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Program Assistant TB Division at Careerbuilder

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Job Description:

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today's most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:

US Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Infectious Diseases/ Tuberculosis Division (GH/ID/TB )

Title: Program Assistant (TB Division US)

GS:8 $52,068.00-$67,687.00

Application Deadline: Open until Filled


The TB Program Assistant provides support to the TB Division, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties related to the Global Accelerator to End TB. These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings, processing administrative requests, and maintaining program files, to more complex analytical-type tasks such as collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of financial tracking systems. The Program Assistant will also work with members of the TB Division to assist with logistics, tracking and systems development for the Global Accelerator to End TB, and other duties and support and support as required.

The Program Assistant provides support to the TB Division located in the Infectious Diseases Office of the Bureau for Global Health. This position will be responsible for performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and analytical duties to support the Project Management Team and TB Division as a whole.


  • Works with USAID TB Division's Project Management Team, the TB Division Chief, and the TB Program Analyst on Accelerator-related activities, and participates in all necessary technical and managerial meetings.
  • Provides operational support to the TB Division on multiple cooperative agreements, contracts, and grants. This includes working with the Division's technical and project management staff, the Management Bureau Office of Acquisitions and Assistance, and external partners to ensure that the projects are administered effectively and efficiently.
  • Maintains and updates administrative and financial tracking systems, and assists in the design and upkeep of spreadsheets and databases to support these systems for the Accelerator. These systems are used to effectively monitor country programs and inform the teams of any upcoming issues, deadlines, financial updates, and action items on a weekly basis related to the Accelerator.
  • Assists 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.
  • Drafts program communications related to the Accelerator, such as cables, memoranda, and letters that seek approval or request information relative to program matters and keeps an organized record of previous responses to recycle if appropriate.
  • Schedules meetings, reserves rooms, maintain the team calendar, compile documents for meetings. Also takes notes at those meetings to later disseminate to all necessary parties and follows up on all action items.
  • 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, documents, and technical staff. Ensures that schedules and deadlines are met.


  • An Associate's degree in a related field and 4+ years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience/Bachelor's degree and 2 years of relevant experience.
  • Requires proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Excel spreadsheet skills, PowerPoint, Internet, and Gmail, along with all Google applications.
  • Experience in the use of database applications and presentation software desirable.
  • Candidate must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of public health/tuberculosis preferred.
  • US citizenship or permanent residency required and the ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a facility access clearance.
  • Lived or worked in the United States for 3 of the last 5 years. If not, supported USAID or the State Department during those years abroad.

T his is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.

Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at

Social Solutions and CAMRIS are 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.