Program Analyst (Bilingual) - Recent Graduate

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Washington, D.C
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 23, 2020
Full Time


The U.S. African Development Foundation's (USADF) mission is to promote growing economic opportunities through enterprise development that leads to improved household incomes in communities in Africa. In the capacity of Program Analyst, under the direction of the supervisor and receiving assistance from other Program Division staff assigned to manage the grant portfolios of countries in West Africa/Central Africa (WACA) or East Africa/South Africa (EASA).
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  • Assists supervisor and other Program Division staff members periodically assess the impact and effectiveness of each country portfolio.
  • Assists in collecting data and maintaining spreadsheets to demonstrate the extent to which projects are contributing to the achievement of the country strategy and the impact that strategy is having on various segments of the country population.
  • Assists supervisor and other Program Division staff members in the formulation of milestones, goals, target dates and requirements to evaluate/analyze various aspects of projects/programs.
  • Assists in monitoring status of accomplishment against established schedules on occasion and is tasked to identify anticipated problem areas and initiate simple corrective actions.
  • Updates country external briefing sheets to be used by ADF?s stakeholders and assures accurate and timely information to update the Region?s project.
  • Within the assigned basic project/program scope, assists in planning and organizing actions necessary to accomplish short and long program goals.
  • Reviews and analyzes the narratives of project grant closeout reports to assist Program Division staff identify innovative and high impact grants in assigned portfolios and prepares write-ups highlighting grantee success stories.
  • Identifies lessons learned from project grant audit and closeout reports. Assists Program Division staff identify and document best practices.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.


ADF is currently seeking bright and highly-motivated applicants for the Pathways Recent Graduates Program. The purpose of the Pathways Recent Graduates Program is to provide recently graduating students with an entry-level developmental experience designed to lead to a civil service career in the Federal Government.

For more information, review USAJOBS Student and Recent Graduate resources: https :// www . usajobs . gov / StudentsAndGrads

In order to be eligible for the Pathways Recent Graduates Program, the following qualifications must be met:
  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Possess a qualifying associates, bachelor's, master's professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous 2 years.
Veterans: If you are a veteran, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2108, who, due to military service obligation, was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program during any portion of the 2-year eligibility period, you shall have a full 2-year period of eligibility upon your release or discharge from active duty. In no event, however, may your eligibility period extend beyond 6 years from the date on which you completed the requirements of an academic course of study.

In order to be converted to a term or permanent position you will be required to complete 640 hours of employment.

A combination of education and/or experience may substitute for the specialized experience requirement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or pre-accredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

This position contains a selective placement factor (SPF) that is part of the minimum requirement of the position. If you do not meet the SPF, you are ineligible for further consideration. The SPF for this position is: Fluency in both English and French, both orally and in writing. This must be clearly documented in your resume.

In addition to meeting the Recent Graduate Program parameters and the SPF, applicants must meet the experience and/or education requirements listed below.

GS-05 Qualifications

Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree.


3 years of general experience which demonstrates progressively responsible clerical, office, or other work that indicates ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position to be filled, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4, that demonstrates the ability to: analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Combination of education and experience.

GS-07 Qualifications
Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate level education; or Eligibility under the Superior Academic Achievement Provision and completion of a bachelor's degree.


1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Such experience includes work that involved analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of programs and operations with supervisory control; development, administration and control of assigned projects; ability to access, locate, basic design, and update information through the use of a computer.


Combination of education and experience.

USADF prefers the following degree programs: international development/business/relations, sustainable business, international or public health, public policy, conflict studies, economics, political science, humanitarian services or other closely related field.
A written test is not required.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


If qualifying based on EDUCATION you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

Only education from institutions which are accredited or preaccredited/candidate for accreditation may be used to meet education requirements.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Telework Suitability:
The duties of this position are suitable for occasional telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval and if they meet the eligibility criterion in the 2010 Telework Act.

Stipulations of Employment:
Appointees must sign a Participant Agreement that sets forth the expectations for the Pathways Program. The duration of an excepted service appointment in the Pathways Program is a trial period.

Appointment under the Recent Graduates Program may not exceed two years. Appointees may be non-competitively converted to the competitive service after successful completion of at least one year of continuous service, in addition to all of the requirements of the Recent Graduates Program.

Work Schedule:
This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

ADF uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit .

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.

If selection is made below the full performance level, promotion up to the full performance level may be made without further competition. However, promotion(s) will depend on the performance of the incumbent and are not guaranteed.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application:

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

For Category Rating: Once the application process is complete, qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. The categories for this announcement are defined as: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified, and Qualified. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be used to determine if you are qualified for this job. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Manages and Organizes Information
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication

The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligible within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-09 level or higher).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
  • Transcript(s): You MUST furnish a copy of your college transcript(s). If selected for this position, you will be required to furnish an ORIGINAL transcript prior to being appointed. (For Pathways Internship) Proof of enrollment or acceptance to a degree seeking program must be provided.
  • SF-50
    • Most recent SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held (if applying as a status candidate with current or former Federal Service)
  • Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g. DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
    If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If applicable, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. Failure to provide this documentation may result in a non preference determination. For more information on veterans' preference (see ).

    Do not submit photographs with your application package. Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials - you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.

    Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents. Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.

    It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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