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Program Coordinator, Washington, DC, US  ID#16119

Established in 2011, Cherokee Nation 3S (CN3S) provides support, services, and solutions to federal and commercial customers. CN3S guarantees a customer-first attitude, extra effort and willingness to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Its personalized approach gives clients the attention they deserve and the quality they expect.

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Cherokee Nation 3S is looking for a Program Coordinator who will provide logistics support for program implementation of capacity building programs (i.e. workshops, training, and technical assistance) including planning, budgeting, implementation, and audit for the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (EAP) under the Department at State. This position will be located in the Department of State located on 2201 C Street NW, Room 5313, and Washington, DC 20520 but also in DOS CONUS/OCONUS embassies, consulates and other facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following:

  • Coordinates funding to support program implementation of capacity building programs including planning, budgeting, implementation, and audit for programs that may include ASIA Edge, ITAN, ASEAN programs, cybersecurity capacity building, the Lower Mekong Initiative, and the Pacific Governance Initiative.
  • Supports drafting solicitations for proposals and evaluating submitted concept notes and proposals, including technical and budget sections. It also includes evaluating and documenting information from multiple stakeholders and sources. It also includes working with Contract Officers and Grant Officers to ensure that reporting requirements are met.
  • The Program Coordinator will communicate and coordinate with representatives of our allies and partners to meet collaboration goals.
  • 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. Regularly convenes the interagency working groups to share progress and obtain feedback.
  • 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 resolution.
  • 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 ongoing bases.
  • Collects information on projects in target countries, analyze project viability, and development and strategic impact, and create a decision making process that posts, in coordination with Washington, can use to implement Indo-Pacific projects
  • Regularly monitors how implementing partners’ content is created, organized, and named to ensure compliance with U.S. government standards. Uses that information to collect and report on indicators of success, collaborating closely with the Interagency, and other offices as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Supports EAP and SCA 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, SCA, and USAID press shops, and Posts’ PAS to support the amplification of key messages related to multilateral 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.
  • 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 and South Asia and the Pacific, as required.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position will not have any managerial and/or supervisory authority

Education and/or Experience:

  • Candidates must be US Citizens.
  • Candidates must have a valid and current Secret security clearance and/or have the ability to obtain one.
  • Candidates will be subject to a US federal government background investigation and must favorably pass a drug screen.
  • Candidates must have a valid US Passport whose expiration date is more than one year from the time they are hired.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and or university in International Global Studies, International Affairs, Political-Military Affairs and/or other related fields.
  • A minimum of Two (2) years of work experience with government management policies and procedures, government accounting and reporting, contracting and procurement, and restrictions on programming stemming from Congressional provisions (or equivalent).
  • A minimum of Three (3) years of experience in the development and implementation of foreign assistance capacity-building programs, multi-tasking complex projects and processes, requiring interpersonal and customer service, writing, analytic, problem-solving, and computer skills experience (or equivalent).
  • Candidates will be required to travel within the Asia/Pacific region as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to support in the design of program goals, objectives, outputs, and performance measurement systems, including results frameworks, providing inputs into monitoring and evaluation planning and reporting.
  • Ability to support implementation of multilateral diplomacy development- and policy-focused programs.
  • Ability to coordinate with interagency partners and manage complex systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse range of stakeholders including but not limited to other Department Bureaus, other U.S. agencies, Embassies, USAID Missions in the region, Congress, and other partners.
  • Ability to work with EAP and SCA colleagues to design and update social and traditional media messaging in support of the Department’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.

Work Environment:

This position is primarily performed in a secured and controlled office environment in a US government federal building such as an Embassy and/or Consulate. The candidate is expected to stand in line for extended periods while going through airport security checkpoints and in airport terminals. Candidates may also be required at any given time to move documentation and or boxes weighing up to 25 lbs. 

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