Counterterrorism Finance Program Advisor

Washington, DC
Sep 13, 2020
Sep 25, 2020
Full Time
Olgoonik is an Equal Opportunity Employer EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disability Overview: This is a non-personal services task order to provide Professional Support Services for the Bureau of Counterterrorism, Office of Programs (CT/P) and Office of Counterterrorism Finance and Designations (CT/CTFD). The Government shall not exercise any supervision or control over contractor personnel, who are the service providers performing the services described herein. Such task order service providers shall be accountable solely to the Contractor who in turn is responsible to the Government. Primary Responsibilities: Serve as bureau advisor for strategic direction of CT's Counterterrorism Finance (CTF) programming and assist in the design of CTF projects. Provide guidance to CT/P and CT/CTFD staff on program design, concept notes, statements of work, work plans, and performance monitoring plans involving CTF actors and institutions (financial intelligence units, central banks, money transfer businesses, law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, judges, investigative judges, magistrates, training institutions, etc.). Conduct research, assessments, monitoring trips, and program evaluations related to CT's CTF programming. Advise CT/P and CT/CTFD staff on potential programmatic responses to address CTF-related gaps in priority partner countries. Advise CT/P program managers and implementing partners on the development of performance monitoring plans (PMPs), standard objectives and indicators, reporting templates, and assessment and evaluation design for CTF programming. Research and analyze problems, issues, or program requirements and provide analysis and advice on programs based on mastery of a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness or the improvement of complex management processes and systems. Help design co-creation workshops with potential implementers to design new CTF programs. Coordinate with INL and other donors on the design, implementation, and oversight of complementary programming in the Anti-Money Laundering/CTF space. Research and analyze the approach of other donors to CTF capacity building, in order to share best practices with CT/P and CT/CTFD staff. Draft agency directives, memoranda, and other written guidelines Systematically monitor the implementation of all CT-funded CTF programming and recommend what programs should continue. Collect and compile data as well as organize data and provide presentations of results/findings with the goal of refining or designing new projects and reporting on activities. Develop and distribute templates aimed at improving the management and monitoring of CTF programming for CT staff and implementers. Review all CTF programmatic reporting, including bi-weekly, quarterly, and annual submissions. Observe CTF-funded training and validate that training curricula are appropriate for the recipient countries' legal and institutional frameworks. Advise program managers on program effectiveness as evidenced by improvement in a partner's capacity. Prepare recommendations for resource requirements to accomplish projects and confer with stakeholders in support of needed resources and support. Assist CT/P program managers with drafting final reports for CTF programs that have concluded. Assist in the preparation and implementation of the Annual Program Review; specifically, review, verify, and advise on all CTF implementers' submissions and assist CT/P government staff members with assessing the efficacy of those programs. Identify program challenges and make recommendations on corrective actions. Recommend specific measures to improve CTF implementers' work processes with regard to program implementation. Review routine reports from implementing partner program managers and CT/P monitoring site visits, in order to determine if and how CTF programs are achieving results Conduct site visits to observe CT-funded CTF programming and draft site visit reports for CT/P and CT/CTFD leadership as well as respective CT/P program managers or GOR/COR/AOR and CT/CTFD staff Assist in drafting reports and responses to congressional inquiries on the results of CT's CTF programming Compile relevant data and stories of CTF program outcomes to share with Congress, Department leadership, interagency and other stakeholders Draft articles or blogs on the bureau's CTF innovations or successful programming outcomes, for publication or posting on social media Assist in the design, organization, and implementation of the CT Annual Planning Event (CAPE), bringing together CT Program Managers, CT/CTFD staff, interagency implementers, and other USG stakeholders to plan future year programming; advise all CT/P program managers on CTF portions of their CAPE sessions. Assist in the design, organization, and implementation of relevant portions of the CT Synch, an annual conference for CT-focused Foreign Service Officers in CT's priority countries. Contribute to CT/P knowledge-sharing sessions to share best practices and lessons learned. Ensure follow-through on any shared results and outcomes. Deploy on temporary duty (TDY) travel to provide training or mentoring to CTF stakeholders (financial intelligence units, central banks, money transfer businesses, law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, judges, investigative judges, magistrates, training institutions). Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory experience required. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's or graduate degree (graduate degree preferred) from an accredited college or university in international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social science, research and evaluation, law, statistics, or in the humanities. Demonstrated at least five years' of work experience in areas similar to those of the requirements of this task order, at least two of which involved CTF capacity building programming overseas. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience with designing and/or implementing CTF capacity building programs in one or more developing countries, including crafting project and program goals, objectives, activities, indicators, and milestones. Expert knowledge of terrorism financing risks, trends, and methods, to provide expert advice and guidance with regard to justice-sector and regulatory programs aimed at countering them. Experience with assessing project progress, conducting briefings, and preparing comprehensive reports with solutions and recommendations for top-level managers and executives. Ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation to officials with regard to the interpretation and application of analyses. Knowledge of current US foreign policy objectives and programs to assess the relevancy and implications of global social, political, economic, geographic, and military issues, developments, and events affecting the formulation and execution of US foreign policy and foreign assistance. Knowledge of Department goals, objectives, programs, and relationships to provide expert analytical and advisory services that are responsive to the specialized needs of the organizations supported. Demonstrated record of working in a complex and highly charged political environment Significant experience working and coordinating with relevant US agencies and embassies, foreign governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations Excellent oral and written English communication skills Security Clearance: SECRET Level Required Must have a current US Government SECRET Personnel Security Clearance or be able to successfully complete a US government administered Investigation. Must be a US Citizen. Must also be able to maintain a US Government SECRET clearance. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to occasionally stand; walk; sit; use hands and /or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; operated vehicles and office equipment, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, and distance vision. Travel: CONUS and OCONUS Travel Required Work Environment: Traditional domestic office hours are 8:15 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with a non-reimbursable 45-minute lunch. However, an alternate work schedule, including but not limited to Telework and Alternate Work Schedule, mutually agreed upon by the COR or GTM and the resource may be implemented. This task order may require overtime to be completed when work requirements extend beyond the normal 40 hours per week. All overtime will be pre-approved with a request from the Government Manager to the COR for final approval. Funds must be available for overtime to be approved and worked.

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