Program Design and Support Specialist II-OBOTek TO-015

Full Time
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Posted 6 months ago

Location: Washington D.C. (Telework Subject to Approval)

SCOPE:  The contractor shall assist with project and program design, development, and oversight. Tasks shall include conducting research and analysis on policy and programmatic trends, consolidating volumes of data to draft concise briefing papers, talking points, public affairs documents. Supporting outreach activities to the U.S. Congress, media, and other public stakeholders; review quarterly reports and grant documents; assist in program and budget tracking; analyze quantitative and qualitative data related to projects awarded, and programmatic and administrative support to NEA/AC Foreign Affairs officers in tracking and responding to implementation of US foreign policy initiatives.


  • Must be a U.S Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Education: Bachelors with 1 year experience or 4-5 years of relevant experience
  • Native fluency in English. Ability to read and converse in Arabic and/or French is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Current security clearance preferred.
  • Strong (written and oral) communication and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders of different backgrounds required.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in a politically sensitive environment required.
  • Ability to work well with others and productively under pressure required.
  • Programmatic project design, performance indicator development and monitoring and evaluation experience preferred.


  • PDS II will be a junior PDS, with limited knowledge of U.S. Government foreign policies and demonstrated relevant qualifications.
  • The PDS II will possess skills including basic interpersonal, writing, organizational skills, as well as significant attention to detail and the ability to be flexible in a dynamic environment) and have strong writing and decision-making skills, and exhibit organizational awareness.
  • Some background knowledge of and experience working on or in the Middle East/North Africa is a desired.
  • Some knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is desired: stabilization programming, democracy, governance and rule of law programing, human rights, gender programming, economic growth, and development programming, working with civil society organizations.

DECISION MAKING/JUDGEMENT: This position involves projects and/or assignments requiring considerable decision-making authority regarding procedures, processes, plans, and schedules. Ability to work independently or in a team setting is necessary.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Needs ability to use a keyboard to enter and retrieve data.  .
  • Must be able to lift 5-20 pounds.
  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.
  • Local travel may be required.

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