Senior Program Cycle Specialist

Social Solutions International Inc.
  • Location
    Various, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 15

Position description

Social Solutions International, Inc. is seeking mission-driven individuals that possess skills in international development strategy, program design, research, monitoring, evaluation, and organizational learning to join the USAID Program Cycle Mechanism (PCM) team. PCM Specialists are recruited for their skills in strategy, design, research, monitoring, evaluation, and organizational learning functions and are matched to requests from specific USAID Missions and Washington offices as part of the recruitment process. Specialists may relocate to an overseas location for 6 months to two years. 

PCM Specialists are members of a network providing technical support and advisory services to USAID. They work across design, strategy development, monitoring, evaluation, and the set of USAID organizational learning practices (collaborating, learning, and adapting or CLA) to ensure cohesive connection between the generation of evidence and applying that learning for strategy development and project and activity design.

PCM Specialists bolster capacity in USAID Washington and Mission offices to plan for, undertake, and use high-quality Program Cycle-related products and processes to achieve better development outcomes. They do this by providing technical expertise that strengthens the capacity of USAID staff in Program Cycle-related skills and provides the Agency with improved access and capabilities to apply state-of-the-art practices. 

Staff MUST be eligible to work in the US and for a Secrete Security Clearance. 

Specialists hired by SSI for PCM are assigned to support USAID teams for medium- to long-term technical assistance and may be embedded with USAID teams. Staff typically occupy more than one assignment during their time with PCM, depending on the availability of requests. Opportunities for remote work, travel, and long-term overseas assignments may be available, depending on the technical assistance requests received by PCM. Housing reimbursements and other allowances may be available for overseas assignments, depending on assignment and in accord with funds and federal policies.

We are currently seeking candidates with program design experience willing to be assigned to a long-term posting of at least 12 months in Accra, Ghana.

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