Country Assistance Coordinator/Mid-Level
- Job Category: Program & Project Management
- Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
- Clearance: TS
- Shift: Day Job
- Req ID: TUV03085
Tuvli, an Akima company, is hiring for a Country Assistance Coordinator/Mid-Level to support our DoS client located in Washington, DC.
EUR/ACE requires Country Assistance Coordinators to coordinate interagency coordination to a designated country or countries in the Europe, Eurasia, and/or Central Asia region in the pursuit of advancing U.S. foreign policy goals; guiding specific assistance programs relating to the Department’s strategic goals of ensuring peace and security, fostering economic prosperity, and implementing democracy initiatives throughout Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia; and, providing assistance towards analyzing funding needs to make recommendations regarding resources to ensure efficient use of USG funds and maximize a return-on investment towards achieving USG foreign policy objectives.
Under the supervision of the Director of Country and Regional Programs, the incumbent(s) will support and advise on assistance program goals and implementation; consult with relevant officials in U.S. diplomatic posts overseas, State Department officers and their counterparts at other U.S. government agencies to ensure efficient programs; and support and design programs in areas such as strengthening democratic institutions, promoting economic growth, and enhancing energy security in the beneficiary country or countries.
The incumbent(s) will be the primary drafter of briefing materials, information memoranda, etc. on various foreign assistance issues pertaining to the designated country or countries.
Will be responsible for drafting and reviewing the foreign assistance Operations Plan and Program Performance Report for the relevant country or countries and will analyze funding needs and make recommendations regarding resource needs; ensure that funds are available for use by the implementer of approved programs; and maintain accurate budget and program records.
The advisor(s) will take on these duties regarding designated country or countries as assigned, including for county portfolios that s/he may be assigned as “back-up.” The advisor(s) will also need to advise on key political sectors and in the Europe and Eurasia region, as well.
The advisor(s) will support the coordinator’s participation in meetings with foreign officials and other international and multilateral events that feature discussion of foreign assistance, and/or participate him/herself. May also travel internationally two-to-three times per year.
Support and advise on assistance program goals and implementation; consult with embassy officials, Department officers and their counterparts at other USG agencies to ensure efficient U.S. government programs; support design assistance review programs.
Support design assistance review programs.
Draft relevant sections of Congressional Budget Justification, Congressional testimony, information memoranda, and briefings, speeches, etc.; (on various foreign assistance issues pertaining to the designated country or countries; draft and review the Operations Plan and Program Performance Report).
Support with conducting annual budget reviews of USG partners-implemented administered assistance programs. Analyze funding requirements and make recommendations regarding resource needs; ensure that funds are available for use by the implementer of appropriate programs; and maintain accurate budget and program records.
Collaborate with Budget, Country Assistance, and Functional Program Officers in coordinating assigned U.S. assistance programs throughout the region.
Manage an established assistance portfolio with significant resources; serve as liaison with non-government organizations to explain multilateral and bilateral U.S. assistance policies for delegated countries of assignment.
Provide budget support and assist with oversight for all aspects of implementing peace and security, economic prosperity, and democracy and governance assistance activities throughout Central Asia under the Assistance to Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia (AEECA) and other accounts.
Advanced Excel skills and experience.
Familiarity with State/USAID foreign assistance.
In-Office - Limited Telework.
Four (4) years or more work experience in covering assistance needs for fragile states, political transitions, conflict prevention, assistance program goals and implementation; Understanding of U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives as they relate to U.S. foreign assistance efforts in the region.
Excellent interpersonal skills with basic knowledge of other interrelated issues such as U.S. policies on Cybersecurity, Trafficking in Persons, Democracy, Rule of Law, Independent Media, etc.
Proven track record of planning, conducting and leading international negotiations at senior levels.
Superior interpersonal analytical skills sufficient to generate and apply new hypotheses and concepts in planning, conducting and coordinating negotiations in multilateral organizations.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership in senior level interagency consideration of policy issues related to multilateral organizations.
Advanced writing, speaking, and research skills to produce independently prepared, authoritative documents under tight deadlines for consideration by senior managers in the Department and other U.S. government agencies.
Experience consulting with embassy officials, Department officers and their counterparts at other USG agencies to ensure efficient U.S. government programs.
Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.
Ability to work independently to assess priorities and manage daily coordination of details with minimal supervision.
Experience reviewing, analyzing, and researching funding requests, proposals in order to make recommendations regarding resource needs and performance.
Active Top-Secret Clearance.
The coordinator will work independently and on own initiative and is under direct supervision of the Director of Country and Regional Programs. The work is assigned through broadly stated objectives that fulfill the vision, mission, and goals of the Office, Bureau, and Department. Work is frequently sensitive and undertaken under enormous time constraints, while having far-reaching implications. Will assume responsibility for planning, coordinating and carrying out projects and informs supervisor of progress as appropriate. Specific assignments frequently originate out of the contractor's contacts with other agencies and foreign government officials. The coordinator will independently negotiate scope and objectives of these projects, subject to general State Department policies and guidelines.
The work demands frequent contacts with Executive Levels within and/or outside the Department, including office and program directors, senior foreign government officials, non- governmental organizations, and international organizations. Contacts are at the policy level with individuals of recognized professional standing in national and international organizations. Contacts are characterized by both structured and unstructured settings in international conferences, meetings, briefings, speeches or presentations.
Work involves participation in international task forces and expert groups, meetings with technical and scientific personnel from government and industry, international negotiations, and participation in international conferences and workshops. These issues have social, economic, political and national security ramifications and involve the coordination of multiple USG agencies including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Commerce, the Department of the Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, the Trade and Development Agency (TDA), the Department of Energy, and bureaus within the Department of State. In addition, work involves interaction with staff in the five Central Asian countries.
The coordinator is frequently required to lead or take part in meetings on problems of great sensitivity and/or international consequence and to present authoritative information, analyses and recommendations on complex questions.