Program Specialist IV

Washington, District Of Columbia
Apr 07, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Full Time

The Program Specialist IV will support, coordinate, organize, and liaise program tasks for the contract to provide support through USAID Middle East Bureau's Office of Strategic Planning and Operations.

  • Plan, monitor, coordinate, and report on Bureau/Mission program activities to ensure that activities are efficiently and effectively funded in a manner are responsive to bureau, agency, and administration objectives.
  • Support research and technical support for studies, analyses, and related mission and programmatic support, including using budgetary planning and performance data.
  • Support the planning and tracking of program and development assistance activities, including providing technical advisement on strategic planning and coherence with broader USAID-Middle East strategic objectives.
  • Support the preparation of and clearance tracking for documents needed to comply with all USAID and Middle East Bureau programming requirements.
  • Conduct analyses of development activities, development indicators, and trends to support program design and strategy development.
  • Monitor the implementation of program activities and resources, with emphasis on identifying constraints, issues, logistical needs, and dependencies of specific inputs.
  • Coordinate and support project/program tracking, data analysis, and documentation.
  • Provide technical advice on the feasibility, appropriateness, and value of proposed changes in planned activities.
  • Support budget preparation and field support tracking.
  • Support administrative and records maintenance in addition to other duties as assigned related to area of responsibility.
  • Provide Washington-based backstop, limited field support, and general administrative support, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 4+ years of professional work experience with preference for part of this time being spent working overseas.
  • Secret or interim secret clearance required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience in project administration and management procedures preferred.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Knowledge of development programs, especially in the Middle East region is desirable.
  • Must have high level knowledge and skills within area of responsibility.
  • Excellent writing, spreadsheet, and analytical skills are highly desired.
  • Proficiency in the use of Windows, Microsoft Office, internet search engines, and e-mail applications.

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