International Program Specialist

U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Mar 16

Position description

CLDP is looking for an individual who will enjoy working in a dynamic and mission driven organization as an International Program Specialist (IPS). The IPS would join a CLDP team that provides commercial law technical assistance to the governments of Iraq, Egypt, and Pakistan. The team also supports the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) in South Asia, Latin America, and globally. For further information about the DCCP:  
Though U.S. government official travel is currently restricted due to COVID-19, the position requires travel to the above regions when official travel can safely resume.
Duties may include:
•Assist attorneys with the design and implementation of technical assistance programs related to the rule of law;
•Identify and secure logistical support needed to execute technical assistance programs via multiple procurement mechanisms;
•Develop, plan and prepare overall program budgets based on CLDP interagency agreements including tracking budgets as expenditures occur, notifying funding agencies of spending rates, and sending regular bills for CLDP programs;
•Travel overseas to prepare and implement trainings, workshops and consultations;
•Monitor federal regulations and departmental policies to ensure that all CLDP plans and expenditures comply with the relevant requirements;
•Liaise with government officials, judges and high level leaders in foreign countries.


Applicants must possess one or more years of specialized experience, including volunteer work done through national service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Additionally,
applicants must be able to satisfy the below qualifications:
• Have U.S. citizenship;
• An active non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status or eligibility to extend NCE status;
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with peers and high-level U.S. and foreign officials;
• Advanced proficiency in Arabic (MSA and Levantine, Egyptian, or Iraqi colloquial) required;
• Proficiency in Spanish preferred, but not required;
• Ability to manage program budgets, complex logistics, and complete procurement requests;
• Flexibility to adapt to rapidly evolving circumstances
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Application instructions

Please send:

1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Proof of Non-Competitive Eligibility

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