Human Resources Management Advisor (Country Advisor)

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 05-08-2018
Country Advisor
Working within the U.S. Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance (F), a country coordinator serves as the lead for F on issues and programs related to assigned countries within the Central Asia, Europe and Eurasia regions. 
Serves as the primary F point of contact for the relevant State and USAID regional bureaus for assigned countries within the South-Central Asia, Europe and Eurasia regions.
  • Ensures bureaus are compliant with F requirements.
  • Provides guidance to bureaus on budget formulation, execution, and other related processes.
  • Reviews and advises on programs, strategy, and program planning.
  • Prepares analyses of Bureau/offices programs and budgets.
  • Advises F leadership on issues related to client bureaus.
Serves as the expert on the programs and funding issues of the assigned countries within F and for the Interagency community.
  • Plays a central role in tracking and analyzing assigned countries’ funding and programs at both the budget formulation and budget execution stages, as well as throughout the year
  • Based on knowledge of programs and the budget process, develops potential solutions to meet funding requirements within budget constraints
  • Tracks and analyzes legislation related to the programs of the assigned countries.
  • Assists with strategy development at the country, regional, and global level.
  • Initiates dialogue affecting foreign assistance programs and policies for the assigned countries.
  • Provides guidance to other parts of F on programs and processes related to the assigned countries.
  • Conducts outreach and maintains relations with stakeholders within and outside the U.S. Government, including the interagency and Congress.
  • Prepares analysis related to the programs of the assigned countries.
Required Qualifications:
  • Secret security clearance is required for this position
  • Bachelors’ Degree
  • Knowledge of international relations and, preferably, experience and/or expertise working in Central Asia, Europe, Eurasia.
  • Knowledge of USG foreign policy and familiarity with Department of State and/or USAID.
  • Knowledge of USG foreign assistance programs and institutions and familiarity with the federal budget process.
  • Ability to analyze data and present it in a concise understandable format.
  • Ability to work independently and to interact effectively with colleagues at many levels of multiple bureaucracies.
  • Ability to build consensus among and resolve differences between parties with different interests and perspectives.
  • Skills in oral and written communication to prepare recommendations and reports, provide guidance, solicit information and propose solutions.
  • Develop spreadsheets and databases.

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