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.
Serves as the expert on the programs and funding issues of the assigned countries within F and for the Interagency community.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.