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WWC is recruiting for a full-time management analyst to assist with grants management and coordination in support of our client, the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. This position is located in Washington, D.C.

The Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs is responsible for the development and exercise of foreign policy related to the Americas. The Bureau promotes U.S. interests in the region by supporting democracy, trade, and sustainable economic development, while fostering cooperation on issues such as counternarcotics, crime and poverty reduction, and environmental protection.

The Bureau’s Office of Policy Planning and Coordination (WHA/PPC) is the Bureau’s entity charged with coordinating and planning policy, the foreign assistance budget and strategic planning, as well as serving as the Bureau’s de facto in-house think tank. The foreign assistance request for FY 2016 is $1.99 billion. Foreign assistance funding is critical to the Bureau, and PPC works in coordination with desk officers, the Bureau Executive Office, the Office Foreign Assistance Resources, the Budget and Planning Bureau, and USAID to closely align the Bureau’s strategic priorities with foreign operations funding requests. In doing so, the office must oversee a variety of programs and initiatives, including a robust citizen safety (counternarcotics and security assistance combined with development assistance) program, a growing regional budget that includes funds for the President’s new strategy for Central America, especially the Central America Regional Security Initiative and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative, democracy assistance to Cuba, and other high profile programs in the region. PPC also coordinates several aspects of policy outreach efforts, the use of new technologies to forward foreign policy objectives, and relations between WHA and Congress. WHA/PPC’s Strategy and Resources Unit (WHA/PPC/SRU) serves as the technical program office for grants and programs supported by Economic Support Funds for Presidential initiatives for the Summit of the Americas, WHA-managed grants and programs for Central America in support of the new U.S. Strategy for the region, as well as congressionally directed assistance to Cuba.

Activities Include:

Assist with overall grant coordination within the office.
Assist with the generation of new assistance awards (grants, cooperative agreements) to support WHA regional and bilateral initiatives.
Assist the Grants Officer Representative (GOR) or Assistant Grants Officer Representative (GOR) as appropriate for multiple Bureau-administered, foreign assistance- funded awards and Inter-Agency Agreement
Track grantees’ compliance with reporting and financial status obligations, and perform due diligence to ensure program objectives are met. This due diligence includes site visits and other monitoring and evaluation techniques.
Liaise with offices and posts involved in administration, financial planning, and acquisition of program funding.
Assist in the development, maintenance, and organization of electronic and hardcopy outreach materials.
Assist grants managers at the embassies, especially related to training and problem resolution for grants managed overseas.
Work directly with embassy officers to provide increased oversight and technical assistance with grants, the funding for which is provided by both WHA and bureaus other than WHA.

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC (WWC) is a small, woman-owned business providing management consulting services to U.S. government agencies.

At WWC, our employees are the embodiment of our success as a firm. Our team is comprised of a tenacious group of diverse professionals located across the globe. It includes military veterans and spouses of active duty troops, former federal employees, policy experts, academics, attorneys, and technical and business experts, all of whom share a strong work ethic and the skills to succeed in both collaborative and independent environments. WWC is invested in the long-term success of both our clients and colleagues for the right reasons. Our dedication to putting good government into practice is underpinned by a merit-based culture that measures success by productivity and credibility.

Basic Qualifications

Current Active SECRET level clearance is required.
A demonstrated working level proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese language.
At least 18 months experience and background in project administration and/or oversight.
Education and or equivalent experience in/with Latin America.
Experience assisting in the planning of conferences/events, or presentations for principals.
Limited experience with budget execution and collating quantitative and qualitative data.
Limited experience in public outreach campaigns and training to diverse audiences.
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