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Program Analyst, Washington, DC, US ID #18036




Cherokee Nation Mission Solutions (CNMS) is committed to delivering innovative solutions to solve its clients’ toughest problems, whether it be in the next state or around the world. CNMS utilizes the most qualified teams to support each client’s mission, providing responsive, strategic and innovative paths forward. CNMS makes it a priority to build personal, business relationships with each client and to consistently go above and beyond their expectations.

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Job Description:
The candidate shall provide support services assisting with development of goals, objectives, and innovative program ideas to effectively utilize foreign assistance funding that meet foreign policy goals of the current administration related to marginalized populations around the world. The analyst will monitor budget expenditures and report outcomes to the GOR to ensure program objectives are met and communicate verbally and in writing to provide briefings, status reviews to the other DRL program staff and senior personnel on grant-related issues.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):
The program analyst will be responsible for coordinating with the grants officer representative (GOR) to ensure effective execution of program requirements. Duties include 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 as required providing follow-up problem-solving assistance, guideline interpretation, and technical consultations to grantees. The program analyst will also be responsible for establishing systematic methods to assess and evaluate activities to determine program effectiveness. The program analyst attends and assists with Departmental briefings to congressional staffers on these programs. The program analyst 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 also provide information to the NGO community and other implementing organizations regarding the USG and the DRL grants process.
The program analyst maintains, updates, and develops systems for the efficient retrieval of documents and is responsible for maintaining the official DRL program and organizational files for all assigned grantees and programs. The program analyst collects, reviews, and appropriately highlights key factors for all required narrative and financial reports.

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).

Supervisory/Management Authority:
This position does not have mgmt. authority or supervisory capacity.

Education and Experience:
At least ten years of previous grants and programming experience, particularly of USG funded programs, and familiarity with DRL/GP policies and procedures for foreign assistance implementation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Knowledge of US government policy priorities regarding Human Rights for LGBTI groups, women and girls, and persons with disabilities.
  • At least ten years of previous grants and programming experience, particularly of USG funded programs, and familiarity with DRL/GP policies and procedures for foreign assistance implementation.
  • Must have an active Secret clearance
Work Environment
This position is performed primarily in a secured federal office setting.

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster;   and

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