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    This position is located in the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs within the Office of Security Affairs (AF/SA). The incumbent is responsible for managing security-related AF contracts and grants and monitoring the full range of Africa security issues and assisting with conflict management and building African security institutions and capacities, working through the inter-agency process and with Embassies overseas.

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    • At the GS-12 level, the incumbent performs essentially the same duties as outlined below, however, the scope and complexity of assignments are of lesser responsibility and independence and receives closer supervision than the GS-13 level.
    • Performs contract administration and management actions for pre-award, and closeout for grants and contracts.
    • Consults and coordinates with stakeholders regarding the programmatic and other technical matters which may arise.
    • Monitors political, economic, social, military and other significant developments and trends in Africa in order to gauge the effectiveness of and facilitate, efforts to achieve U.S. security policy objectives.
    • Participates in meetings with agencies of foreign governments and multilateral organizations to contribute technical analyses and assessments of issues and alternatives to decision makers.
    • Drafts, clears, and recommends policy and procedures implementation guidance for use by posts in assigned countries.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel to Africa, Europe, and locations in the United States is required. Travel is up to three to four weeks annually and less than 30 consecutive days.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520951700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.