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.
Credence and its partner, the Public Health Institute (PHI), are both employers for GHTASC, and are seeking a Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator/Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID's Global Health Bureau under GHTASC.
The position of Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator (AA)/Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) is in the Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA/GH), or “GH Front Office,” which serves as the principal advisor to the Agency and the Administrator on broad technical and operational matters relating to the mandate of the Bureau. The AA/GH directs and supervises the Bureau, approving projects and programs and allocating resources among the Offices. The Front Office has ultimate responsibility for the quality of the Bureau’s programs and the capacity of its workforce. It includes the Assistant Administrator, three Deputy Assistant Administrators, Special Advisors, and Program Assistants.
The Special Assistant to Assistant Administrator/Deputy Assistant Administrator (AA/DAA) will primarily support the Office of the Assistant Administrator (AA/GH), or “GH Front Office” as a PHI Institutional Support Contractor (ISC). In this role, the selected candidate will provide efficient day to day support to the Assistant Administrator (AA) or Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA), performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative and programmatic duties, as described below. In addition, as directed, the Special Assistant AA/DAA will provide broader support to Front Office leadership.
The Special Assistant AA/DAA will perform a broad array of program and administrative support, meeting and travel management as well as preparation (and supporting preparation) of quality written documents, briefing notes, research summaries and presentations.
The Special Assistant AA/DAA is a key member of the team that works to keep the Front Office streamlined and efficient, working closely with other Front Office and as directed, other Bureau staff to ensure its broader goals and objectives are completed in an efficient and effective manner. The Special Assistant AA/DAA ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual is expected to be familiar with technical issues and policies pertaining to the public health focus area(s) of the AA/DAA’s portfolio and must develop a working knowledge of applicable USAID policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Special Assistant assists the Deputy Assistant Administrator on many high-profile topics which requires moderate onsite management oversight and guidance.