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Program Design Support Specialist IV (Arabic), Washington, DC, US ID#16828


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.


Program Design and Support Specialist (PDS) will assist with project and program design, development and management. Tasks may include conducting research and analysis on policy and programmatic trends; consolidating volumes of data to draft concise briefing papers, talking points, public affairs documents, supporting outreach activities to the U.S. Congress, media and other public stakeholders. Review quarterly reports and grant documents; assist in program and budget tracking; analyze quantitative and qualitative data related to projects awarded and other assigned tasks in support of U.S. Government foreign policy initiatives.

Education and Experience

  • The following PDS skills are preferred: A demonstrated knowledge of and relevant experience designing and managing activities related to international affairs. Familiarity with U.S. Department of State structures and processes, including experience working domestically or overseas at a U.S. Embassy or in the Peace Corps.
  • Outstanding communication skills (written and oral) and experience in accessing, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programming, is preferred. Experience working with the Middle East and Northern Africa.
  • Relevant language skills of Arabic required
  • Expected be experienced PDS with significant knowledge of U.S. Government foreign policies and demonstrated relevant qualifications.
  • The PDS IV candidate will possess skills, including excellent interpersonal, writing and organizational skills; significant attention to detail and the ability to operate in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to gather and maintain information, exemplified decision-making, teamwork and attention to detail.
  • Education: Masters or Bachelors with 7 years’ experience

Work Environment

Controlled climate office environment.

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.



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