Program Support Specialist

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 21 September 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 22 August 2018

Job Description

Job Title: Program Support Specialist
Location: Washington, DC
Program: USAID – Global Development Lab
US Citizen: Yes
Security Ability to obtain Secret clearance (Current Secret clearance or Facilities Access preferred)
Clearance:

Apprio is an innovator of specialized technology and program solutions for the federal health, defense, and homeland security markets. The company provides services in technology transformation, organizational excellence, health IT & solutions, emergency response management, and international development. Apprio delivers the methodologies, discipline and expertise provided by the large integrators, with the cost structure and collaboration offered by smaller firms. Year after year we’ve grown by 50% or more due to our holistic approach in delivering solutions, thought-leadership, and synergistic teams to address our client’s needs.

Job Description:

Apprio is seeking an experienced Program Support Specialist. The Program Support Specialist provides support to technical staff, performing a variety of both complex and routine administrative, communications and analytical duties. These duties range from administrative-type tasks such as scheduling briefings and meetings and maintaining program files, to more complex communications or analytical tasks such as drafting topline messaging, developing factsheets, creating newsletters, collecting, compiling, and analyzing data for various program documents and designing and maintaining spreadsheets in support of financial tracking and/reporting systems. The Program Support Specialist ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists technical staff in the preparation of various program documents and correspondence such as project authorization documents, action memos, and waivers, ensuring that all documentation is complete and in compliance with USAID rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Maintains/or provides assistance with administrative and financial tracking systems, and assists in the design and maintenance of spreadsheets and databases to support these systems.
  • Researches, plans, analyze, and organize technical and/or statistical information and develop data for use in briefings, publications, and reports.
  • Drafts program communications such as cables, memoranda, and letters that seek approval or request information relative to program matters.
  • 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 and documents, and technical staff.
  • Collects and makes arrangements for distribution of material to the USAID missions, USAID/W offices, host country institutions, and cooperating agencies
  • Recommends statistical formats for reports, ensuring consistency with USAID standards.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Maintains program files.
  • Manage supplies and equipment for the team.
  • Serve as a travel advisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree – International Affairs, Communications, Economics, Public Policy, Technology, Business or related field.
Certification Preferred: N/A
Required Experience: 4 to 6 years of experience

Requirement Knowledge:

  • Minimum of one to three (1-3) years of related experience in international development, non-governmental (NGO) or the private sector
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Ability to work well in teams

Apprio offers a collegial and supportive environment focused on its greatest assets…its people. With a competitive compensation and benefits program designed to attract, motivate, and develop our people; we pride ourselves on creating a culture of teamwork, client focus, and fun. Our benefits program allows our employees to select the features that make the most sense for their individual and/or dependent(s) needs. Features include medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, retirement savings, and a competitive paid time off program. Apprio is an equal employment opportunity company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

About the Organization

Apprio is an innovator of specialized technology and program solutions for the federal health, defense, and homeland security markets. The company provides services in technology transformation, organizational excellence, health IT & solutions, emergency response management, and international development. Apprio delivers the methodologies, discipline and expertise provided by the large integrators, with the cost structure and collaboration offered by smaller firms. Year after year we’ve grown by 50% or more due to our holistic approach in delivering solutions, thought-leadership, and synergistic teams to address our client’s needs.