Climate Program Specialist

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 09-05-2018
Job Description:
Kenjya-Trusant is seeking a candidate to fill the role of Climate Program Specialist and provide support services to the Office of Global Change (EGC) in the Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES).
Clearance Requirement -   SECRET  **Must hold active SECRET clearance at time of application

Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
This contract position supports key aspects of the EGC Program portfolio, with emphasis on project monitoring including the Green Climate Fund, and, including key support on tracking within year budget allocations and support for Congressional notification processes and activities.  Reporting to the Branch Chief for Funded Programs, the position performs a wide range of project management, budgetary processes, outcome and evaluation activities in support of the achievement of climate change goals.  Specifically, the Climate Program Manager provides supports to EGC through: 
  • Preparation of draft notifications of funds to Congress consistent with the Congressional Budget Justification, helping to track funding obligations to ensure obligations do not exceed the annual appropriation, monitoring the implementation of EGC’s funded projects and collaboration for tracking implementation of the climate portfolio with a focus on advancing foreign policy objectives.
  • Liaison with the Office of the Legal Advisor and the Office of Foreign Assistance (F) to ensure adherence to evolving State Department interpretations, processes, procedures and guidelines.
  • Coordination with the OES Bureau’s Central Programming Unit and the Financial Management Division to support the implementation of the OES Bureau’s responsibilities for EGC’s funded programs to advance foreign policy objectives of the climate program.
  • Support the work of EGC’s Grants Office Representatives and Agreements Officer Representatives on grants and inter-agency agreements and other projects to advance foreign policy objectives including:  assisting efforts to verify performance indicator outcomes, gather and analyze performance data to monitor trends in outcomes and information on climate change for the annual performance plan and report.
  • Support for the implementation of State Department funding for international programs and initiatives on climate change mitigation and clean energy approaches, adaptation and resilience, and sustainable landscapes, including helping in the coordination with the Office of Foreign Assistance (F) resources, US Agency for International Development (USAID), other State Department bureaus, and other U.S. agencies as appropriate on programming U.S. foreign assistance resources for addressing climate change.
  • Maintain information on historical U.S. foreign assistance programming for addressing climate change, including OES, USAID, and other U.S. agencies, to aid in responding to requests for information and documenting the U.S. global contributions to climate change programs.
  • Preparation of draft documents and reports related to climate change program areas, including drafting diplomatic, congressional and other correspondence, summaries and assessments; drafting must be done with minimal guidance and supervision, often under short deadlines and must be of high quality.
Further, the contractor supports the State Department’s climate programs, including the Green Climate Fund Board by reviewing and providing analysis of project and proposals; assists in preparing draft budget proposals, tracks the use of funds, and supports the monitoring and evaluation of key programs with the objective of advancing U.S. foreign policy objectives through EGC’s program portfolio.  
Required Experience/Education:
  • Ability to work under pressure with short deadlines.
  • Ability to grasp quickly the complex organizational structure of the Office of Global Change and its relationships with a wide range of Bureau and Department stakeholders.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and accurately to multiple audiences and formats.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including educating others on key processes and procedures.
  • Ability to propose and track priorities and processes without frequent guidance and the ability to work with a wide variety of Department and inter-agency partners.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance and State Department badge. 

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!
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