Program Analyst

U.S. Department of State
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Aug 06

Position description

This position is located in the Office of Global Programming, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL/GP). DRL/GP manages all of DRL’s foreign assistance funded programs, including the Department of State's Human Rights and Democracy Fund (HRDF) grants programs, which support activities including but not limited to internet freedom, international religious freedom, freedom of expression and association, and promoting other aspects of human rights and democracy globally.


  • Develops human rights and democracy programming based upon foreign policy objectives through monitoring issues and coordinating with policy officers .
  • Analyzes, coordinates, and reviews programs for effective implementation of grants to promote human rights and democracy policies. 
  • Liaises and consults effectively on program administration, financial planning and acquisition of programming funds.
  • Tracks, reviews, and analyzes post award program reports, financial reports, correspondence and identifies financial and administrative problems or potential problems.
  • Provides technical grants policy, program planning consultations, and orientation to coworkers and management officials in the Department and the interagency area.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential



Conditions of Employment

  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.


Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.

If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.

Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:  

  • Experience preparing program strategies to promote human rights and democracy.
  • Experience implementing and managing grant programs.
  • Experience evaluating federal grants programs.

There is no substitute of education for specialized experience for the GS-13 position.


See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.

Application instructions

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