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Program Analyst (DoS/WHA)

Washington, D.C.
Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Program Analyst  to support the Department Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs’ Office of Policy and Planning Coordination (WHA/PPC) where the incumbent shall support race, ethnicity, and social inclusion activities and the Director of WHA/PPC. Work will be dedicated to providing program, research, and administrative support for country specific activities, cross-border programs, and region-wide initiatives. The Program Analyst will also support civil society and private sector engagement.

Clearance Requirement - SECRET

Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Drafting and clearing all invitations, support to draft memos, formal correspondence, special presentations, and obtaining clearances of time-sensitive documents
  • Coordinating and developing PPC’s race, ethnicity and social inclusion communication strategy, including: Social Networking sites, website and internet content, sending mass email updates and regular correspondence with the Posts in the region
  • Working closely with civil society and the private sector, providing information and responding to basic inquiries, compiling government input, and directing complex inquiries to the Director or other Department of State offices, as appropriate
  • Providing logistical support for meetings, seminars, and special events, including coordination of volunteers, agendas, and timeline development
  • Develop and provide logistical support for web chat outreach events focused on race, ethnicity, and social inclusion issues in coordination with posts and civil society groups throughout the WHA region
  • Drafting the supporting and background documents for use by Bureau and, when appropriate, civil society participants in such events
  • Attending policy briefings, developing readouts and brief reports on related meetings, and other activities as appropriate and handling meeting requests
  • Designing info-graphics related to social policy issues in the Western Hemisphere for the Bureau
  • Coordinating input for Bureau participation in grant review panels related to social inclusion issues
  • Supporting the democracy, human rights, international religious freedom, and labor portfolio, including coordinating regional bureau clearances on annual reports that monitor social inclusion, human rights, trafficking in persons, democracy and governance issues in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Providing support for regional bureau participation in Department of State events related to social inclusion and promotion of human rights, democracy, and labor
  • Providing research efforts to assist with planning activities, drafting policy papers and strategy development, as requested by the Director, and supporting other WHA/PPC critical duties as appropriate.
  • Travel may be necessary in some cases

  • Undergraduate degree and at least three (3) years’ experience working in international relations field or with vulnerable populations
  • Graduate degree in an area of focus (international development, minority rights, human rights) is acceptable in lieu of additional years of experience
  • Fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese (writing, reading) and able to travel to the region
  • Strong writing skills are necessary; attention to detail and critical thinking are required
  • Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and web development skills required 
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