PROGRAM COORDINATOR-DOS, PACIFIC ISLAND FOREIGN ASSISTANCE, Washington, D.C.
Company: Cherokee Nation Businesses
Posted on: November 11, 2019
PROGRAM COORDINATOR-DOS, PACIFIC ISLAND FOREIGN ASSISTANCE/ANP,
Washington, D.C. #16292
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JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:
The PROGRAM COORDINATOR will provide support for researching and
publicizing data and information on U.S. foreign assistance to the
Pacific Islands from over 17 federal departments and/or agencies.
He/She will support development and coordination of new assistance
programs in the Pacific Islands with the interagency and likeminded
partners, such as Australia, Japan and New Zealand. They will
support implementation of capacity building programs (i.e.
workshops and technical assistance) including planning, budgeting,
implementation, and audit for the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific
Affairs (EAP) Office of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
Islands (ANP) under the Department at State.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Supports annual collection of data from the U.S. interagency on
foreign assistance in the Pacific Islands and production and
dissemination of an annual report.
* Supports public outreach efforts regarding U.S. foreign
assistance in the Pacific Islands, including on programs
implemented by State EAP as well as other parts of the Department
and the U.S. interagency. Develops talking points, social media
content, data visualization products, and other public facing
* Supports EAP colleagues in their efforts to develop and implement
communication strategies to ensure broadest possible awareness and
use of programming content by all target audience interlocutors
within the government, in Congress, and with our foreign partners.
Collaborates with EAP, USAID, Department of the Interior, and other
press shops in the interagency, and Posts' public affairs sections
to support the amplification of key messages related to programs
via both traditional and social media. This includes development of
informational and promotional materials such as web sites, resource
guides, audiovisual documentation, and other materials.
* Coordinates U.S. interagency participation at donor coordination
meetings and dialogues with likeminded partners, to include
organizing meeting logistics, identifying and inviting
participants, identifying opportunities for new joint projects or
programs, and developing talking points and briefing materials on
* Supports EAP-ANP representation at the Pacific Region
Infrastructure Facility (PRIF), including sharing PRIF documents
with interagency stakeholders, coordinating review and feedback on
PRIF documents, communicating directly with the PRIF Secretariat
and other PRIF members, and participating in PRIF meetings.
* Supports identifying opportunities for new programs in the
Pacific Islands, including assisting Posts to apply for
Indo-Pacific programs (e.g., ITAN, DCCP and the Transaction
Advisory Fund). Collects information on potential projects;
analyzes project viability, and development and strategic impact;
facilitate communication between posts and Washington; support
implementation of Indo-Pacific programs in the ANP region.
* Supports program implementation of EAP-funded capacity building
programs including planning, budgeting, implementation, and grant
monitoring for programs for the Pacific Islands, to ensure
compliance with U.S. standards including on reporting and
* Supports drafting solicitations for proposals and evaluating
submitted concept notes and proposals, including technical and
* Supports colleagues and implementing partners in implementing
developed content, ensuring that program implementation can adapt
to changing circumstances. Ensures these changes are communicated
appropriately to all interested parties.
* Supports the identification and resolution of issues or problems
in programming, preferably before implementation. Communicates any
issues or problems immediately to EAP to ensure their comprehensive
* Communicates regularly with the personnel providing logistics
support services on programming, as appropriate depending on the
timing and nature of the programming, to be determined by EAP on an
* Supports program and initiative evaluations at specific
intervals, determined by EAP colleagues, to verify achievement of
program requirements. Collaborates closely with the EAP Bureau
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to design evaluations and to
manage and report evaluation results.
* Collaborates with appropriate offices in the State Department to
help develop, design, and perform needs assessments to ensure
program content achieves broad policy objectives and supports key
policy and resource decisions within the EAP Front Office and among
senior Department policy-making officials. Collects data on
programs as needed from implementing partners, Posts, participants,
member country governments, and interagency members. Considers
non-government sources of input on program effectiveness and ideas
for strengthening programming.
* Contributes to the assessment of and reporting on the
accomplishments of program goals, objectives, priorities, and
outcomes established by the Department, bureau, office, statutes,
or executive order by collecting, assessing, and disseminating
programmatic information and performance analysis from implementing
partners. Collects and disseminates assessments as appropriate to
office colleagues, EAP, and others, including via SharePoint, to
ensure compliance to standards.
* Travels, including to East Asia and the Pacific, as required.
* Participates in conference calls with the East Asia and Pacific
region after regular business hours, as required.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY:
This position does not have any supervisory capacity and/or
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
* Candidates must be US citizens.
* Candidates are required to have an active and current SECRET US
government security clearance at the time of applying to this
* Candidates will be required to undergo a US federal government
background investigation and favorably pass a drug screen.
* Candidates must have a current and valid US Passport whose
expiration date is more than (1) one year from the date of
* Minimum of a Bachelor's degree but a Masters' degree preferred in
Foreign Affairs, International Relations, International
Development, or a related areas AND/OR at least two (2) years of
experience in foreign policy, foreign assistance programs,
interagency coordination, multi-tasking complex projects and
processes, government management policies and procedures, requiring
interpersonal and customer service, writing, oral communication,
research, analytic, problem-solving, and computer skills (or
* Requires domestic and international travel as needed.
We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual
orientation. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights
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