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Program Analyst, Bogota, Colombia (ID# 15005)

Cherokee Nation Management and Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNMC has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services with partners in Information Technology. CNMC is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.

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CNMC is recruiting a Program Analyst for a Joint USA-Colombia Seized Asset Management and Sales Process Support project. The Department of State (DOS), Bureau International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) requires the services of a technical assistance Program Analyst to assist the Program Manager and provide them with the necessary knowledge, process development, and support enabling the Government of Colombia to liquidate a substantial portion of its seized assets and redirect a portion of the profits to support counter-narcotics efforts. This position will require frequent in country travel (Medellin, Cali, Cartagena and Bogota) and the Program Manager will be working side by side with Colombia government officials from the Special Assets Entity (Sociedad de Activos Especiales, or SAE) and Colombian judicial authorities.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage one or more projects as assigned by Task and/or Program Manager.
  • Assists in the development of project management strategy and execution for the Colombian government agency know as Sociedad de Activos Especiales (SAE).
  • Assists in the development, maintenance of qualified sources (manufacturers, suppliers and subcontractors) to provide services required within Government requirements.
  • Maintain and update vendor performance based on schedules, quality, technical performance, and obsolescence issues
  • Provides projections and estimated future usage for goods and service
  • Works with procurement, quality and other departments to ensure individual projects are completed timely, correctly, and fully.
  • Assists in implementing proactive risk mitigation measures for assigned programs
  • Maintains contact with internal functional managers, supplier representatives, and customer representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and contractual clarifications
  • Participates in and or leads briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives
  • Assists in coordination and development of cost-technical proposals required within Government requirements
  • Delivers status presentations to customers and senior management as needed
  • Incumbent will be responsible for supporting the Program Manager with the Colombian Institution of Seized Assets (Sociedad de Activos Especiales) known by the acronym (SAE) in establishing the price, as well as to successfully conclude the sale of assets while developing a system by which SAE can perform this role independently in the future.
  • The incumbent will work at the offices of the SAE located throughout Colombia (Bogota, Medellin, Cali and Cartagena) requiring constant travel between these diverse locations.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

  • Supervise as required when authority is delegated by the Program Manager. Medium assignments received in broad terms with timelines and objectives set and be completed as required.

Education and/or Experience:

· Incumbent must be a citizen of Colombia and preferably reside in the city of Bogota.

· Incumbent will be subject to and have the ability to pass a background investigation with Colombian authorities as stipulated in Colombian labor law.

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university preferably in the field of real estate and/or property management (agente de la propiedad inmobiliaria) with at least 5 years professional experience in the real estate evaluation sector.
  • Preferably, have a full working knowledge of Colombian real estate law (registration-eminent domain and/or seized property) or 10 years closely related official Colombian government real estate purchase/sale experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience with US Department of State/US Embassy, Colombia preferred since the incumbent will be meeting with US officials at the US Embassy, Bogota and with Colombian government officials at any of their respective offices.
  • Experience in Bogota, Colombia or other major cities real estate evaluation and sale market strongly preferred.
  • Experience in dealing with foreign officials at the diplomatic/foreign government level as well as Colombian government officials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • English language oral, written and reading skills are required at an advanced level and preferably have a certification to attest to their English language skills/level.
  • Incumbents should be able to familiarize themselves with legal and judicial terminology utilized by Colombian officials regarding seized real property assets.
  • Incumbents should have the ability to translate documents from Spanish to English and English to Spanish as required; there may be times that external translating services may be used on as needed basis. This requires the prior authorization of the client based on the sensitivity of the information contained.
  • Ability to develop and plan property appraisals including both real property and chattel for the Program Manager in conjunction with Colombian authorities at SAE and judicial authorities as required.
  • Ability to design bulk and individual sales procedures according to specified local legal practices that will allow Colombian national staff at the offices of the SAE to conduct appraisals based on property disposition type, legal status, average time to complete the procedure, and initial estimated value. 
  • Any other related duties that may be assigned by the client to assist US Foreign Service Officers at the US Embassy, Bogota and/or Consulates in Colombia to enable their ability to work with their Colombian government counterparts at SAE.

Work Environment:

· This position is performed in a secured Colombian government building setting located in various locations within Colombia within a controlled office environment where the incumbent will be provided the necessary office equipment to execute their duties.

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!

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