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Job opening: International Cooperation Specialist

Salary: $139 395 - 181 216 per year
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not receive full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined. This position is in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Bureau for Africa, Office of Southern African Affairs, at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Duties

Serves as the organizational expert in reviewing and interpreting new and established directives and regulations to determine their impact on complex or new programs in developing countries. Prepares briefing documents, reports and/or written analyses regarding USAID policies and positions on difficult or complex maters. Briefs senior Agency/Bureau officials for participation in interagency policy discussions, Congressional hearings, and engagement with foreign officials on the same. Identifies and implements necessary actions related to implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of development assistance programs and projects. Serves as expert in the resolution of problems and issues related to substantive mission-oriented programs that influence the development and maintenance of relationships with various agency and interagency stakeholders in government. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and information networks with agency and interagency counterparts, non-governmental organizations, and the policy community affected by organizational programs

Requirements

  • United States Citizenship is required.
  • Relevant experience (see Qualifications below).
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer is required.
  • If you select to be considered under Merit Promotion requirements, you must meet the Time-in-Grade requirements before the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
  • These are Testing Designated Positions (TDP's) under the Agency's approved Drug-Free Work Place Program. All applicants selected for this position will be subject to random drug testing once they begin working for the Agency.

Qualifications

Specialized Experience: GS-14:You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. Examples of qualifying specialized experience at the next lower level for this position include: (a) preparing briefing documents and written analyses regarding an organization's policies and positions on difficult or complex international development maters; (b) understanding and utilizing outreach strategies designed to reach and engage diverse stakeholders in collaborative efforts; and (c) planning, designing, or backstopping centralized and mission-specific projects under established or proposed program objectives. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience relevant to the position's duties to be filled, including volunteer experience. CTAP/ICTAP candidates will be referred to the selecting official if they are found well qualified. Well-qualified means an eligible applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities that clearly exceed the position's minimum requirements. In addition, a well-qualified employee must meet the qualification and eligibility requirements of the position, including any medical qualifications, suitability, and minimum education and experience requirements, meet all selective factors (where applicable); meet quality ranking factors and are assigned to the Silver Category or higher Category; be physically qualified with reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position; meet any special qualifying U.S. OPM-approved conditions; AND be able to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position upon entry without additional training. A well-qualified candidate will not necessarily meet the definition of highly or best qualified when evaluated against other candidates who apply for a particular position. Therefore, selecting officials will document the job-related reason(s) for qualification determinations without selective and quality ranking factors.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. Therefore, no transcripts are required.

Contacts

  • Address Bureau for Africa 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20523 US
  • Name: USAID HR Help Desk
  • Phone: 202-712-1234 X2
  • Email: [email protected]

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