Program Specialist IV

Washington, District Of Columbia
Aug 19, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
Full Time

The Program Specialist IV will lead, coordinate, organize, liaise, and manage program tasks for the contract to provide support across all programmatic and technical offices within the USAID Middle East Bureau.

  • Plan, monitor, coordinate, and report on Bureau/Mission program activities to ensure that activities are efficiently and effectively implemented in a manner responsive to Bureau, Agency, and Administration objectives.
  • Lead research and technical support for studies, analyses, and related mission and programmatic support.
  • Plan and manage program and development assistance activities, including advising on the preparation of statements of work, project designs and strategic plans.
  • Prepare and obtain clearance for documents needed to comply with all USAID and Middle East Bureau requirements for obligating funds for Middle East Regional programs.
  • Conduct analyses of development indicators and trends to support program design and strategy development.
  • Monitor the implementation of program activities, with emphasis on identifying constraints, issues, logistical needs, and dependencies of specific inputs.
  • Coordinate and lead project/program tracking, data analysis, and documentation.
  • Plan and participate in program assessments and evaluations.
  • Provide technical advice on the feasibility, appropriateness, and value of proposed changes in planned activities.
  • Prepare and present program reports and success stories.
  • Support USAID liaison and coordination efforts with other donors, NGOs, civil society groups, government officials, and other actors.
  • Lead budget preparation and field support tracking.
  • Coordinate and lead administrative and financial management support.
  • Organize and manage program document preparation and provide communications support.
  • Provide records maintenance and other duties as assigned related to area of responsibility.
  • 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. Experience in project administration and management procedures preferred.
  • Secret clearance (active) required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Master's degree 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 and analytical skills are highly desired.
  • Knowledge of cross-sectoral issues and programming, like religious and ethnic minorities is desirable.
  • Proficiency in the use of Windows, Microsoft Office, internet search engines, and e-mail applications.

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