Vacancy Announcement: Program Support Officer

February 27, 2013



Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

U.S. Department of State

Washington, D.C.


This is a contract position.

The annual salary range for this position is $41,000 to $45,000.

(Actual pay will be set within the range specified in this vacancy announcement and will be based on the qualifications, education, experience, training, and availability of funds.)

The ability to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level is required.

Expressions of interest, including resumes and salary requirements, should be submitted by no later than Friday, March 8, 2013, to


The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC), U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C. is responsible for implementing the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) -- the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. This historic commitment is the largest by any nation to combat a single disease internationally, and PEPFAR investments also help alleviate suffering from other diseases across the global health spectrum. PEPFAR is driven by a shared responsibility among donor and partner nations and others to make smart investments to save lives. Thanks in large part to U.S. leadership, tremendous progress has been made in the fight against global AIDS. PEPFAR is supporting countries in providing HIV prevention, treatment and care to their people. As the cornerstone of the U.S. President’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), PEPFAR represents U.S. leadership in meeting the shared responsibility of all global partners to make smart investments to save lives. With a special focus on improving the health of women, newborns and children, the Global Health Initiative’s goal is to save the greatest number of lives by increasing and building upon what works and supporting countries as they work to improve the health of their own people. The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, who reports directly to the Secretary of State, oversees and directs all resources and activities of the U.S. Government to implement PEPFAR and combat the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, including U.S. contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and relations with other countries and multilateral organizations. S/GAC leads an integrated U.S. global HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care program; works with partner governments; multilateral organizations; the private sector; faith-based and non-governmental organizations to foster engagement in the fight against HIV/AIDS; and ensures that U.S. Government policies are harmonious, programs are synergistic, and operations are efficient and effective. Additional information about S/GAC and PEPFAR is available at


This position is located within the Executive Director’s unit of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (S/GAC). The Executive Director’s team provides overall operational and administrative support to S/GAC, including in the areas of human resources, travel and transportation, facilities, general services, information technology and communications, and administrative budget. The incumbent serves as a Program Support Officer and provides leadership on and/or support to other staff members with a range of reoccurring administrative duties to support S/GAC’s operations, including billing and invoicing, travel and transportation, and information technology, among others. Incumbent must be able to work cooperatively with other persons and operating units in S/GAC to achieve these tasks.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent is responsible for the following illustrative major duties and responsibilities:

· Incumbent assists S/GAC’s General Services Officer with the review, verification, tracking, and processing for payment of vendor bills and invoices received by S/GAC.

· Incumbent assists S/GAC’s Travel Officer with the processing of travel authorizations and travel vouchers for travel undertaken by S/GAC staff. Prepares and sends electronic requests for country clearance (eCCs) by S/GAC staff travelling to overseas destinations. In particular, assists with the attainment of passports and visas for S/GAC staff; in this regard, incumbent must frequently travel by taxi or Metro to foreign embassies, missions, and other entities in the Washington, D.C. region.

· Incumbent maintains several information technology databases and produces reports, including a variety of phone lists and organizational charts. In this regard, the incumbent must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Access applications.

· Incumbent maintains the internal S/GAC intranet website; in this regard, the incumbent must be knowledgeable in Microsoft SharePoint applications.

· Incumbent may frequently be called upon to perform a variety of duties in addition to those described above based upon the needs of the organization; as a result, incumbent must demonstrative a high degree of flexibility in accepting work assignments.

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