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    USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world. Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance. We operate in the following regions of the world: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Africa (all of Africa), Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East. USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct. For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip. For more information about USAID, visit http://www.usaid.gov.

    This position is located in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC, in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, Office of Civilian Military Cooperation (DCHA/CMC). DCHA/CMC has the goal of aligning development and defense and leveraging the unique capabilities of USAID and Department of Defense to achieve better development outcomes in pursuit of U.S. national security goals and national values.

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    As a Program Specialist, you will be responsible for:

    • Demonstrating and employing high level of analytical skill and ability to advise decision-makers. Serving as one of the Bureau's recognized experts on civil-military cooperation, analyzing a variety of issues relevant and critical to national security, development and operational support, across the Middle East and Central Asia.
    • Advising the senior managers and staff on civil-military program issues and problems and serve as principal advisor in bilateral and multilateral meetings where civil-military program issues are negotiated.
    • Serving as the Bureau's recognized civil-military expert, analyzing a variety of issues relevant and critical to policy development and operational support across the Middle East and Central Asia.
    • Planning and coordinating civil-military program implementation among multiple agencies, bureaus and posts. Independently developing and initiating briefings and follow-up meetings involving key officials from other bureaus, other agencies, Congressional staff or special interest groups.
    • Providing expert interpretations of complex and diverse civil-military material, documents, and references, to include Department of Defense-related policies, strategies, plans, authorities and appropriations.
    • Providing briefings and written proposals to top Bureau officials and serving as liaison with key bureau staff and with counterparts and experts in other bureaus and independent offices both within the agency, the Department of Defense and Department of State.
    • Serving as a primary interlocutor with Central Command and Special Operations Command Central, Special Operations Command, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff on policy, strategy, planning, operations and programmatic issues related to civil-military engagement across the Development-Defense community in the Middle East and Central Asia.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel 15% or less

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All US Citizens - no prior Federal service required

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/502187800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.