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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 materials.
  • 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 foreign assistance. 
  • 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 evaluation requirements.
  • Supports drafting solicitations for proposals and evaluating submitted concept notes and proposals, including technical and budget sections.
  • 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 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 basis.
  • 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 managerial authority

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 position.
  • 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 hiring.
  • 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 equivalent).
  • Requires domestic and international travel as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required; advanced Microsoft Excel and data visualization skills strongly preferred.
  • Ability to research, input, review and analyze qualitative and quantitative data.  Ability to produce charts, tables, graphs, and other visual products relating to quantitative data. 
  • Ability to write clearly and succinctly under time pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize meetings and major events, including logistics, agenda, participants, and briefing materials.
  • Ability to deliver on multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to operate significantly under own initiative, crafting proposals and policy recommendations with minimal guidance.
  • Strong team player who is eager to jump in to take care of crises as they emerge.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to support interactions with peers and superiors in EAP/ANP, other EAP offices, other State bureaus, the interagency, and with foreign officials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including policymakers, representatives of other governments, and the non-governmental community.
  • Academic background and experience in public policy, foreign policy, economics, environmental and/or energy issues.
  • Ability to work with EAP colleagues to develop social and traditional media messaging in support of the Department’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.

WORK ENVIORNMENT:

  • Work will be performed primarily in a climate-controlled office environment and/or US government facilities OCONUS.
  • Location of job is in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area
  • May require occasional lifting or moving of items up to 25 lbs.
  • Candidate can be expected to stand in line for extended periods of time when travelling through domestic and international airport security checkpoints and in airline terminals.

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