Competitive Innovations, LLC (CI) is seeking a Foreign Assistance Program Analyst - Subject Matter Expert III to support the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s Office of Global Programming (DRL/GP). The position is responsible for ensuring effective execution of program requirements: establishing systematic methods of program execution, evaluation, and advocacy; determining whether funding is warranted and available and assessing activities to determine funding requirements; analyzing program and budget proposals and presenting them to the State Department and interagency panels; preparing justification or recommendation memoranda for review and approval by appropriate officials; and providing follow-up problem-solving assistance, guideline interpretations, and technical consultations as required to applicants. They provide DRL leadership technical assistance throughout the federal assistance lifecycle that include pre-award, award, and post-award phases in grants and cooperative agreements. This is a full-time position located in Washington, D.C.
The position's essential functions and preferred experience include implementing programs in the NEA region and with a specific experience in the Levant and/or Yemen.
In coordination with the team lead, develop strategies, and work with the Applied Learning and Evaluation team to develop portfolio specific evaluation indicators as needed
Work closely with Foreign Assistance Program Analyst I and II to ensure that program deadlines are being met in a timely and efficient matter
Coordinate with the Grants Officer Representative (GOR) in the administration and coordination of programs
Work directly with Team Lead and Deputy Directors to oversee program funding for assigned portfolio
Develop goals, objectives and programs for utilization of the foreign assistance funding
Collect grant documentation for review by decision-making panels who will select grant recipients within available funding levels
Liaise with offices involved in administration, financial planning and acquisition of program funding.
Skillfully communicate verbally and in writing to provide briefings, status reviews, and advice upon request to the other DRL program staff and senior personnel on grant issues.
Work on designated portfolio in ensure pre-award, award, and ongoing management and monitoring of programs globally.
Monitoring grantee budget execution and drawdowns to ensure program objectives are met and are in accordance with 2 CFR 200
Negotiate program solicitation language with regional bureaus, Post leadership, and within DRL
Advise senior Bureau officials on development of goals, objectives and programs for utilization of foreign assistance funding
Remain informed on the changing political environment in the designated portfolio as well as global issues impacting the region by regularly meeting with grantees, human rights defenders, researchers, and other funders
Communicate DRL's program objectives to other State Department and U.S government offices involved in programming Democracy Fund and Human Rights and Democracy Funds (HRDF) and other transfer funding to include, but not be limited to, regional bureaus, Office of Acquisitions Management, Office of the Legal Advisor, Congressional Liaison office, Office of Management and Budget and USAID offices
Coordinate with policy colleagues to prepare paper and brief DRL Bureau leadership for meetings on issues related to a specific region or thematic area
Prepare budget and programmatic reports that track grant obligation data and program successes for active grants
Review and provide analysis of program proposals to decision-making panels who will select grant recipients within available funding levels
Prepare responses to auditor inquiries on programs
Assist with responding to Congressional requests for information regarding programs and DRL program objectives
Attend stakeholder workshops and conferences on topics related to their duties and responsibilities, provide program monitoring and technical assistance to grantees, while supporting the FTE.
Assist in the coordination of foreign assistance funding throughout the federal assistance lifecycle that include pre-award, award and post-award phases in grants and cooperative agreements
Coordinate and assist the DRL/GP Leadership in the administration and coordination of international human rights and democracy foreign assistance programs.
Secret level security clearance
Bachelor’s degree with 10-12 years of experience or a master’s degree with 8-10 years of experience or a PhD with 5-7 years of experience
Knowledge of and experience in managing international programming in addition to relevant education and training, ideally with a strong understanding of domestic and foreign NGO administration
Understand the legal requirements of different types of foreign assistance funds
Strong knowledge of 2 CFR 200
Experience working in professional, fast-paced and demanding environments
The ability to manage competing priorities with minimal supervision
Experience leading teams and ability to handle diverse work styles
Competitive Innovations (CI) is a technology partner and trusted advisor to government and industry customers with critical demand for information technology, program management, cyber security, mission support, and secure high integrity web-based solutions. Founded in July 1999, CI’s dedicated professional team is committed to excellence, persistence, and agility in solving complex challenges and delivering innovative solutions. CI is a SBA HUBZone certified small business concern, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner/CSP, Kentico Gold Partner, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) prime and Navy SeaPort-NxG prime contractor.
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