Program Specialist IV

Location
Washington, District Of Columbia
Posted
Aug 30, 2021
Closes
Oct 04, 2021
Ref
17391
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 assigned programmatic and technical offices within the USAID Middle East Bureau. Additionally, the Program Specialist IV will analyze technical analytical functions, like data entry, analysis, documentation, vetting request preparation,

project/program tracking, preparing operations/procedures manuals, budget and field support tracking, administrative and financial tracking, program document preparation and presentations, backstop and field support, and program and technical support.

Responsibilities
  • Plan, monitor, coordinate, and report on bureau/mission program activities to ensure that activities are efficiently and effectively implemented in a manner are 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, as required.
  • Lead budget preparation and field support tracking, as required.
  • Coordinate and lead administrative and financial management support, as required.
  • 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

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 4+years of professional work experience with preference for at least 6 months of this experience spent working in the Middle East region
  • Active secret security clearance is required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience in project administration and management procedures preferred.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Middle East (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen.)
  • Knowledge of development programs, especially in the Middle East region is desirable.
  • Must have high level knowledge and skills with 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 Microsoft Office, internet, e-mail applications, database applications, and presentation software.

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