TSCTP Secretariat Coordinator, Washington, DC with Security Clearance

Cherokee Federal
Washington, DC
Feb 16, 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Full Time
TSCTP Secretariat Coordinator, Washington, DC Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) provides a complete line of innovative services, consulting and products to government agencies, including application modernization, data utilization and advanced analytics, geospatial, GIS and remote sensing, information technology infrastructure, program professional services and scientific and research capabilities. CNSS offers an extensive selection of quality services and products at competitive prices. Additionally, CNSS collaborates with partners nationwide to provide even the most complex services to clients. For more company information, visit our site at: www.cherokee-federal.com TSCTP Secretariat Coordinator will provide Trans-Saharan Counterterrorism Partnership (TSCTP) Secretariat Coordination Support Services to the Bureau of African Affairs, Office of Regional Peace and Security (AF/RPS). Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Advise and support AF Front Office TSCTP regional initiative direction in creating, coordinating, and promulgating TSCTP initiative goals, objectives, clarity, and effectiveness. * Coordinate and convene working level TSCTP planning meetings to review lines of effort, establish coherent objectives, and agree on priorities for work plans. * Track, assist, and report on regular Deputy Assistant Secretary-level policy coordination and diplomatic engagement with the region. * Draft a written framework and support AF's work with other US government entities to achieve a whole-of government approach in the execution of TSCTP that includes elements such as roles and responsibilities, organizational structure, and coordination mechanisms. * Develop the terms of reference and support the establishment of an AF-led working group to develop and implement an action plan to address the longstanding challenges associated with monitoring and coordinating TSCTP projects. * Advise, establish, and support an AF "clearinghouse" role that provides centralized awareness, guidance, and standardization to Department bureaus and interagency stakeholders to strengthen the collective policy and program efforts towards common TSCTP desired end-states. * Advise AF on the best strategies and approaches to effectively and efficiently provide TSCTP Secretariat functions to advance Bureau and National Peace and Security goals and objectives in the TSCTP region; * Research and provide oral and written briefings to Bureau of African Affairs (AF) leadership, other Department offices, TSCTP-country US embassies, State Department public affairs officers, and interagency representatives on TSCTP Secretariat best practices, challenges and opportunities, and potential for interagency policy and program coordination; * Collect data, maintain files, and prepare periodic reports, in coordination with AF Front Office, Office of Regional Peace and Security, US Embassies and interagency partners, on the status of TSCTP policy and programmatic goals and objectives; * Track and analyze new political, economic, and security developments in the TSCTP region that may affect current and future TSCTP initiatives; * Coordinate with interagency, international, and nongovernmental partners to develop recommended TSCTP initiative strategies and objectives; * Develop and support US Government and international coordination mechanisms promoting more synchronized and strategic TSCTP policy and program planning; * Advise AF/RPS on synchronizing TSCTP Initiatives with other US Government and international counterterrorism efforts in the Trans-Saharan region, developing recommended strategies to create more efficient policy planning and oversight with US overseas missions, relevant third countries, and nongovernmental organizations; * Coordinate with other TSCTP initiatives practitioners to develop whole-of-government approaches to promoting immediate, medium-term, and long-term TSCTP objectives; and * Travel, including to Africa, when directed to enhance TSCTP initiatives with embassy and interagency representatives; Supervisory/Management Authority: * This position does not have management or supervisory capacity Education and/or Experience: * Masters' or Doctorate Degree related to International Affairs (Foreign Policy, Government Service, Public Affairs, International Economics, International Security Studies, or other related field) * Ten (10) years or more work experience in Saharan and Sahelian Africa on fragile states, political transitions, conflict prevention, state building, governance, and human rights. * Five (5) years or more work experience supporting the development and monitoring of US policies for stability, peace, and governance in Saharan and Sahelian Africa. * Five (5) years or more work experience coordinating security affairs-related issues within and between the Department of State, United States Agency for International Development, and/or Department of Defense. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Requires a Top Secret Clearance and must able to obtain Secure Compartmentalized Information (SCI) designation. * Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative research methods. * Proficient with the English language and excellent communication skills; both oral and written. * Ability to manage multiple tasks, coordinate activities in multiple locations, act decisively in daily work, and work well in a multi-cultural team environment. * Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and computer skills. * Ability to work independently to assess priorities and manage daily coordination of details with minimal supervision * Must pass a drug screen and federal background check Work Environment: * A Climate-controlled 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. 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