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PMO-Political Transitions Assessment Research Specialist

Company: MEC Energy Services, LLC
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

CompanyMEC Energy Services, LLCLocation Washington, DCDuties and Responsibilities: Provide PMO Support Services to perform Administrative Support to branch PMOsPrimary DutiesProvide support to primary research efforts and guide the research of others in the development, testing, and deployment of a Political Transitions Assessment Framework (the Framework) that will be used at US Embassies worldwide to capture variables based on past experience and best practices related to political transitions within their assigned countries.Draft and update when required a three-hour training for office staff on applying the framework and making policy recommendations based on findings. Co-facilitate the first trainings session.Administrative Duties may includeReceives, schedules, and makes proper disposition of telephone calls coming into the office, referring the Office Director or Office of Iranian Affairs only those calls that in his/her judgment cannot or should not be referred to others or handled by themselves. Makes available as necessary background or informational material to which the Office Director and Office of Iranian Affairs may wish to refer.Maintains the schedule for the Office Director, arranging, referring to other officials, or rescheduling appointments as deemed necessary. The personnel handles all requests for meetings and appointments, decides the distribution of the Office Director time, prepares or requests preparation of briefing memoranda indicating purpose of appointments and outlining background data. Arranges for oral briefings by appropriate officers; and discusses with officials invited to meetings called by the Office Director subject of the meetings in order that they will be properly informed and provided with necessary information.Makes and acknowledges various social arrangements and obligations which are a part of the official responsibility of the Office Director.Makes travel arrangements, including scheduling of appointments, security travel and hotel reservations, passports, visas, and travel advances, as necessary. Upon return, prepares vouchers from travel diaries, notes, and the personnel's knowledge of arrangements. Due to the heavy demands on the office, frequently such arrangements become complicated due to lastminute changes and travel revisions after departure.Serves in a liaison capacity between the Office Director and his/her staff and other offices in the Department. Assures that the staff is currently informed on the Office Director's plans and commitments as well as cognizant of the status of matters under discussion or consideration. The Office Director is kept continually informed of activities for which his/her subordinates are responsible.Transmits and interprets instructions from the Office Director to members of his/her staff and other officials in the Department.As requested, or on his/her own initiative, makes careful and exhaustive searches for information difficult to obtain, compiles data and makes preliminary analyses;Takes and transcribes notes taken during meetings as required.Type correspondence, telegrams, and memoranda for the Office Director, ensuring that all conform to style and format guidelines established by the Department's Executive Secretariat.Has a working knowledge of Government Travel authorization program (Travel Manager). Drafts/prepares travel authorizations on behalf of supervisor or staff member who is traveling. Prepares travel authorizations for staff member as requested based on information provided by traveler. Prepares trip itinerary, obtains travel expenses estimates (MI & E costs, taxi, hotel costs etc.), prepares travel authorization request. Upon completion of trip assists traveler in preparing electronic travel voucher. Follows up with traveler to ensure all expense documents have been submitted and on time (i.e. within 30 days).Special Knowledge, experience and educational requirements: EducationMaster's degree and/or 10 years' experience in international politics/foreign policy, research & evaluation, social science, or other related fields.QualificationsTen (10) years or more work experience on fragile states, political transitions, conflict prevention, political risk assessment, political economic analysis, state building, governance, and human rights.Experience teaching, coaching, and mentoring professionals on fragile states and transition topics.Ability to solve problems and encourage consistent, solid performance.Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methods.English language (written and spoken) communications skills.Ability to manage multiple tasks, coordinate activities in multiple locations, act decisively in daily work, and work well in a multi-cultural team environment.Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.Ability to work independently to assess priorities and manage daily coordination of details with minimal supervisionSecret ClearanceDrug Testing-RequiredBackground check-Required**This position is subject to Executive Order 14042, Safer Federal Taskforce Guidelines and OSHA Requirements: COVID-19 Full Vaccination Required, with limited exception for those legally entitled to an accommodation.Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:401(k) matchingDental insuranceHealth insuranceLife insuranceVision insuranceSchedule:Monday to FridayEducation:Master's (Preferred)Experience:International Politics/Foreign Policy: 10 years (Preferred)Security clearance:Secret (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: MEC Energy Services, LLC, Washington DC , PMO-Political Transitions Assessment Research Specialist, Other , Washington, DC

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