Senior Program Analyst

RTI International
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Sep 16

Position description

RTI International is seeking a detail-oriented Senior-level Program Analyst to provide high-level technical support to USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), which develops the policies and strategies that guide USAID’s worldwide mission to support countries on their Journey to Self-Reliance. You will support PPL’s coordination role on program management improvement, audit, and Agency performance functions in order to advance implementation of the Agency’s five-year plan to address the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA), audit recommendations, and other Agency reforms. You will also support PPL’s Program Management Improvement Officer role as outlined in the PMIAA, and in support of the PPL’s efforts to strengthen the Contracting and Assistance Officers’ Representatives (CORs/AORs) role throughout the Agency. You will be responsible for a range of program management coordination activities working across USAID’s numerous Bureaus and Independent Offices. Specifically, you will manage implementation of USAID’s program management improvement efforts including coordinating on developing action plans for process improvement, establishing a community of practice for CORs/AORs, staff training, resource management, and providing guidance to Bureau leadership on challenges and gaps. You will work with a range of experts across multiple bureaus to strengthen the program management capacity of CORs/AORs at the Agency. You will assist in developing and implementing plans to improve the quality of program management across the Agency. You will be involved in preparing and making presentations to provide updates on the progress made on program management action plans to all levels of Agency stakeholders, including senior leadership.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advanced research on topics relating to existing or planned policies and other issues relating to PPL’s portfolio of responsibilities
  • Outreach and communication with internal and external stakeholders on substantive matters both orally and in writing
  • Substantive input in the drafting of briefing materials for senior PPL members
  • Drafting of policy papers, how-to and other guidance documents, reports, summaries and other written documents
  • Analyzing information needed to formulate development strategies and policy


  • US Citizenship
  • Current Secret clearance required
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field with 10 years of work experience or Bachelor’s degree with 15 years of work experience
  • Experience working on issues of foreign policy and development; budgeting, strategic planning, or other relevant areas as required
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated

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