USTDA's Office of the General Counsel is seeking a talented and highly motivated attorney to support its Indo-Pacific regional program initiatives. USTDA has a long history of opening markets for U.S. companies and driving infrastructure development in the Indo-Pacific, a fast-growing region critical to America's long-term economic and security interests. Across 23 countries in the region, USTDA has created more than 700 activities that have supported American jobs through exports.Learn more about this agency
Serving as an Assistant General Counsel, the Attorney-Adviser is responsible for supporting the Indo-Pacific regional program activities and USTDA's implementation of its statutory mandate to promote U.S. private sector participation in economic development projects. As such, the incumbent provides advice on the legal aspects of the agency's program and administration in the Indo-Pacific region. Among other duties, the incumbent may perform the following:
- Advise program staff on project structure, issues arising during project implementation, and project close-out;
- Participate in the preparation, review, and negotiation of grant agreements;
- Review contracts between project sponsors, grant recipients, and U.S. companies for the performance of USTDA-funded activities;
- Analyze and resolve issues arising under the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, annual appropriations acts, and other laws relevant to U.S. trade and foreign assistance programs, including advising on consequences of commencement and termination of assistance to individual countries in the region;
- Negotiate inter-agency agreements with representatives of other U.S. government agencies;
- Advise on the legal and policy implications of operational decisions related to furnishing grants in individual countries in the region and Agency administrative operations;
- Review due diligence findings and advise on suitability of potential project sponsors, grant recipients, and U.S. companies for the performance of USTDA-funded activities;
- Perform legal research and render legal interpretations in connection with special projects as assigned by the General Counsel, including developing policies and guidelines for the Agency; and
- Participate in agency and inter-agency working groups and represent the agency in dealings with a variety of USTDA stakeholders.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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