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Program Specialist

Washington, D.C. · Information Technology
Job Description:

PROGRAM SPECIALIST will be responsible for assisting the program officers/analysts and the grants officers in ensuring effective execution of program requirements: establishing systematic methods of program execution, evaluation, and/or advocacy; assessing activities to determine funding requirements and to determine whether funding is warranted and available; analyzing program and budget proposals and assisting in presenting them to the State Department panels; preparing justification or recommendation memorandum for review and approval by appropriate officials; and providing follow-up problem-solving assistance, guideline interpretations, and technical consultations as required to applicants. They may assist with Departmental briefings to congressional staffers on these programs.

 
Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate and assist the Program Analysts and Officers in the administration and coordination of international human rights and democracy programs.
  • Assist in the coordination of foreign assistance funding.
  • Help develop goals, objectives and programs for utilization of the foreign assistance funding.
  • Assist the programing staff and grants officers to monitor budget execution to ensure program objectives are met.
  • Collect grant documentation for review by the grants officer, the Front Office and decision-making committees 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 bureau personnel on grant issues.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to travel globally to highly sensitive areas with little notice.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
  • The contractor must have experience with foreign assistance and international programming.
  • The contractor must have knowledge of and experience in international programming.
 
Clearance Requirement - Secret 

Please note all candidates are required to provide the previous five (5) years of employment history as well as their most recent paystub for the purpose of salary verification.

THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Bonus Potential, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!
 
The Kenjya-Trusant Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (410) 740-4045.
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