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Program Coordinator ID 14782 (Washington DC)

**Active SECRET clearance required**


The Program Coordinator will provide support the financial management of Mission for the Near Eastern Affairs of the Department of State.


  • Directly support NEA/AC. Work closely with the Government Technical Manager (GTM) and/or the office director.
  • Support U.S. Government Direct Hires (USDH) in NEA/AC-managed programming.
  • Assist in program management as needed
  • Responsible for working with interagency officials on tracking and coordinating foreign assistance (and corresponding budget and programming issues) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
  • Act as a liaison for the office to which he/she is assigned; communicate between NEA/AC and other department elements, including NEA desk officers, the bureau’s front office, and other department bureaus (including the Bureau of Foreign Assistance Resources (F) and other federal agencies, including the U.S. Agency for International Development. Coordinate NEA/AC functional processes on behalf of country coordinators, grants staff, planning/budget/evaluation staff, and country desks.
  • Maintain visibility on all relevant USG budgets, programs, and activities and offer timely options, recommendations, and information to carry out the projects assigned. Coordinate taskers and maintain tasker tracker – clearance requests, report timelines, etc – among NEA/AC offices.
  • Provide necessary support in development and management of country program inventories and the associated NEA/AC database, including core documents, budget and project information, and information and reports for internal/external audiences on assistance programming strategies, plans, budgets, and performance
  • Facilitate and serve as the point of contact for NEA/AC on information management; including the organization of country portfolio and budget data within the shared drive, SharePoint and online database systems, including, but not limited to Grant Solutions, Assistance Coordination Performance Reporting System (ACPRS), and NEA/AC inventory tracker.
  • Work closely with bureau planners to analyze and track foreign assistance budget documents, processes and, requirements (including operation plans, mission resource requests, and Congressional notifications) and support the development, evaluation, and revision of NEA’s strategy documents through management of working groups, source documentation, and taskers.
  • Synthesize complex budget information into presentation materials, including slides, tables, and graphs.
  • Formulate results-oriented methodologies for NEA/AC leadership to improve knowledge-based management systems.
  • Design and implement functional mapping products for foreign assistance programming throughout MENA region.
  • Develop and maintain contacts in other offices in order to facilitate communication.
  • Draft, revise, and/or track documents related to the area of assignment, arranges office clearances, transmits information and may obtain clearances on behalf of the Assistance Coordination Office.
  • Support NEA/AC in managing NEA foreign assistance activities, including processing the required paperwork for the programming/reprogramming of funds, including Congressional Notifications, internal department action memos, funding transfers.,
  • Review work products submitted to the immediate supervisor, the deputy assistant secretary and/or the director, Senior Advisor, or other senior personnel for completeness, compliance with formatting requirements and conformity to policy guidelines established by the Department's Executive Secretariat.
  • Research bilateral and multilateral foreign assistances initiatives, as directed by division chief or governing supervisor.
  • Assist in designated NEA/AC special projects, as directed by division chief or governing supervisor.
  • Provide technical knowledge management support to staff, including information technology (IT) support work for the office, such as serving as website administrator, resetting passwords, managing user/group permissions, and basic troubleshooting.
  • Deliverables:
    • Weekly Time and Attendance – the incumbent will provide employee time and attendance data to the GTM.
    • Weekly Update Reports – organize, edit, and send an NEA/AC material on a regular basis for internal and external consumption through appropriate channels.
    • Weekly and Monthly Reports, as needed by the GTM.


  • Minimum of one year of prior working experience within the Department of State, though a waiver could be made if other skills and qualification supersede this requirement.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in International Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies, or other relevant fields preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Department of State management procedures and regulations (both domestic and overseas) preferred.
  • Knowledge of policies and viewpoints of the Department of State as they relate to current foreign policy situations and projected bureau program activities
  • Knowledge of Department and NEA/AC foreign assistance policies.
  • Knowledge of internal NEA/AC databases and country inventories.
  • Knowledge of NEA/AC’s shared drive’s organizational structure, and a drive to enforce/improve upon the office’s file organization.
  • Working knowledge of government computer systems, classified and unclassified networks, office equipment, and administrative practices.
  • Advanced working knowledge of personal computers and software, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint), Adobe software, and other computer based programs.
  • Knowledge of State Department’s record management requirements and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently, remain calm under pressure and tight deadlines, and work well with others.
  • Ability to prioritize work based on organizational needs.
  • Strong computer and presentation skills (proficiency in databases).
  • Ability to utilize effective time management and organization (realistic goals, meeting deadlines).
  • High level of self-initiative
  • Possess sound judgment in cost management and controlling expenses.
  • Possess sound judgment in a politically sensitive environment.
  • Ability to effective communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex information and processes under tight deadlines timelines.
  • Must speak and write fluently in English.
  • Ability to handle classified and unclassified material.
  • Exhibit a high degree of tact and diplomacy



  • Controlled climate office environment.

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