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Program Manager Bogotá, Colombia (ID# 15003)

Cherokee Nation Management and Consulting (CMNC) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CMNC 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. CMNC 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 Manager to be on 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 Manager to provide 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 Bogotá) with the Program Manager working side by side with Colombian government officials from the Special Assets Entity (Sociedad de Activos Especiales, or SAE) and Colombian judicial authorities.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advising and assisting current and potential customers regarding the technical scope of IDIQ contract.
  • Overviews procurement, operations, subcontracting, installation and warranty for multiple Task Orders continuously.
  • Ensuring contract administrative functions are performed in a timely manner and in compliance with contract and task order requirements.
  • Being ultimately responsible for ensuring that all required financial and technical reporting information is provided accurately, thoroughly, and timely to the customer.
  • Being ultimately responsible for all performance issues.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all contractual agreements, including modifications, are negotiated and executed expeditiously.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all task order invoicing is accurate and timely.
  • Participating in all Program Management Review (PMR) Meetings and other meetings as scheduled.
  • Incumbent will be responsible for supporting 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 be working from the offices of the SAE located throughout Colombia requiring constant travel between diverse locations.

Supervisory/Management Authority:

· This position will supervise and manage a Colombian national Program Analyst who will be assisting the Program Manager on the project.

Education and/or Experience:

· Incumbent must be a US Citizen with a valid US Passport whose expiration date is more than one year from the time of their onboarding.

· Incumbent will be required to pass a federal background investigation and have the ability to pass a drug screen

· Bachelor’s degree in International Relations/with a focus on International Finance and Real Property,  plus 15 to 20 years’ experience, focused on international work in support of the U.S. Federal Government is required

  • Demonstrated and verifiable experience successfully managing federal contract compliance including FAR regulations.
  • Demonstrated and verifiable experience successfully managing federal projects in excess of $50M
  • Proficient in MS Excel/ MS Word and PMP programs preferred.
  • Must have experience in asset seizure, assessment and disposition as established by the Colombian government and its government entity Sociedad de Activos Especiales or (SAE) (Colombian Institution of Seized Assets).
  • Incumbent will be required to travel and work from any of the offices of (SAE) in Bogotá, Medellin, Cali, and Cartagena where they will work side by side with Colombian government officials.
  • Incumbent will be required to obtain the necessary knowledge to work with host country Colombian government software programs, which are expected to be exclusively in Spanish.
  • Incumbent will be responsible for all operational planning, training, and capacity building costs analysis, for training/workshops of Colombian government officials required by this program.
  • Department of State experience strongly preferred since the incumbent would be meeting on a regular basis with US officials at the US Embassy Bogotá and Colombian government officials at any of their offices. 
  • Experience in Bogotá, Colombia strongly preferred to include and not limited to extensive experience in dealing with foreign officials at the diplomatic/foreign government level and have the cultural finesse and knowledge of working in the Latin American government and business sectors

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Spanish language skills required at Native Bi-lingual level as per Department of State FSI language institute level 5/5 capability for oral, written and reading levels. Incumbents may be subject to a Spanish oral and written exam to determine competency.
  • Incumbents should be able to familiarize themselves with legal and judicial terminology utilized by Colombian officials regarding seized assets.
  • Incumbents should have the ability to translate documents from Spanish to English as required but at times may use external translating services on as needed basis and with 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 with Colombian authorities at their Institute for Seized Assets and/or Colombian judicial authorities as required.
  • Ability to design bulk and individual sales procedures according to specified local legal practices that will allow Colombian national staff 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 Bogotá and/or Consulates in Colombia to enable their ability to work with their Colombian government counterparts.

Work Environment:

· This position will be performed in a secured Colombian government building setting with a controlled office environment where the incumbent will work with all 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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