Program Specialist IV

Location
Washington, District Of Columbia
Posted
Aug 27, 2021
Closes
Oct 01, 2021
Ref
18471
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Summary

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.

Responsibilities
  • Plan, monitor, coordinate, and report on Bureau/Mission program activities to ensure that activities are efficiently and effectively implemented in a manner that achieves the objectives of the U.S. Government.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Provide backstop and field support and general administration if needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree required in international studies, business administration, economics, social and political sciences, communication, finance, health, or similar areas
  • Master's Degree preferred.
  • 4+ years of professional work experience, with preference for a minimum of six months of this time being spent working in the Middle East region.
  • Proven experience in project administration and management procedures preferred
  • Active SECRET security clearance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to travel throughout the Middle East and North Africa when directed.
  • Knowledge of development programs, especially in the Middle East region, is desirable.
  • Must have high level Knowledge and Skills within area of responsibility.
  • Proficiency in the use of Windows, Microsoft Office, internet search engines, and e-mail applications.

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