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Contract/Program Analyst, Washington DC, US ID#15225



Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions provides support services and project support personnel to our Government and industry partners. Our highly skilled experts support and supplement the mission, expertise, and skill sets of our clients. Utilizing our customer-intimate approach, we partner with our clients to provide strategic solutions that maximize the use of human and financial resources to ensure that mission-critical projects are completed on time and within budget.

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The Office of Security Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs (AF/SA) has a requirement for full-time support services as Contract/Program Analysts.


Job Description:

The purpose of the task order is to provide a professional service employee to assist AF/SA personnel in the development, execution, data management, and oversight of program tasks. AF/SA has program responsibility for dozens of contracts and grants awarded by the Department of State (DOS) that support U.S. foreign policy goals.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

Includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Assist in the preparation, administration, and maintenance of comprehensive Statements of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE), Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Quality Assurance Surveillance Reports (QASP), and other required lifecycle contract and grant documents for pre-award, award, post-award, and closeout.
  • Maintain and manage a centralized database of all AF/SA and U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan (USSESSS) procured items to assist with future IGCEs.
  • Assist in completing the re-compete process for the indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts.
  • In collaboration with the contractual Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialists to assist the PM in their comprehensive review and assessment of programs, associated activities, and the implementers’ compliance with the contract or grant requirements. This includes assisting the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) in his/her drafting of Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) submissions.
  • Assist, as a non-voting member, the Program Managers (PM) in the preparation with Technical Evaluation Panels and provide technical knowledge of the SOW, where needed.
  • Assist the CORs or Grant Officer Representatives (GOR) with periodic assessments of the COR/GOR file and provide administrative support uploading required documents for COR/GOR review and approval.
  • Assist in drafting program overviews, progress reports (e.g., information memos), lesson-learned documents (e.g. presentations or papers), and other similar documents for AF consideration.
  • Provide information to AF and PM to assist with the development of military assistance strategies to guide respective PKO-funded military assistance programming;
  • Assist AF/SA in drafting and implementing standard operating procedures and/or other internal control processes to strengthen the office’s management of grants and contracts.
  • Assist the PMs in drafting program, contract, and/or grant-related memos, cables (i.e., formal State messages),briefing checklists and background papers.
  • Provide recommendations and assistance to the PM to improve the quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of foreign assistance programs, to include program strategies, frameworks, implementation plans, and memorandums of understanding.
  • Participate in program review meetings and attend meetings that pertain to on-going programs and new requirements,as required;
  • Assist AF and PM in coordinating efforts with the acquisition management office on contractual issues related to relevant PKO-funded military assistance programs;
  • Attend office, team, and program meetings, as required.
  • Travel, including to Africa, as required.


Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does not have management or supervisory capacity.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 5 (five) years of experience as a contract/program analyst, preferably related to US foreigh assistance funds
  • Three (3) years of experience in multi-tasking complex projects, requiring interpersonal and customer service, writing, analytic, problem-solving and computer skills
  • Three (3) years of experience with cost analysis techniques.
  • Excellent customer service and multi-tasking skills.
  • Government Contract experience and government knowledge
  • Understanding of DAWIA3 and/or FAC3
  • Secret clearance required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  (example: specific software, soft skills, etc. – This gets deleted)

  • Knowledge of Current federal contract policies and regulatory agencies
  • Industry that manufactures assigned commodities to determine sources of supply and to analyze the effects on agency requirements of industrial developments, seasonal price trends, economic factors affecting supply, transportation costs, and availability of storage facilities
  • Cost and price analysis techniques to perform a variety of computations relative to item costs, packing, packaging, specification requirements, delivery charges, and transportation costs to determine the best buy



This position is performed primarily in a secured federal office setting.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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