Project Manager 2/Analyst- LHSS

Employer
Abt Associates
Location
Rockville, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 05, 2021
Ref
2123734097
Discipline
Sustainability
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Job Summary
Abt Associates is the lead implementer for the USAID-funded Local Health Systems Sustainability (LHSS) project. The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being. Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients' needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.
LHSS is seeking an Analyst to work on the LHSS Core-funded work portfolio to support the development of priority global public goods to strengthen health systems in USAID focus countries. The work will involve supporting the LHSS Core-funded program Director in building up the Core-funded portfolio of work and proactively engaging with USAID Missions in the 52 priority countries where LHSS is contracted to work with. Depending on needs, the analyst could also be supporting other programs across LHSS as needed.
The position is full time and based in Rockville and will report to the LHSS Core-funded program director.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Support desk research and literature review needs for technical deliverables and technical products/reports
- Contribute to drafts of deliverables and sections of deliverables including work plans, quarterly reports, annual reports, and other technical products/reports; provide basic formatting and editing support for deliverables.
- Draft communications products such as success stories, newsletter articles, web updates, stories and features for website and other external sources
- Support administrative needs of the technical team including organizing external and internal meetings, note-taking and dissemination for team meetings/calls, organizing project documents and project files and other tasks/duties, as needed
- Support management of project technical learning groups
- Maintain implementation trackers based on project feedback
- Other programmatic and administrative tasks/duties, as needed?
Preferred Qualifications
- BA and 3 - 5 years of experience or MA/MBA (Entry Level) and 1-2 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience in public health, health economics, global health, international development, or another relevant field.
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Strong project management skills
- Experience conducting literature reviews and research.
- Knowledge and interest in health systems strengthening, health financing, and/or health policy
- Previous experience managing health activities with country participation
- Previous experience drafting work plans, quarterly reports, and technical documents preferred.
- French and/or Spanish language skills preferred
- Familiarity with USAID funded projects preferred
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree + Two years of relevant experience, or Master's Degree
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Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.
The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance-as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.
At Abt Associates, we are committed to creating a lasting culture of equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that in order to achieve full participation, our practices must be free of prejudice, discrimination, and bias that result in inequitable outcomes. We are actively working to advance equity for everyone, and while we still have much work to do, we know that racial and cultural diversity are an asset to our business and the communities where we live and serve. Our ongoing commitment is focused on creating business practices that advance racial and social equity, investments in community impact programs for the benefit of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and expand upon project work related to racial equity and social justice.

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