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We are hiring for positions under the Global Health Training, Advisory, Support Contract (GHTASC) in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health (GH). These roles deliver institutional support services in a wide range of technical areas at the junior, mid-, senior, and expert levels.
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Credence Management Solutions is seeking a Budget Analyst. See below for more information on this exciting opportunity and apply to join Credence today!
The Budget Analyst will primarily support the USAID’s Office of Infectious Disease as a Credence Institutional Support Contractor (ISC).
The USAID Bureau for Global Health, Office of Infectious Disease, is the Agency’s technical and policy lead to protect communities from infectious diseases through interventions across malaria, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, and emerging threats including Zika, Ebola and the Global Health Security Agenda. The Budget Analyst support the formulation and tracking of the office-wide budget which includes operating expense funds as well as program funding across all elements and supplemental programs described above. Also support manage element level funding directed toward cross-cutting functions of the bureau. The Budget analyst will also support other major office wide priorities, as assigned.
The Analyst works closely with the Deputy Director, GH/ID, however the position requires acting as a liaison between the Office’s four element leads and the operations staff who are responsible for budget execution. The Analyst will serve as a single point of contact on office-wide budget matters but must ensure that all actions are undertaken in consultation with element leads and office leadership. The Analyst is expected to perform a variety of complex and routine duties. These duties range from tracking budget distributions via an excel spreadsheet to providing input and decision making on funding distributions. The Analyst is expected to work independently, ranking tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handling multiple tasks simultaneously. The individual must maintain a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, particularly with respect to uses of funds and programming guidance.
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.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Working closely with both the Office Director and Deputy Directors of ID, the analyst will:
- Lead efforts to support the development of the GH/ID office wide program budget and manage its execution during the fiscal year.
- Participate in office and bureau-wide portfolio reviews by helping to refine the process, develop and prepare all materials related to budgeting and program expenditures. Serve as the point of contact for ensuring completion of all follow-up actions.
- Manage support for the office-wide Operating Expense budget, including by projecting needs, tracking expenses and prioritizing actions.
- Lead support to the development of the Office Operational Plan (OP) ensuring that data is gathered and entered in accordance with Agency deadlines
- Liaise with element teams and other offices regarding the formulation of fiscal year budgets, including aspects which support cross-bureau activities.
- Conduct analysis on project budgets and create data visualization to communicate key information regarding expenditure rates, value for money and advise on funding needs going forward.
- Coordinate with budget operations staff from the program office on budget distributions and obligations.
- Track budget allowances, distributions, and obligations at the element level so that status of element level funds is constantly up to date.
- Draft budget related briefers, communications materials, cables, and presentations.
- Liaise with budget staff in other offices within GH to coordinate allocation for cross-cutting activities and to address funding tradeoffs whereby different items may be funded by different offices to address certain funding restrictions.
- Ensure that schedules and deadlines are met, most significantly with ensuring that the appropriate funding is available for all obligations needing completion prior to the end of the fiscal year.
- Master’s degree and a minimum of 4 more years of relevant experience, or bachelor’s degree with 6 years, Associate’s degree and 8 years relevant experience OR High School graduate and 10 years of relevant experience in liberal arts, international affairs, international development, public health, business administration, financial analysis, or other related field
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and successfully prioritize competing tasks with shifting deadlines and multiple points of contact
- Ability and willingness to travel internationally to developing countries
- Excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail particularly with regard to the organization of information and tracking frequent changes to budget allocations.
- Fluency in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word, Excel;
- Positive, ‘can-do’ attitude, flexibility, and patience with uncertainty
- US citizenship or US permanent residency with ability to obtain and maintain Facility Access required.
- Strong interest in global health preferred
- Knowledge of USAID programming processes, the foreign assistance framework and uses and purposes of USAID health funding preferred
- 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.