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The purpose of the task order is to provide a professional service employee to conduct grants management and related coordination to the DRL/GP Near East Asia team and specifically to programs in Iraq.



  • Responsible for ensuring effective execution of program requirements: establishing systematic methods of program execution, evaluation, or advocacy, assessing activities to determine funding requirements and to determine whether funding is warranted and available.
  • Analyzing program and budget proposals and presenting them to the State Department panels; preparing justification or recommendation memoranda for review and approval by appropriate officials; and providing follow-up problem-solving assistance, guideline interpretations, and technical consultations as required to applicants Maintains automated systems to manage and track data requirements and produce reports pertaining to the vetting process.
  • The incumbent assists with Departmental briefings to congressional staffers on these programs, represents and communicates DRL’s program objectives and policy to other State Department and U.S government offices involved in programming Democracy Fund and Human Rights and Democracy Funds (HRDF) and other transfer funding to include by not limited to regional bureaus, office of acquisitions management, office of the legal advisor, congressional Liaison office, office of management and budget and USAID offices.
  • S/he liaises and consults on program administration, financial planning and acquisition of programming funds. S/he will respond to Congressional requests for information regarding programs and DRL program objectives. S/he will also provide information to the NGO community and other implementing organizations regarding the USG and DRL grants processes, maintains updates and develops as necessary systems for the efficient and accessible retrieval of documents regarding the allocation, notification, transfer and implementation of Democracy Fund, HRDF, transfer funding, and special Congressionally-mandated funds. Tracks the award of grants, maintains list of current grants and GORs, and collects and records narrative and financial reports. They will be responsible for maintaining the official DRL program and organizational files.
  • Applies internal control measures to protect organizational integrity and prevent unauthorized use or misappropriation of sensitive and classified material; reports instances of security violations/problems to the appropriate supervisory/management official; assumes full responsibility for safeguarding all classified and sensitive (but unclassified) material and equipment in assignment area(s).


  • The PROGRAM ANALYST will provide support services including to manage and coordinate program funding; to serve as expert in the field of programming in Iraq and use knowledge of Iraq to develop creative program ideas and run sensitive programs in highly challenging environments; to prepare budget and programmatic reports that track Iraq grant obligation data and program successes; to advise on development of goals, objectives and programs for utilization of the foreign assistance funding.
  • Knowledge of monitor grantee budget execution and drawdowns to ensure program objectives are met; to collect and draft grant documentation for review by decision-making panels and committees who will select grant recipients within available funding levels.


  • To be a liaise with offices involved in administration, financial planning and acquisition of program funding; to skillfully communicate verbally and in writing to provide briefings, status reviews, and advice upon request to the other DRL program staff and senior personnel on grant issues.
  • Knowledge of preparing responses to auditor inquiries on Iraq programs, including requests from the government Accountability Office and Special Inspector General for Iraq (SIGIR).
  • The contractor must have experience and knowledge of Iraq and international human rights issues. The contractor must have a working knowledge of foreign assistance and international programming.



Controlled climate office environment.


It is anticipated that domestic and/or international travel will be required at various times during the year. S/he will also need access to State Department files while on official travel.

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