and civil society, the Agency assists individuals to build their own futures by mobilizing the full range of America's public and privacy resources through its expert presence overseas.

The position will be housed in the Task Force Readiness Unit (TFRU) within USAID's Bureau for Management (M Bureau). The TFRU is the new entity in M Bureau that is responsible for coordinating the establishment of Task Forces within USAID. The TFRU manages as applicable, logistics, staffing, and communications when the Administrator activates a Task Force, works with applicable Bureaus and Independent Offices (B/IOs) to activate/deactivate a Task Force, and works with the Executive Director of the Task Force and other members to formulate its objectives and processes within the Agency and within the interagency as applicable

Responsibilities
  • Support the Global Vaccine Hub of USAID's COVID-19 Task Force, reporting to and taking day-to-day technical direction from the CTF Vaccine Hub Director.
  • Maintain regular contact with USAID Front Office and Agency bureaus/independent offices to obtain briefing materials, background documents, and other related materials.
  • Review principal's daily calendar to ensure that the principal's day-to-day schedule is well-planned and facilitated in terms of background, briefs, and issues to be covered in daily meetings.
  • Research and review key documentation for the principal ensuring input is understandable and includes information relevant to the issues.
  • Attend meetings with the principal and occasionally on behalf of the principal.
  • Coordinate special projects and advance the Global Vaccine Hub's priorities as assigned.
  • Support and contribute to the work of the COVID-19 Task Force's Global Vaccine Hub.
  • Develop agendas for Global Vaccine Hub
  • Draft correspondence and contribute to the preparations of speeches, reports, and presentations.
  • Review all correspondence drafted for the principal's signature to ensure clarity and that the principal's position is clearly reflected.
  • Review information and action memos and draft correspondence for signature by the RMU Director.
  • Liaise with independent offices and bureaus within the Agency and interagency in the development and maintenance of relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in business, international relations, or a related field and 3+ years of specialized experience OR
  • Master's degree and 1+ years of specialized experience assisting with the following:
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating various operational management program plans, policies, directives, procedures, and systems, etc., to assess organizational impact
  • Applying analytical and evaluative methods to measure quality and efficiency, to promote improvements to Agency programs and preparing various reports and information on metrics and trends for various programs
  • Project Management skills required including knowledge of Project Management Software is required
  • Background check required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to obtain a secret clearance (the candidate will be able to start working with a USAID facilities access and background check).
  • Experience in international development or humanitarian work and/or knowledge of USAID operations and policy desirable though not required.
  • Ability to use standard computer applications, like the Microsoft Office Suite and Google apps.
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and use time effectively.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

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