Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Program Analyst to efficiently and effectively support the Office of Assistance for Africa in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM/AFR) of the Department of State.
Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
- The Program Analyst (PA) is responsible (as appropriate with regards to inherently governmental functions) for planning and carrying out the full range of program management support related to PRM’s policies and programs in Africa. This necessitates having substantive knowledge and practical experience in responding to humanitarian situations, including working with international and non-governmental relief organizations, applying internationally-accepted policies on protection and assistance of refugees, reviewing funding appeals and proposals, monitoring and evaluating U.S. government funded programs, and collaborating with other governments to ensure a robust multilateral response to refugee crises.
- Acting under the general direction of PRM/AFR’s Deputy Director, the incumbent assumes direct Bureau responsibility for resolving varied administrative problems and management issues involving PRM-funded programs in Africa, with a particular emphasis on PRM grants to non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In this capacity, he/she serves as the primary point of contact in the office for all administrative and management policies related to NGO funding including procedures for issuing Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), best practices in proposal review, and procedures for finalizing NGO grant documentation.
- Monitors and evaluates PRM-funded programs in Africa travelling two times throughout the contract period on three-week long assignments, for a total of six weeks per year. Prepares detailed trip reports upon completion of travels, recommending follow up action to PRM/AFR to improve protection and assistance to refugees in the countries visited.
- Provides in-briefs to all incoming Program Officers and Student Interns about standard procedures for the NGO grants management. These in-briefs cover the full range of activities from the proposal review process, to the funding recommendation memo clearance process, to completion of documentation for final grants processing.
- The incumbent is also responsible for providing administrative and management support services in one or more of the following functional areas: program analysis; program planning; program operations; and/or other related areas. Specific assignments will vary according to the needs of the organization.
- Works with PRM/AFR Program Officers on a broad range of policy and program issues and tasks including preparation of briefing materials, fact sheets, funding recommendation memos, congressional correspondence, and annual strategic plans that outline policy and program objectives as well as key diplomatic and program interventions to meet these objectives.
- Contributes to the preparation and dissemination of reports, speeches, and briefings that analyze, assess, and report the extent to which PRM-funded organizations are accomplishing their objectives.
- Manages AFR input to PRM’s SharePoint site, files, and records, ensuring currency, completeness, and accuracy. Researches and compiles information as requested.
- Provides assistance and support for studies and analyses assessing PRM/AFR program strengths and weaknesses, addressing funding issues, identifying new program opportunities, responding to changing regulations and needs, and devising strategies to manage the operational dynamics of the mission.
- Reviews all incoming traffic (cables and emails) on African refugee and humanitarian situations and forwards it to appropriate Program Officers with necessary information for follow up action.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Clearance Requirement - SECRET
- Knowledge of PRM goals, objectives, programs and relationships to provide analytical and advisory services that are responsive to the mission requirements of the Bureau. This would include the flexibility and capability to analyze and implement PRM/AFR strategies and to manage resources efficiently in order to implementation Bureau goals.
- Must have familiarity and knowledge of refugee and international humanitarian law, policies, and practices relating to refugee protection and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to formulate and provide presentations and recommendations, provide advice, defend proposals, write briefing papers and reports, conduct detailed analysis assessments/reports, and negotiate funding agreements. Must be able to articulate Bureau policy and priorities to ensure PRM-funded organizations are complying with the requirements agreed to upon accepting PRM funding.
- The incumbent must have a working level knowledge of USG policies and procedures for funding international and non-governmental organizations. This should include the development of Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), conduct of proposal review panels, analysis of project budgets, and monitoring and evaluation of USG-funded programs.
- In addition, the incumbent must have familiarity with the structure and functions of the international humanitarian relief community, its principal agencies, and how they interrelate in accomplishing the international objectives of protecting and assisting refugees.
- The ability to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple assignments with tight deadlines that often require coordination with other organizations.
- Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) to collect, organize, prepare, and present information to a variety of audiences.
- The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to provide information and assistance, prepare correspondence and reports, explain policies and procedures, participate in meetings, and solve problems.
- Excellent knowledge of PRM operations and overall Africa office priorities.
- Working knowledge of personal computers and general administrative practices.
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.
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